We are a couple who loves both travel and photography. Before we even met, we had both traveled on our own and travel is one of the things we enjoy doing together. I (David) grew up an “airline brat” and started traveling with my first cross-country airline trip at six weeks old and haven’t looked back. My wife laughs at the amount of useless airline, aircraft and travel trivia lodged in my brain – “What year did the Douglas DC-8 enter commercial service?”, “Why is O’Hare Internationals code ORD?”. My love of aviation doomed me to a career in the aviation industry – not airline, and my career has required extensive travel in the US and Canada.
How would you describe our travel style as a couple? Realistic, maybe? A little on the adventurous side, a little off-beat, not fancy but we don’t stay in dirty hotels or drive scary rental cars We are not on an “Around the world” trip; neither do we have the resources to travel internationally for weeks on end. Those adventures are amazing, and it is fun to read the blogs and post from these travelers. However, most of us will most likely never have opportunities like that. What about us? We try to travel efficiently and with an eye on costs – we maximize travel programs; airline, hotel and rental car points and can enjoy a great burger at a hole-in-the-wall as much as a fine dining experience. Our schedules are flexible but our businesses keep us busy so we try to be efficient in our travels.
Destinations? Whatever peaks our interest. Most of our trips are adventures in the States, with an occasional international. The calendar and financial budgets drive some of this. Photography figures into our travel schedules. When we are out hiking, we are not setting records on the trail because we are both taking lots of photographs – and enjoy it!
We have both been photographers for many years, and you will see our work throughout this blog. Our photography styles are different and we often comment how we can each shoot a location and come home with a different set of photographs. Our photography business is Snow Dog Studios located in Waxhaw, NC, a small historic town about 30 minutes south of Charlotte. If any of the photography you see here on the website interest you, contact us to discuss purchase or licensing options.
Why read Two Days In Dublin? Our friends ask about our trips and out photography and we thought others might enjoy joining the discussion about travel and photography. There are many other excellent travel and photography blogs available and we are honored you have chosen to visit ours. We hope that the information is entertaining, informative and helpful in planning your own trips and the photography will inspire you to take your camera on your own travels and capture the locations, people and your experiences. If you enjoy the blog, please consider subscribing, using the link on the right. We will not spam you, but we will send you notification when we add a new post to the blog. We appreciate feedback and comments, as they help us improve the blog and let us know what topics interest you.
Melissa also has a craft and cooking blog featuring her latest projects or recipe she is trying out. Her wonderful photography is part of it in addition to her fun writing style. A Fork In The Quilt
Oh, so, where did “Two Days in Dublin” come from? I was changing jobs and had a few days before the new job started and Melissa had a window of time off during the week. When a transportation deal we couldn’t say no to worked out, we settled on Dublin Thursday evening, departed on Sunday and returned on Wednesday. Two fun-filled days in Dublin in February – a very fitting example of how we travel.