sending postcards
a travelogue by alex and mina

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A man stands near the crashing waves of Grey Whale Cove Beach
U.S.A. / North America

Pacific Coast Highway,
California

Stops along the illustrious California State Route 1.


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Palm trees in San Diego
U.S.A. / North America

San Diego,
California

Palm trees and pool time in San Diego.


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Sunrise with fog from Mount Davidson in San Francisco
U.S.A. / North America

San Francisco,
California

Life in the city we now call home.


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Turtle swimming at Keawakapu Beach in Maui, Hawaii
U.S.A. / North America

Island of Maui,
Hawaii

Snorkeling, volcano views, driving the road to Hana, rainbows, and more idyllic scenery from around the island.


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Hawaiian shirt and lei at the Ko Olina Beach Park on Oahu, Hawaii
U.S.A. / North America

Island of Oahu,
Hawaii

Pineapple maze, ukelele lessons, hula dancing, sunsets, and long walks on the beach.


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North Shore Mountains as seen from Vancouver Harbour
Canada / North America

Vancouver,
British Columbia

A trip back to Canada for a weekend of eclectic acitivities in Vancouver.


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Manhattan skyline as seen from Brooklyn
U.S.A. / North America

Brooklyn,
New York

A selection of photos from around the borough.


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The view of Midtown Manhattan from the Empire State Building
U.S.A. / North America

New York City,
New York

After getting last-minute tickets to Saturday Night Live, we flew across the country to catch a star studded taping of the iconic show.


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Man carrying a platter on his head near Plaza Del Carmen in Mexico City, D.F.
Mexico / North America

Mexico City

A surprise birthday party with a mariachi band!


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Looking out at the dry, rolling hills of the Santa Ynez Valley
U.S.A. / North America

Santa Ynez,
California

California road trip rest stop.


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The Danish-inspired town of Solvang, California, reflected in a Christmas ornament
U.S.A. / North America

Solvang,
California

Celebrating Christmas in this unique Danish-inspired Californian town.


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The dining room of the Madonna Inn theme hotel in San Luis Obispo
U.S.A. / North America

San Luis Obispo,
California

The quirkiest hotel in the world?


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Sleeping Beauty's Castle at night at the happiest place on earth, Disneyland
U.S.A. / North America

Disneyland,
California

Christmas Day at the happiest place on earth.


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A reflection of boats and colorful houses along the Venice Canals in Venice, California
U.S.A. / North America

Venice,
California

The strangest neighborhood, in Southern California's weirdest city.


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Pink balls form a canopy over Rue Ste-Catherine in Montreal
Canada / North America

Montreal,
Quebec

The year we ate dinner in an igloo, spent too much time in the cold snow, tried ice fishing, and stayed warm with rich, French-Canadian dishes.


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Reflection in Wiley Pond at Crawford Notch
U.S.A. / North America

Crawford Notch,
New Hampshire

A picturesque reflective pond in the mountains of New Hampshire.


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A chalkboard in a store in Portland, Maine reads 'Travel far. Eat well. Live long.'
U.S.A. / North America

Portland,
Maine

Beware of Sid, the vicious seagull. He will steal your food.


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Unending fields in the interior countryside of Prince Edward Island
Canada / North America

Prince Edward Island

The home of Green Gables and serene maritime countryside.


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The Hopewell Rocks at the Bay of Fundy at low tide
Canada / North America

New Brunswick

Have you ever wondered what it's like to stand on the ocean floor?


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Cherry Blossoms in bloom near the Capitol Building in Washington, D.C.
U.S.A. / North America

Washington,
D.C.

Chasing cherry blossoms and 'Barry' in the nation's capital.


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The Golden Gate Bridge at sunset as seen from Marin Headlands near San Francisco
U.S.A. / North America

San Francisco,
California

Our first year living in Northern California.


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A door with an acorn knocker in Boston
U.S.A. / North America

Boston,
Massachusetts

A classic autumn visit to Beantown.


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Lobby of the Ale House Inn in Portsmouth, NH
U.S.A. / North America

Portsmouth,
New Hampshire

A few foggy days in historic New England.


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A blue volkswagon car drives along the shore in the distance at Shelburne Farms
U.S.A. / North America

Vermont

Taking in Vermont's quaint towns and the fall foliage.


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Running through lavender fields in the Eastern Townships of Quebec
Canada / North America

Quebec

Running through lavender fields in the Eastern Townships of Quebec.


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The spiraling floors of the Guggenheim Museum in New York City
U.S.A. / North America

New York City,
New York

Our love affair with New York City continues...


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A butterfly sits perched on the finger of a child at the Botanical Gardens in Montreal
Canada / North America

Montreal,
Quebec

Montreal throughout the year.


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Blurred streetlights from inside a New York city cab
U.S.A. / North America

New York City,
New York

A pink gorilla, masked experimental theatre, Momofuku, Death of a Salesman, and becoming BFFs with Sean Ono Lennon.


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The Canadian Parliament Building in Ottawa
Canada / North America

Ottawa,
Ontario

Two days exploring Canada's capital city.


