Travel Photos

A Little Bit of Freedom: Travel Photo Contest Friday 33

Update: The winner is Arti…who guessed Cinque Terre, on the Italian Riviera, but she never told us if she jumped too! Thanks again to Jade and the rest of the Vagabond 3 crew.  Here’s what she had to say: “We took this photo on one of the last days of our RTW trip. We were in Cinque Terre, overlooking all these people jumping off the nearby rocks. This moment summed up our entire experience- living in the moment, being free and jumping into life with our eyes wide open. Besides being a gorgeous and relaxing weekend away from London, Cinque Terre will always hold a very special place in my mind for showing me the freedom of loving what you do and sharing that with the people you love.“ Arti gets the prize this week. So wander on over to My Yatra Diary and check out some of her travels. Read full article…

Child`s Mystery: Travel Photo Contest Friday 32

Update: The winner is Katrina…who guessed Naples, was wrong, but was the closest of anyone The picture was taken in  Florence, Italy! Thanks again to Travis for this challenging end to year.  Here is what makes this wall so special to Travis: “Florence was one of my favorite cities when I went backpacking through Europe in 1999.  The vibe of the city, the sites, the gelato and the food were all amazing.  It’s also where I had the best meal I’ve ever eaten, and I remember it quite vividly.  I was traveling with a friend and we went to a specific restaurant based on recommendations from other travelers and our guide book (remember “Let’s Go: Europe” ??).  Anyhow, every table was family-style seating, which meant our party of two would share our table with six others.  We ended up sitting next to a pair of young Italian girls our age Read full article…

Holy Mountain Pass: Travel Photo Contest Friday 31

Update: The winner is Jason…who guessed Thorung La Pass, Annapurna Circuit, Himalayas, Nepal. Well, OK, he didn’t say Nepal, but I think we can assume he meant it. Seriously, I’m not that inflexible! Thanks again to Connie and tranquil mountain photo.  Here is what makes this mountain pass so special to Connie: “Reaching the peak of Thorung La Pass at 5614 meters, after trekking through the amazingly beautiful Nepalese Himalayan mountain range for 12 days was an amazing accomplishment for me. I had never embarked on such a physically and mentally draining task and although it was certainly difficult on most days, not to mention absolutely freezing at the Pass, every single second was worth it! ” Jason gets the prize this week so please check him out at Alpaca Suitcase. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually read Read full article…

Autumn Skyline Drive: Travel Photo Contest Friday 30

Update: The winner is…No One. I really hate it when this happens, but know you get introduced to a new beautiful spot in the world. This photo was taken on the Skyline Drive (the blue ridge parkway) just outside Luray, Virginia. Thanks again to Chip for his challenging but beautiful picture. Here is what makes this skyline so special to Chip: “Shot this during my current bicycle tour around the United States. After a thousand miles or more of flat lands through the great plains, it felt good to be back on real hills again. Riding the parkway in the autumn was one of my big goals this year, and it was great to hit it during the peak of Fall colors. While the road through this popular destination was choked with RVs on the weekends, mid-week it was just me, the motorcycle touring folks, and day after day of Read full article…

Desolate Beauty: Travel Photo Contest Friday 29

Update: The winner is Michael…who guessed Salar de Uyuni, Bolivia . Runner up mention Jade who guessed Salt Flats in Bolivia, but the local language wins each time Thanks again to Lindsay and her humor and tequila filled travel blog.  Here is what makes this salt so special to Lindsay: “It has a few names, and it’s location is not directly in a city, but in the middle of Salar de Uyuni, in the Daniel Campos Province, Potosí Department, Bolivia. To be brutally honest, it is special to me because I went through a bad break up in La Paz, and when I jumped on the salt flats tour, I was in such awe of its ‘awesomeness’ that I totally forgot all about… umm… what was his name again? ” Michael gets the prize this week so please check him out at Go See Write. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Read full article…

