There are few things in the world more powerful than the connections us humans make with one another. But connecting with travel is a whole different thing entirely.
When we sat down to create our Intrepid Food Adventures, we had a simple mission in mind: to design the most authentic, affordable and awesome ‘real food’ experiences – the kind you see in beautiful magazine spreads or envy-inspiring food documentaries.
Our November photo comp was all about South East Asia, a destination very close to our hearts (and our stomachs). It’s probably one of the most photogenic places on earth, both for candid street shots and big temple-dotted panoramas, but what impressed us most about this month’s submissions were how well they avoided S.E. Asian photo clichés (not as easy as it sounds).
Sometimes, things happen in life that make you completely lose your mind. And if one were to pen a list of preferred venues for one to lose their mind in, a library would nay be anywhere near the top.
Quality of life varies widely from country to country. Some basic factors that help quantify one’s quality of life include access to shelter, one’s life expectancy, and accessibility of employment. If you had been born in another country, do you think your quality of life would be the same? Would you see a similar life expectancy, or even have access to clean water? It’s impossible to say how different your life would really but – but one travel site has helped us get one step closer to answering these questions.
What it is about America that makes people cross it in search of something? For some it’s a better life, others are looking for truth or beauty, or the best home-cooked chilli; but for thousands of travellers each year, it’s music that drives them. Many will road trip square across the country to visit the hometown of their idol, or uncover the origins of a particular music scene. From the jazz-filled hotels of New Orleans to the crooner bars of Vegas and the grunge clubs of Seattle, there’s a song and a story for almost everyone.
Getting up close and mixing it with the locals is one of the best things about travel. And you feel even more fortunate if you’ve been able to capture those precious encounters on camera and commit to the memory card!
The first month of the 2015 Intrepid Photography Competition has kicked off with the theme ‘Local faces’ and tell us if you don’t think these inspiring shots from our finalists have tapped into the real spirit of travel and humanity.