Around the World with Mary

Come join me as I travel around the world. Both hemispheres are repres ...

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Free and Wild Dolphins Play in the Pristine Waters of the Big Island

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Incredible Hawai'i - it's mystical and amazing. Yes this is scared lan ...

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India: Himalayas

You could travel your whole life in the Himalayas and not see it all. ...

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Ladakh, India

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Dalai Lama

Photographing the Dalai Lama was my dream come true there was just the ...

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Cambodia and Angkor Wat

Cambodia has stolen my heart. This country is still recovering from th ...

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Belize captured my heart this year. I am staying on Caye Caulker and h ...

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I am falling in love with Thailand. I used to think Thailand was just ...

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Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil

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Colombia Ecuador Peru

My first 6-month journey out of the USA was to South America. I travel ...

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Bali, Bora Bora

I am at my best in the tropics of the East. Bali continues to amaze an ...

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Your Bio

Mary Bartnikowski is a Mom, award-winning photographer, author, artist, educator, and world citizen.

Want to Join Mary in paradise?

She leads photo safari retreats on Kauai and the Big Island of Hawaii, check out her 2015 workshop schedule here:

Who is she?

Mary has led programs at Stanford, Intel, Apple and worldwide for humanitarian foundations and in her own private sessions guiding her students to learn in 3 hours what she learned in 27 years of shooting professionally in the heart of Silicon Valley.

Your photography is guaranteed to greatly improve or your money back!

She has explored 31 countries (this year was Myanmar, Cambodia, Nepal and India,) traveled solo around the world twice, and has a new app for ipads/iphones Vagabond Magazine with her stunning photography, advice on longterm travel, and inspiration to get you out in the world now.

Vagabond Magazine on the iTunes store:

Read Mary's new book on Amazon about her adventures and worldwide wanderlust

web site:

503,879 views! Travel videos of Mary around the world. See the Dalai Lama, twin baby elephants, and her most downloaded video, Uluwatu, Best Beaches in Bali. It did help to open with a Brazilian babe in a bikini.
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In the last 7 years she has:
Photographed the Dalai Lama twice, ridden elephants bareback in Nepal, taught children and elders English in Colombia, lived in an ashram in India on the Ganges River teaching yoga and photographing saints, surfed in Ecuador and Peru, logged thousands of miles in trains across India solo, gazed at the third highest mountain in the world in Sikkim but did not hike it, explored the Nubra Valley in Ladakh while crammed in a share jeep driving over the highest motorable pass in the world at 18,000 feet, scuba dived in Grand Cayman, motor-biked in Thailand lived to tell the tale after crashing, shot Angkor Wat by biking in the dark 9 miles to see the sun rise over Ta Prohm Temple and discovered Myanmar just last month and now is on Kauai and the Big Island swimming with wild dolphins, no not in a tank, in the wild, people!

Mary has taught photography to Sikh students in Amritsar, photographed the golden temple at 3AM, celebrated Kunigan a holy day in Bali, played in the Holi festival in India, bathed in the Ganges River, tango-ed in Buenos Aires, fell in love in Florence, got drenched by the biggest waterfall in the world between Argentina and Brazil, bought her first bikini, fund-raised for abandoned people in Argentina by writing and photographing, taught photography to travelers in India, Bali, Thailand, Guatemala, Mexico, Belize, and Nepal.

She taught the staff of the Nepal Youth Foundation how to take great photos, meditated in holy caves in Sikkim and Ladakh, lived in a Buddhist temple in Thailand where no one spoke English waking up at 3AM every day to meditate, tackled the Thai language and lost, climbed Picchu peak in Machu Picchu, photographed lightening in the middle of Lake Titicaca in Bolivia, floated down the Mekong River on a slow boat in Laos, taught yoga to Buddhist nuns in Nepal at 4AM and more.

But we won't go into it here.

Join Mary in Hawaii in 2015.

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