Howard’s Favourite Photos From 2022

The following are my (Howard) personal favourite photos from our travels this year, in chronological order. Each group of photos is preceded by a link to our original blog post with even more photos!


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Lions & Leopards & Giraffes, oh my! – Tanzania Safari

Lions on the Serengeti, Tanzania
The lions of Pride Rock in the Serengeti, Tanzania
Leopard (he’s actually yawning, not snarling at me)
A pride of lions attacking an African Buffalo – it escaped

Elephant in Ngorongoro Conservation Area, Tanzania

Cruising Alaska’s Icy Fjords

Float planes in Vancouver harbour, Canada
Whitney & Howard with the Margerie Glacier in Alaska in the background, USA
John Hopkins Glacier, Alaska
Old Idaho Penitentiary (this was not in a blog post, we were visiting family in Boise and toured the abandoned penitentiary)

Italy to Hungary: A Quick”ish” Exit from the Schengen Zone

Hungarian Parliament Building overlooking the Danube river

Touring Transylvania, Romania – Costs, Activities and Tips

Salina Salt Mine main chamber, Romania
The Transfăgărășan, Romania
Corvin Castle, Romania
The Council Square in Brasov, Romania

Bucharest, Romania Summary – Costs, Activities and Tips

The Bucharest Fountain Show at the Fountains of Piata Unirii, Romania
The Vintage Pub in Bucharest Old Town, Romania

Belgrade, Serbia Summary – Costs, Activities and Tips

Temple of Saint Sava, Belgrade, Serbia

Croatia: Zagreb & the Istria Peninsula – Costs, Activities and Tips

Ruins of the Turnina Tower looking towards Rovinj, Croatia at sunset
Rovinj, Croatia at sunset
Rovinj, Croatia

Croatia: Dalmatia Coast to Hvar – Costs, Activities and Tips

Stari Grad at sunset, Croatia
Stari Grad harbour at sunset
Split waterfront
Sunset march in Split, Croatia
The Greeting to the Sun light panel on Zadar, Croatia waterfront at sunset collecting energy during the day

Bosnia & Herzegovina: Mostar and Sarajevo – Costs, Activities and Tips

Stari Most – Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
1984 Olympic Bobsleigh Track – Mt. Trebević, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Valley of the Heroes, Battle of Sutjeska – Tjentište, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro – Costs, Activities and Tips

Perast, Montenegro
Fort Gorazda – Kotor, Montenegro
Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Road Trip: Dubrovnik and the Heel of Italy

Dubrovnik resident
Dubrovnik, Croatia
Matera, Italy
Polignano a Mare, Italy

The Republic of Malta – Costs, Activities and Tips

Xwejni Bay saltpans at sunset, Malta
Xwejni Bay saltpans at sunset, Malta
Valletta waterfront at night, Malta
Triton Fountain in Valletta, Malta
Marsaskala waterfront at sunset, Malta

Road Trip Italy: Sicily, Herculaneum, Orvieto

Catania street looking towards Sant’Agata Cathedral, Italy
Greek temple of Segesta

Galicia – Spain’s Northern Coast

Amphitheatre of Nîmes, France
Mills of Ardeleiro, Spain
The view of Malpica harbour from our Airbnb, Spain

Portugal: Does it live up to the hype as a retiree haven?

Porto, Portugal
Ponta da Piedade near Lagos, Portugal
Arco da Rua Augusta in Lisbon, with Christmas tree
Sculpture and Pillory of Lisbon with Christmas lights

6 thoughts on “Howard’s Favourite Photos From 2022

  • Amy Carpenter January 1, 2023 at 4:31 am Reply

    FANTASTIC photos. Thanks for sharing. I enjoy following your adventures.
    I have been to some of the places you showcased and it brings back great memories and you have given me inspiration to visit the others.
    Best wishes for the new year and your onward journey.

  • Bill Duff January 1, 2023 at 10:55 am Reply

    Fantastic photos keep up the quality work.

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  • Jitu Mehta January 6, 2023 at 10:55 pm Reply

    What a beautiful pictures of those countries that you travelled. I am 78 years old man and my wife 74 years old and living in U.S.A. We have looking forward to travel Europe, Baltic countries and Spain, Portuguese by train. Is travel in Europe by train will be OK. I guess, once you get of your destination in country, sightseeing places are close by station? Is Taxi/Uber close by the railway station? Is Airbnb/Hotel walking distance to sightseeing places? Is there any idea that you might pass me, please! we are looking forward to start in May or June time period.
    Thanks for courage to us travel by car/Eutrain.

    • D2DAdmin January 7, 2023 at 9:30 pm Reply

      Hello Jitu. Yes, train is a great way to tour Europe, along with bus. Usually the bus/train stations are close to the city centre, close to sightseeing destinations, and you can always get taxis/Ubers there. The Airbnb/hotels are all over the place, but you’ll pay more for ones close to the stations and sightseeing places. Good luck with your travels.

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