Whenever we travel, my wife and I try to get off of the well-beaten tourist path. Sometimes it might mean we’re hiking down a mountain in flip-flops, or other times we’ve found ourselves in places that mom might be disappointed we’ve ventured to. (One of my favorite pictures came from aimlessly wandering down railroad tracks in Thailand and can be viewed by clicking here.)
While in Sicily, we wandered away from the coastline and explored old churches and dirty neighborhoods. It was our first time really out of the country, so we were much more guarded then we are now on similar excursions. After speaking with an Italian man in Spanish — because it was the only common language we knew — we found our way back to the sea, and popped out near a bunch of tied-off fishing boats. We were new to traveling and I was new to photography, so a few years later we’d have gone back at sunrise to enjoy the hustle and bustle.