deb prior

Photography, reading, walking, learning languages, meeting people,  watching wildlife, horse riding, trying something new, … These are some of the passions that fuel my life and encourage my travels.  I hate to see writing overwhelmed with clichés, but “variety is the spice of life” is one I’ll always be happy to use.

This blog is my way of exploiting my love of writing.  I am keen to share my travel ideas, experiences and photographs.  I hope you will find inspiration here, and that you will join me for a chat now and then by leaving a comment.  Most importantly, I want to pass on a smile or chuckle.

My first post was from Edinburgh Castle in January 2013 and the blog has grown and developed since then, as I have learned new blogging and photography skills and discovered new things to share with you. I have been delighted and amazed at how many people have viewed my posts and now follow this blog.  The camaraderie that exists among bloggers is not something I expected: there is always someone out there with an encouraging word or a great suggestion.

So thank you to all of my readers.  Please keep following and commenting. I very much appreciate it.

If you want to contact me with suggestions, requests or any other comments, do drop me a line at travelwithintent@gmail.com


Thank you too to my fellow bloggers who have chosen to pass awards my way.  They are all very much appreciated but please reserve them for new bloggers. Feel free to pass comments my way but not the awards.


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  1. As promised – a travel quote. I am reading (or rather listening to the audio CD in German while occasionally trying to follow it in French) Les Miserables by Victor Hugo. The story is, of course, well known but boy! did he put in pages and pages (and more pages) on his thoughts about the revolution and Napoleon in general and the battle of Waterloo in particular and an incredible amount of chapters on religious orders. It is, I’m sorry to say, mind numbing.

    But back to the quote, he writes: “To travel is to be born and to die at every instant”. – Or, to quote the whole passage to clarify his meaning: “To travel is to be born and to die at every instant; perhaps, in the vaguest region of his mind, he did make comparisons between the shifting horizon and our human existence: all the things of life are perpetually fleeing before us; the dark and bright intervals are intermingled; after a dazzling moment, an eclipse; we look, we hasten, we stretch out our hands to grasp what is passing; each event is a turn in the road, and, all at once, we are old; we feel a shock; all is black; we distinguish an obscure door; the gloomy horse of life, which has been drawing us halts, and we see a veiled and unknown person unharnessing amid the shadows.”

    Anyway, I thought you’d like it.

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    1. Wow! I do indeed, but I don’t think I’ll be rushing to read the book. I actually downloaded a couple of shorter French audible books to listen to on my walks. But I really struggled to concentrate. I then tried listening to something in English instead, and was equally useless at listening. So at least the problem wasn’t just my linguistic skills!!
      Enough rambling though. I will definitely use this quote – it is wide open to photographic interpretation 🙂 Thanks Elke

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  2. Looking for something completely different, I came across this quote: “Photography is the story I fail to put into words.” by Destin Sparks (it’s quoted on Goodreads.com which is quite reliable with quotes, I think). I thought you might use it one of these days on your quotation challenge. 🙂

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      1. Hi Elke Always in a hurry like me! I can’t even count the number of emails I send and then have to resend with their attachment!!
        And the quote is a great one – I will definitely use. In fact, it is a good one to go with a story-telling project that I’m working on (well, thinking about)- telling a story with 5 pictures.

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  3. Wow! Stumbled upon this blog, I’ll be following you as I’ve travelled extensively through Asia , sadly too long ago now; kids have soaked up all my spare dosh!! What brilliant photos you’ve taken, are they all your own work? Are you a professional travel writer?

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        1. I love pretty much all of Spain (or all that I’ve been to so far) But Barcelona, Tarragona, Girona, Calafell, Sitges, Vilafranca del Penedes and Valencia and area are on my trips in next few weeks.


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    What do you think?



