Ever since I started traveling I have had a ‘tradition’ picture to take photos of my feet…. in different places, scenes, doing different things, in front of views or hanging over cliffs, dirty after festivals, tired in the airport… etc. Scenes that really got the gist of what I was doing and the feel of wherever I was.

I have been doing this just over three years now, and have just decided to group these by year. I am a bit late and just posted the 2013-2014 version here, and now here is the 2015 edition – where I really started getting artsy and serious about this strange tradition. 😛

2015 was a massive year for me and my traveling. I started my blog, moved to London and lived there for half a year, got my dream job in Croatia for the summer, spent a bit of time back and home in California, traveled around Southeast Asia for two months with one of my best friends, and rung in the New Year traveling solo in Malaysia. It was quite the year of growth and adventure, as the photos below will definitely confirm.

 I’m not entirely sure why I started doing this…. my feet aren’t all that attractive and basically always have small chips of old nail polish somewhere and are slightly dirty because I don’t like to wear shoes… but it has evolved into a tradition nonetheless that brings back tons of memories and  also appreciation for shoes that have been there for me through it all 😉 It now means quite a lot to me to get a good, meaningful, or encompassing ‘foot’ picture, and I have been increasing my scope and skill since I began as a wee little backpacker in continental Europe for the very first time with an iPhone 5.

So here is part 2 of my annual “Adventures & Footwear” series on Adventures & Sunsets – enjoy 🙂

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A beautifully designed art space we came upon while adventuring – Pai, Thailand

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A Holocaust memorial site protesting the apparent denial of the Hungarian involvement in the Holocaust by the government – Budapest, Hungary

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An absolutely ideal spot to watch the sunset – Vang Vieng, Laos

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Hanging out on a sunny day with my best friends who came to visit me – Brighton, England

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Staying on a 3rd level bed in a 26 bed tiki hut hostel dorm called Spicy Pai. Definitely one of the most unique places I have ever stayed! – Pai, Thailand.

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One of the best views I’ve seen to date – ALWAYS climb the higher mountain. – Kotor, Montenegro

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You can’t quite tell but I’m actually sitting on the edge of the Tower Bridge – London, UK

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From the top of the walls surrounding Dubrovnik – a must do if you are visiting! – Dubrovnik, Croatia

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Volunteering at Care for Dogs center, helping care for dogs and prepare them for adoption – Chiang Mai, Thailand

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About to jump in the crystal clear waters – Lokrum island, Dubrovnik, Croatia

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At the top of some ruins looking down Croatia’s coast – Lokrum Island, Croatia

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It’s quite impossible to finish one of my uncle’s walks without getting a little muddy – North Wales, UK

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Checking out the ancient Roman baths – Bath, UK

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The only way to get to Tat Sae waterfalls – taking a tipsy turvy long boat across the river! Luang Prabang, Laos

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Once you summit one mountain, there will always be another, higher summit to climb – Kotor, Montenegro

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Overlooking one of the only untouched tunnels of the Viet Cong during the Vietnam War – Cu Chi, Vietnam

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Listening to some street performers in the shade – Madrid, Spain

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One of the most surprisingly extraordinary destinations of my Southeast Asia trip – Penang, Malaysia

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Discovering some artistic parts of Manchester – Salford Quays, Manchester, UK

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An impressive fort with an equally impressive view – Fort George, Scottish Highlands, UK

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Rocky beach – Brighton, England

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Finding some stillness in a city of endless motion – the tube, London, UK

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Perks of having parents who work for the airline- first class! – London Heathrow Airport, UK

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Admiring the cascades of waterfalls – Tat Sae Waterfalls, Laos

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One of my favorite markets – Columbia Road Flower Market, Shoreditch, London

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The famous tubing bar crawl – Vang Vieng, Laos

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Thank goodness for welly boots- crossing muddy streams, North Wales, UK

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Finding hidden beaches and caves – Koh Phi Phi, Thailand

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Found a great spot to overlook Loch Rathvun – Scottish Highlands, UK

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Visiting the scene of ‘The Beach” – Maya Bay, Phi Phi Islands, Thailand

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Overlooking Vis Island from on old English fortress – Vis, Croatia

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When the “King Tide’ comes in Croatia, the water actually overflows onto the ground along the harbor – Stari Grad, Hvar Island, Croatia

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Taking in one of my last California sunsets before moving to London – Santa Monica, California

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A familiar skyline – London, UK

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Wales also has some of the most beautiful shells I’ve seen – North Wales, UK

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My very first job in London – working at a fashion trade show! – Kensington Olympia – London, UK

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Chilling out at Sziget Beach before the craziness – Sziget Music Festival, Budapest

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The kind of sunset that makes you realize why you’re alive – London, UK

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Feeling sand on my feet for the first time in a while as London’s creative summer pop-ups start happening – Summer Tales, Shoreditch, London, UK

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Excitement when I found out you could climb Monument tower – Monument Station, London, UK

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My happy place – watching TV at home with chocolate milk and my beloved little Pup, Poppy, may she rest in peace <3 – Laguna Niguel, CA

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Floating lazily down the river – Vang Vieng, Laos

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Appreciating England’s kind gestures to let us know which way to look – London UK

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A massive bucket list check, getting my foot ‘massage’ by little fish! – Budapest, Hungary

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Awaiting a fancy dinner event at Shakespeare’s Globe Theater – invited by a family friend of course because we all know I’m not that cool 😉 – Southwark, London, UK

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Parasailing with a VIEW – Makarska, Croatia

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Cliff jumping (not here, at a rock around the corner!) – Chiang Mai Grand Canyon, Thailand

