Online photo hosting: How not to kill your website

Auschwitz Concentration Camp sentry post

What is photo hosting? Photo hosting is only for selling photographs. That’s what I thought, at one stage. update: I’ve written a huge review of online photo hosts as a complement to this article. The link is at the bottom of this page too. Travel blogs & photographs generally go hand in hand. And, rightfully …

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Travel Blog Ethics – How not to destroy a life

Refugee children from the Philippines waiting for food

Impact of ignoring travel blog ethics In travel blog ethics we looked at some of the who’s and how’s. Now lets take a look at the outcomes of how ignoring travel blog ethics can affect & destroy lives. The following are 3 brief real life situations in order of severity: (names changed) 3. (Asia) “A group of friends were teaching English …

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Travel Blog Ethics – Are you travel blogging with this in mind?

Laptop with mouse and money in the background

Do you Travel Blog Ethically? Do you even care? The debate over travel blogging vs journalism vs travel writing is an old one. I think it’s fair to say old media, whether it likes it or not, is merging with new media. But, are we returning the consideration? The global merge of ethical content: Travel writers & journalists nearly all …

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Google vs Lonely Planet

Rough Guide Books might make a comeback

Which is better for travel: Google or Lonely Planet? When I was about to embark on this journey, to travel the world in search of home, I knew that I needed some form of “Ultimate” guide. Let’s not forget this was over 5 years ago. Google Maps was only in development then, Lonely Planet was …

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How to deal with money changers when you travel

Iranian Money changer counting his notes

Dealing with money changers when you travel If you plan on traveling to another country, then you’re going to need some different money. The kind that you may have never seen nor dealt with before. I’ve just published a new page on this website in my travel resources section dealing with the subject. To give …

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How to get to Brookes Point, Palawan, The Philippines

Palawan from an airplane window (click to enlarge)

My flight from Shanghai to Manila had been obscured by the fact that I had just finished my overland journey. Now that I was traveling again within The Philippines to Puerto Princesa, Palawan I remembered why I hated airline security. What’s more was the fact that it has become worse over the past 4 years. …

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