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A 4×4 speeds along a gravel road in Namibia

Friday, May 6th, 2016

A 4x4 speed on a gravel road in Namibia

A 4×4 speeds along a gravel road in Namibia. I love this shot for its simplicity: A blue sky, a dry, yellow soil, and the single truck rushing through the frame, leaving a trace of dust behind. This shot shouts Adventure! – at least to me. But seriously, this is Namibia as it really is – many highways and roads are gravel roads, and there’s not a lot of traffic. That’s why having a 4×4 truck is much better that a standard sedan. Read more about our trip to Namibia.

View across Lerici, Italy

Thursday, May 5th, 2016

View across Lerici, Italy

As we’re heading into summer, here is another beautiful shot from one of our trips to Italy. It shows the town of Lerici which is situated at the Poet’s Bay close to the awesome Cinque Terre, where they built five villages right into the steep cliffs of the coastline. You can only get there by boat or by train. Across the bay you can see the island of Palmaria (to the left) and Portovenere (to the right) – another beautiful town that still has a touch of Jet-Set feeling.

Enjoying the sunset in Swakopmund, Namibia

Wednesday, May 4th, 2016

Sunset in Swakopmund, Namibia

I’ve shot countless sunsets and sunrises in my life, but sunsets at the seaside – like this one in beautiful Swakopmund in Namibia – are even better. I still remember the cool breeze of the ocean, and as the sun was setting, it was getting colder by the minute. Still, this couple enjoyed the scene as much as we did.

View across Lago Maggiore, Switzerland

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2016

View across Lago Maggiore, Switzerland

As you may (or may not) know, we’ve got a thing for both Switzerland and Italy. Wouldn’t it be great of you could combine the two in one place? You can, actually – in the Swiss Ticino region. Officially it belongs to Switzerland, but it feels very Italian. This photo from 2008 shows the swimming pool of the Albergo Mirto al Lago Uffer Peter in Brissago, Switzerland, which is situated just next to the Italian border. It’s a beautiful place that combines the best of both worlds.