Travel Ahh….Palm Trees

© Stephanie Glaser 2010

© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Palm trees immediately make me feel at ease — like the ocean. Perhaps it’s because they are such an iconic symbol of tropical islands or, at least, warm weather. I took the above photo in Bali, Indonesia. 

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© Stephanie Glaser 2011

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Adelaide, South Australia.

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Santa Barbara, California, USA.

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© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Carnarvon, Western Australia. These are actually banana trees — a definite sign that we were getting closer to the Tropic of Capricorn while we were driving up the coast of Western Australia.

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© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Carnarvon, Western Australia.

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© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Barossa Valley, South Australia.

© Stephanie Glaser 2010

© Stephanie Glaser 2010

Bali, Indonesia.

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

© Stephanie Glaser 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. It seems strange to see so many palm trees in a desert region, and, granted, some of the palms in LV are imported. However, the California Fan Palm is native to the southwestern US as well as California and northern Mexico.

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Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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© Stephanie Glaser 2013

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. These palm trees look like official ambassadors for “Sin City.”

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© Stephanie Glaser 2011

Santa Barbara, California, USA.  I love this photo of my husband Kurt and our daughter Kasey strolling down a boulevard in the town where I grew up during part of my younger days.

© Stephanie Glaser 2011

© Stephanie Glaser 2011

Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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17 thoughts on “Travel Ahh….Palm Trees

    • Thanks, Amy — I have a thing, too, for rice terraces. I’d love to do a photo collection of terraces. They are absolutely stunning. Another reason I want to travel more in Asia!

  1. None of Florida Palms?

    Awesome photos, I love palm trees. My first trip to Florida was in 2003. When we crossed the border at Volusia, Georgia it was early morning, the sun just rising. I woke in the Florida welcome center on I-75 to silhouettes of palm trees. I knew I was home. It took a few years but I finally made Florida my permanent rest stop December 2010.

    • Yes! I totally need some Florida photos — I’ve actually been to FL, but I can’t find any of my photos. It was a while ago. I so know what you mean about those special silhouettes. I’m glad you found your home, Ana!

    • Sid, thank you for the kind words! I’m glad the montage gives the sense of traveling. If I get my act together, I’d like to update it from time to time. Thanks for checking out and following Travel Oops! Cheers, Steph

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    • Thank you! When we arrived in Carnarvon, it really began to feel tropical. So much of what we had driven through in Western Australia was the bush and desolate roads. I think that’s why I liked the look of Carnarvon so much.

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