Welcome to the Alison Brown Photography blog! See below for my most recent blog posts.

How does a sea turtle protect itself?

March 28, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Sea turtles have been swimming in the oceans for over 100 million years and even survived the dinosaur extinction. If you’ve ever gone snorkeling or diving in a tropical region, you’ve probably seen one. You can spot them either in the open ocean, or most commonly, in coastal habitats. Seven species of sea turtles exist today,...
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5 Ways to Live a More Sustainable Lifestyle

March 25, 2017  •  1 Comment
By Alison Brown If you've read the news lately, you've probably seen the proposed cuts to the US Environmental Protection Agency, the dismantling of energy efficiency programs, rollbacks on drilling regulations, and the repeal of a law preventing mining companies from dumping coal in streams. Unfortunately for the environment, this news is rather...
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How does shark finning affect the ecosystem?

March 16, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison Brown Sharks are some of the ocean's most fascinating creatures. They are one of the planet’s oldest, with the first evidence of sharks dating back to over 450 million years ago. Over 400 species exist today, which range from 8 inches to up to 40 feet in length. While great white sharks are the most feared by humans, it’s not commonly k...
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Trekking in Mù Cang Chải, Vietnam

November 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown If you've seen photos of Vietnam, you've probably come across images like you see below. The Northern regions of Vietnam are filled with captivating rice fields that span as far as the eye can see. The terraced rice fields are best to visit in September since that's right before the harvest season in October. If you go after Sep...
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Travel is the Only Thing You Buy that Makes You Richer

September 01, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Half-way through my last quarter in college, I found myself wandering into a hostel in Santa Barbara, California. One of the walls was decorated with a brightly colored mural, depicting a life-size map of the world. "Let's go on a trip after graduation," I said. "I'm going to close my eyes and wherever my hands land, that's wh...
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Perth: Australia’s Isolated Paradise

June 06, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Perth might be one of Australia’s lesser-known destinations, but don’t let the lack of popularity fool you. This idyllic city is located in Western Australia, which doesn’t attract as many tourists because of its distance from east coast and the fact that it’s practically uninhabited. During my ten-day stint, I stayed in a town...
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The Sacred Monkey Forest in Bali, Indonesia

May 10, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
By Alison M. Brown Bali, Indonesia is a magical place known as the land of a thousand temples. It definitely lives up to its name, as you can find hundreds of temples strewn along the dramatic coastline or tucked away in remote regions. Many people choose to visit Bali each year to see these remarkable temples. Some are drawn to its paradise appea...
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