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A taxi speeds down Ave Mohammed V in the Gueliz district of Marrakesh
Morocco / Africa

Marrakesh

Navigating our way around Morocco's hectic and vibrant Jewel of the South.


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Riding camels in the dunes of the Sahara Desert near Zagora
Morocco / Africa

Sahara Desert

Sleeping under the Sahara stars.


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The Hassan II Mosque in Casablanca
Morocco / Africa

Casablanca

Here's looking at you, kid.


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The view from within the Telouet Kasbah in the high Atlas Mountains
Morocco / Africa

Atlas Mountains

A journey on Morocco's winding roads from Marrakesh to the Sahara.


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A selection of tea and maccarons at Laduree on Rue Royale in Paris
France / Europe

Paris

48 hours of pastries, tea, and rain in la Ville Lumière.


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Standing on a street in Vieux Quebec City
Canada / North America

Quebec City,
Quebec

All the clichés of Canada in la Belle Province: maple syrup, poutine, and bitter cold.


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Orange Julep restaurant in Montreal
Canada / North America

Montreal,
Quebec

Our first year in Montreal.


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The thieving monkeys that live atop the Rock of Gibraltar
Gibraltar / Europe

Gibraltar

Walking on top of a 1396 foot limestone rock, while shielding yourself from wild monkeys, can be a challenge.


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A busy, yet aestetic traffic circle in Malaga
Spain / Europe

Malaga

A holiday in Andalusia.


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The 30 Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree in New York City
U.S.A. / North America

New York City,
New York

The 30 Rockefeller Plaza Christmas Tree in New York City.


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Sunrise on the beach at Old Woman Bay on Lake Superior in rural Ontario
Canada / North America

Old Woman Bay,
Ontario

Sunrise on the beach at Old Woman Bay on Lake Superior.


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The Statue of Liberty is silouetted in red and yellow by a light leak from a film camera
U.S.A. / North America

New York City,
New York

Summer in the Big Apple.


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Matching red and black shutters in historic Philly
U.S.A. / North America

Philadelphia,
Pennsylvania

City of Brotherly Love.


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Flowers for sale in Brussels, Belgium
Belgium / Europe

Brussels

Waffles, chocolate, pomme frites, and ... getting attacked by zombies.


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The great pyramids of Giza
Egypt / Africa

Cairo

The great pyramids of Giza and the great traffic of Cairo.


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Two small monkeys curiously observe us in Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park

Come on and safari with me...


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The 12 Apostles Mountains of Cape Town

Cape Town

South Africa's most visited tourist destination.


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The penguins of Simon's Town

Simon's Town

Penguins? In Africa?


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Exterior of the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi

A stopover on the Arabian Peninsula.


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A iguana walks across the beach at Tortuga Bay on Santa Cruz Island
Ecuador / South America

Galapagos Islands

Darwin's old stomping grounds.


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A garden on the waterfront malecon of Guayaquil
Ecuador / South America

Guayaquil

Sometimes you need to see what a park full of iguanas is all about.


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Bicycles near the black sand beach of Puerto Viejo
Costa Rica / Central America

Puerto Viejo

A laid back tropical surfers haven.


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A Rivas license plate on an old dilapidated truck
Nicaragua / Central America

Rivas

A bus stop in the middle of nowhere


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A swimming pool at night, as seen from above, at our hotel in Managua
Nicaragua / Central America

Managua

A harrowing cab ride where we feared for our lives.


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A bike ride around Lake Atitlan in the town of San Antonio Palopo
Guatemala / Central America

Lake Atitlan

Off the beaten path in the town of San Antonio Palopo.


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A church at dusk in the Mexican border town of Tapachula
Mexico / North America

Tapachula

You'll probably never visit this strange spot in Mexico.


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A building illuminated at night in historic Antigua
Guatemala / Central America

Antigua

A good base for touring Guatemala.


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A colorful doorway in Granada
Nicaragua / Central America

Granada

Nicaragua's most charming and colorful colonial town.


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Locals sit, with their bikes, in San Juan Del Sur
Nicaragua / Central America

San Juan Del Sur

Sleepy fishing village turned hippie beach hangout.


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Standing near lava at the top of the Pacaya Volcano
Guatemala / Central America

Pacaya

We climbed a volcano, saw lava, and will never stop talking about it.


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Church and former monastery of Santo Domingo de Guzmán
Mexico / North America

Oaxaca

Los Posadas: fireworks, festivities, and parties in the streets.


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The largest tree in the world in El Tule, Mexico
Mexico / North America

El Tule

The largest tree in the world.


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Standing against a bright yellow wall in Coyoacan in Mexico City
Mexico / North America

Mexico City

Our first visit to Frida Kahlo's blue home and falling in love with Mexican food.


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Sitting on the edge of Lake Michigan
U.S.A. / North America

Chicago,
Illinois

Bet your bottom dollar you'll lose the blues in Chicago, Chicago.


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A polar bear killing a seal at an exhibit at the Manitoba Museum in Winnipeg
Canada / North America

Winnipeg,
Manitoba

Where it all started.


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