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Friday Photo: Stairway to Heaven

If you're hesitant to take the road less traveled, let this photo prove that an unbeaten path -- or, in this case, staircase -- can sometimes yield the greatest treasures. That, anyway, was the lesson I gleaned from the photo sent in by this week's Friday Photo winner, Laura Wainwright...

By Christina Talcott | December 5, 2008; 09:29 AM ET | Comments (1)

Friday Photo: The Mural Is the Story

Travel Log reader David French, of Alexandria, is this week's Friday Photo winner. (If his name sounds familiar, it's because a photo of his from Prague was selected back in June.) As the daughter of a mural-painter, I had to post French's photo, which he took in Slovakia. Here's what...

By Christina Talcott | November 14, 2008; 07:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Friday Photo: Doggie Paddle

Ah, fall. Time for a nice kayak trip to see the fall foliage. Now, where can a doggie find a nice lady to paddle this boat? Today's Friday Photo was sent in by avid kayaker Petra Aykler of Mississauga, Ontario. Aykler writes, "I am taking our black lab Pebbles out...

By Christina Talcott | November 7, 2008; 10:21 AM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Beach Blanket Bird

Sometimes the beach is just the beach... Except when someone brings their pet bird to the shore with them. Today's Friday Photo winner, Meralis Plaza-Toledo, snapped this photo on a visit to Puerto Rico this summer. She writes: "I took this picture at the end of August on a beach...

By Christina Talcott | October 24, 2008; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Red Roofs and Rainbows

This week's Friday Photo winner, Audrey Scott of Vienna, took this postcard-worthy photo in Vilnius, Lithuania, where with the town's autumn leaves and red tile rooftops contrast against gray sky. Her trip to Lithuania was part of her round-the-world journey with her husband, which they are chronicling on their blog,...

By Christina Talcott | October 17, 2008; 01:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Look Out Below!

When you're used to seeing cranes spanning the horizon and construction workers scaling scaffolding wearing safety harnesses and helmets, seeing a construction site like this can be a little jarring. That was the reaction of this week's Friday Photo winner, Jean Gratz of Charlottesville, who snapped this picture earlier this...

By Christina Talcott | September 26, 2008; 07:19 AM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: A Lakefront Leap

Blue sky, green grass and two happy kids: That's why we chose Christian Buddie's shot of his seven-year-old nephew, Gavin, and 2 1/2-year-old daughter, Riley, as this week's Friday Photo. Buddie writes of his photo, which was taken on the shores of Lake Michigan on July 5: "Gavin was photographed...

By Christina Talcott | September 5, 2008; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Pastoral Pedaling

Fancy a bike ride? How about 50 kilometers on Scandinavian hills? This week's Friday Photo winner, Anne Schwartz, a longtime D.C. resident now in Paris for the government, describes this evocative shot: "This is my favorite photo from our family's recent bike trip on the Danish island of Funen. It...

By Christina Talcott | August 29, 2008; 03:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: What a View!

This week's Friday Photo, by Susan Mastellone of Silver Spring, caught our attention with the sculpture in the foreground, photographer off to the side and skyline in the background. Mastellone's description of her photo, which she took in early August, grabbed us, too: "I took my 19 year old daughter...

By Christina Talcott | August 22, 2008; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (1)

Friday Photo: I Scream, You Scream...

Some people swear that ice cream is necessary to life, especially on hot summer days. Regular Travel Log reader Jamie Pearson, this week's Friday Photo winner, took the cool treat's application to a whole new level in Spain this summer. She writes: "Ice cream was the only thing that made...

By Christina Talcott | August 8, 2008; 07:07 AM ET | Comments (1)

Friday Photo: Dog and Pony Show

The winner of this week's Friday Photo, Ellen Hilburn of Washington, snapped this picture on a recent trip to Assateague Island. At sunrise one morning, she caught her dogs calmly posing in front of a group of wild horses waking up on the beach. Think you have a great vacation...

By Christina Talcott | August 1, 2008; 09:32 AM ET | Comments (6)

Friday Photo: Our OTHER Photo Contest

Yes, you've seen this photo before. R.K. Wild's photo of a puppy barking at the ocean was last year's runner-up in our annual photo contest. We're re-posting it because today is the last day to submit your best vacation shot for this year's contest. Here are the details and rules:...

By Christina Talcott | July 25, 2008; 06:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Shake on It

Today's Friday Photo, by Cathy Sampson of Shrewsbury, Mass., has a story behind it that's more about a photo not taken. Let's let her tell it: "I took this photo while scuba diving in Grand Cayman this April. Our son's friend, Brian Sklut, was completing his checkout dives to earn...

By Christina Talcott | July 18, 2008; 02:43 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Big Cat Nap

What is it about an afternoon nap that feels so luxurious? The lioness in this picture, sent to us by Liz Griffith of Falls Church, looks so relaxed, with her legs dangling from the tree branch, that we couldn't resist choosing it for this week's Friday Photo. Plus, Griffith's explanation...

By Christina Talcott | July 11, 2008; 12:40 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: Windy Ride

On this muggy, sticky day, we thought the Friday Photo should be something chilly. Then Cliff Wilson, of Centennial, Colo., sent this to us. Bingo! Wilson writes: "Not just wind boarders but snowboarders and skiers at Independence Pass, Colorado were enjoying the snow conditions of spring snow at 12, 095...

By Christina Talcott | June 27, 2008; 04:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: So Statuesque . . .

Ah, Friday. Where have you been? Since we've lumbered to the end of the week, let's unveil this week's Friday Photo, which is among the more charming pictures to grace this space. So what are these kids up to? We'll let the photographer, Dave Votaw of Salem, Ore., tell us....

