About

 

Dubrovnik!

Travel is my favorite topic! I love giving advice and talking about recent trips to anyone who will listen. My favorite hobby is definitely photography but I started writing to do something with the large collection of information about places to shop, local cuisine, affordable hotels, and off-track adventures. This information easily became the basis for a number of hopefully- helpful travel articles.

Writing and photography is also the best way to relive the moments and adventures from our travels; I wouldn’t want to forget dog sledding on a volcanic glacier in Iceland, the all-night vigil in Xoxo cemetery in Mexico, getting lost in Hanoi, or flying by helicopter into a remote village in Greenland.

Currently I am planning a trip to Australia and New Zealand!

 

Photography Gear List:

  • Olympus OM-D E-M5 Mark II
  • Canon 5D Mark ii
  • Canon 7D Mark ii
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L
  • Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 III USM

  • Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS

Check Out My Travel Photos at:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrissy575/

View some of my published  Travel Articles at:

Famous Mask Makers of Venice

http://suite101.com/article/famous-mask-makers-of-venice-a352689

Top Five Reasons to Visit Iceland

http://suite101.com/a/top-five-reasons-visit-iceland

Chicago Haunted History and Ghost Tours

http://suite101.com/article/chicago-haunted-history-and-ghost-tours-a405956

Online Published  Photo References:

Greenland and Environmental Photography:

http://www.kiwibop.com/nature/thats-not-a-big-ice-cube/

http://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/melting-polar-ice-will-spike-sea-levels-at-the-equator-24739579/?no-ist

http://www.vancouverobserver.com/blogs/earthmatters/arctic-madness

http://blueandgreentomorrow.com/2012/12/06/arctic-shown-to-break-several-ice-records-as-transformation-in-climate-continues/

http://indianapublicmedia.org/amomentofscience/greenlands-ice-sheet-melting/

http://change.nature.org/2012/08/23/climate-change-in-the-news-whats-interesting-this-week-3/

http://www.the9billion.com/2012/07/09/greenland-ice-sheet-heading-for-critical-tipping-point/

http://goodcleantech.pcmag.com/politics/287972-atlas-erroneously-details-effects-of-climate-change

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/scientists-raise-concerns-regarding-erroneous-reporting-of-greenland-ice-cover/

http://www.loe.org/shows/segments.html?programID=12-P13-00003&segmentID=7

http://www.environment.ucla.edu/news/article.asp?parentid=12519

http://blogs.smithsonianmag.com/smartnews/2012/10/melting-greenland-ice-has-consequences/

http://arstechnica.com/science/news/2011/03/uh-oh-greenland-and-antarctica-melting-faster-than-expected.ars

http://planetsave.com/2010/11/02/melting-record-keeping-greenland/

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/03/melting-polar-ice-sheets-main-cause-sea-level-rise.php

http://traveldirections.name/2011/01/12/greenland-minerals-contain-a-large-collection-of-the-rarest-minerals/

http://humanitariannews.org/20110310/melting-polar-ice-sheets-overtake-glaciers-main-cause-sea-level-rise-one-foot-2050-possible

http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/magazine/articles/destinations/the-future-of-greenland

http://www.eea.europa.eu/highlights/eea-to-enhance-cooperation-with-greenland?utm_source=EEASubscriptions&utm_medium=RSSFeeds&utm_campaign=Generic

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/11/drill-oil-greenland-2-billion.php

http://www.treehugger.com/files/2010/10/ted-talk-how-ice-and-corals-unveil-mysteries-about-ancient-climates.php

http://www.explorra.com/destinations/tasiilaq_24776/photos

http://opentravel.com/blogs/climate-change-places-to-suffer-most/

http://www.utne.com/Wild-Green/How-Many-Fjords-for-Greenlands-Freedom.aspx

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2012/10/new-science-seas-will-rise-due-to-co2-but-not-for-centuries-2449906.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2012/10/irreversible-sea-level-rise-to-continue-for-thousands-of-years-2449778.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/environment/2011/08/greenland-more-stable-than-antarctica-902644.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/entertainment/2010/11/strongest-melting-since-beginning-of-record-keeping-in-greenland-247349.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/entertainment/2010/09/global-warming-news-of-the-week-189390.html

http://www.myscience.fi/index.php?id=124

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/kbenfield/great_public_spaces_make_great.html

http://www.aapg.org/explorer/2010/11nov/arctic1110.cfm

http://www.climatechangedispatch.com/10543-new-science-seas-will-rise-due-to-co2-but-not-for-centuries.html

http://www.worldcrunch.com/germany-gauges-latest-wave-grim-news-hit-euro-zones-weakest-links/4474

http://www.globalgrasshopper.com/travel/in-big-pictures-iceland-from-volcanoes-to-glaciers/

