Bear paw print foot marker reminders that, like the whale, these boards travel to Alaska for the summer. Stand up paddle boarding, Sea of Cort├ęs, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".