My Wanderlust

I was bit by the travel bug at an early age. I love to see new places, near and far, and since the advent of digital photography, I take zillions of pictures. Those of you who follow me on Twitter (@csalem11) have likely noticed that I routinely share pictures from my travels.

Covid-19 has meant a travel-free 2020, leaving me with more time to pore over and organize my photo collections. And so, I have decided to share snapshots* from some of my more memorable trips, which have included visits to various locations around the world.

This page is a work in progress. Check back now and then as I will be updating this page in the future. It currently includes photos from these destinations:

*All of the photos displayed in these slideshows are my own.

Road Trip, U.S.A., 2018

A fantastic trip that started in San Francisco, followed by a quick hop to Las Vegas to meet up with family, then on to a range of National Parks and other cool places in Arizona, Utah and Colorado before heading home. It was amazing. Looking back, I still can’t believe how many steps my Fitbit logged each day. But I’d happily do it again.


Kanab was the base for much of our stay in Utah. It is a lovely place, with friendly people, and affordable lodging options. It is also home to the Little Hollywood museum, that houses parts of sets from old American westerns filmed in the region, and the Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is right up the road. While there, we visited Bryce Canyon, Zion National Park, the quaint town of Panguitch, and Moqui Cave before moving on to northern Arizona.

Bryce Canyon was simply amazing!

And Zion National Park didn’t disappoint:

After a taste of Arizona, we returned to eastern Utah a few days later and made our way to Moab. Our route included a stop in historic Bluff on the way north, visits to parts of Canyonlands NP, and of course – Arches National Park.


Our dip into Arizona took us to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon.

Our stops in Arizona, included a stay near Lake Powell and Horseshoe canyon, after which we continued to Monument Valley (which is near border with Utah), where my husband – a true fan of westerns – was thrilled to have opportunity to play John Wayne on a horse on an overhang.


After spending so much time in arid surroundings, we opted for a change in scenery and headed into Colorado with Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park as our ultimate destination. Our stops on route to the Rockies included Glenwood Springs, a hike around Rainbow Lake, and a visit to the historic town of Frisco.


San Francisco and Las Vegas

So what’s in this slideshow? Palace of Fine Arts, Golden Gate Park, Japanese Tea Gardens, in San Francisco, and views of Las Vegas, including the Bellagios’ indoor botanical gardens.

Prague, 2016

We spent five days roaming this charming city on our own. Almost entirely by foot. A great destination for lovers of sculpture – interesting works on display all around the city.

Scandinavia, 2009

A sampling of pictures from our trip to Denmark, Norway and Sweden.


The lovely port of Copenhagen, the mermaid sculpture, the Tivoli Gardens, and more.


So much water. So much lush greenery. And a twisty troll road that you couldn’t pay me to drive up (or down). Not to mention, a McDonalds without the golden arches (Bergen).


Stockholm, including the Skansena and Nordisca Museums, as well as Sigtuna, Orebro and more.