The Story of How I Met Yoko
A few years ago I visited Japan for the first time. One day in Nara, I was admiring a temple when a woman in her 70's approached me and asked, "Would you like to know the story of this place?" I was skeptical. What was the catch?
To my surprise, the woman, Yoko, just wanted to share her love of her city with me, a complete stranger. She believed that in doing this, others would do the same when she travelled, making her feel at ease in a foreign place. Yoko’s guided tour of Nara was magical, offering me a special window into a place I would never have experienced otherwise.
Yoko's philosophy stayed with me even after I returned home, and it inspired me to create this site. And Then I Met Yoko is where I want to share my love for travel through my photography and trip planning, in hopes that it inspires you to travel and pass on your experiences to others.
VISUAL TRAVEL GUIDES
Each of my travel guides feature some of my favourite photography, plus helpful tips and itineraries based on my experiences.
I invite you to use the maps to help make the most of your own visit.
The Sacred Valley
In between Cusco and Machu Picchu is an area of land known as the Sacred Valley. It’s the perfect place to acclimatize before any hiking in the region.
Read the perfect 3-day itinerary.
A Visual Travel Guide to the Faroe Islands
A Visual Travel Guide to Japan
Travels: Italy - May
Post: THE SACRED VALLEY and Cusco - APRIL
About Me and My planninG PHILOSOPHY
I’m a Canadian gal and self-taught travel photographer. It took one trip to India to make me realize I wanted to be behind the camera, not in front of it.
When I’m not travelling, or binging on Game of Thrones reruns (Jon Snow knows everything) I’m planning my next trip.
You see, here's the thing with trip planning. If you don't do some initial research, there's a ton you can miss out on or God forbid, eat a bad meal.
Want to learn more about me and my planning philosophy?
Custom Travel Itineraries and Brand Partnerships
Travel is sacred. It takes forever to plan, uses precious vacation days and then, “poof”… it’s over.
If you’re busy and looking for someone to help create your perfect travel itinerary, then give me a shout.
If you need travel photography, editorial or are interested in a brand partnership, I would love to hear from you.