Carpe Travel’s 4th Annual American Independence Day Photo Essay
Every year I ask travel writers and photographers to share photos they have captured of the American flag or US Monuments for our annual photo essay. Each year I’m always blown away by the response and photo submissions. This year is no different! I received some amazing photos from my fellow travel writers.
The one thing that has changed is the fact I have come up short with a sentimental, patriotic intro. In the past years I’ve harped on my daughter becoming a United States citizen, the strength of a little town standing up to political threats and just what travel and the flag have come to represent. Yet, in the midst of all the divisiveness around the upcoming U.S. presidential election, ISIS terror threats, mass shootings, and…and…all I can really see is the flag. The Red. White. And, blue. So, I thought this year I would keep it simple. No matter what candidate you like, one thing I think we can all agree on is how much we cherish the freedoms and rights we have as citizens of the United States. Thank you to all of those individuals who have put themselves in harms way to protect and keep our freedoms in tact
Another thank you to all my fellow travel writers who have contributed to this years Annual American Independence Day Photo Essay! You guys did a great job in capturing the red, white and blue in your travels… Kara Williams at The Vacation Gals, Lance and Laura at Travel Addicts, Eileen Gunn at Families Go Travel, Sheri McDonald at Family en Route, Dana Freeman Travels, Lyla Gleason at Globetrotting Mommy, Kendra Pierson at HeadbandForToday.com, Jennifer Melroy at Made all the Difference, Jenna Kvidt at Wander The Map, Val Quintanilla at Girl’s Gotta Drink, Brianna Simmons at The Casual Travelist.
I also pulled a few bonus photos from Instagram that I thought were fun ways to show the flag. Have any photos that showcase the red, white and blue? Tag them #CarpeTravel.
Happy Independence Day!
A photo posted by FamiliesGo (@familiesgo) on
Instagramers Capturing the Red, White and Blue…
A photo posted by Jen, Founder of #WordTraveling (@jenreyneri) on
A photo posted by Aly Bilo (@aly_bilo) on