Ben Kimo Photography

The worn wrinkle of a smile. The vibrant colors of freshly picked vegetables. The brittle brick dust dancing into the air from an ancient temple. The luscious green pigments from a hilltop of cloud reaching trees. Simple yet precious visions. Moments like these have been captured beautifully by a friend of mine, photographer, marketing consultant and…

Week in London | Picture Post

When I planned my trip and decided England would be one of my last stops on this crazy Western European trip, I couldn’t have been more excited! Gallons of tea, the Queen, Big Ben, the London Eye, free museums entrances, great underground music, venues and pubs… what was there not to be pumped about! (Well…

Lisbon, Portugal | Picture Post

Like Madrid, Lisbon was a sweet and very simple trip. I only had one full day in this mini me San Francisco of a city and I wanted to take full advantage! I stayed at an amazing hostel, Sunset Destination Hostel, and really enjoyed it’s “green thinking” environment, retro vibe and friendly staff! I did…

Home Away from Home in Lagos, Portugal | Picture Post

Making my way to Portugal was a must for me. I made my way to Lagos to have my last fill of beach life before the summer kissed me goodnight. I had some friends I had met in Barcelona staying in Lagos so seeing them and having them as personal tour guides was the perfect introduction…

Rota and Cadiz, Spain | Picture Post

My two weeks in southern Spain was just the relaxing experience I needed. I stayed with an old friend from high school who is stationed here for the Navy and spent many days solo traveling around these cute towns while they were at work. I spent most of my time in Rota, an adorable beach…

Madrid, Spain | Picture Post

Madrid was a sweet and simple visit. After a ten hour overnight bus ride, I barely had any sleep. I found my way to the hostel I was staying at called U Hostel, checked in and crashed in their cozy cinema room. I chose this hostel after meeting a friend in Barcelona. He said he…

Barcelona, Spain | Picture Post

A city with a crazy nightlife, a small town feel full of art and invention and a never-ending beach all in one?! There’s no place quite like Barcelona. The energy is one of a kind. I enjoyed a free tour guide the first day I was in Barcelona as well as splurged on a Gaudi…

Capri and Naples, Italy | Picture Post

I truly felt like I was in a dream while lounging in the sand on the island of Capri in Italy. As I stepped off the ferry, I enjoyed the view of beach theme restaurants and colorful houses while the crisp sun warmed my skin. I had my beautiful friend Brooke by my side and…

A Taste of Rome | Picture Post

Walking through Rome is like walking through a history textbook. The untouched architecture, large fountains and abundant statues kept me captivated from the beginning to the very end. Vatican City Pantheon I stayed at a hostel called Legends RG when I first got to Rome after my work exchange experience. It was in a great…

Cinque Terra, Italy | Picture Post

My original plan was to head to Florence after Venice but the city life really started to wear on me. My friend Brooke, who I met in Lake Como, suggested I tag along to check out Cinque Terra. I couldn’t have been excited! I had heard of the gorgeous Cinque Terra and had seen pictures…

Paris, France | Picture Post II

Paris will always have a piece of my heart… I feel lucky to have spent almost a week there and fell in love with its captivating architecture and old time spirit. Here are some photos from my last few adventures in the city of lights. Jardin De Luxemburg I’m a fan of what the French…