pw.travelogue » ch. 42 travel update

[ch. 42 / travel update]

Well, hello there!

It's been a while… and I have no excuse except to say that I've been caught in a whirlwind of travels!

I'm writing this as I fly across the Pacific Ocean to Hong Kong. I finally have a long enough moment to sit still, write a post, and edit my travel photographs.

For the past several months, I've been traveling, shooting, art directing, designing, and making new friends along the way...

August and September. Shortly after the summer issue of Wayfare launched in July, I spent the next two months in San Francisco, Napa, and Sonoma Valley on location for Pottery Barn. Saw many beautiful sunsets in the vineyards and drove down backroads that led to homes that could only be described as picture perfect.

October. Embarked on an once-in-a-lifetime journey and photo assignment to Australia. I got to experience the sacred grounds of Uluru/Ayers Rock, saw the Milky Way with my naked eye, rode a camel named Hercules in the desert, and even had an olive python wrapped around me in Alice Springs. Found my little piece of paradise on Hamilton Island called qualia (pictured above). Went snorkeling for the very first time—where could be a better place to do it other than the Great Barrier Reef itself? Hugged a kuala named Elvis, took a backstage tour of the Sydney Opera House, spent my last (and only) day in Sydney wondering around and getting lost in the streets of Surry Hills. There's so much more to tell, but I'm saving it for the next issue of Wayfare to tell the whole story, so do stay tuned for that!

November. Met Hurricane Sandy in New York City—what started out as a quick weekend trip became a long extended stay. Back to Los Angeles for a four-day shoot with Citizens of Humanity, then I was off again to San Francisco. Even squeezed in time for a press check for Wayfare in Vancouver. Flew home to Los Angeles for two days, long enough to spend Thanksgiving there and now I'm off to Hong Kong, finally. Taking a trip that is called, vacation.

I feel like I've been on a permanent jet lag, and that's okay. I wouldn't trade my past few months for anything. Not even Sandy could've changed that. I'm so blessed to be surrounded by good people, friends, and strangers. There was a moment in the middle of the Great Barrier Reef where I took off my snorkeling mask and snorkel, stood on the ocean floor and said to myself, "Enjoy this, breathe."

Not every moment needs to be captured with a camera. The ones that are captured with your eyes and heart are often times the best.

P. x

PS. I've been posting photos on Instagram during my trips, so do follow me there for the lastest!



  1. <3 love this so glad to see you update Peggy. I was looking at my Twitter and realized its been so long since we met up. Whenever you are back and have a free moment would love to catch up!

    Enjoy your vacation!

  2. Incredible. Love hearing about all of your adventures. You're an endless inspiration and I can't wait to see what comes next.

    Love the movement in that NYC photo. Safe travels, P!

  3. Welcome back!

    Beautiful shots... and maybe this weekend I'd go to see the exact view of Golden Gate bridge as in your photo.. here in SF...

  4. i've been missing your presence here. glad you're back. love your photography as always!

  5. Really missed this blog in the past few months! but i love to read what you've been up to so far! Great. Enjoy life !!!

  6. Love reading about your travels. Your October alone sounds so incredible, and that photo of Qualia just takes my breath away. I'm looking forward to reading more about your Australia trip in Wayfare!

  7. How long was your Australia trip? You did a lot for such a short time. Amazing places to visit too!!!!


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