HI I'm Valerie or some call me Val. I've been taking pictures practically my whole life. It's a necessity when exploring new places. I love that I can share my passion with others in the form of a blog. I hope you enjoy my compositions and my stories of travel. I'll be inviting others to contribute to a quarterly (if all goes well) publication of collected stories and visual imagery of others engaged in accidental adventuring. I'm a designer by training so I gravitate towards lines, textures, colors and interesting compositions typically in urban environments.