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Stillness of my feet vs. motion of the water – Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia

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An incredible solo adventure hike – Loch Rathvun, Scotland

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Exploring amongst iconic houses – Notting Hill, London, UK

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Today’s office – outside of Nairn, countryside of the Scottish Highlands

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One of the uncle’s 15 kilometer ‘walks’ that I love every cold-biting speed-walking second of – North Wales, UK

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Anchored somewhere beautiful off Korcula island , Croatia

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Adventuring at sunset – Pai Canyon, Thailand

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Always up to mischeif and climbing things – Greenwich Park, London, UK

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Exploring the canals around my new home – Hoxton, London, UK

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Stopping to appreciate the beauty along the way – Anglesey Island, North Wales, UK

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Dangling over a few hundred foot drop over a waterfall – Kuang Si Waterfalls, Laos

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Exploring along the Thames – London, UK

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Finding the beauty in old architecture – Urquart Castle, Loch Ness, Scotland

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Exploring on a rare sunny day – London, UK

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View from the scene of my favorite iced coffee in the world – Korcula, Croatia

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One of many of the most amazing sand patterns I have ever seen – Anglesey, North Wales, UK

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The actual size of the entrances to Viet Cong underground tunnels – where the soldiers would enter and exit from! – Cu Chi, Vietnam

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A perfect view of one of the most fascinating cities – Budapest, Hungary

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Sitting on a tree branch hanging over a hundred foot waterfall – Luang Prabang, Laos

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Letting the waves wash over my bare feet as they sink into the soft, white sand – Bamboo Island, Thailand

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Oh, the things you find at garage sales… the most interesting carpet in the world – Dana Point, CA

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On the edge of Kuang Si Waterfall – Luang Prabang, Laos

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One of my adventure runs – Southeast London, UK

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Off I go on the train again – visiting family, working, or adventuring – Somewhere in the UK

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Exploring the cascading waterfalls – Luang Prabang, Laos

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Entering the “Dark Cave” by swimming into the entrance – Phong Nha, Vietnam

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Sitting in a hammock overlooking the mountains and rice fields… what more could I ask for? Pai, Thailand

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Kayaking through blue waters – Mljet National Park, Croatia

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I’ve never experienced a spring as amazing as when the flowers all start to bloom in London, and you can actually leave the house without gloves every once in a while 🙂 – Greenwich Park, London, UK

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Another ‘in the US there would be railings but in Asia there’s just a 15 foot cliff’ moments… Pai Canyon, Thailand

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Letting my jet lag set in while watching the sunset from my uncle’s countryside cottage – Penmon, Wales, UK

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Warm coffee is such a treat when trekking around mountains in nail-biting cold! – Holyhead, Wales, UK

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How I wake up every morning in Croatia – a coffee and the Adriatic! – somewhere along the Adriatic, Croatia

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Yet another amazing sand pattern – North Wales, UK

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Kicking back and relaxing on my tube journey all the way back to East London – Earl’s Court Station, London, UK

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Slowly realizing how much work it is to be a blogger – Camden , London, UK

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Adventures on work trips – Reading, UK

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One of my favorite little getaway places in Shoreditch – Arnold Circus, London, UK

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Trying to get some sleep on the overnight ferry from Dublin to the UK – Somewhere in the middle of the sea

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Waving at my shadow – Lock Rathvun, Scotland, UK

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Quite possible my favorite beach in the world – Bamboo Island, Thailand

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Learning some of England’s history via timeline blazen in the ground – Reading, UK

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Pursuing my dreams of being a mermaid – Koh Tao, Thailand

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A beautiful find after following signs to a viewpoint – Koh Phangan, Thailand

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Mum and Dad, THANK YOU for choosing careers in airline travel – Los Angeles, California

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Enjoying some rooftop bar views – St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, UK

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Enjoying some rare free time for the tour guides – Mljet, Croatia

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Enjoying the cultural wonder that was the Dover Games, including the famous shin-kicking competition – The Cotswolds, England

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An old grave in a quiet church yard – Daylesford, UK

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Was a bit dizzy after climbing these – Monument tower, London, UK

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9 Responses

  1. Love this! There are all those haters out there that make fun of feet posts, but I love them! I do them from time to time, I take a lot more than I ever share. I think it is a fun and unique perspective. Also, cool way to catalogue your trips – clever!

  2. How fun! In my twenties, I took tons of pictures of my feet places. Love to see your travels through the feet that got you there!

  3. That’s a lot of feet, and a very cool idea! I love looking at all of your shoes, and of course the scenery is amazing!

  4. Love this series! You’ve traveled a lot in 2015 – I’m loving all the back drops. Have you heard of the instagram I have this thing with floors? You should submit a few of these!

  5. Haha, that is an awesome collection! I also take toe selfies mind you, your feet are much nicer than mine. However, I recently overheard someone saying (they didn’t know I was one) “Oh travel bloggers, those are the ones that only take pictures of their feet on the beach”. I felt a bit sheepish 😉

  6. Great photos and travels. My favorite is the one with you on the hammock – I’m partial to hammocks 🙂 – how about some pictures of animal feet? You can wear kitty paws shoes or etc, I think it’d be pretty cool 🙂

  7. I love, love, love this! I am particularly fond of photo series and I love the feet because it really feels like we are standing/sitting where you were, experiencing all these amazing places with you! What a fun idea!

  8. Lol, I love this!!! I literally looked at every single one! Adorable and so well traveled those feet are.

  9. Vetn

    Fantastic feet! Oh, the backgrounds are nice too!

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