2017 Travel Round Up

2017 was an interesting year of travel for House Ballisty. We started the year by saying this would NOT be a year of travel. Instead, we were going to focus our time and money on home improvements like new landscaping, new exterior paint, etc. but what happened? We got all the house stuff done but… we…

Travel Internationally Like a Pro – Part 1

Show of hands: who likes to travel to an international destination? Me me me! 🙋 But sometimes, travelling is hard work. I know that sounds like a first-world problem, but it totally is. You have all this planning and excitement built up to get to your amazing destination; but before you get there, you gotta survive…

Camping in Mendocino

We went on a camping trip in July and it was pretty perfect. It was far enough away that we felt disconnected from Sacramento and there was no cell service for most of the trip… which was amazing. This has been a very busy work season so I relished the chance to literally disconnect and…

Nikon FE test

I acquired this gorgeous 1970s Nikon FE a few years back from a family member but never had the chance to use it. Anyway I dug it out recently, along with my treasure trove of other film cameras, and I’m working on a project that is film exclusive. I’m really excited to get back into real…

Currently, March edition

I’m falling back in love with film photography so you may see a delay in new photo posts. More to come soon! In the meantime, here’s what I’ve been up to. READING // Thrive: The Third Metric to Redefining Success and Creating a Life of Well-Being, Wisdom, and Wonder by Arianna Huffington. I had the pleasure…

Christmas in Hong Kong

Christmas in Hong Kong It’s always fun to see how other countries celebrate the same holidays as you do, and especially the decor they use! It was a real treat visiting Hong Kong in December because everywhere you turned, there was Christmas trees or lights or other fun goodies! Here are a few photos I…