A Wild, Up-close Experience with Bison

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When I look into the eyes of an animal, I don’t see an animal; I see a living being. I see a friend. I feel a soul. A.D Williams. I have been lucky enough to have an enchanted place a few miles away from my home. Whenever I feel down or stressed, I pack my…

Feeling Like Elsa in the Midway Ice Castle

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For around four months every year, I live in a Winterland. My cozy house is surrounded by white trees. From the windows, I admire the long and pretty ice icicles forming along the edge of the roof. Everything looks so magic, white everywhere. I was born in a tropical country, so I rather see the…

My Top 15 Instagram Pictures of 2015

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You know, as a photographer I love seeing and sharing pictures. So, it is not hard to guess what my favorite Social Media Channel is. Yeah, you’re right! It is, of course, Instagram! Life was crazy, way too crazy before 2015. Not that 2015 was even a tiny bit less crazy. But I think I…

Fashion Photography in Downtown Salt Lake

Fashion Photography

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Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.   One afternoon, short while ago, I decided to create some magical images. So, I called the talented and innovative fashion designer, Sterling Bitsue. My…

Would You Stay in a Hostel?

Francia Benson

I am all about having a breathtaking view from my hotel room as well as having clean sheets. Let’s face it, who doesn’t? Wanting the very best for you is just a way to love yourself. But aka,  the wallet is the one that decides where you stay while traveling. I couldn’t hold any longer…

101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up

101 Movies to See Before You Grow Up

What is one of your favorite strong female character movies and why? A film that my daughter and I watched countless times was Jane Austen’s "Pride and Prejudice.” The 2005 version of the film with Keira Knightly simply captivated my then 10-year-old. It’s also a visually stunning film; the sets, costumes, and the cinematography of…

San Diego: A Dreamy First Solo Travel

Francia Benson

Few things in life provoke the feeling of being dreaming fully awake. The view of the peaceful blue turquoise ocean from my hostel desk. The glowing sunrises. The white warm sand tickling my toes. Surfers taming the wild waves of the Pacific Beach. A peaceful smile draws in my face while leaning my head back…

Because Families are Everything…

Uplift Parenting Conference

Because families are everything you're invited to... An amazing view in one of the most gorgeous places in Utah...ThanksGiving Point To have a delicious and nutritive dinner similar to this one... And to learn all of these with fun, smart and family-oriented speakers:  Ways to strengthen parent-children relationships. To learn about tools and resources to…

A Mix of Wildlife and Fashion

Francia Benson Photography

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She became a child and played with the wildlife of her garden. Antelope Island is a magic place. Everything there is so surreal. It has become my garden where I can run freely. My friends, antelopes, buffalos, birds, coyotes, rabbits and I celebrate life together. I decided to open the gates and let this beautiful…