Monthly Archives: December 2011

Join Me On The First Everything Everywhere Travel Photography Tour: May 5-19, 2012!

Posted by on December 13, 2011

This could be you!

Over the last several years I’ve had many readers comment on how they would like to be able to travel with me. Well, now you have your chance!

From May 5 – May 19, I’ll be leading a travel photography tour through the American Southwest with G Adventures. The 15-day trip will be visiting many of the most scenic and photogenic places in the American Southwest. Here is just a sampling of some of the places we’ll be visiting:

  • San Francisco
  • Yosemite Valley
  • Death Valley
  • Las Vegas
  • Zion National Park
  • Bryce Canyon National Park
  • The Grand Canyon
  • Monument Valley
  • San Diego
  • Los Angeles


Paris Syndrome and Setting Travel Expectations

Posted by on December 10, 2011

Recently on This Week In Travel, we came across a story about Japanese tourists who visit France and come down with something called “Paris Syndrome“. Paris Syndrome is a condition that strikes tourists who visit a place and find that it doesn’t live up to how they imagined it.

Some Japanese have a vision of Paris which comes from fashion magazines, television and movies. They assume everyone is thin and wears designer clothing all the time. When they arrive, they are shocked to see normal looking people wearing normal looking clothes. The added problems of cultural shocks, language differences and jet lag can result in some people becoming dizzy, depressed and having breakdowns.

This effects an average of one Japanese tourist to Paris each month. (more…)