What Does It Mean To Travel?


hat does it mean to travel? That’s a good question. For some it just means visiting a place “not to be missed.” For others it means trying to learn and understand different points of view.

One is sort of rushed. The other is relaxed. For example the picture called “Father and Son” was made because I went to a baseball game. Even though I carry a camera everywhere I wasn’t looking for a picture. It just happened.

On the other hand, I have a friend who likes to go on cruises with his wife. I had to laugh today when he posted that all the Caribbean Islands — St. Kitts, Nevis, St. Maarten and a couple of others all look the same. They do if you never get beyond the tourist traps that are just beyond the ship.

Book an overnight stay and take sometime to explore and none of them will look the same. After all, everyone of them was once an island belonging to a different country. For instance, St. Maarten is Dutch while a very short flight away St. Barts is French. Different customs and architecture styles for each island.

My favorite way to explore is to hang out for about a week, find a good coffee shop and go there everyday. I get to know a few locals who will tell where I really should go. And, you never know what will happen in front of me.

Many of these pictures were made on the way to my destination. My way of doing that is to plan for an eight to ten hour trip over a distance that should really take half of that. I can look, stop, make a few pictures and eventually move on.

That’s it for now.

Published by Ray Laskowitz

I am a visual storyteller. I've been making pictures for some 40 years. I travel the world in search of the right image. in the right light at the right time. You can reach me by phone at 505.280.4686, or by email at Ray@Laskowitzpicturess.com or Pictures34@me.com. For a quick look at my work please go to www.laskowitzpictures.com.

10 thoughts on “What Does It Mean To Travel?

  1. I like that feeling of hanging in a local area…making some connections and explore from there as needed…i do wish more Canadians travelled and saw spaces and places beyond tourism…especially the ones who tell me we are living under tyranny…I think going to Iran, Cuba, Zimbabwe may create some gratitude…but who knows…it’s been weird here in the north🤓😨


    1. The truck drivers? They are going to hurt Mardi Gras. I hear the same things down here. The tyranny of masks. Sit on the couch and be quiet. That’s all you have to do. Or, you could do what I had to do — no choices

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      1. I don’t understand makes no sense to me…other than the race of conservatives here to be first…alberta is leading the way…I’ll watch over the next weeks…I could say more but my judgement is clouded so silence is ok ☺️🕊💃


      2. We are the best, but most people being angry about something and the ping ponging around social media the palace is in tatters. And, you have that bloated ex-president saying that if he gets charged with anything that his followers should attack every city. I was talking to another vet about that. He said, “war is hell.” If they put us back in hell, they will learn the worst thing they could ever imagine. I hate that.

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      3. Wow…I hate reading this too…albeit alberta has its own issues…now I’m done drinking an entire pot of lavender tea…sigh and big hugs…your farm will feel so different 🤍🕊thanks for the chat here Ray appreciated.🤗


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