If you haven't kept up with Sarah's blog, then you are missing out.
Her travel posts make you want to hop on the next flight out of the country
and follow in her footsteps.
P.S. She wants to revisit and live in Paris so we're kind of soul sisters in that regard.
1. As someone who loves to travel, and has seen a lot of the world, do you like to have a home base to come back to that feels settled or do you enjoy moving around?
Like I said in the blog, I have moved to over 10 zip codes now in the last 4 years but those are all just temporary addresses. My family lives in Los Angeles, California and still consider this my home. Moving to another place to start a new job and meet new people is always exciting, yet I find myself longing to go home to LA every once in a while. In fact, since being back in Southern California, I have been coming home every weekend and every chance I get. And when I am coming back from an overseas trip, that feeling when you see Los Angeles skyline as the plane lands in LAX doesn't get old. Coming home always make me feel better and secured and I love that I have a place to come back to.
2. Your photos really make me feel like I am visiting a city or site right alongside you. What kind of camera do you use to take photos when you're traveling?
First of all, thank you for your kind words, I'm still a novice with photography and still learning but having people appreciate the photos I took really means a lot. I was using my Sony Point and Shoot T70 camera and an entry level dSLR, a Canon Rebel XSi. Now, I am using my Nikon d7000 with a 35 mm and 18-55 mm lenses and my trusty iPhone.
3. Along the same lines, do you ever have to find a balance between photographing a trip and really living it and taking it all in yourself? If so, how do you find that balance?
This is a good question and truthfully, it is hard to balance. I always liked longer trips because it will give you the opportunity to take more photos and then live the moment. When I only have a short stay at a new place, I usually see the sites and take photos. However, when I know that I have a more time to explore, I leave the camera at my hotel and just appreciate and experience what is in front of me. I make sure I bring my iPhone though to document those moments.
4. If you could revisit one place again, where would it be and why?
I want to revisit most of the places I've been to but the top on my list is Paris. In fact, I want to live there for a few months if given a chance. I know it is such a predictable answer but Paris had always been my dream and I am interested in learning more of the language and culture.