Room with a View

Room with a View

A room with a view is what most people hope for while booking a trip. In Paris, one may hope for a balcony with the Eiffel Tower in sight. In the Caribbean, beachfront property is always preferred. For most places, any room that gives a view of an interesting site is hoped for over one that leaves little to be seen.

I have stayed in plenty of accommodations throughout my travels, and sometimes I luck out, while other times, not so much. Last year, in Egypt, I booked a hotel that overlooked the pyramids, hoping my room would have a view. Can you imagine my disappointment when I got to my room and the pyramids were nowhere in sight? Clearly, this was one of those times when luck was not on my side. While disappointed by that stay, I can’t complain too much, throughout the years, I am usually pleasantly surprised by what is outside of my window.

Today’s theme for #FriFotos is Room with a View, and for that, I will take you on a tour of a few of my favorite views throughout my years of traveling:

Outside of my tent in the Cederberg Region of South Africa:
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Daily life from the overnight train from Luxor to Cairo in Egypt:
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View of the South China Sea from the balcony in Nha Trang, Vietnam:
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Pool and buildings from my hotel in Bangkok, Thailand:
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Sunset in Santiago, Chile:
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Palm trees and the beach from the balcony in Aruba:
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The South Pacific on the Coral Coast in Fiji:
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Bermuda from a cruise ship balcony:
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Comments (9)

  1. Lance | Trips By Lance

    Very nice, Erin. I’m bad about taking photos in a room or from a room. I think the best ones I do have are from our Jamaica honeymoon 14 years ago. And those are all printed pictures. No clue if they’re scanned. I’m old!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Haha, you are not that old! I have plenty of photos from trips all over Europe that are printed, not digital. 🙁 One day I’ll scan them in.

  2. Amanda @ Adventure Year

    Lovely, lovely photos! I think one thing I love even more than a view of the ocean from my room is HEARING the ocean from my room. Something so calming about falling asleep to the waves. I love it!

    1. The World Wanderer

      Yes! I agree, there is nothing like falling asleep to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore. 🙂

  3. Anita Mac

    I’m with Amanda…I love hearing the ocean from my room! I used to stay in a resort in Coffs Harbour and loved waking up to the sound of the ocean with my curtains billowing in the breeze! Ahhhh…sigh!

    1. The World Wanderer

      It’s the best sound. Anita, that sounds like paradise! Let’s go…right now! 🙂

  4. Raul (@ilivetotravel)

    The views we get are sometimes not the best but they can still be interesting. My sunsets and sunrises in Santiago were the best – no matter which side the Marriott put me in, I was rewarded with one or the other!

  5. @mrsoaroundworld

    Bangkok and Fiji are simply stunning!

  6. Heather

    I love your take on beautiful views. Beauty is everywhere and found in even the simple things. You’ve done a wonderful job of showing that here.

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