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Tullah to Launceston via Cradle Mountain

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 25 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [4]

This morning we drove to the Cradle Mountain National Park.  Here we did a 3 hour walk up to Marion's lookout.  This was a steep and rough climb which had a chain to help clamber up the steep sections, but it really wasn't hard.  We walked ... Read more >

Tags: city, food, mountains, walking

The Lap of Tassie

AUSTRALIA | Mon, 23 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [4]

This morning I started my 5 day tour of Tasmania.  We left Hobart at 7.15am and after introductions, the group of 14 of us, including tour leader Jacob and his girlfriend Marjorie, set out to the Mount Field National Park. Here we did a short walk ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, mountains, rivers, walks

The Blue Mountains

AUSTRALIA | Fri, 20 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [2]

An early start this morning for the Blue Mountains Tour, departing 7am! The first stop was the featherdale wildlife park.  Here I hand fed wallabies. I also saw wallabies, echidnas, dingo, cassowary, wombats, inland taipan (the world's most deadly ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, river, wildlife

Twizel to Geraldine

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 11 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [6]

Drove from Twizel to Mt Cook. Walked to the Tasman Glacier, saw the lake with floating ice bergs and the 'blue' lakes.  Beautiful hot clear day.  Spectacular Mt Cook. Stopped off in the village.  Stopped off at Lake Pukaki and the ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, mountains, on the road

An unexpected day in Te Anau

NEW ZEALAND | Fri, 6 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [4]

Today was a rest day in Te Anau given that the Kepler Track had been cancelled.  I went for a walk along lake Te Anau to the Marina and around the corner, admiring the freshly snow covered mountain tops.   After a coffee and some wifi ... Read more >

Tags: lakes, mountains

Kepler Track closed!

NEW ZEALAND | Thu, 5 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [6]

This morning we woke up after a very cold night at Luxmore Hut on the Kepler Track, to a thick layer of snow outside, around 20cm about the hut according to the DOC ranger.  After breakfast he came to do his weather report, which was for snow, ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains

The Kepler Track

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 4 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [6]

9.30am - bus to the control gates to start the Kepler Track.  An hour in to the walk - rain! It was flat for the first hour to Brod Bay.  Then there was a continuous climb up to Mt Luxmore and the Luxmore Hut.  This leg takes 5-6 hours ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains


ARGENTINA | Sat, 15 Nov 2014 | By lthom | Views [37]

  We landed in El Calafate Argentina in the morning and got a bus to our hostel. Its huge, probably 100 rooms. I've never seen a hostel so big. This is a big tourist place now so there are lots of accommodations.  We decided to book some ... Read more >

Tags: boat trip, glaciers, icebergs, lakes, mountains, salt lakes

Photos: My Scholarship entry - Bilingual Explorer with a Peruvian Dream

SPAIN | Wed, 5 Nov 2014 | By semeehan | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am an explorer by nature. Spontaneous travel, food, running, language and yoga energize me. I am passionate about digital storytelling and believe in the power of effective communication. I have taken photos in Honduras, Mexico, France, Spain, Germany, ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship, city streets, mountains, nook, paradise, sierra nevada

Photos: My Scholarship entry - Alpine Adventure

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 29 Oct 2014 | By amberholmes | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

I am an experimental self-taught amateur photographer who has held an intrinsic passion for photography from my pre-teens. My true passion lies in the stories which are laid throughout the Earth. I have always had one dream of learning how to tell these ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship, alpine, australia, kosciuszko, mountains


SWITZERLAND | Sat, 27 Sep 2014 | By schmodude | Views [29]

I caught a train to Lucerne (Luzern) today. The landscape along the hour ride was filled with lakes and mountains. I got to the hostel and dropped off my bags before heading off to see the town. The lake was awesome and full of sailboats. I sat on a ... Read more >

Tags: dying lion, ice cream, lake, lucerne, luzern, mountains, switzerland, tourists everywhere, zurich

Stop #2 - Peru (Inca Jungle Trek)

PERU | Sat, 2 Aug 2014 | By rachelstewart2 | Views [153]

  The Inca Jungle Trek – Our Route to Machu Pichu Day 1 – The whole tour started with yet another very early morning with a pick up from our hostel. We then headed to Lorenzo HQ to meet the rest of the group and have a breakfast/briefing.... Read more >

Tags: andes, biking, cusco, machupichu, mountains, peru, southamerica, trekking, worldwonder

I Miss the Mountains

MOROCCO | Thu, 24 Jul 2014 | By kakimono | Views [97]

 On Saturday morning, we got up for breakfast at 8:30. They brought out orange juice and coffee and Moroccan tea. If it weren't for the orange juice and tea, the fly in the coffee would have been even more upsetting than it was. They also had a ... Read more >

Tags: books, flowers, hiking, mountains, rocks, streams, waterfall

The magic mystic of Markahuasi, Peru

PERU | Tue, 3 Jun 2014 | By claudioula | Views [1140]

A few capitals in Latin America are as interesting as Lima. While your first impression may be that of a modern city, with overwhelming, never stopping chaos – the deafening sound of car horns may drive you insane – the fog that swallows ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, mystics

The Impossibility of Halong Bay

VIETNAM | Fri, 30 May 2014 | By goingsolo | Views [75]

Sky scraping mountains erupted from the calm bay and were scattered about as far as my eyes could see. I couldn’t fathom how far Halong Bay stretched on for as we cruised throughout its vastness.  The sheer size put me in awe and made me ... Read more >

Tags: boat tour, halong bay, hiking, kayaking, mountains, national park, villages

Brace yourselves, guys. We’re going there!

CHINA | Thu, 29 May 2014 | By mariazhig | Views [97]

It seemed like a good idea to spend a day in the park looking at amazingly beautiful red leaves. The place we chose was Fragrant Hills Park, one of the main tourist attractions in Beijing. When we got there, everything was perfect. We slowly walked through ... Read more >

Tags: beijing, cable car, china, climbing, cucumbers, fragrant hills park, mountains, red leaves

Home Away From Home

NEW ZEALAND | Sun, 27 Apr 2014 | By olliegoldson | Views [81]

New Zealand has been my favourite place (aside from Kenya) where I have been privileged enough to live. Simply put it is a beautiful and very magical country. If you haven’t been yet book a flight immediately and go and see what I am talking about, ... Read more >

Tags: cider, home away from home, mountains, new zealand, weddings

Trekking in the Annapurna Foothills

NEPAL | Fri, 4 Apr 2014 | By lifeinthefoodlane | Views [1093]

There is something about mountain hiking. It is liberating and energizing like few things are. I love mountain hiking, even if for me it comes with a good deal of huffing and puffing, a fair amount of under-the-breath swearing, and envious looks in the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, mountains, nepal, travel with kids, trekking

Dalat: a breath of fresh mountain(ish) air

VIETNAM | Wed, 2 Apr 2014 | By kpow | Views [140]

When we arrived in Dalat it was around 5AM and already clear we were at a higher altitude. I borrowed my friend's coat, not having my scarf handy. We were meant to have a free shuttlebus to our hostel but it looked like they were fillling up pretty quickly ... Read more >

Tags: canyoning, mountains, nature, trekking

Munnar - Tea Lover's Paradise

INDIA | Mon, 3 Mar 2014 | By away2travel | Views [80]

Kerala – Munnar (Tea Lovers Paradise!) Posted on   March 4, 2014 by   Tarynne Mingione Sunday, February 16, 2014 Happy Birthday Sweet Big Sis Carla!!!  We stood in the street for a few minutes ... Read more >

Tags: factory, hillside, mountains, sunrise, tea, travel, trekking

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