Take only photos, knowledge and memories
Leave only footprints, respect and gratitude


As far back as I can remember I have had the desire to travel. As a young woman I traveled in my birth-country Canada, then, in the United States - my adopted-country - and on occasion Europe. And, of course I always had a camera in hand.

Thousands of photographs and years later, I embarked on my first "overseas adventure" to China and Tibet. That trip hightened my passion for travel and resulted in my establishing a pattern of taking an "overseas adventure" every year. In the past 12 years, I have been sufficiently fortunate to have made several trips to Africa, Asia and South America, and most recently, Antarctica!

As my camera has shared these adventures with me, and in turn, I have shared my adventures with others through my travel website - www.aleopics.com - using photographs and words to convey how, although the lives of people in other cultures differ from ours, there is a basic sameness in love of family, desire for safety and drive to achieve a comfortable environment in which to live in all of us. I believe there is significance to having knowledge of and, perhaps, an better understanding of other cultures.

As a travel photographer, I am very eclectic in subject matter. I photograph what catches my eye - what intriques me - what makes me say, "oh wow!"