Animal & Animal Rights News:

http://www.straight.com/article-371745/vancouver/lesley-fox-whistler-sled-dog-massacre-should-be-lesson-all-us

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/dogs-slaughtered-when-dogsled-business-slows

http://ens-newswire.com/2011/12/24/police-raid-asian-wildlife-markets-in-new-enforcement-push/

http://www.dogwatch.com/dogtails/2012/01/16/sled-dogs-part1/

http://www.examiner.com/article/keep-your-pets-warm-during-the-winter-months

http://www.wildjunket.com/2011/03/01/dog-sledding-in-the-north-pole/

http://pattyinglishms.hubpages.com/hub/Unemployment-What-Happens-When-Working-Animals-Have-No-Work

Global Ideas report on renewable energy in Cambodia:

http://www.dw-world.de/dw/article/0,,14759895,00.html

Santa Muerte Published Photos:

http://a7.com.mx/pulso/seguridad-y-justicia/15290-acribillan-a-seis-adoradores-de-la-santa-muerte.html

http://www.allvoices.com/contributed-news/11837884-la-santa-muerte-of-mexico-worshipped-with-blood-of-children

http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/world-our-backyard/2013/mar/6/santa-muerte-unusual-saint-gaining-popularity-mexi/

http://www.thebronxjournal.com/santa-muerte-shes-not-judgmental/

http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/pulse-of-the-bay/santa-muerte-big-mission/

http://observers.france24.com/en/content/20100210-mexico-newest-saint-not-calendar-santa-muerte-death-skull-religion

http://www.myfoxaustin.com/dpp/news/local/042610-santa-muerta-sticker-aids-deputy-in-arrests

http://observers.france24.com/fr/content/20100210-santa-muerte-sainte-mexicaine-pas-catholique-squelette-crane-vierge

http://www.legrandjournal.com.mx/actu-mexique/mexique-en-bref/lactu-mexicaine-en-bref-6-decembre-2010

Travel Photographs Published Online:

http://totaliceland.com/death-glacier-iceland/

http://www.canadiantraveller.com/Reykjavik__The_Luxury_Guide

http://www.forbes.com/pictures/mli45emehg/9-switzerland-2/

http://www.consciouslifestylemag.com/healing-springs/

http://travel.usnews.com/gallery/Top_10_Relaxation_Spa_Trips_of_a_Lifetime/8_Relaxation_Spa_Reykjavik_Iceland_132/

http://www.australiawanderer.com/travel-interests/best-spa-resorts-in-australia/

http://travel.usnews.com/Zurich_Switzerland/Travel_Tips/

http://churlishcurtsey.hubpages.com/hub/FlyingNorthforSummerVacationIceland

http://101lugaresincreibles.com/2013/03/un-pueblo-que-parece-una-maqueta-rozando-el-circulo-polar-artico-tasiilaq.html

http://beforeitsnews.com/travel/2012/07/secrets-for-spending-10-days-in-sicily-2337031.html

