A stormy day in the Alpine foothills in western Bavaria. This view, from a balcony of the Schlöss Neuschwanstein, features the nearby Schloss Hohenschwangau at the edge of the mountains.
A man in Palermo, Sicily rides his moped through a hectic intersection. The streets of Palermo are always packed, with cars and bikes bustling in every direction at high speeds.
After receiving the morning's catch, a merchant in one of Palermo's markets prepares an order of "Pescespada Fresco." Swordfish is a staple in Sicily, served in pasta dishes as a second course or on its own as a third.
During a frustrating dawn walk down a long road from the Palermo airport after a missed flight, I was given this incredible view of the city's outskirts. In the morning surf, fishermen stood patiently on the rocks to catch the day's meal.
In the village of Cinisi, locals can always be found on secluded beaches. Here, a group of teenagers wades in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean.
Two locals going about their business in Rome. Once you get away from Rome's bustling tourist center near the famous ruins, the city provides a much more intimate perspective on every day Italian life.
The most classic Roman dish, a Pizza Bufala. Made with fresh tomatoes, Bufala mozzarella, basil, and little else, classic Italian pizzas and pastas always make a satisfying meal.
Outside of government buildings in Barcelona, political activists gather to show support for Catalonian independence. For many years, the people of Catalunya - the region of Spain bordering southern France and surrounding Barcelona - have demonstrated interest in making their region a country independent from the rest of Spain.
A txakur (Basque for dog), seen along the road with his owner while backpacking outside of Pamplona. Outside of Pamplona, which was full of travelers for the annual Fiesta de San Fermin, the countryside was calm, beautiful, and almost entirely devoid of tourists.
In the small lakeside village of Eugi, located in the Navarra region of Spain, the morning mist slides along the mountainside behind the town's church steeple. The village, home to a medieval arms factory, is a beautiful example of life in the Pyrenees. During my stay, I enjoyed the hospitality of the locals, and discussed many political and cultural topics of the region.