Traveling the world one country at a time

I have been neglecting my travel photos for several months on this blog. The simple reason was because it got to be too much posting a photo a day. Then there was the slight problem of not having enough photos. I wish I could travel more to keep up. Instead of discontinuing the idea completely, I’ve decided to post some travel photos once a week and have them surround a certain theme. This week’s theme is Around the World in Eighty Days (I reviewed this book recently). Now I haven’t traveled the world Phileas Fogg style—all the way around in one trip. However, I have been to different parts of the world over the years and below you see a snippet of the places I’ve been. Scroll over the photo for the description. I went a little overboard today. Most weeks won’t have so many photos.

About TBM

TB Markinson is an American who's recently returned to the US after a seven-year stint in the UK and Ireland. When she isn't writing, she's traveling the world, watching sports on the telly, visiting pubs in New England, or reading. Not necessarily in that order. Her novels have hit Amazon bestseller lists for lesbian fiction and lesbian romance. She cohosts the Lesbians Who Write Podcast ( with Clare Lydon. TB also runs I Heart Lesfic (, a place for authors and fans of lesfic to come together to celebrate lesbian fiction.
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79 Responses to Traveling the world one country at a time

  1. elisaruland says:

    Wonderful shots, I’d love to be sitting in one the Serpentine chairs right now, taking in the lovely view.

    • TBM says:

      I know it’s cheesy since it’s so touristy, but that’s one of my favorite spots in London. During the day tons of kids are feeding the birds and at night it’s so peaceful. And you can have a beer there. I love London!

  2. And you’ve included Nadal with his shirt off just for me 🙂

  3. Robin says:

    These area all wonderful shots, and it was lovely being able to see snippets of the world. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Thanks Robin. It’s fun to look at them and say, “I’ve been there.” And it makes the beans I had for lunch tastier. Saving money for more trips.

  4. bulldog says:

    I love these photos… time you got on the road again…

  5. wolke205 says:

    Amazing photos!! 😀

  6. wildnightin says:

    These are such wonderful photos- you must have so many memories of all these places!
    The photo of sea gypsies has awoken my wanderlust. 🙂

    • TBM says:

      We often talk about our memories while sitting in pubs in England. It was amazing to see the sea gypsies. I hope you get to travel soon.

  7. Lucid Gypsy says:

    Ahh it’s really nice to see your photos again – you know my passion for travel!

  8. Great job! Where do you want to go to next?

  9. Anna says:

    I like the idea! What is South Africa like?

    • TBM says:

      South Africa is amazing. We spent five days in Cape Town and squeezed in a World Cup match (2010), a wine tour, a tour to the Cape of Good Hope, and a few beers with friends who were also in town. I would love to go back to visit Robben Island and Table Mountain. It rained the day we planned to go to the top of Table Mountain so we skipped it.

      • Anna says:

        WOW! One of my little dreams is to see a World Cup match live and feel the atmosphere… South Africa does sound exciting. It must have been a busy five days! I hope to visit Cape Town one day.

      • TBM says:

        We’re bummed since we aren’t going to the cup this year. Things just didn’t work out. It does give us another four years to save up for the next one. I hope you go to Cape Town–you’d love it. And I think we are going to Berlin again this summer for a couple of days. So excited!

      • Anna says:

        Yes, I was also dreaming of going to Brazil. But as you said, now there’s time to save up for the next one! I’m sure Berlin is great during the summer, and I am also planning to go back soon!

      • TBM says:

        We were in Berlin two summers ago and loved it. Can’t wait to go back. See ya at the next world cup 🙂

      • Anna says:

        Both are good plans! 😀

  10. What made you pick this particular group of shots? I love the photo of the anglers in South Africa, one of my favorite destinations.

  11. poppytump says:

    You’ve certainly been some places TBM ! Isn’t it great to dip into the archives and share 🙂

    • TBM says:

      It was a wonderful trip down memory lane. However it took me longer to put the post together since I kept stopping to think about the moment I took the photo.

  12. I’m impressed! I’ve lived in New York City almost 32 years and have yet to set a toe on Staten Island. I’m not big on traveling.

  13. ilargia64 says:

    Beautiful pics TBM!!! I love the places you have chosen…And the photographies…
    Do not worry…You have your soul and your mind to travel meanwhile…Italie you will love..Specially if you wait till springtime….At least to me it is really melancholic in Winter…Beautiful but melancholic, like a beautiful old woman thinking about her past…

  14. Darlene says:

    You’ve been to some amazing places. Great photos. I love them.

  15. I like this idea a lot. It’s hard for me to find the time to comment more than once a day, so this works well for me. Nice photos!

    • TBM says:

      Oh I totally understand. I’ve been having such a difficult time commenting on all the blogs I love. I try to read them as much as possible but it’s almost impossible to keep up. I need two more days in the week.

  16. Wowww!!! The memories you have. You’ve had once in a lifetime over and over, you lucky girl :).

  17. The Guat says:

    Dude. This is awesome. I love your pics and your theme, I think you’re the one person I know that’s traveled just about everywhere. And even though you think it’s not a lot … it seems pretty awesome to me 🙂

    • TBM says:

      Looking at the photos I can see how many places I’ve been to and our fortunate I am. Then I look at the list of places that I haven’t been and the travel bug gets going. More beans for lunch today. Must save more money.

      • The Guat says:

        Yup beans are a staple in this household 🙂 Beans and sometimes even my college go-to Cup O’ Noodles if I’m desperate. Gotta save for the little bit of awesomeness that happens a couple of times a year. But never skimp on chocolate. Never. 🙂

      • TBM says:

        Yes! Never skimp on chocolate. Life is too short for that.

  18. dadirri7 says:

    this is good idea, taking us on whirlwind trip with you!

  19. Fabulous shots – and a lovely mix too!

  20. Wow, great pictures! I especially love the view from Prague Castle. Those lions are pretty cute, too!

  21. aFrankAngle says:

    A little bit of this, a bit of that … awesome! Thanks for giving me a glimpse of many places I haven’t seen.

  22. Novroz says:

    WOW!! You have been to soooo many places! I envy you.
    I love that view from the Prague castle..beautiful.

  23. Beth Ann says:

    I love all of these. The hubby likes the last one with the fishing scene, of course. I like your idea of posting them once a week with a theme. I am not that organized……

  24. Rorybore says:

    oh my – that snake looks just like a twig. I had to take a second look to find it. very cool.
    love them all — you’re traveled to quite a few places. I’d love to see more of Iceland.
    honestly – feel free to put this many travel photos up anytime!

  25. I always love your photos… so amazing;)

  26. Beautiful Pictures. You are lucky to have visited so many places. Many people including me, are just arm chair travelers.

  27. Terrific photos! I think my favorite is the lions. They are beautiful and I love the way they seem to blend right into their surroundings. Did you have a super-zoom lens, or were you very (gulp) close?

    • TBM says:

      It was a mixture of being kinda close and a decent zoom. However, we were in a jeep. I haven’t done a walking safari yet–not sure if I’m brave enough.

  28. Vishy says:

    Beautiful photos, TBM! My favourite was that of the lion and the lioness. I love lionesses.

    • TBM says:

      We saw three lionesses hunting one night. It was exciting, terrifying, and confusing. I was cheering them on and the prey. We didn’t see the end result, thank goodness.

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