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Mama Holiday: beware of travel scams

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Hey, do you have protection? I know, it's a personal question but the boom in online booking agencies could send some of us bust.
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Five hours in Sydney Australia

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You cant see all of this city in one day. Can't even come close. And for that reason, in these five hours, I'll be taking you from one end of the city to the other - a distance that you can easily cover on foot - not that you have to, city of Sydney has a free shuttle bus that you can jump in and out throughout the city.

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How to pick wine while travelling

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Now I know you have a few guidelines of your own regarding this matter. And it'd be awesome if you could share those with us at the bottom of the page!
I have had the good fortune of knowing a few people in the Australian wine industry over the years. I also studied wine-making for a year and as part of the course, I did some practical work in one of the best wineries in the Hunter Valley, Australia. Learned how to make wine and how the whole process works. I wanted to do more in that industry but life had other plans!

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How Millennials Are Changing Travel

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A disillusioned, recession-battered generation is investing in overseas experience—and hoping the bet pays off.
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5 top tips to take the stress out of flying - A Luxury Travel Blog

5 top tips to take the stress out of flying - A Luxury Travel Blog | Travel Wolves | Scoop.it
Travelling – and, more specifically, flying – can be a stressful experience. (I write this as someone who should really be packing for a trip right now!
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Phone-cameras: are they all you need while travelling?

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There used to be a time when you could only use the camera on your phone to take pictures that captured the moment for you in a figurative sense. You could look back at that picture (if you could find it - seriously, how many pictures do you still have from your phone, taken in 2005?) and remember the moment and, well, reminisce, I suppose. But as far as printing it for the album or sharing it over FB, we can all agree, there's not much in there.

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Easy Family Travel ~ 10 Tips To Make Your Journey Smooth & Simple #PricelessTravel

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Disclosure: This post has been compensated by Traveling Mom and MasterCard Every time I bring up the subject of traveling with kids, I’m met with “Oh my goodness, how do you do it?!
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Travel Photography in Vietnam | Adam Riley

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Readers of my facebook page will be well aware that last month, Laura and I were travelling around Vietnam. The purpose of the trip wasn’t travel photography in Vietnam, but to explore and meet people from this fabulous country, eat some nice food, and drink some good cocktails. That is exactly what we did and along the way I tried to capture the spirit and essence of the country as best as I could through the viewfinder. I took along my Fuji XPro 1, and despite meeting the concrete from a decent height on two occasions, it performed admirably, and I thoroughly enjoyed not lugging around a large SLR and a selection of heavy lenses! Laura carried the Fuji x20 and I hope to blog some of her images soon, as I’ve had many requests for further images with this little camera since my review a few weeks ago.

 

Vietnam is a country featuring a multitude of very different landscapes and ways of living, making it a photographer’s dream in terms of capturing varied images within one trip. However each area had its own set of challenges when it came to shooting. We started our trip in the capital, Hanoi. It is the definition of ‘hustle and bustle’, with street sellers galore, and more scooters than you can imagine. Interesting photo opportunities are in abundance but the difficulty then lies in finding a ‘clean’ shot, some early morning starts were definitely required here! Conversely, the idyllic hill town of Bac Ha, which we reached via an interesting overnight train has a more simple way of life – buffalo’s are used to plough the fields, and double up as commuter vehicles for the kids! Here, we were challenged by the weather as thick mist often covered the beautiful landscape. However the times when it lifted slightly added an extra layer of ‘rustic charm’ to the images captured. From here we hopped on a junk around the karst islands of Halong Bay, seeing some spectacular landscapes, before flying to the more commercialised Hoi An, which still manages to retains its charm and was one of our favourite places. A quick stop over in the westernised and modern Ho Chi Minh (formally Saigon), before a rain filled visit to the waterways and floating markets of the Mekong Delta. Finally we chilled out on the beaches around the stunning island of Phu Quoc – enjoying warm waters, sun and a few beers!

 

From the bustling cities, to the colourful hill tribes, we enjoyed; green tea with builders, crazy scooter rides, lost wedding rings (mine!), flying fish, pigs on bus roofs, frogs legs, beautiful sunrises and lots more. We visited as much of Vietnam as possible and had an amazing time. We met lots of lovely locals and equally lovely fellow travellers,  I can highly recommend a visit to this happy, colourful, friendly, interesting and lively place!

 

The common thread throughout the trip was the interaction between the locals, strong family bonds and close knit communities, working and socialising together. As I take a similar approach to my travel photography as that for my wedding photography, focussing on the people and telling a story with my images was my photographic aim. I took a fair few shots during the trip, and have narrowed it down to my favourite 50 that represent the country and its people…

 


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David Knoble's curator insight, June 30, 2013 8:10 AM

Great reportage photography with the X-Pro1.