Ponta da Piedade on the Algarve coast of Southern Portugal, for Ellen Blazer's travel blog To Travel and Bloom

4 Stunning Beaches in Southern Portugal

I arrived in Portugal with a lot of expectations… my mind ran wild with anticipation of sandstone coastal cliffs awaiting my encounter. The streets would be narrow and winding, with hills steeper than San Francisco. Restaurant tables spilling precariously into cobblestone streets, with port wine as cheap as water. I couldn’t stop scouring Instagram and …

Kirkjufell Mountain in Iceland, for Ellen Blazer's travel blog To Travel and Bloom

8 Places in Iceland that are a Photographer’s Dream

I recently road-tripped around Iceland for about a week, and it was unlike anything else I’ve ever done. It’s hard to believe until you see it for yourself, but as you drive down the highway in Iceland, literally everywhere you look there is a new fascinating, breath-taking sight. Another mountain, a 100-ft waterfall, lava fields, …