Rice Paddy Terraces: Travel Photo Contest Friday 28

Update: The winner is Caz…who guessed the Longshen Rice Terraces, also known as The Dragons Back Rice Terraces in China (OK she only said Longshen China). Thanks again to Andrea and her educational travel blog.  Here is what makes these rice terraces so special to Andrea: “It’s a special place because the terraces are stunning. They were mainly built during the Ming dynasty, so are about 500 years old. The lower terraces are at 380m, while the highest part is 880m, so there are 500 meters of stunning photographs at every turn. One of the best parts of Longshen are the female porters, who moonlight as manic pashmina sellers in the evenings. They have a wonderful humor that breaks through any language barriers. The family homes that are run as guesthouses also make it a special place to stay. Longshen is a wonderful break from the crowds and pollution of China. Although the hike can Read full article…

Blocks of Light and Shadow: Travel Photo Contest Friday 27

Update: The winner is Norbert…who guessed the Holocaust Memorial in Berlin, Germany. Thanks again to Jonny and his fun travel and photography site.  Jonny is a man of few words so here is what Wikipedia has to say: “The Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe (German: Denkmal für die ermordeten Juden Europas), also known as the Holocaust Memorial (German: Holocaust-Mahnmal), is a memorial in Berlin to the Jewish victims of the Holocaust, designed by architect Peter Eisenman and engineer Buro Happold. It consists of a 19,000 square meter (4.7 acre) site covered with 2,711 concrete slabs or “stelae“, one for each page of the Talmud arranged in a grid pattern on a sloping field.” Norbert gets the prize this week so be sure to check him out over at Globo Treks Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually Read full article…

Ancient Arena: Travel Photo Contest Friday 26

Update: The winner is Jeremy…who guessed Amphitheater in Amman, Jordan and who may have been the fasted correct answer recorded yet! Thanks again to Nicole and Cameron and their fun world traveling Canuck blog. Jeremy gets the prize this week. So wander on over to Living the Dream and check out his great travel and lifestyle site. It happens to also be one of my favorites so do spend some time and dig around, you will be very happy you did. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday, wow that’s a mouthful! If you’re new or never bothered to actually read what I write, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (and sometimes from a featured guest…see below for details on how guest post) and you guess where it is. This week’s photo comes from Nicole and Cameron who together are Traveling Canucks. Read full article…

Snaking River Canyon: Travel Photo Contest Friday 25

Update: The winner is Dawn…who guessed Fish River Canyon in Namibia, the second largest canyon in the world (after the Grand Canyon)! Thanks again to Dave and his truly professional travel photo site.  Here’s what he had to say about Fish River Canyon: “Fish River Canyon was an out of the way stop on our epic cycling journey from Cairo to Cape Town. We had been cycling for almost 4 months at this point and instead of keeping to the smooth paved roads all the way to the finish, the race directors decided to take us off road one more time to Fish River Canyon. The roads were rough and the weather somewhat miserable. After a long day of riding we finished in a camp on the outside of the canyon. We set up our tents and then we were shuttled to this outlook for a steak dinner. It was Read full article…

Stone Fortress: Travel Photo Contest Friday 24

Update: The winner is Aaron…who guessed Castillo de San Felipe – Cartagena, Colombia and actually read the instructions carefully Thanks again to Jenny and her wonderful minimalist lifestyle/travel  blog.  Here’s what she had to say: “San Felipe is one of the greatest and strongest fortresses ever built by the Spaniards in their colonies. It took 200 years and 245 tons of gold to build and helped protect the city from pirates. Despite numerous attempts the fortress was never taken over. Built into the fort is a complex network of tunnels connecting various strategic points.” Aaron gets the prize this week. So wander on over to Gekko Gone Blogging and check out some of Aaron’s post. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If you’re a new friend, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels (or now a featured guest…see below for details) and Read full article…

© 2006-2010 Todd's Wanderings Suffusion WordPress theme by Sayontan Sinha