My Top 15 Travel Photos of 2014

Sorry guys! This post is yet again belated. But once again I couldn’t resist sharing.

So long-time readers may remember when I recapped my favorite photos of 2013. While my travels in 2014 were slightly less than 2013 (11 countries as opposed to 15) I still got around- after all, I circumnavigated the globe! So I thought these photos would be a nice skip down memory lane for all those who followed along.


A warmly colored residential canal. Venice, Italy.


Gondoliers navigating Venice’s labyrinth of canals. Venice, Italy.


A reflection of a Ferris Wheel on the pier at Brighton Beach. Brighton, England.


A young Garwhali girl in the Himalaya. Uttar Pradesh, India.


Looking out at the snow-tipped mountains. Uttar Pradesh, India.

The last day of our epic Himalayan hike. Uttar Pradesh, India.

The Taj Majal at sunrise. Agra, India.

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Locals chowing down at a wet market. Bangkok, Thailand.

A fire-dancer on the beach. Koh Tao, Thailand.

One of Koh Tao’s stunning sunsets. Koh Tao, Thailand.

Muay thai fighters sparring. Koh Tao, Thailand.

A street scene in colonial Georgetown. Penang, Malaysia.

Verdant tea fields. Cameron Highlands, Malaysia.

A girl selling dumplings at a food market. Melaka, Malaysia.

A fisherman’s home. Halong Bay, Vietnam.

So let’s hear it! Which travel photo is your personal favorite?

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About Ashley Fleckenstein

Ashley is a travel and lifestyle blogger who lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Since college she has au paired in Paris, backpacked the world solo, and lived in Uganda. Her work has been featured by Buzzfeed, Forbes, TripAdvisor, and Glamour Magazine.

50 thoughts on “My Top 15 Travel Photos of 2014”

  1. Great pictures! I love the Brighton snap, I visit Brighton regularly but always come away with the same boring photos. I love how you’ve used such a different approach with yours :)

  2. Gorgeous photos!! It’s so hard to pick one – they are all great! I guess if I had to pick though, I would have to say one of the Venice ones. Suppose I’m a little biased because seeing those is making me excited for an upcoming trip there!

  3. All these photos are gorgeous, Ashley, but I think, my personal favourites are the coloured residential canal in Venice, the young Garwhali girl in the Himalayas, the Taj Mahal at sunrise, the tea fields in the Cameron Highlands and of course, Halong Bay. Just been there for the second time and would love to return in a heartbeat.

  4. Ashley, these are amazing! I love them all, but I’d totally frame that first shot from Venice and hang it in my living room — it’s perfect!

  5. Beautiful pictures Ashley. Love the first shot of Venice. The velvet texture of the water and pastel colors make this a very peaceful photograph :). Also love the perspective on the last shot of your Himalayan hike. Keep them coming!


  6. Have the same fire twirling koh tao photo on my cubicle at work- best memories of Thailand sandy toes, cold chang whilst sitting on pillows and beautiful sunsets

  7. These photos are amazing! I love the Venice canal and the Himalayan hike. Plus the Koh Tao one as I’ve heard amazing things about the sunsets there and hope to visit one day. Keep up the great work! x

  8. I love the girl in the Himalayas! She is so gorgeous, what a smile. And such a beautiful and real place. Great picture! And all are beautiful!

  9. All your photos look truely amazing but if I really had to pick I’d say that I loved the photo of the young Garwhali girl in the Himalayas, the lovely black and white romantic photos of Venice, and the picture of the locals having a meal, in Bangkok.

  10. Such striking photos and I especially love the diverse subjects! If I had to choose, my top three are the black and white Venice photo, you looking out at the mountains, and the tea fields. I am an uber tea aficionada and would love to visit a working tea plantation one day. Bien hecho!

  11. Hi Ashley,
    My name is Melanie and I’m a high school student who’s been following your blog for about a year now. I love traveling and learning languages, and your blog has only added ideas to my bucket list, along with cool photography inspiration. It actually inspired me to apply to spend next year abroad in Germany, so thank you very very much for the great content and just for living your life on your own terms and doing what makes you happy, it’s a relief to know that it’s totally possible. Thanks a bunch!

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