Focus On Women-International Women’s Day-

Classic New England- A COVERED BRIDGEgirlsmainehttp://www.flickr.com/photos/artapril/8123683359/Today we celebrate International Women’s Day- the origins of this Holiday can be traced back to March 8. 1857 when “garment workers in New York City protested against inhumane working conditions and low wages according to the United Nations.” After this event the first Womens’Labor Union was established. On March 8. 1908 – 15,000 women marched in New York City for shorter work hours, better pay, voting rights and an end to child labor.

So today we lift a glass to those hard-working women we all know!!

Likewise today’s woman needs to take time to rejuvenate-relax and refresh their soul.. this should include some time away from work and family.. Your Photo Travel Guide provides photo trips with Photography, good food and relaxing places to sleep in beautiful places throughout the United States. My focus is on Fall Foliage Photography in Vermont, Maine and New Hampshire.

I am April-your guide- unlike other Photo Trips or guided tours I limit my groups to a max of 6 women. This way we can travel together and stay in a spot for as little or as long as we feel the spot needs. I am interested in not only photographing the change of season but also EXPERIENCING IT.. eating regional foods celebrating AUtUMN such as Pumpkin bisque soup, squash and other yummies! I like to stay in smaller accommodations -old inns, bed and breakfasts and historic lodgings.

A typical day on one of my Photo trips.. Waking up time is decided upon by the group-I prefer to watch the sunrise tinge the sky and leaves.. but sometimes due to weather we choose to catch up a bit on our sleep.. being in a small group allows us to make these decisions.
We often get outside and photograph the landscape for a few hours and then find a great place to settle in for a bit of coffee and breakfast! I love treating myself to Breakfast as most of the year I work a desk job that starts at 7:am !
Once we complete breakfast it’s back to photographing and then a lunch break.. sometimes lunch is the largest meal of the day and sometimes not. Lunch often includes a scenic location that we can photograph such as a farm, or other unique local stop. The Maine coastline has many such gems!

We also find a bit of time for some retail therapy in our journeys which typical photo tours do not.. New England has some incredible places for unique hand crafted arts-clothing and more. SOmetimes we need to stop such as hit the outlets in Conway New Hampshire if someone needs some more warm clothing -hats scarves or a fanny pack to carry that extra lens.

We always try to include a sunset stop and some food after dark. Soups and desserts warm the soul before tucking into a cozy bed and a hot shower.

With all the rain and snow, Vermont and New Hampshire have been receiving I feel it could be a very rewarding visually stunning year in New England. Hope you will consider joining me.

Be good to the working WOMEN in your life-treat them to some time off.. a chance to get out and explore and refresh your soul!

Check out a few of my recommended spots!
www.ConwayScenic.com- link to the Scenic railroad leaving from Conway, New Hampshire
www.beachmereinn.com- Link to Beachmere Inn in beautiful Ogunquit Maine
www.thefriendlytoast.net -link to one of the Best Breakfast spots-in Portsmouth, New Hampshire
www.shelburnefarms.org a beautiful historic property with incredible barns and landscape- a must in Vermont!

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