Naomi Locardi

Travel and Photography are my way of life!

Descending from a long line of artists, Naomi Locardi’s passion for art began in childhood and led her into a career as a graphic artist. Spending more than a decade managing her own graphic design, print brokering and branding firm, in 2010 she co-founded the popular travel photography blog, blamethemonkey.com — collaboratively developing the visual and written content for it along with her husband and travel photographer, Elia Locardi.

Dubbed the “Travel Goddess” by friends, Naomi is the logistical mastermind responsible for the majority of her and Elia’s location independent life on the road, the Dream Photo Tours, Photo Workshops and other related events they co-host worldwide.

With a passion for all things creative, world travel has been an excellent source of inspiration for her photography and other artistic outlets. Since her first trip outside the US to Italy in 2009, she has visited and been inspired by more than 55 countries.


SmugMug Film

Elia and I have been using SmugMug to host and protect our photos since the beginning of our adventures into publishing about travel and photography on the web. In 2016 we filmed with them in two of our favorite countries, Italy and Japan and in 2017 they released this beautifully done film about our Location Independent Lifestyle!

Dream Photo Tours

Want to travel the world and experience a life-changing photography adventure filled with rich culture and natural beauty? Our all-inclusive photo tours will take you to some of the most amazing destinations in the world while focusing on unique photographic opportunities and putting you in the right place at the perfect moment to capture stunning travel photography. For details about each location, tour dates and itineraries, click below to learn more.


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