Flying High

I rarely feel more alive than when I travel. Heightened senses, increased awareness, delight in even the littlest foreign oddities. There’s something different in the air of every city I go to. It could just be my eager anticipation of landing into a new adventure, but I thought I’d try to capture that feeling for you…the excitement that comes with a plane’s engines roaring into life, and looking out the window over different cities. Here are some aerial views from the past six months. It’s for glimpses like this that I like the window seat.

 

 

Here’s a view above San Francisco, California…looks like a whale tail, don’t you think? On the ground, the airport is strewn with holiday lights.

 

 

Flying over Kayseri, Turkey, I feel the urge to run across the clouds like one might race across a valley.

 

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And so I do! Well, kind of…. I hop into a hot-air balloon and sail above Cappadocia, Turkey.

 

 

A few days later, I’m still wanting to feel like a bird, and I find myself paragliding above Pamukkale, Turkey.

 

 

Somewhere above Houston, Texas we have a flying buddy. Can you see our companion airplane? (It’s easier to spot in the second photo; look for the silhouette below the cloud line, center left.)

 

 

This view isn’t quite out of an airplane window, and it’s not technically flying, but it’s still behind a glass pane and the view is still very high up in Chicago, Illinois! (Check out more views from the Willis –formerly Sears– Tower Skydeck here.)

 

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May your travels be filled with sunshine, clear skies, and fantastic views in this new year,
Caroline