My Favorite Travel Photos from 2019

Every December I like to do a recap of where I traveled during the year and feature my favorite shots. This year I felt grateful to be able to visit San Diego and Chicago, two spots that had been on my travel bucket list for a long time. 

I'd visited San Diego when I was six years old, but only to go to Sea World. I didn't really remember San Diego, so I couldn't wait to go back as an adult and check it out. It lived up to my expectations and was a photographer's dream. 

Chicago is a city for architecture and food lovers. Our family loved our time in Chicago and we'll never forget it. 

Vancouver, B.C, is always a good idea. In August, before school started for our sons, we did an overnight at The Pan Pacific Hotel. We relaxed in the hotel, explored the city, and got our grub on, too. 

In October, we visited the Oregon Coast and stayed in a hotel right on the beach in Seaside. One stormy afternoon, the clouds cleared and an amazing double rainbow appeared over the ocean. We ran outside to the beach, and braved the wind to take some photos. 

Seattle is my home and has been since 2000. I never tire of how beautiful our city is. As the years go by, I continue to love exploring and checking out new things. Some rooftop bars have opened, making for some gorgeous shots of Seattle. This year we visited the Smith Tower and got some cool shots. In the summer, we went hiking with my parents to Discovery Park. The hike to the lighthouse was scenic and provided some nice images.  

The view from the San Diego Zoo's Skytrain features the California Tower at Balboa Park. I loved San Diego's architecture. 

We had fun exploring San Diego's Pacific Beach. 

And also exploring San Diego's Little Italy. 

Chicago's Millennium Park is a must-see. Especially the popular and photo worthy sculpture, "the bean".  

The Chicago River offers pretty water and architecture views not to be missed. 

Speaking of views you don't want to miss in Chicago, check out the John Hancock Tower- the 360 Chicago observation deck, for some incredible views from above. 

In Vancouver, the Pan Pacific Hotel has a really nice outdoor pool, the perfect place to hang in the summer. 

Hello moon. The views from our room were so nice at night. 

Who doesn't love rainbows? They always give me a thrill and are so fun to photograph, especially with the ocean. 

Discovery Park in Seattle offers awe inspiring views of the Sound and there's even a lighthouse. What's not to like?

Head to the Fog Room at the top of the Charter Hotel from some fun views of Seattle. 

And for even more fun views of the city, Smith Tower is nothing to scoff at. If you've never visited Seattle's oldest skyscaper, what are you waiting for? 
Thanks for coming along on my journeys this year and for checking out my recap. Here's to more adventures in 2020!

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