Congratulations to our 2011 Photo Contest Winners!

Wow! The quality of the contest entries we received this year was absolutely outstanding. The Grand Prize winner, submitted by 10-time traveler Laura Losito, is pictured here—but you can click here to view the other winning photos in our Landmark, Nature, Local People, and Travelers categories. Congratulations to all of our winners. I really am impressed!

Grand Prize winning photo, by 10-time traveler
Laura Losito from Camarillo, California
This dream-like image of a Kinderdijk windmill reflected in the water during a Netherland sunset was taken during Grand Circle’s Romance of the Rhine & Mosel trip.

While I can’t say for sure whether our winners used digital cameras, I love how the digital age has made it so much easier for travelers to share their photos with me—I encourage you to send yours in an email, or share them with me on my Facebook page. Now that I have a digital camera, I take so many more photos when I travel. I’ll take five photos of the same thing, and then every night, I’ll go through and delete the ones I don't like. I also make notes of the ones I save. When I get home, I don’t print many, but I do store them online. I’ve been trying to share more on Facebook, too—but I’m still getting used to it!

Again, congrats to this year’s winners. And to all of you, keep on snapping and sharing! You may not think your photos are contest-worthy (I know for sure mine usually aren’t!), but they’re still great for sharing.