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Travel with #enrouteplaceoftheday.

Over the past year we have asked readers to tag places and moments they love with #enrouteplaceoftheday to give us a glimpse of wherever they are. Below is a small, curated collection of some of our favourite “places” so far. Take a virtual trip around the world through the eyes of our Instagram community – and enjoy your travels.
 
 
 

April 17, 2020

Hawaii

Mark Dimitroff @mdimitro

Mauna Kea Observatories, Hawaii.

“Mauna Kea Observatories are the only structures at 13,790 feet near the top of Hawaii's tallest mountain. The main peak – just behind the viewers vantage point – is 7 feet higher at 13,797 feet. Thinner air and being above the cloud cover are key for worlds‑best observing.”

Snoqualmie, Washington

Brandon Hook @brandonjhook

A waterfall in Snoqualmie, Washington.

“Afternoon up at Snoqualmie.”

Tucson, Arizona

Danielle Merchant @daniellecmerchant

The desert in Tuscon, Arizona, featuring a mountain, a cactus and a pink sky.

“One of those romantic cotton candy sky & warm breeze through my hair kind of evenings.”

Northwest Territories, Canada

Pat Kane @patkanephoto

The sky over a lake is pink and purple from a sunset.

“When people ask why we live in the North, we speak of the kindness of the people who have called it home for generations, about the opportunities for reinvention, and about the light and colours we see when the rest of the continent is dark.”

Bon Echo Provincial Park, Canada

Chelsea Mac @chelsea.maclachlan

Camping at Bon Echo Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada.

“All this nature is making me forget the 5 a.m. wake ups and that babies actually have no idea how to sleep in a van.”

New York

Olivia @niftyfiftytraveler

The Empire State Building in New York City at dusk.

“Day 37/100. I think and think and think, I’ve thought myself out of happiness one million times, but never once into it. | Jonathan Safran Foer”

New York

Eric Van Nynatten @ericvannynatten

Pedestrians walk through the rain at night in New York City.

“A rainy evening on 42nd Street.”

Essaouira, Morocco

Sophie Jane @sophiejane.v

A man rides a camel in Essaouira, Morocco.

“A carefully hand rolled cigarette hung from his bottom lip and sun‑weathered skin crinkled tightly around his scouring eyes. His uninterested demeanour captivated me, as did the carefree tapping of his dusty black flip flop against a calloused heel with a harmonious ‘flap flap flap’ matching each steady plodding camel stride.”

Tenerife, Canary Islands

Mónica R. Goya @monicargoya

A woman walks on a mountain trail in Tenerife on the Canary Islands.

“Where would you go if you could?”

Paris

Margarita @rita_grib

The Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.

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Rome

Harold Feng @haroldfengphoto

The Roman Forum in Rome, Italy, under cotton-candy skies.

“Can’t believe this magnificent forum was the marketplace for Romans back around 500 B.C. It’s so special to witness the sun casting beautiful colours onto the Forum.”

Ischia Ponte, Italy

James Widegren @jameswidegren

Visitors at Ischia Ponte, Italy.

“Castello Aragonese.”

Cape Town, South Africa

Lily @lilyonthemove

A mountain on the coast of Cape Town, South Africa.

“Last January, something very unexpected happened to me. I completely fell in love with Cape Town from the minute I landed. It really has everything that I’m looking for. The mountains, the beach, a zillion hike options, endless scenic road for running and biking, the amazing food, legit everything that I need to be happy. I am pretty sure I could call that place home!”

Santorini, Greece

Chris Cenaiko @chriscenaikotravels

The sun sets over Santorini, Greece.

“You can never forget a Santorini sunset.”

Wadi Rum, Jordan

Jessica Wynne Lockhart @wynnelockhart

A shepherd leads his flock in Wadi Rum, Jordan.

“It may look like Abu Yousef is leading his flock... but what’s actually happening is that the baby goats are running away from my love.”

Sarpi Sea Beach, Georgia

Suzan Pektaş @sznpkt

Swimmers dive from a cliff at Sarpi Sea Beach, Georgia.

“18 kilometres south of Batumi, right on the border between Georgia and Turkey stands the town of Sarpi ‑ home to a cliff‑dotted pebble beach where locals like to jump into the Black sea.”

Pushkar, India

Yuri Andries @yuriandries

Bathing ghats in Pushkar, India.

“Ghandi’s ashes were sprinkled in one of the 52 bathing ghats in Pushkar, India, a Hindu pilgrimage town where visitors bathe in sacred waters and pray in ancient temples.”

Fatehpur Sikri, India

Liam Baldock @liamjbaldock

Locals praying at a place of worship in Fatehpur Sikri, India.

“One of my favourite images from India. Taken at less‑photographed Fatehpur Sikri during a stop‑off on our drive from Agra to Jaipur. We hesitantly accepted a driver’s offering to take us to Fatehpur Sikri as we left Agra, extremely tired after waking up so early to catch the Taj in morning light. When we arrived to the villages, we haggled our way onto a bus that was filled with locals hoping for the best. When we arrived at our destination, we were approached by a tour guide who spotted we were lost, and immediately he took us under his wing and led us to this incredible spot where locals come to pray. This is probably my favourite shot I took in India, and before we arrived, we didn’t even know it existed. India is full of hidden beauties, and Fatehpur Sikri might just be the most beautiful of all.”

Taj Mahal, India

Arjun Yadav @arjsun

“A most memorable morning.”

Chuang Tha Beach, Myanmar

Johnny C.Y. Lam @johnnycylam

A monk shaves a fellow monk's head on Chuang Tha Beach, Myanmar.

“I grew up in a Buddhist household and have always been fascinated and inspired by the philosophy of Buddhism. I have actually shaven my head once in my life when I was a in my 20’s, wasn’t because I was ordained, I did it because I wanted to know what it was like to have no hair (haven’t done it since). Buddhist monks shave their heads as a symbol of giving up worldly possessions, as well to show one’s freedom from the awful grip of worldly desires. I can understand that. Let’s be honest, how many of us spend the morning dreading about our hair? How to style it, how to wear it, should I just cover it by wearing a hat? In this image, two novice monks helping each other to shave their heads at Chuang Tha beach in Myanmar, 2011.”

Shinjuku, Tokyo

Mark Hemmings @markhemmings

A pedestrian strolls down Piss Alley in Shinjuku, Tokyo, during magic hour.

“Ahhh, Magic Hour! The brief time when the ambient sky illumination is equivalent with the artificial light illumination in the city streets. This roughly 15 minute timeframe creates a lovely blue/yellow tonal combo that can’t be beat.”

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