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P is for Pisa’s Leaning Tower

Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Larry Snider)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Larry Snider)

Embracing my Dork Side

Call me cheesy, but I just had to get the cliche photo where it looks like I’m holding up the Leaning Tower of Pisa when we visited Italy last year. I like how the photo came out so that it kinda looks like there’s a wee little guy picking my pocket, or holding *me* up, too.

Have you ever indulged in taking cheesy tourist photos of yourself? I say, why not? If it makes you smile, then so what? Embrace your dork side!

Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Tui Snider)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Tui Snider)

Follow me on Instagram & I’ll follow you back!

I’ve gone from turning up my nose at the idea of cell phone pictures, to being an avid iPhone photographer, which is why my theme for the 2014 A to Z blog challenge is Instagram Travel Photos. If you are on Instagram, I’d be delighted to follow you. Simply follow my photo feed (@TuiSnider) on Instagram and I’ll follow you back!

For more, check out my collaboration with Morgan Dragonwillow. Morgan used my iPhone photos to accompany her poems in a book called Wild Woman Waking. Check it out!

Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Tui Snider)
Leaning Tower of Pisa (photo by Tui Snider)

What is the April A to Z Blog Challenge?

Each April, people from all over the world participate in the April A to Z blog challenge, and you can too. It’s a lot of fun and it’s a great way to meet other bloggers. To play along, all you do is make a blog post for each letter of the alphabet during April, then use the blog hop linky to visit as many other bloggers as you can.

My A to Z Inspired Book: Unexpected Texas

I’d like to thank everyone who commented on my blog during the A to Z Challenge last year, because it convinced me to take the self-publishing plunge. On March 2, 2014, I released Unexpected Texas as a paperback and eBook and it quickly became an Amazon Best Seller!

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Check out the other participants of the A to Z Challenge 


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  1. Argh, so jealous! I must get to Italy.

    When I went to Mexico with a friend, she was wild about the selfies. So I definitely have a lot of cheesy photos from that trip!

  2. The timing of you and that tiny guy in the photo is awesome! hahah!

  3. LOve it! Always embrace the dork side – love that too.
    We took a picture at Chimney Rock like we were measuring as tall as it…hard to visualize, you’ll have to trust me. :)

  4. That’s a great photo! I hadn’t even noticed the wee man till you pointed him out.

  5. Taking cheesy photos at tourist attractions are the best kind to take. I have a bunch from sunrise at the Grand Canyon of me ‘holding’ the sun.

    Hope you’re having fun with the A to Z challenge,

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