  5. Love your new blog look, Debbie! Hope you had a beautiful Mothers Day?
    Am wondering what happened last week. Last week Sunday you had a beautiful photo with almond or cherry blossoms (I think that’s what they were). you left me a comment, but you didn’t link it to SEASONS – which I think was your intent (because the challenge) starts on Sunday). I left you a comment before Wed. night -but it’s not like you -not to get back to me.
    So I hope everything is okay with you?? Hope I will see you this week (before Wed. 7pm, US, Pacific time) at
    Remember, it does not need to be a landscape but can be anything you have experienced during the season:) Have a great week ahead:):)


    1. Hi Jesh I’m fine, thanks for being concerned. I’ve been very busy with both work and travelling – home in a couple of days. I was on a photo workshop for a week which is extremely intensive – no time for blogging, not much time for sleeping either! Debbie

      On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:23 AM, Travel with Intent wrote:



    1. Thank you for your very kind nomination. I don’t accept awards these days – but I do appreciate that you took time to visit and nominate me.

      And keep up the good work on your own blog

      On Fri, Sep 4, 2015 at 3:34 PM, Travel with Intent wrote:


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  6. A pretty disparate bunch of interests maybe but I was thrilled to be ticking off most of them myself! So happy to have found a fellow blogger with such similar interests 🙂 Looking forward to your future posts 🙂


      1. Thank you for taking a look 🙂 Just getting started and have a long, long way to go. Too many past travel posts pending 😉 O well… will get to them eventually 🙂


  7. Hi Debbie!

    I have a bit of a beginners’ question for you. I see that, in your blog, you have pages with drop-down menus according to the geographic areas in your main menu… How do you do that?!



    1. It depends a bit on the theme you use as not all offer it. It is a custom menu based on categories. You’ll need to allocate countries to your posts as categories.
      Go to WP Admin / Appearance / menus.
      Then Create a New Menu and drag your categories from the left column into the Menu.

      It’s a bit difficult to explain, but if you need help google wordpress custom menu and you’ll probably get a better explanation.


  8. Debbie do you have any interest in participating in a B&W challenge?
    I am in search of a few people to invite. It requires 5 B&W photos over 5 days…and the task of inviting a different person each day.


  9. Hi Debbie , I love your photos and your blog.
    Thank you very much for reading my blog and stop by it.
    I can use the Travelmap ?
    Thank you very much .
    Greetings .


      1. Debie Hi , I tried to copy the Travel Map, but I have not succeeded. I copied and pasted into a text wigget but not served. Can you tell me how should I?
        Thank you very much .


  10. Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your photos and I’m so jealous that you’ve visited 20% of the countries in the world. I’ve only been to 1%, a lot of catching up to do, methinks.


  11. Here’s a message from Türkiye to say “thank you” Debbie. I appreciate your recent ‘follow’, knowing how many interesting and entertaining blogs there are out there.

    Blogging since June 2013, my little corner of the world tries to offer an eclectic smattering of posts, from basic amateur photography, to sharing my travel adventures over the decades, as well as day-to-day happenings here on our fruit farm in southern Turkey. I also throw in a few of my observations on life and lighter-hearted stuff for good measure.

    You are more than welcome to have a look around, stay a while and have a trawl through my collection. There are plenty of categories within the drop-down menus to help in said digging process. Of course, if you have any comments, suggestions or concerns, feel free to let me know – I’m not easily offended 🙂

    Hope you have a great day…


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  12. Thanks so much for following my blog and leading me to yours. Glad I found it, and eager to follow your adventures.. Which should definitely include the Philippines 😉 Have a sweet day!

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  13. Hi Debbie thanks for visiting and following my blog Le Chic En Rose! As you say the camaraderie amongst bloggers is a great aspect of blogging that I had not expected either (I’ve just been blogging for a few months) but so enjoyable! I’m looking forward to reading through your blog now that I’ve found you and I’ve signed up to follow you too. Thanks again for your support much appreciated! Rosemary 🙂


  14. Hello Debbie-
    Thank you for stopping by my blog and giving it a “follow.”
    I hope you will enjoy coming along on my Nature ramblings. Be sure to share your thoughts and reflections! I noticed that none of the Pacific Northwest states are green yet… perhaps Just Another Nature Enthusiast may inspire travels our way ❤
    ~ Jane


  15. Hi !! I came to know about you from Narami and as I am fairly new and getting around your blog,I won’t say I read many posts but I like the idea that you are hosting a photo challenge. Adding you to my blog roll so that I can see this as well your travel stories. Thank you and Have a great day 😀


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