Gillian Howe Photography

Europe Ireland, Iceland, Paris

Good sights, even better people. Irish people love to believe that they are funny. Whether it’s the guided pub musical tour or the taxi driver, they will share all their cheesy jokes with you. How they drive on those roads though, tourists will never understand.

I never thought that I could walk through a National Geographic magazine, and then I went to Iceland. The picture perfect country is attracting more and more visitors each year, and capturing their hearts at the same time. On one side you see lava rocks and hot springs, and once you travel south you are among the great glaciers. This has (and should) become a bucket list spot for all travelers.

The language of love fits this beautiful city. Everywhere you look there’s quaint cafes and people with their hands intertwined shopping through the small boutiques. After a long day of viewing some of the world’s most famous sights, it is hard not to lay on the grass beneath the monstrous Eiffel Tower and watch the lights sparkle. Eating baguettes, crepes, and (if you’re adventurous enough) a true Parisian cuisine, it is difficult not to fall in love with this city of beautiful sights (and beautiful people).

United States Los Angeles, Georgia, New York

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Some good, home grown pictures. I never realized how lucky I was to grow up in such a remarkable place until I left the bubble. My home is amazing and no matter how many times I tell people I’m not sure where I’ll end up after my adventure in Georgia, I have a good feeling it will be back in the city of Angels where I can be 20 minutes from the beach and it will be 75 and sunny year round.

Glory, glory. The south with its beautiful sunsets, hanging moss, and wonderful people has become a great place to escape to. When I decided to come to Georgia, everyone (including myself) thought that I was crazy. But it has been the best decision that I have made to this day.

The city that never sleeps. Maybe its because people never stop honking at each other. In New York City there are more people and cars per block than anywhere that I have ever seen. Central Park is a getaway from the busy bustle of the city, and an amazing getaway at that.

South Pacific Hawaii, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji

An unreal experience to say the least. I had the privilege to travel for three months throughout the South Pacific and study sustainability. There was no shortage of beautiful sites to take in. These pictures truly speak for themselves.

From the volcanic island of Hawaii, to the picturesque landscape of New Zealand, to the city life and Great Barrier Reef in Australia, and the remote island of Fiji, I was able to see it all and fall in love with differing landscapes. We want to make sure that our children will have the opportunities to visit these wonderful places.

Traveling through these areas made me truly appreciate how crucial it is to continue working to save our planet and the beauties it has to offer. We had opportunities to educate communites how they can do their part to protect our planet.