On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions.
From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
The eclipse was amazing, I hope you had a chance to enjoy it. Hopefully it was an omen marking the beginning of the fall of trump.
Today, pictures from valued commenter PlaneCrazy who I must apologize for, for not informing that the pictures would run Tuesday. I always try to let folks know when they’re being published. Sorry PC!
Just a few photos from our current trip to New Zealand. It truly is Middle Earth here. Even in Winter here there is so much green. I can see why so many Americans are tempted to flee here. It’s beautiful, friendly, safe, less materialistic, more cooperative and positive. There are problems here, but they are just on a whole other scale.
Onetangi beach on Waiheke Island.
Waiheke Island is a large island just off the coast of Auckland. The western third is slightly built up for tourists and wine lovers, which means there are vineyards and beaches and a bus to take you to those spots. The Eastern end is less accessible without a car, but is more rural and beautiful. This beach is just below a bus stop and has no hotels, restaurants or anything else right on the beach. It’s clean and beautiful, and empty in winter except a couple of locals walking their dog.
It really doe look like Middle Earth
Horseback riding on Waiheke Island. Went for a great ride on the Eastern side of the Island. Saw the restoration efforts underway to bring back native flora and fauna and eliminate invasive species. Rode up to the site of an ancient Maori Pa or fortified village. You can see it is still so green despite being dead of winter.
Lunch in Mapua
Had fantastic fish and chips in the small coastal town of Mapua just up the coast from Nelson on the northern tip of the South Island.
There’s a reason the fern is the national symbol.
This picture doesn’t even do justice to the variety and lushness of the ferns here. And it is so amazing to realize as you walk through forests here that there is nothing here that will kill you: no bears, poisonous snakes, moose, … before humans arrived around 1250 the only mammals on the island were bats.
Thank you so much PlaneCrazy, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.