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/doggie-day-at-the-polar-museum

http://www.nmpolitics.net/index/2011/05/the-cost-of-conspiracy/

http://www.venere.com/blog/free-activities-athens-8288/

http://travel.usnews.com/Athens_Greece/Pictures/Temple_of_Olympian_Zeus_1893/

http://travel.usnews.com/Attractions/Athens_Greece/Plaka_47320/

http://www.gradschools.com/article-detail/what-to-study-96

www.openjourney.com/article/worlds-coolest-bars-39.html

http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/interesting-things-to-know-about-icelandic-volcano-katla/

http://www.takenbythewind.com/2010/10/27/which-country-best-matches-your-personality/

http://www.orbitz.com/blog/2010/10/top-3-pumpkin-patches-and-fall-festivals/

http://thestir.cafemom.com/food_party/115364/rotten_shark_ultimate_punishment_for

http://www.italylogue.com/planning-a-trip/getting-around-the-amalfi-coast.html

http://www.photographyblogger.net/12-super-cool-dog-sledding-pictures/

http://www.wanderlust.co.uk/planatrip/inspire-me/lists/6-ultimate-arctic-adventures

http://www.citysbest.com/chicago/news/2011/01/17/warm-up-with-winter-fun-at-navy-pier-snow-days/

http://www.mediabistro.com/mediajobsdaily/category/media-groups-and-you

http://offtrackplanet.com/inspiration/10-places-you-must-have-sex-around-the-world-2011/

http://www.cityzapper.nl/Reykjavik/Uitgaan/

http://www.archdaily.com/151845/architecture-city-guide-barcelona/

http://sustainablecitiescollective.com/kaidbenfield/32974/its-most-wonderful-time-city-places

http://szechenyispabaths.com/buy-online-tickets-szechenyi-baths/

http://www.examiner.com/article/are-you-safer-from-a-terrorist-attack-10-years-after-9-11

http://www.sternatravel.com/reykjanes-geothermal-and-blue-lagoon-spa/

Random Photo References:

Master of the Universe” Crisanta de Guzman

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ADyy8fm6ULI&context=C2b034ADOEgsToPDskJE4PS1cok-3TemWbPUQOLt

Global Water for the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences, 2012

Printed Material:

Zurich Travel Guide; Steve Wright, 2011

Chicago Haunts 3; Ursula Bielski, 2009

Rick Steves’ Pocket Rome, 2011

Fasten your seat belt! 189 places of my traveling soul; Dragos Serban, 2012

Complexd Love thy Woman Issue:

http://www.complexd.co.uk/2011/02/magazine/love-thy-woman-issue05/

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11 thoughts on “About

  1. Dear Chirisine

    Hi,my name is Yukiyo.I live in Japan.
    I found your article when I was seaching some informations about mexican chocolate.
    Especially about La Soledad.
    Your article is very atractive.
    So I’m interested in your other articles as well.
    I think you are doing whata I had been dreamed of.
    I gonna read your articles from now.

    To tell the truth,I just started to plan the negociation of chocolate.
    I sent email to the factory directly and bought them last year.
    There is no much informations that I can find in japanese about them.
    So your article is very helpful for me.

    Thank you.I’m looking forward your new article.

    Sincealy yours,
    Yukiyo Sano

  2. Ciao Christine,

    You are a great artist. We love your photography.

    We would like to thank you for the interest you show in our straw bale hotel project.

    Where are you based now? Are you here in Europe?

    Greetings from Switzerland

    Louis

    • Ciao, thank you! your guesthouse looks interesting. I live in the United States, but last year I visted Switzerland and i loved it-so beautiful. If I ever return I now know where to stay 🙂

      Christine

  3. Thank you for following Ghummakkad. I noticed that you have been to Budapest…do share tips for a first timer there, as I plan to visit soon. Since you love traveling, I hope you come to India and write about us!

    • Hi yes I just got back from Budapest! I loved it there. I highly suggest staing near the chain bridge because it is in the city center. I got a great deal at the Sofitel and it was amazing-they had a 4th night free special. I do suggest going to a spa-the Széchényi Spa is very nice with 3 outdoors pools and tubs. Don’t miss the great market hall too at the far end of Vaci Utca. The city has an easy to use Metro system. Please feel free to email me with any questions-I would be happy to help 🙂 chrissy575@gmail.com

      Have a great time!
      Christine

  4. Just love your pictures and your personality
    thanks for helping me with my book (fasten your seat belt!). hope you received it
    look forward to meet you somewhere sometime
    dragos (serban)

  5. Dear Christine,
    Your work is oustanding! I came across some of your stuff on accident and realized you were also the same girl I went to school with as kids at Gray. Keep up the great work!

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