Travel theme: Distance

I’m writing this week’s travel theme from a porch on a hot summer’s night near Charleston, South Carolina. Tomorrow I set off on a long distance road trip – the destination is Seattle but I’m going the long way round, hoping to take in a few National Parks along the way. Crickets and bullfrogs are filling the sultry night air with noise and suddenly, Seattle seems very, very far away.

Before I set off on the adventure, however, here are a few distant objects I’ve photographed on my travels. First up, a snow-capped Mount Adams, taken from Mount Rainier National Park – over 50 miles away; it still looms large.

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Exploring the shores of Guatemala’s Lake Atitlan, I spotted a couple of boatmen off in the distance.

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A humourous advertisement for a medication from the distant past, painted on the side of a building in the Wild West town of Winthrop, Washington.

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A flashy swathe of tulips in Skagit Valley almost manage to upstage the dramatic peaks of the Cascade mountains off in the distance.

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New York is so big, sometimes it can help to get a little distance. Manhattan looming out of the fog, taken from the Hoboken shore.

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Now it’s your turn to bring your most distant, faraway places to the foreground. If you would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone is welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel Theme: Distance
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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I’m looking forward to seeing your far-flung posts which will keep me reading and dreaming of distant places on my upcoming trip.

xxx Ailsa

“Time is the longest distance between two places.” – Tennessee Williams

“Every once in a while, people need to be in the presence of things that are really far away.” – Ian Frazier

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About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - wheresmybackpack.com - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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158 Responses to Travel theme: Distance

  1. Praveena says:

    Beautiful pictures 🙂

  2. ledrakenoir says:

    Yeah beautiful photos… 🙂

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  4. Heyjude says:

    I hope you will write about your trip, it sounds fun. I love the thought of taking the long way round 🙂
    Jude xx

  5. Tina Schell says:

    Hey Ailsa! What are you doing in my backyard??? Wish I’d known, would have loved to meet you and show you the places only the locals know LOL. Have a great trip!

  6. LavendarLadi says:

    Breathtaking photos thanks for sharing. I love the mountain shots!

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  8. Ben says:

    A fun one. Tried to think about a way to picture my initial thought of far vs distant, but couldn’t think of a way. Stuck with a more traditional interpretation instead.

    http://pathsunwritten.com/2013/08/30/travel-theme-distance/

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  10. Ese' s Voice says:

    Magnificent collection here, Ailsa! Impossible to pick out favourites, though my eyes did get drawn back to Manhattan in the dark.
    Here’s my entry: http://esengasvoice.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/travel-theme-distance/

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  14. Kongo says:

    Looking forward to reading about your upcoming trip. Hopefully you will be DISTANCE blogging. http://travel-monkey.me/2013/08/30/ailsas-travel-theme-distance/

  15. The Rider says:

    Beautiful photos, I love the tulips… ok, going into my archives… would the moon also count as distant?

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  22. loganbruin says:

    That old man is smiling way too hugely considering he has a horse in bed with him. . .

    I went up high for mine. . . http://loganbruin.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/travel-theme-distance-2/

  23. markd60 says:

    Great photos, as always. have a safe trip.

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  25. Cee Neuner says:

    Oh I love the tulips. Here is my entry for the week! ENJOY!
    http://www.ceephotography.com/2013/08/30/travel-theme-distance/

  26. Beautiful shots, Ailsa! You have brought the distance closer 🙂
    Here’s my take on the challenge: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/08/30/travel-theme-distance/
    Have a close weekend x

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  28. Beautiful pics…love, love, love the tulips! Oh the colors!

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  30. restlessjo says:

    The long way round is often the best one. Right now I’d happily slump on a porch in Charleston, but I know I’ll enjoy the ride with you, Ailsa. I always do 🙂

  31. Opalla says:

    Love you photos and theme. The advertisement is the cutest!

  32. ilargia64 says:

    Beautiful pics…I love the tulips!!!

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  34. Max510 says:

    Hi everybody !
    Here my choice for this week
    Have nice weekend
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