We like to see nature the way nature intended: raw and rugged, wild and weathered, preserved and protected.
Putting out a call for famous landmarks is a double-edged sword. On the plus side, everyone’s got a picture of a landmark somewhere. On the downside, everyone has a picture of a landmark somewhere.
Our first photo competition of 2015 was all about wildlife. Anything with fur, feathers, scales or skin was fair game (you know, in a non-hunting way). Maybe the credit should go to all the attractive animals out there in the world, but this month saw some of the most spectacular shots we’ve ever received.
When you’re travelling, you’ll meet people from all walks of life. Rich people, poor people, smart people, stupid people, funny people, sad people, inspiring people, ridiculous people…
Here is a thought to live by: If you can’t find the annoying person in your travel group, it’s probably you.
We exist in a voyeuristic age. Our ‘friends’ number in the thousands, we like and poke, favourite and regram them, we collect morsels of their lives through crafted snapshots and communicate in rapid-fire messages of emoticons, abbreviations, acronyms, quick quips and comic banter. LOL YOLO FOMO WTF FML OMG #sorrynotsorry – what does it all even mean?
When choosing their next holiday destination, most people begin with the scenery, or the culture or those unpronounceable ruins everyone says you have to see. But we believe that ‘friendliness’ should be high on the priority list. When you’re a million miles from home, and every street corner looks the same, and you’re hungry and lost and have limited phone reception, friendliness can be next to godliness.
You can plan an itinerary, but you can’t plan for people. And while we build the trips, it’s you guys that really write the stories.