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Responsible Campervanning

At last years World Travel Market in London, I had a useful conversation with the people at the Visit Iceland stand. I suggested the idea of writing an article on responsible campervanning around Iceland. There are numerous issues on the island with the local population not too happy. I’m glad to see that they obviously thought it a good idea, …

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Anatomy of a Road Trip

We all love a road trip, right? An open road, stretching as far as the eye can see, into a distant vanishing point somewhere on a horizon of jagged peaks captures the imagination of every keen traveller. A winding ocean road or mountain track can tempt even the most die-hard couch potato to climb off the sofa and get behind …

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Visual Storytelling; Social Commentary in Pictures

Travel photography is visual storytelling, through a mix of genres including street photography, landscapes, architecture, wildlife, cultural imagery it tells the story of a destination or culture. While travel photographers seek to inspire, this doesn’t necessarily mean producing a series of unfeasibly beautiful images, but also providing a social and historical dialogue. Historical and Cultural Storytelling We perceive images of …

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Photographing Wildlife; When the Hunts Fails

While I have a passion for street photography and capturing people and trying to tell the stories of the culture of a destination, photographing wildlife is an especially exciting form of photography. Few things raise the heart rate more than trekking for an hour through dense forest and getting a first glimpse of a mountain gorilla, or waiting patiently for …

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Surviving lost luggage in Reykjavik

When the invitation to participate in the MoneySupermarket.com “Lost Luggage Challenge” was initially received, my reaction was to feel both intrigued and excited. The concept is to travel to a destination of my choice, but to arrive only armed with wallet, passport and mobile phone. Arriving with so few possessions may seem slightly false, but it sounded such an exciting …

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Photography Tips; The World in Panorama

Photography tips; Shooting panoramas, a photography skills series Everybody loves a wide, sweeping panorama, which takes the breath away, it’s the reason visitors often hold a smartphone or point and click camera shuffling on an axis, hoping to catch an amazing vista in the simplest manner possible. Camera technology has jumped forward in huge leaps and bounds, even a basic …

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Travelling on a Budget; tips for city travel -

Travelling on a budget often means making compromises to keep costs down, but there are many exciting destinations, particularly cities which are notoriously expensive. Moscow is tempting and any city in Scandinavia or Switzerland can be a desirable getaway, but they are also unlikely to be friendly on the wallet. This doesn’t necessarily mean they need to be avoided however, …

Balancing The Budget; Living With Travelling

I am fortunate to be a professional travel blogger. This allows me to visit both exotic, and adventurous destinations, staying in high-end hotels, villas, or lodges with the expenses covered by the client. This hasn’t always been the case, like most people I have had to balance paying my everyday living costs with a passion for travelling. In this post …

Photography Tips; Visual Storytelling

“Visual storytelling; Great composition captures imaginations” Storytelling is of paramount importance to travel website publishers, it’s relevance cannot be over emphasised, the means by which the writer inspires the reader. Weaving a compelling narrative, which draws the reader in, writing descriptively to transport them to the destination, is the aim of every storyteller. Great composition captures imaginations. However, visual storytelling is equally …

Google Nexus 5, Smartphone Photography

Guest post by Alison Bailey There is no doubt about it, mobile phones just keep getting smarter, and smarter, and the included cameras better. So is it time to leave the big guns behind, and travel light? The opportunity recently arose to put a Google Nexus 5 smartphone to the test against my professional Nikon kit (D4 and 24-70mm f2.8 lens). …