The importance of documenting your experiences in life with a journal

Bhaktapur Durbar Square Nepal

The lost of art of writing for yourself I’ve just finished writing my winter Everest Base Camp trek for a series starting later in the week here. During the trek I hand wrote into a little notebook. I’ve gone through quite a few notebooks over the past decade. Keeping a journal has helped from planning to daily …

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Where have all the good travel blogs gone: my travel blog directory

Boats in the middle of nowhere in Borneo

I used to read a lot of travel blogs, but recently I counted near zero It’s the holiday season and perhaps you’re looking for something new and good to read? Me too! And, it’s been difficult. It’s been a long time coming. The day I stopped reading travel blogs that is. The reason it’s been so long …

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Interview with Francis Tapon – world traveler & travel writer

Interview with Francis Tapon

Who is Francis Tapon? It’s very rare I get to come across travelers and writers that make me go  “wow, he’s on a mission to succeed”. Francis Tapon is one of them. Not only has Francis traveled extensively, and is now making a living from it. But he’s also a genuinely nice guy willing to help and …

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Water: 6 years of travel, that’s a lot of bottles, maybe …

Glass of water and a palm tree

Water is today’s international blog action day theme Today October 15th 2010 is Blog Action Day, its theme, water. You can read more about this event here blogactionday.change.org In summation: it’s when people who write online around the world unite for one day to write about a single subject in a hope to highlight it. Supported …

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The unseen dangers of travel blogging in new world media

Tibetan Boy with scarf covering face

Travel Journalism or Citizen Journalism or just travel blogging, is there a difference anymore? There is no argument, citizen journalism is here. Though many mainstream print media outlets are still in denial, and dying because of it. Mainstream news agencies like CNN, BBC & The Guardian are embracing citizen journalism with open arms. From Ireports, live blogging, twitter to …

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Online Storage Hosting for Travelers: Why you need to do it

Train going through a market in Lagos Nigeria

Benefits of online storage I’ve had online storage hosting for over a decade, it’s been invaluable to my traveling and photography. And, I consider it something few people take full advantage of. In my previous article about online photo hosting we looked at why photo hosting can save your travel blog or photography website, and save …

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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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