By John Deiner | June 20, 2008; 03:33 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Friday Photo: Irish Ayes

Now that we've survived the heat from earlier this week here in D.C., it's time to kick back and get ready for the weekend. And what better way than to take a gander at this week's Friday Photo? This week's comes from David French of Alexandria, who returned from Prague...

By John Deiner | June 13, 2008; 03:06 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Sandals Resort?

Ah, Friday. Where have you been all week? Of course, it also means it's time for the Friday Photo, our paean to amateur photography. This week's picture comes to us courtesy of Sylvia Cabus of Washington, who whisked us away with her on a blissful evening in Brazil. Explain, Sylvia....

By John Deiner | June 6, 2008; 04:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Friday Photo: A Job Wet Done

It's Friday Photo time folks, and once again we venture deep below the sea. Thanks to Cathy Sampson of Shrewsbury, Mass., who will find a Travel tote bag in her possession soon for this submission. Your turn, Cathy . . . "I took this photo while scuba diving in Grand...

By John Deiner | May 30, 2008; 04:39 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Friday Photo: It's Sheen-tastic

Welcome to the start of you Memorial Day weekend . . . and to this week's Friday Photo. We're throwing one of our new and improved Travel totes to Ann Kessler of Washington, who submitted this shot (and, really, who among us hasn't tried snapped picture through a window?). So,...

By John Deiner | May 23, 2008; 03:51 PM ET | Comments (0)

Friday Photo: What a Face!

In the genre of man-imitating-art-photo that everyone has taken at some point (left knee up, right fist under chin next to Rodin's Thinker; one hand at side, one at shoulder for a (clothed) tribute to Michaelangelo's David), Ruth Sievers's photo of her husband, this week's Friday Photo, goes beyond mere...

By Christina Talcott | May 16, 2008; 01:29 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: It's Almost Summer!

It's a dreary day in Your Nation's Capital, so we were in a daydreamy mood when we chose this week's Friday Photo. Thanks to Lauren Kotkin of Washington for sharing this scene. As she puts it: "I was visiting a friend earlier this month in Hermosa Beach, California. Her daughter...

By John Deiner | May 9, 2008; 04:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Polls Apart

And a very good afternoon to you (the May weather feels good, doesn't it?). You've no doubt been holding your breath for a glimpse of the Friday Photo, and here it is. We'll admit this isn't the best shot in the world, but the (brief) story by its supplier, Ken...

By John Deiner | May 2, 2008; 02:34 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: A Sweet Tweet

Friday already? You bet. And that means it's time to unveil this week's Friday Photo and the winner of the Travel tote bag. Drumroll please.... Congratulations to Anita Bright of Alexandria, who sent us this interesting shot taken during a recent visit to Africa. We wondered what the deal was...

By John Deiner | April 25, 2008; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Where's Nemo?

Merlin ID: 12181268 Happy Friday, which means, of course, that it's time for your big contribution to the Travel Log. This week's spanking new Travel tote bag goes to Cindy Sherman of Lothian, Md., who took this picture on a recent trip. Why do we dig this one so? You...

By John Deiner | April 18, 2008; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Hail to the Chair Man

You've made it through another week, so congratulations are in order (particularly if you were booked on American the past few days). Your reward: this week's Friday Photo. We're sending a tote bag out to Myra Paul of Silver Spring, who sent this head-scratcher in. Read what she has to...

By John Deiner | April 11, 2008; 03:14 PM ET | Comments (1)

The Friday Photo: Pretty in Pink

Ready for the weekend? The end of the work week has arrived, and so has our (and your) Friday Photo. This week, we're tossing a Travel tote bag to Rachel L. Stewart of Arlington, Va., who sent in this shot from the opening day of Washington's Cherry Blossom Festival (it's...

By John Deiner | April 4, 2008; 03:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Look, It's a Bird . . .

In a snap, Friday has a arrived, as has our Friday Photo. This week we toss a Travel section tote bag to Richard Gawthrop of Vienna, who captured this bright shining moment during a recent trip to Florida's Kennedy Space Center. We're big fans of anyone accomplishing a long-term goal,...

By John Deiner | March 28, 2008; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Keep Your Eye on the Bouncing Lemon

It's Friday Photo time, and we're happy to report we've had a lot of great entries from those in quest of a Travel tote bag. So keep 'em coming. This week's tote bag goes to Anne Provencher of Alexandria, who provided this shot from a trip to Peru. We loved...

By John Deiner | March 21, 2008; 02:42 PM ET | Comments (5)

The Friday Photo: Now That's Italian!

Just a few more hours, and it'll be the weekend. But that also means it's time for the Friday Photo. This lovely portrait comes to us from Liz Falvo of Montgomery Village, Md., who will be finding a Travel section tote bag in the mail shortly. She writes: "This picture...

By John Deiner | March 14, 2008; 03:11 PM ET | Comments (2)

The Friday Photo: Catching a Few Zzzzzzs in Jordan

If it's Friday, it's time for a little Photo action. Thanks to all of you for sharing your best shots, and keep 'em coming. We have plenty of Travel tote bags for the taking. This week's winner is Jean Gratz of Charlottesville, Va., who snapped this picture during a visit...

By John Deiner | March 7, 2008; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

The Friday Photo: Monkey Business

First, thanks to all of you who sent us photos for this new Travel Log weekly feature. That said, we want to remind you: This isn't a competition for great animal pictures. But we fell in love with this photo the moment we saw it and had to share...

By John Deiner | February 29, 2008; 03:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Enter Now: Introducing the Friday Photo

Now there's another reason to look forward to Friday afternoons. Starting today, we'll be running a travel photo each week in this space, and we want you to provide it. We're starting out with Travel staffer Christina Talcott's shot from a recent trip to South Africa. Christina writes: I...

By John Deiner | February 22, 2008; 01:32 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

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