Welcome to The Polar Route


Thanks for visiting my website.

Hi, I’m Ed and it’s great to have you here at The Polar Route.

Travel humbles me and it makes me feel alive. I enjoy vising uncommon, off the beaten path destinations. I take lots of pictures, and I share those pictures and stories here at The Polar Route.

This site began in July of 2012 with two goals: simplifying photography so travelers everywhere can take home the memories they deserve, and inspiring people to take their travels further.


This is my favorite travel post:

The Traveler’s Spirit


Here’s my favorite photography how-to post:

Finding Unique Ways to Photograph Common Things


Here are my Destination Galleries, featured photo sets from China, Iceland, India, Mongolia, and Russia:

The Polar Route’s Collection of Destination Galleries


And I frequently post featured photos from somewhere in the world:

The Polar Route’s Collection of Daily Photos from Around the World


Self Portrait

Say hi at ed (at) thepolarroute.com