Travel theme: Connections

After experiencing first hand the bond between mother and baby elk on the American River, I started to look through my photos for examples that might suggest connection. There’s the personal connection, like these newlyweds in Times Square

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The parental connection as father and daughter enjoy Holi Festival of Colour.

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How about the connection between best friends? This next photo just makes me laugh and I’ve been waiting for a chance to post it since I spotted these guys, side by side, watching the world go by.

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Then there are roads that connect different places…

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…and bonds that connect different species.

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I’m hoping you feel a connection to this week’s theme because now it’s your turn. If you would like to join in (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Connections
  • 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
  • Don’t forget to subscribe to keep up to date on the latest weekly travel themes. Sign up via the email subscription link in the sidebar or RSS – I’m in the process of changing over to a new website host but will give you all a heads up when the changeover happens. 

xxx Ailsa

“In nature we never see anything isolated, but everything in connection with something else which is before it, beside it, under it and over it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected.” – William Plomer

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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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166 Responses to Travel theme: Connections

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  2. Angie says:

    Heartwarming photos, Ailsa! Glad to be back joining your challenge. Here’s a bit complicated connection for my entry. 🙂 http://momentsinyourlife.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

  3. Rusha Sams says:

    A terrific theme that should inspire a great number of bloggers. And what you’ve shown are connections on many levels.

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  5. Great theme and even greater photos. Love how you generate these blog ideas and inspirations! Its so cool seeing what other bloggers share 🙂

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  7. Love anything doggy 🙂

  8. Pamela says:

    Lovely pictures but can’t decide on a favourite – Beethoven and Bach (think Welsh) Daddy and Daughter, One Man and his Dog, Times Beginning and The Road to Beyond! There! I’ve re-titled them all!.

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  11. Here’s my entry. After breakfast and some work, I look forward to seeing all the other entries.
    http://sustainabilitea.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

    Have a wonderful Friday and weekend.

    janet

  12. lexi says:

    Not sure I could share any photos that demonstrate the concept of connection better than you have. Beautiful photos.

  13. Indira says:

    Lovely theme Ailsa and lovely photographs.

  14. You selected the best pictures for this theme. The first one has so much contrast: traditional/individualist/formal/causal – and that dog supervising the fishing – great shot

  15. the last photo is a cracker – the concentration on both the man and the dog is superb

  16. DagEnDauw says:

    Hi Ailsa and backpackfriends

    I especially love the second picture because of the cheerfulness and your last photograph because in summer you can often find me in or on the water myself (swimming or in a kayak =])
    Moreover I love the inspiring theme you choose for this week.
    This time I took your theme so literaly that I dropped a link on my own blog to a video (truly a great one) – I coincidently came across on Vimeo recently – that reminded me of your site.
    In other words Ailsa, in this way I hope to have made a connection between Rick Mereki, who made the video, Vimeo, your blog and mine and hopefully lots of visitors still to come.
    Here it is :
    http://lanterfanteren.blogspot.com/2013/11/where-s-my-backpack.html

    Enjoy the video and the coming weekend, everyone!

    – Dauw –

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  19. Max510 says:

    Hi Ailsa and friends !
    Have a nice weekend
    Here my connections
    http://max510.com/2013/11/08/weekly-travel-theme-connections/

  20. Ailsa, I had to laugh at the wedding photo as it reminded me of last weekend in Philadelphia. Our younger daughter and I spotted several couples having wedding pictures taken in the median of large streets, something our daughter said happens all the time. Not something I’d like, but interesting. As for the bond between a mother elk and her calf, if it’s at all like that of a mother moose and her young, enjoy it, but stay far away! 🙂

    janet

  21. Ailsa, I forgot the title when I originally posted and thus when I added it, I got a second pingback. If you have time and inclination, would you delete the first of my two, the one with just my blog title? Thanks and sorry for the extra “stuff.”

    janet

  22. adinparadise says:

    Great new theme, Ailsa. Love them all, but especially the two doggy ones. 🙂

  23. Heyjude says:

    Nice one. I shall have to go away and find some suitable photos for this week. My favourite is the man and dog ‘Gone Fishing’
    Jude xx

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  26. Casey says:

    This was my first Travel Theme post and it was really fun to put together. Thanks for the inspiration! http://suitcasey.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

  27. aj vosse says:

    Tied up in knots… as usual… can’t even find 2 dots to connect! 😉

  28. Adorable photos, Ailsa! 😀
    Thanks so much for another great challenge. Here’s my entry: http://drieskewrites.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

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  30. The father-daughter photo is excellent! Here’s my response for this week http://travelicius.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/trevel-theme-connections/

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  33. Hi Ailsa! Great theme! No Water No Life documents rivers and we interpreted the theme of “connections” as river confluences (where two rivers meet). Enjoy! http://nwnl.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/at-the-confluence/

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  35. suej says:

    Hi Ailsa, here’s my contribution… blog header is correct, but the link looks wrong! Oops, too late, I’m tired… http://suejudd.com/2013/11/08/weekly-photo-challenge-connection/

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  37. Amazing, as always! You inspire people, Ailsa! And … the bunneh is back. Come see how lovely Second Life can be! I found some connections there (and I think my photography has improved since last time?). Hope you enjoy them. Only two have been cropped and only one has been edited – and it was a little smoothing of jagged edges, nothing more. Yeah, if you have a reasonable graphics card, Second Life can be really pretty.
    http://alexisradikal.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

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  40. batrouney says:

    Was inspired by your post…here is my entry…I enjoyed going back thro’ some old photos…
    http://batrouney.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/travel-theme-connections/

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  43. Jaspa says:

    Great pictures and another great theme, Ailsa. Here’s my contribution:
    http://jaspasjourney.wordpress.com/2013/11/08/travel-theme-connections/

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  46. pommepal says:

    I loved your story about the elk and her baby Ailsa so this is a good challenge. Snakes connecting was a once in a lifetime sight for me. Take a look…
    http://memoriesaremadeofthisblog.wordpress.com/2013/11/09/travel-theme-connections

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