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Oaxaca - mountainous surrounds, mole and mezcal

MEXICO | Tue, 30 Jun 2015 | By sheree | Views [69]

Cactus lined mountains appeared as the sun rose and eased the lack of sleep from the overnight bus ride.  We checked in to our hostel and had to wait a little bit for our rooms to be ready coz we arrived early. Another cool budget traveller ... Read more >

Tags: hot chocolate, mexico, mezcal, mole, mountains, oaxaca, streets, tapestry, tequila, tour

Aliens, Trains, and Automobiles

SWITZERLAND | Sun, 28 Jun 2015 | By davidpearlman | Views [117]

Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to.  My girlfriend's friend's friend (who lives in Switzerland) picked me up yesterday to show me some towns in Switzerland.  And I learned he lived 2 1/2 hours away, so I was impressed that he would ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, switzerland

The Cross

RUSSIAN FEDERATION | Fri, 29 May 2015 | By futuriall | Views [31]

... I packed my rucksack, took a bottle of spring -water, turned on a song and walked away. I left our camp, where we were living with my girlfriend, her mother and her uncle, behind. Not saying a word. It was a narrow dusty road with no human ... Read more >

Tags: mountains, russia, tracking

Banff, Jasper and Lake Louise Alberta, Canada

CANADA | Fri, 15 May 2015 | By sheerradiance | Views [37]

I almost don’t want to share this story for fear that it will become so commercialized that it will lose its mystique. That would be too selfish and a complete waste of beauty. Coming from a small town I kind of took for granted the natural elements ... Read more >

Tags: adventurist, alberta, bears, camping, canada, canada, glacier mountains, mountains, outdoors, wildlife

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day Four

CHILE | Wed, 25 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [27]

After another very pleasant night in the tent we ate our breakfast and set off on our last morning of walking up to the grey lake and grey glacier lookout and back - this glacier forms part of the Southern Patagonian ice field. We walked about 12km. ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lakes, mountains, wildlife

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Three

CHILE | Tue, 24 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [23]

An earlier start this morning.  Again an early morning visit to the lake to see the sunrise over the mountains.  We walked in the shadow of the Pina Grande. and up in to the French Valley.  We saw cera cera falcons and a flock of parakeets.... Read more >

Tags: galcier, hiking, lakes, mountains

Torres del Paine National Park, Day Two

CHILE | Mon, 23 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [22]

Today we had a leisurely start which was good as we had time to explore the area where the campsite was and indulge in the photography. Breakfast was sumptuous! We were still up early though as we wanted to see the sunrise over the towers, and would ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, lake, mountains

Torres Del Paine National Park, Day One

CHILE | Sun, 22 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [26]

We had an early start to get to the national park. It was about a two hour bus ride from Puerto Natales via cerro castillo where the border with Argentina is. We saw lots of wildlife on the journey: Rhea Condors Guanecos Black-crested buzzard ... Read more >

Tags: hiking, mountains, nightsky, river, scenery, wildlife

Mount Solitary

NEW ZEALAND | Wed, 18 Mar 2015 | By elcastleberry | Views [328]

"Well, this is some nice, flat, forest walking," I muse. "Yeah, it can't last forever," Dad responded quickly, like we'd been having the same thoughts. We knew a mountain summit was in today's section of the 3-day, 30-kilometer hike we'd started, ... Read more >

Tags: backpacking, challenges, hikes, mountains, trekking

Bariloche, Northern Patagonia

ARGENTINA | Tue, 17 Mar 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [45]

We arrived around lunchtime so once we had checked in we went for lunch, a chicken schitzel napolitana, and then walked around the town together.  We saw the civic square, the cathedral and the many chocolate shops.  We went to the best one ... Read more >

Tags: glacier, hiking, lake, mountains, on the road, volcano, waterfall

First 24 hours in Paradise

USA | Thu, 12 Mar 2015 | By gnome-san | Views [71]

With a daytime high of 75, a curve of inviting silvery blue bay backed by steep green mountains, and "no worries" residents, Kailua is really close to a vision of Paradise. At least until a trip to buy groceries, where a Seattleite would blush at many ... Read more >

Tags: helpful service, mountains, perfect beaches

Tullah to Launceston via Cradle Mountain

AUSTRALIA | Wed, 25 Feb 2015 | By e_c_whittome | Views [30]

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 [28]

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 [28]

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 [48]

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 [21]

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 [30]

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 [32]

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

Patagonia

ARGENTINA | Sat, 15 Nov 2014 | By lthom | Views [72]

  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

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