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2008 Travel Photography Scholarship - WINNER SHARES ALL!

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 25 Sep 2008 | By scholarships | Views [4606]

Nelson has returned from his travel photography assignment in Outback Australia with National Geographic on-assignment photographer Jason Edwards. Its seems the pair had a real outback Aussie experience including cattle yards, camel herding, giant ... Read more >

Milford v Doubtful Sound

NEW ZEALAND | Mon, 10 Dec 2007 | By all_powered_up | Views [4497] | Comments [2]

Tony is sat opposite me hogging an atlas I've just borrowed as we enjoy the last couple of hours of an overnight Doubtful sound cruise. Ben our nature guide is telling us to join the 'real' world by putting down our cameras, switching off our mobile phones ... Read more >

Tags: wildlife

World Nomads Gives Back: The Footprints Story

WORLDWIDE | Mon, 22 Sep 2014 | By positive_footprints | Views [2625] | Video

Like lots of travellers, the team at World Nomads believes that we’ve all got a responsibility to give back to the places in which we travel. We sat down with World Nomads Footprints Co-Founder Christy McCarthy to talk about the history of the ... Read more >

Tags: adventure, community development proejcts, footprints, give back, micro-donations, positive footpr, travel, world nomads

Vang Vieng: A 'High'light experience

LAOS | Fri, 2 Feb 2007 | By thedukeoearl | Views [2361] | Comments [2]

About Vang Vieng... Vang Vieng as a town is not for everyone and doses should be personalized. Most of the restaurants in town carry two things: a blaring television and a 'Happy Menu.' Some of the restaurants play nothing but episodes of 'Friends', ... Read more >

Tags: guesthouse, happy menu, laos, maylenn, opium, party time, vang vieng

Egypt - Mubarak Quits, Military Takes Control

EGYPT | Sat, 12 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1176]

After 18 days of protest by hundreds of thousands of Egyptians demanding reform and democracy, President Hosni Mubarak has resigned and handed power to the military. The decision announced by his recently-appointed vice president in a short statement.... Read more >

Tags: africa, egypt, middle east, travel-alert

Scams and Rip-offs in Albania

ALBANIA | Fri, 25 Feb 2011 | By safetyhub | Views [1103]

Albania is a very interesting and welcoming country with decent honest people – mostly - however there are a few common scamming methods you should be aware of to avoid being ripped off. It's a Lottery Welcome to Albania, would you ... Read more >

Tags: albania, europe, scams, travel-crime, travel-tips

Newcastle to Port Stephens

AUSTRALIA | Thu, 26 Nov 2009 | By silverlady | Views [1075]

After two days sitting comfortably in Newcastle the weather was looking a lot better.  I made a decision to give up rough weather unless i get caught out there unexpectedly. with my new philosophy on cruising being that i dont have plans, i dont ... Read more >

The Wisdom of Julia

LITHUANIA | Fri, 5 Oct 2012 | By vagabonds | Views [1002]

Two "must do's" in Trakai, according to our guide, Julia; visit the Island Castle and eat a kybynlar , the local speciality.  Well, we booked the trip to see the castle and I just couldn't resist the juicy lamb pie.  Yummy!   ... Read more >

Iguazú Cataratas and Garganta: The South American Maravilla in the Jungle

ARGENTINA | Mon, 11 Nov 2013 | By 7dayadventurer | Views [710]

 Argentina La Parte Uno: Early the next morning the taxi does indeed get 'removed' to the airport, but fortunately for the progression of my trip, I get to keep it company on its journey . In the cab the transfer driver hands me a sheet from ... Read more >

reasons to be cheerful (rose)

TUNISIA | Wed, 12 May 2010 | By huw-and-rose | Views [657] | Comments [2]

1. We bought six eggs last week and every one had a double yolk. 2. At the Borj Cedria scout camp, four great Dutch blokes joined us, driving from Nijmegen to Cape Town in a LR Defender and a Nissan Patrol in three months. This is their ... Read more >

June 24, Seoul, South Korea

SOUTH KOREA | Tue, 24 Jun 2008 | By angelabuffjohn | Views [598] | Comments [1]

Today we needed to send off a package of stuff we didn’t want to lug around with us anymore.   I also wanted to get a pedicure.   But we walked around, took the subway, and argued with four different people at two different fedex’s, tried to have ... Read more >

DAY 4. My First NZ Rain

NEW ZEALAND | Sun, 30 Oct 2016 | By joyaroundtheworld | Views [572]

I got up around 9 and saw Alison and David before they went off to church. I had some breakfast then took a shower. Their shower is interesting, there is no separate tub or stand up shower; it's just a room with a sink, a shower head and a drain. (The ... Read more >

