photo gallery-traveling toes

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Traveling Toes
Around the World

I wonder if anyone hasn’t photographed their toes in a travel photo?  This photo collection puts the spotlight on the view from behind our toes.  Here are some contributions from travel writers, photographers, and bloggers culled from their archives. Who will tantalize us with the most exotic image showing their toes in the pose?

1. A few months ago I was relaxing at the spectacular pool complex at the Aqua Kauai Beach Resort in Lihue, Kauai, Hawaii.  It is landscaped with lagoons, lava grottoes and waterfalls, and native foliage and has a special sand-bottom pool, lava-tube waterslide, and sand-topped lounge area for kids. 
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the pose at Kauai Beach Resort in Hawaii; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the pose at Kauai Beach Resort in Hawaii; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

2. Double Toes in Italy.  Even with all of the photos and reviews available online, you never can know exactly what you’re getting until you arrive, and oh were we thrilled with where we “landed” at Hotel Rivalago in Sulzano, Italy.  This is one place where it is absolutely worth it to book a lakeview room–the vistas are spectacular from dawn ’til dark.  We can’t wait to get out and absorb the beauty, and in minutes we’re relaxing by lovely Lake Iseo.
Photographed by Anne WoodyardMusic and Markets Tours

toes in the picture at Lake Iseo in Italy; image c Anne Woodyard
toes in the picture at Lake Iseo in Italy; image c Anne Woodyard

3. Even travel writers get to chill out now and then, and this is what I was doing at the lovely beach on Francis Bay, St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands.
Photographed by Katherine Rodeghier

toes in the picture in St. John, U.S. Virgin Island; image c Katherine Rodeghier
toes in the picture in St. John, U.S. Virgin Island;
image c Katherine Rodeghier

4. This photo was taken in Puerto Escondido, Oaxaca, Mexico, and is my view from my favourite writing perch at our home on Mexico’s Pacific Coast.  I often see migrating whales, fishing boats returning to shore at night, and manta rays leaping into the sky–it’s an ever-evolving view I never tire of.
Photographed by Michele PetersonA Taste for Travel

toes in the picture in Puerto Escondido, Mexico; image c Michele Peterson
toes in the picture in Puerto Escondido, Mexico; image c Michele Peterson

5. The photo shows my toes relaxing alongside the pool in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, after a flight from Toronto.  It was so nice to go from a snowy winter to the bright, warm sunshine, and I was taking full advantage of it!
Photographed by LaurenJustin Plus Lauren

toes in the picture in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; image c Lauren
toes in the picture in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; image c Lauren

6. There’s nothing quite like hanging in a hammock.  Here at The Royal on the Riviera Maya in Mexico, almost every room has one on its patio or balcony.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture on the Riviera Maya in Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture on the Riviera Maya in Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

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7. ’m being pedicured at a Vietnamese-owned nail salon in a downtown Prague shopping arcade.
Photographed by Claire WalterTravel-Babel

toes in the picture for a pedicure in Prague; image c Claire Walter
toes in the picture for a pedicure in Prague; image c Claire Walter

8. This image depicts just the feet of the gigantic Reclining Buddha at the magnificent Wat Pho temple in Bangkok, Thailand.   
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

Buddha toes in the picture in Bangkok, Thailand; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
Buddha toes in the picture in Bangkok, Thailand; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

9. Flumin’ da ditch on Kauai in Hawaii
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture Flumin Da Ditch on Kauai, Hawaii
toes in the picture Flumin Da Ditch on Kauai, Hawaii

10. Society of American Travel Writers colleagues and friends enjoy the soothing mineral waters of the Laugarvatn Fontana Steam Baths in Iceland.
Photographed by Diana Lambdin Meyermojotraveler

toes in the picture in Iceland steam bath; image c Diana Lambdin Meyer
toes in the picture in Iceland steam bath; image c Diana Lambdin Meyer

11. On the beach at Paia Bay on Maui, Hawaii.
Photographed by Nat HarrisA Cook Not Mad

toes in the picture on Maui, Hawaii; image c Nat Harris
toes in the picture on Maui, Hawaii; image c Nat Harris

12. Don’t ask me why I like taking picture of my toes. I guess it is just because it shows I am so relaxed, and the contrast between my skin, my nail polish, and the sand. Here, my toes are in the sand of Baracoa, Cuba
Photographed by Claudia TavaniMy Adventures Across The World

toes in the picture in Baracoa, Cuba; image c Claudia Tavani
toes in the picture in Baracoa, Cuba; image c Claudia Tavani

13. Chillin’ under late afternoon skies in the private pool at Summer Lake Hot Springs, Oregon.
Photographed by Steve SmithIn The Know Traveler

toes in the picture in Summer Lake Hot Springs, Oregon; image c Steve Smith
toes in the picture in Summer Lake Hot Springs, Oregon; image c Steve Smith

14. Gliding along the smooth waters near Waikiki Beach in a double-hulled canoe was a highlight of my stay in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ready to paddle away from shore with my 6 crewmates, I was compelled to take this photo to capture the moment. Being at the front of the canoe added to my sense of adventure.
Photographed by Catherine SweeneyTraveling with Sweeney

toes in the picture in Honolulu, Hawaii; image c Catherine Sweeney
toes in the picture in Honolulu, Hawaii; image c Catherine Sweeney

