Happy 100 Posts!

This is officially the 100th post on An American Girl in Transit! Thank you to everyone who has followed along with my travels! I could not have continued without the love and support from this community.

So here’s to you, all of my readers, the biggest inspiration out there.

Seven Super Shots From Around the World

One of my favorite things about the travel blogging world is the friendliness of its members. Perhaps it has more to do with the nature of fellow travelers, but in one moment, a complete stranger can become an instant friend, whether through twitter, connecting via a blog, or even just over a cocktail on your latest adventure.

I’d like to thank Jenny Neill for introducing herself to me through email and connecting over our shared love of travel, blogging, and photography. She has also invited me to participate in the latest travel blogging meme, Seven Super Shots.

As photography is one of my favorite ways to share the sights and feelings of a place, I am happy to share with you all my Seven Super Shots from traveling to over 15 different countries around the world.

1. Takes my breath away

Sunset in Huanchaco, Peru.

This photo was taken in Huanchaco, Peru without any filters or special settings. I did not edit it at all. I am constantly astounded by the amount of natural beauty in this world. This sunset was so warm and inviting, and watching the golden orb dip lower down was truly a magical moment I will never forget.

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Adjusting Expectations on the Inca Trail

Three months before the start of my trip to Peru, I decided to sign up to hike the Inca Trail. I’m not sure where this idea came from exactly, except the thought that I would be going to Peru, and that is just what you do.

To say that I am not an athletic person would be a huge understatement. I have tried joining gyms, and just could not motivate myself to actually go. In the summers I play tennis, but that doesn’t extend past New York’s all too short summer. I’ve tried yoga, pilates, cardio barre, you name it.

I simply do not like to excercise.

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Finding Inspiration: A Lesson Learned from Karl Lagerfeld

Inspiration can come from any source: a book, a movie, a trip, or a picture.

For Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Pre-Fall 2012 line for Chanel, he drew on India for the core theme of his line, a place he has never been to! Drawing inspiration from his idea of Bombay, Lagerfeld commissioned the Chanel atelier to create each embroidered piece, showcasing the true Parisian talent and attention to detail.

So next time you are sitting at your office desk, looking outside at the cold, grey skies, find the inspiration that is accessible to you. Rent a classic Hepburn movie, escape into the romantic world of Gabriel Garcia Marquez, or scan through old vacation photos for some sunny memories.

Inspiration is waiting behind every corner, just begging to be discovered.

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*all images from style.com