PHOTO SPOTS

Basilica de la Merced, Cusco

  • Peru
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Architecture
If you are looking for things to do in Cusco while acclimatizing to the elevation, you can check out some of the beautiful ornate old...

Ballestas Islands, Peru

  • Peru
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Nature
The Ballestas Islands are a set of small rocky islands off the coast of Peru. They're called the poor man's Galapagos, because of the surprising...

Mundo Alpaca

  • Arequipa
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Crafts
Mundo Alpaca is kind of an unusual spot in the center of Arequipa. If you haven't been, Arequipa is the second largest city in Peru....

Comuna 13 in Medellin

  • Colombia
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Local Life
Medellin is a city that has gone through an incredible transformation and nowhere is this more apparent than on the tour of Comuna 13 (pronounced...

Bahia Palace in Marrakesh

  • Morocco
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Culture
The Bahia Palace in Marrakesh, Morocco (also called El Palais Bahia) is a must-see for photographers. In the hustle and bustle of Marrakesh, you have...

Avalanche Lake Trail at Glacier NP

  • Montana
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Nature
The Avalanche lake trail is a very popular trail with gorgeous views of a gushing gorge and a lake with waterfalls. It's less than 5...

Baker Beach

  • North America
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Beach
Everyone coming to San Francisco wants a great shot of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. There's a couple of spots that are popular to get...

Prefumo Canyon Vista Point

  • California - Central
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Vista
I'm a big fan of vista points, and this unmarked spot on Prefumo Canyon Rd surprised me with its gorgeous view of rolling hills and...

Tikal National Park

  • Central America
  • Shimona Carvalho
  • Ruins
When I first planned our trip to Guatemala, I had no idea it contained the ruins of one of the most powerful Mayan kingdoms, Tikal...