There’s nothing more beautiful than the the transition between daylight and dark. Here are some of my favorite sunsets and sunrises we’ve captured while traveling around the world.

Stokkur Geyser, Southern Iceland

The weirdest thing about exploring Iceland in the summer is its 24 hours of daylight: a two hour sunset morphs into two hours of sunrise. It makes for incredible scenery and photography. Jim caught this geyser erupting around midnight.

Route 66, the American West, USA

Out in the desert

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We’ve spent hours exploring the American West on various road trips in search of the perfect ghost town. Jim shot this out in the desert along famed Route 66.

Padova, Italy

Sunset in Padova

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Padova, Italy is a small college town less than an hour train ride from Venice. It’s one of my favorite low key Italian spots.

Istanbul, Turkey

Jim captured this sunset while cruising along the Bosphorus just outside of Istanbul, Turkey. Istanbul had some amazing sunsets in part because of all the minarets, domes and spires that punctuate the city’s skyline. I took the picture below as we left the sultan’s palace.



Oban, Scotland

Even the sunsets are cool in Scotland—more hues of blue and indigo maroons, than fiery oranges or reds. Oban is one of my favorite small towns in Europe and the jumping off point for the incredible Kerrera Island.

Dallas, Texas, USA


Jim and I both travel for our jobs. And when we do, we try to turn work into travel experiences by, among other things, making time to wander. Jim captured this sunset in Dallas, Texas while as he said “madly rushing from one appointment to another.”

The Amazon River, Brazil


Brazil is one of my all time favorite places. We enjoyed this sunset in a canoe in the middle of the Amazon. We had just caught piranha for dinner, and were rowing back to camp with our guide. Google photos stitched this picture together into a panorama for us.

Atlantic Ocean

I love taking pictures of all the awesome views from my galley windows, and have lots of them. I snapped this sunset while working a flight along the East Coast.

Paris, France


Paris is a city that is known for its art, and we caught this beautiful sunset from inside its modern art museum, the Pompidou.

Los Angeles, California, USA


Last but not least, our hometown Los Angeles has some of the best sunsets in the world. Jim took this picture walking home from work one day.

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— Laura Rowley




Written by Laura Rowley

I am an artist, flight attendant, and travel blogger.

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