Hey there! I’m Naomi Liz, and I’m so glad you stopped by. I hope you’ll enjoy viewing the images and reading everything I share here on this blog. I have tried to create a space where I would be challenged to continue creating and where I could share my love for Latin America and culture, my passion for justice and faith, thoughts on books and resources I’m reading, and other bits from my own life experiences. I truly hope it’s a space that will challenge and encourage all of you, as well.


I’m married to my favorite Puerto Rican (and our only children are the furry kind with 4 legs). I grew up in a small town in Maine but have traveled throughout Central America and the Caribbean. I have a passion for the people, culture, and languages of Latin America—those who know me well might think it’s in my blood. After finishing high school in Maine, I ventured off to Eastern University and have lived in Pennsylvania since graduating in 2006. I have photographed portraits and weddings in the past several years, but my recent focus is of a more personal nature. I’ve also done a bit of humanitarian and travel work, which I hope to continue over the coming years.


I hope you’ll enjoy this little space I’ve created to share with you. If you’re new  here, welcome. I look forward to connecting with you in the comments on posts, on InstagramFacebook, TwitterPinterest, or via email. Bienvenido!







You can find some of my writing at 52 Perfect Days, my travel blog Roaming the Americas, as well as at the fantastic community of Maptia. I am available for humanitarian and editorial assignments worldwide. If you would like to work with me on a project or story, please click here to contact me.

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Some Fine Print Stuff

Comment Policy: I love to hear from you, and I’d love if you left a comment on my posts! I would really like this to be a place where you can discuss, analyze, or just add to the discussions with your thoughts or maybe a different point of view. I do check comments before they’re posted, and I will always post comments from real humans (gotta check for spam!), even if they disagree with my thoughts, as long as the poster is respectful. The way I define this is: Would any reasonable person say this to someone who is sitting across the dinner table from them? The internet is far too anonymous and it’s easy to get carried away, and I’d like this to be a place where we can process together and learn from each other, not tear each other down. 

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Blog Posts: I love to create original blog posts and photographs to share with all of you, and I work hard in doing so. Feel free to share selected quotes if you wish, but I just ask that you link back/cite the original post, and that you don’t republish an entire post elsewhere.
Photographs: Naomi Figueroa owns the copyright to all photographs appearing on this blog, unless otherwise stated. Photographs are the original work of the photographer and are protected under US Copyright Law. Please do not use photographs in any way, online or in print, unless you have obtained express and written permission from me prior. 

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Additionally, I may occasionally review books as part of a blogger review program, which means I have received a free review copy of the book in exchange for posting an honest review. I am not required to post a positive review, and this information will always be disclosed in the posts as well.

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