15. This was taken at Uligamu Island, at the northern tip of the Maldives.  We live on our sailboat and travel full time, after leaving the USA in 2008.  The way we live–on a boat, in the tropics–shoes are redundant most of the time.  I took this picture to highlight the incredible clarity of the water, as you can see the reef–individual corals, and fish even–in the water next to the boat (it’s about 15 to 20′ deep).
Photographed by Behan GiffordSailing Totem

toes in the picture on Uligamu Island in the Maldives; image c Behan Gifford
toes in the picture on Uligamu Island in the Maldives; image c Behan Gifford

16. After a day scuba diving in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, we hit the beach.  Our relaxation was captured on a camera phone.
Photographed by Laura LongwellTravel Addicts

toes in the picture in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt; image c LauraLance Longwell
toes in the picture in Sharm-el-Sheikh, Egypt; image c LauraLance Longwell

17. I travel full time with my family, and I’m always looking for a good hike–especially one that leads to a view.  This one involved an all-fours scramble that had mountain goats climbing nearby, literally, but the view from the top to the south end of Waya Island in Fiji made it all worthwhile.  Toes belong to me, my six-year-old, and my eleven-year-old.
Photographed by Behan GiffordSailing Totem

toes in the picture on Waya Island in Fiji; image c Behan Gilford
toes in the picture on Waya Island in Fiji; image c Behan Gilford

18. In Bali, Indonesia, it is best not to step on offerings such as this one at Taman Nusa cultural park.  They are placed on the ground to keep away the evil spirits.  
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in Bali, Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in Bali, Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

19. This shot was taken in Siem Reap‘s night market in Cambodia. It’s called a Doctor fish “massage.” Tiny fish nibble dead skin off a person’s feet. It tickles like mad.  $2 US gets you a can of beer and 20 minutes with the fish in a ‘foot bath’ tank. 
Photographed by Yvette Cardozo

toes in the picture getting a Doctor fish massage in Siem Reap, Cambodia; image c Yvette Cardozo
toes in the picture getting a Doctor fish massage in Siem Reap, Cambodia; image c Yvette Cardozo

20. This wavy image was taken at the ‘Imiloa Astronomy Center in Hilo on the Big Island of Hawaii.  This mosaic on the lobby floor is titled “Voyage of the Navigator.”
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture on the Big Island of Hawaii; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture on the Big Island of Hawaii; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

21. I needed to hold down my skirt and hold on to my hat when I took this ride in a traditional Thai “pleat” boat on the Takuapa River in Little Amazon near Phuket, Thailand
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in Phuket, Thailand; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in Phuket, Thailand; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

22. The water is almost body temperature in this blissful pool at the Swiss-Belresort Watu Jimbar in Bali’s popular Sanur district.  I finished my complimentary welcome drink, rested for a while, then enjoyed a refreshing roll over into the water that my reclining chair was set in.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture at hotel pool in Bali, Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture at hotel pool in Bali, Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

23. It is bliss laying on Pink Beach near Komodo Island in Indonesia.  Nothing to do but soak in the sun and the view, and then splash into the still, clear water to soak that in.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture at Pink Beach in Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture at Pink Beach in Indonesia;
image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

24. The tiny toes are mine, the hairy legs are my boyfriend’s.  We’d just spent an entire day exploring the coastal side of Porto, in Portugal, and decided to reward ourselves with a bit of relaxing at the beach.  While it was late June and beautiful weather, we were almost alone there. There’s a long promenade along the beach which stretches from the big city park all the way to the tip of the city, where you can find a beautiful lighthouse.  It’s really a must-do.
Photographed by Sofie CouwenberghWonderful Wanderings

toes in the picture near Porto, Portugal; image c Sofie Couwenbergh
toes in the picture near Porto, Portugal; image c Sofie Couwenbergh

25. Life is but a dream relaxing in the sand at Sylvia Resort on Flores Island in Indonesia
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picrture on Flores Island in Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picrture on Flores Island in Indonesia; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

26. Resting a bit after a roaring-fast airboat ride through the swamp grass of the Everglades at Sawgrass Recreation Park near Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

27. Standing beside one of the 10 Cadillacs at the Cadillac Ranch art installation in Amarillo, Texas
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture at Cadillac Ranch in Amarillo, Texas;
image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

28. Reclining in a beach chair on the beach at Villa La Estancia on the Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.   Watch the video.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

29. Hanging in a hammock on the beach at Villa La Estancia on the Riviera Nayarit in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in Nuevo Vallarta, Mexico;
image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

30. Touring the La Tovara Nature Reserve in San Blas, Mexico.   Watch the video.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture in San Blas, Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture in San Blas, Mexico; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

31. Watching, from my bed, as a little bird raids the room coffee tray at the Barbados Hilton on Barbados
Filmed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

32. Standing inside the Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum in Barbados
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture at Nidhe israel Synagogue in Barbados; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture at Nidhe israel Synagogue in Barbados;
image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

33. Though only the feet are shown here, the full figure of this ancient Indian art piece stands in a hallway at the Allegretto Vineyard Resort in Paso Robles, California
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture of ancient Indian figure in Paso Robles, California; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture of ancient Indian figure in Paso Robles, California;
image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

34. These colorful toes are standing on a rustic leaf-imprinted garden stone at Hunte’s Gardens on the Caribbean island of Barbados.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture at Huntes Gardens in Barbados; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture at Huntes Gardens in Barbados; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers

35. For blissful luxury, it is hard to beat bathwater strewn with red rose petals, seen here at the Taj Campton Place San Francisco in San Francisco, California.
Photographed by Carole Terwilliger MeyersTravels with Carole

toes in the picture beside a rose-petal bath at Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, California; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers
toes in the picture beside a rose-petal bath at Taj Campton Place in San Francisco, California; image c Carole Terwilliger Meyers