Yuangtong Temple - Kunming

CHINA | Sun, 28 Sep 2014 | By paulinemendes | Views [525]

  A Sunday stroll in Kunming past Green Lake Park took us to Yuangtong Temple. We enjoyed this  spectacular 8th century temple from the Tang dynasty set in spacious courtyards with pagodas surrounded by water.  The pagodas feature beautifully ... Read more >

Back on the Heritage Trail

UNITED KINGDOM | Wed, 10 Aug 2011 | By vagabonds | Views [474]

We are back on the Heritage trail in Yorkshire and our first stop was Pickering Castle.   It wasn’t much to look at today but William the Conqueror himself built the first “bailey and mote” castle on the site in 1068 to encourage obedience to ... Read more >

In the nam

SOUTH KOREA | Thu, 30 Oct 2008 | By supertopoz | Views [438] | Comments [1]

I made it to Hanoi, in one peace, (piece).  This time around there was no hassle with my Visa, having said that for 50 dollars I would hope it to be hassle free. Waited 40 minutes at the wrong baggage collecting place. hehehehe. My bag weighs ... Read more >

Tags: hanoi

An EPIC day

SPAIN | Fri, 2 Sep 2011 | By braynroni | Views [361]

A light rain awoke us this morning – first rain in Europe J It was really only a sprinkling and the blue sky was winning all the time! Roni got up early and once clean caught up on our journals. Bray got up and struck the tent before ... Read more >

LA, Vegas and Salt Lake

USA | Tue, 7 Sep 2010 | By alionadventure | Views [351]

Yep, that's right, dudes. I have been in the States 3 days and already passed through 4 of them (technically the I15 and I went through Arizona for about 45 minutes, so I'm claiming it - lighten up, ok? We'll never get anywhere if you expect me to tell ... Read more >

Tags: la, mcdodgy, salt lake, toby keith, vegas

Hawaii - ahhhhhhhh

USA | Fri, 28 Oct 2011 | By yellowducks | Views [311]

Part 2 Hawaii 10 hours on a plane – no on demand entertainment and no food for free or for vegetarians! But we got there – Honoloulu...ahhhhhhhhhhh. New York was great, but we were ready to relax! I love Hawaiian airports, they are an ... Read more >

The journey begins!

UNITED KINGDOM | Tue, 19 Nov 2013 | By aydenmunns | Views [296] | Comments [1]

Hello,   Tomorrow (20th November) I fly to Bangkok, Thailand where I will be spending a few months travelling South East Asia. There will be lots to see and do, this means there will be a lot to talk about and lots of photos (and maybe some ... Read more >

Walking Tallinn, Skype's Home

NETHERLANDS | Thu, 25 Aug 2016 | By kimswim | Views [285]

Tallinn, Estonia is truly a gem. The entire old city, which is quite large, is a UNESCO, World Heritage Site (We walked over 8 miles in the “old city”). It is steeped in history and beauty. And you can see the different cultural influences ... Read more >


PERU | Sun, 21 Apr 2013 | By farfalla | Views [225] | Comments [2]

Kathi wusste durch ihren schlauen Dumont-Reisefuehrer, dass die Strecke von Nazca nach Cusco eine der Schoensten Perús sein soll. Dies wollten wir uns nicht entgehen lassen, auch wenn es nicht der typischen Reisestrecke der Busse entsprach. André... Read more >

A temporary home.

SUDAN | Mon, 6 Sep 2010 | By wildgoose | Views [168]

After all the preparation, training, legwork, paperwork and waiting, it was a relief to get under way.  Heathrow was achieved via a busy M25 and a talkative MT driver, otherwise uneventful.  Loading the nearly 100kg of luggage into Gulf Air’s care was ... Read more >

Cosmic Flow

USA | Wed, 2 Sep 2015 | By mrose11 | Views [130] | Video | Scholarship Entry

Nature has always been my greatest source of inspiration. This inspiration has led me to the pristine wonders of varied countries. At age 17, I sailed throughout the Caribbean, earing my PADI certification and coral reef conservation credit. It was ... Read more >

Tags: 2015 Film Scholarship to Colombia

surf to save

USA | Fri, 18 Apr 2014 | By naz-jey | Views [84]

I've always known I can stretch my wallet, but I was put to the test, when I decided to go to Chicago, with no more then 200 dollars in my wallet and four days to explore the city. I had to have money for food, accommodation, sight seeing, transport ... Read more >

Tags: chicago

A 'place' I have visited

NORWAY | Tue, 2 Jul 2013 | By sabinapensek | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Hi, my name is Sabina and I live in Slovenia. I work as a freelancer food stylist on commercials, but ever since I got my first camera as a teenager, photography became my hobby, my passion. A viewfinder has a very appropriate name - finding a view. To ... Read more >
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