I love travel. Even as a child, when our family took short trips to the mountains or the seashore, I was thrilled at the prospect. New places, new people, things to learn, things to see. That’s never changed. Travel has been one of my best teachers and greatest pleasures. These photos, entirely amateur and taken with point-and-shoot cameras or a cell phone, reflect in small ways my respect and appreciation for this incredible world we live in and my gratitude for the gift of travel.