While The Higher Flyer would be considered by many to be a travel blog, it focuses primarily on the journey instead of the destination. There are many talented writers who’ll prominently feature their experiences on the ground, closely documenting the sights they see and the foods they taste, while largely ignoring how they actually got there. I prefer to write about airlines and hotels and the like — and that’s fine, everyone has different interests and styles — but I also like to fancy myself as an “iPhone photographer.” I think one of the best ways to experience a place is to explore it and take pictures of what you find; it forces you to not only seek out interesting spots…

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Bursts of red on the streets on Quebec City

…but also consider the subjects from different angles and perspectives.

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The Washington Monument at dusk

You can learn a lot just from wandering.

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A slice of Pennsylvania’s Americana

To vary the content of my trip reports, I like to include some of the photos I take on the ground. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a tour guide, I’m not professionally trained, and the most advanced camera I own is included with my iPhone. That said, my job has led me to some fascinating places, and I’ve had the blessing of being able to take in some of the best the world has to offer. I feel as if I would be remiss if I completely ignored them when writing my commentaries. After all, there’s more to travel than the plane you fly in on and the type of toiletries you find in the hotel bathroom.

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Manhattan, as seen from a plane!

I won’t be offended if you skip over these posts. I’m not going to guarantee expert photography or poignant commentaries, because, well, that’s not what I’m trained in. Certainly I’ll try my best though. If you’re curious about a city beyond its hotel scene, perhaps my pictures posted under the “Wheels Down!” section, as well as on my Instagram page (@TheHigherFlyer) can pique your interest.

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My alma mater, which is still bright even in the dead of winter!

If you want to feature your work on The Higher Flyer, shoot me an email. I’ll give you full credit, link to your account(s), or really anything else that you might want. Your contributions would certainly be a great addition to the blog!

Happy photographing!