So Who Are We?

That would be me, Dawn Adams, and my dog Lulu  
My best friend and full time companion

 
 

Dawn Adams 

photographer, traveler, blogger and a lover of life

I am Dawn Adams, photographer, traveler, blogger and a lover of life. I fell in love with photography at the early age of 9 when I was given my first camera (a brownie) just before leaving on a family vacation. It was a road trip through Northern California in a rented RV, the highlight of which was being stranded in a little ghost town named Bodie. I documented the entire trip on that little camera of mine and it was a memorable trip in more ways than one. It was on that trip that my love of photography, travel and a good road trip was born.

 At 14 I was lucky enough to be able to travel to Singapore and Malaysia where I bought my first real camera and it was there that I began to learn a little about camera settings, film and lighting. I still have some of the slides from that trip so many years ago and am surprised when I look at them how good many of them actually were in a very simple and straight forward way.

 Photography continued to be a part of my life whether it was shooting images of my children or taking on learning darkroom techniques with a passion. Travel has also been a constant whether it was a last minute weekend road trip or backpacking solo through Southeast Asia for months at a time, often coming face to face with the reality that caprice and poverty are not necessarily good bedfellows. But things always seemed to work out and travel on I did.

In the last few years my husbands work has required that he travel frequently which has allowed me to embark on many new adventures. Early in 2014 he was transferred to Europe, first Dusseldorf Germany and then London, so I packed up my life and my camera and it was then that my blog Postcards from Me and Lu was born.


Lulu

BOSTON TERRIER, FRIEND & COMPANION

Lulu is quite simply the best little dog, friend, and companion in the entire world. I believe I may have learned more from her than any human I have ever known. She is pure love and brings joy to the faces of people everywhere we go. She travels with us whenever possible and is in fact a better traveler in many ways than I am.

 Lulu is a 7 year old Boston Terrier and came into our lives about 5 years ago when we had the opportunity to rescue her from a less than desirable situation. It was a match made in heaven and I often tell people that she rescued me. I believe that to be true.


Where have I traveled?

 North America

  • United States — New York, Maine, Boston, Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, Seattle, Portland, most of California

  • Canada — Vancouver and Victoria

  • Mexico – Baja

Hawaiian Islands

  • Oahu, Big Island, Maui and Kauai

Asia

  • China — Beijing, Kunming and a 57 hour train trip
    from North to South
  • Hong Kong
  • Singapore
  • Vietnam Nam — Ho Chi Minh City
  • Thailand — Bangkok, Ayutthaya, Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai,
    Ko Samui, Ko Phangan
  • Malaysia — Kuala Lumpur, Penang, Melaka, Cameron Highlands, Kota Bharu, Perhentian Islands
  • Indonesia — Bali, Java and Sumatra 

 Europe

  •  United Kingdom — London
  • Germany — Dusseldorf, Cologne, Frankfurt
  • Netherlands Amsterdam, Groningen and Oude Pekela
  • Belgium Bruges
  • France Paris and Disneyland Paris
  • Spain Barcelona
  • Italy Venice and Cinque Terre
  • Switzerland Lake Como and Lake Lugano
  • Turkey Istanbul

 Africa

  • South Africa Johannesburg, Soweto, Sun City
    and Pilanesberg

 To be continued ….. 


What have I learned?

HIGHLIGHTS from what I’ve LEARNED on MY TRAVELS

  • One of my all-time favorite quotes by comedian George Carlin is helpful in just about any situation. It goes like this: “Don’t sweat the petty things and don’t pet the sweaty things.” Im still working on this one.  
  • People are the same wherever you go that is inherently good and kind with a sincere desire to be helpful if
    you let them.  
  • Kindness is everything. 
  • A sincere smile goes a long way and is understood
    in any language.

  • Every city I’m in is currently my favorite city.
  • Eat your greens no matter where you are.
  • The only thing that stands between you and your
    dreams is you.
  • As wonderful as travel is, there is no place like home.
    You just need to
     remember that home can be anywhere
    you are and truly is where the heart is.