Travel Photo Thursday: Thanks for Travel

HAPPY THANKSGIVING–whether you’re in the U.S. celebrating with family and friends or in a country that does notstuff themselves with turkey once a year like we do, stop a moment and give thanks for the most precious things in your life. On Thanksgiving, I am thankful for many things. One of them is travel.  Dora the Explorer agrees. I see the popular children’s cartoon figure in nearly every country I visit, and share her exuberant enjoyment of travel. Here’s Dora in France on a bucket of candy. We found her at the Paris grocery store down the street from our apartment in St. Germain, sandwiched in between bottled water and snack foods.

Dora the Explorer in Paris
Dora in Paris

Here’s Dora in Bantry Ireland. We spotted her beach towel at the weekly market, where you can find a wonderful mixture of gourmet goods, flowers, 2nd hand treasures and even a fortune teller.

Dora the Explorer in Bantry, Ireland
Dora the Explorer on a beach towel in Bantry, Ireland (with pal Spider Man)

These photos are my contribution to the weekly Travel Photo Thursday sponsored by Budget Travelers’ Sandbox. Click over there to see a wide variety of  contributions of photos presented by travel writers around the world.

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About Vera Marie Badertscher

A freelance writer who loves to travel. When she is not traveling she is reading about travel. When she is not reading or traveling, she is sharing with the readers of A Traveler's Library, or recreating her family's past at Ancestors In Aprons . She has written for Reel Life With Jane, Life is a Trip and other websites. Also co-author of a biography, Quincy Tahoma, The Life and Legacy of a Navajo Artist. Contact Vera Marie by e-mail.

4 thoughts on “Travel Photo Thursday: Thanks for Travel

  1. My younger daughter loved Dora when she was little and we give Dora partial credit for Emma’s love of geography and travel. After seeing Dora’s World Adventures when she was 3, Emma decided that she wanted to go to Russia and China more than anywhere else in the world. We were in Russia when she was 6 and she was delighted. At 8, she is still asking to go to China so we are really going to have to take her there soon.

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