Scenes from the Blue Ridge Parkway in the North Carolina


The East Coast of the United States is an incredibly diverse stretch of land with beaches, mountains, swamps, and more. You’ll be hard pressed to beat these locations if you are a photography fanatic. So, pack up your equipment, get your shot list together and have an incredible adventure travelling through the best and most beautiful parts of the East Coast in the United States of America.

Virginia/North Carolina

Running through the heart of two beautiful American states is the Blue Ridge Parkway. The parkway runs through the Blue Ridge Mountains and is a particularly beautiful drive around the fall time when the leaves are changing and the air is still warm. You can hike through some beautiful waterfalls or camp along the snaking rivers. You’ll capture all of the beauty of the east coast landscape while enjoying a beautiful drive.

Also located in North Carolina is the sprawl of beach called the Outer Banks. This popular summer destination is full of beachside houses, exciting restaurants and activities. The best feature of this location is also the main reason everyone flocks there during the summer: the miles-long beach is incredible. The sunsets at the Outer Banks will make for the best photography whether you want to capture the view, the nature, the people, or the beautiful wild horses that roam freely on the sand.


If you enjoy capturing photos of people and families, head to one of America’s top destinations, Disney World. The joyous smiles and cheerful laughs will make for some amazing photography, especially if you can capture all of the excitement on the rides.

Also in Florida, are more beaches than you can imagine. These stretches of alternating quiet and crowded spaces will make for breathtaking photos of the calming landscape or even great portraits of the people visiting and relaxing on these beaches. Smiles are never more real than when people are unstressed and enjoying a beach holiday, after all!

New York

In the empire state, New York City isn’t the only feature about the state. You can also head to one of the lighthouses; unknown to many who live in the U.S., New York is actually home to the majority of lighthouses on the East Coast. You can head off on a tour of the isolated buildings that are full of history, beauty, and charm.

Even though New York City shouldn’t be the only feature in New York, it is a special one that should not be skipped. New York City is one of the best spots for all types of photographers: urban photographers, landscape photographers, family photographers, nature photographers, and more. New York City has something to offer everyone, from the fast-paced city style to the secluded isolation, you’ll find it.


While you’re walking up and down the beautiful coastline of Maine, your main focus for photography will be the beautiful marine life. Take a boat out and capture the enormous whales ascending into the air only to plunge back into the deep blue. The beautiful rocky shorelines will also make for some interesting focal points as well as the lighthouses that dot the shorelines.

South Carolina

The charming, southern coastal state of South Carolina is home to some of the most beautiful houses and estates in the country. Head out on a tour of plantations around the state and capture photos of the most beautiful architecture in the region.


For those that enjoy documenting history, head up to Salem. This was one of the most premiere spots for witch trials in the 1600’s. Check out the House of the Seven Gables, one of the oldest surviving 17th century wooden mansions in New England. This mansion was made famous by Nathanial Hawthorne’s novel The House of the Seven Gables. If you’re into the spooky and chilling, make sure to stop at the Salem Witch Museum, The Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum, and New England Pirate Museum for some photos of bygone eras. The Architecture surrounding Salem also will not disappoint.

After taking the time and the long trip to America for great photos, the last thing you want to have happen is to have your equipment or film become compromised or lost. Tailor your travel insurance cover to increase the excesses on your most important and expensive items.

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