Nature-lover's travel photos and feel-good quotes to celebrate Earth Day!


Every day should be Earth Day, yet acknowledging one dawn, April 22, each year to pause and honor this planet—as well as think about pro-active ways to sustain and savor it—is inspirational. In my travels, I am often enthralled by and grateful for the captivating beauty that abounds. As poet, novelist, farmer, and environmental activist Wendell Barry points out: “The earth is what we all have in common.” Amen.

Here, some of my favorite Earth-celebrating photos, places, and quotes. Please click the gallery launch button (at top right or below) for 16 images.


Where have you most enjoyed traveling? Where do you want to go? What does Earth Day mean to you? Please tell us in the comments below—we’d love to know!

Frequent globetrotter Laura Manske has visited most U.S. states, explored 70+ countries, and cruised 60+ ships. She loves to wander the world, unearthing travel joy, beauty, adventure, and humor through her camera lens and articles. Now, she’s sharing pictures and memories of her favorite spots on

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