2014 was my most traveled year yet. I had the good fortune to bring in the New Year in the Philippines before returning to my job in South Korea. Summer vacation was spent backpacking Vietnam and Chuseok (Korean thanksgiving) brought me to Japan. I ventured to Shanghai before heading back to America for the end of the year holidays and all along these crazy adventures my camera followed me. Tens of thousands of pictures were narrowed down to roughly 30 finalists before I selected my top 10 travel photos of 2014!
#7 features Gyeongbukgung’s main gate with a lion sculpture in the foreground. This royal palace used to house the Korean Kings & Queens but is now a museum filled reminder of a time gone but not forgotten. Wandering around the palace during the day you can try traditional Korean games and pose with costumed guides & guards. Don’t forget to go back in the Spring when the whole place is in bloom! This shot was taken after a night hike to a nearby mountain and I couldn’t help myself when I saw how stunning the gate looked with a night sky above!