Steamy Mountains: Friday Travel Photo Contest

  UPDATE: The “Winner” is coming soon. No one got this spiritual place so Arti is deciding who was closest distance wise. Come back shortly. Welcome to the weekly Travel Photo Contest! We have a great list of travel photos and bloggers lined up to challenge your world travel knowledge each and every Friday. 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) either from a featured travel blog guest (see below for details on how to guest post) or from my own travels and you guess where it is. Due to the popularity of featuring other travel bloggers I plan to hot other peoples travels and photos for as log as there is interest (get in touch!). This week’s photo comes from Arti and her wonderful India Travel Blog My Yatra Diary. The first Read full article…

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…

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…

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…

Colorful Seaside Shrine: Travel Photo Contest Friday 19

Update: The winner is Dave! I know you all have been dying to find out where this is.  The picture was taken in Dili, Timor-Leste (East Timor) just down the road from where I used to live. While the religion is Catholic, there is an unique blend of Animism that is found throughout the island nation and really comes out in the shrines. Timor-Leste is such a beautiful place with an amazingly diverse group of clans (kind of like small kingdoms) and traditional religions based on spirits.  If you have the chance this is one off the beaten track destinations that should not be missed. Oh, and the tropical beaches and untouched scuba diving helps too Dave doesn’t have a website, but he is sweet enough to put his wife Rebeca’s blog forward: This Must Be the Place Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. If you’re a new friend, each Read full article…

Disdainful Statues: Travel Photo Contest Friday 18

Update: Sorry for the delay and skipping a week but hey, even travel bloggers need an internet free vacation. I know the suspense is killing you so the winner is Jasmine with an amazing guess! The picture was taken near the harbor in Amsterdam, Netherlands. I have no idea who these wretched looking folks are, but it is hard to understand how they can be so unhappy in such a lovely city. Maybe a bit too much hash in the coffee bars Please go check out Jasmine’s site Jasmine Wanders, a fun blog about Jasmine’s travels around the world. 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 and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country, and Place) will win a link back to their Read full article…

Boat Party: Travel Photo Contest Friday 14

Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday. Just in case this is your first time visiting, each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. No adults, let’s party! Where are these kids? Update: The winner is Gayle! The picture was in Bali on the East Coast at some hole in the wall cafe with a beautiful beach and harbor. Please check out Galye’s great blog Postmark California. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and place) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean and relevant). Leave your guess and recent post in the comment section below. David won last weeks competition of Buddha statues in Japan. I will also stumble and review the latest post of anyone who leaves a comment even if the Read full article…

Sad Historical Place: Travel Photo Contest Friday 10

Update: The winner is Mike! The picture was in Cambodia at Cheung Ek, also known as the Killing Fields where the Khmer Rouge committed one of the most brutal mass killings in history. The monument and surrounding unmarked graves are a grim reminder of what man is capable of and what we are all responsible for helping to prevent. The stupa is filled with human skulls from the bottom to the top which can be seen through the glass encasement. Welcome to Travel Photo Contest Friday where each week I post a beautiful picture (at least I think so) from my travels and you guess where it is. The first person to guess where this picture was taken (Country and name of this sad historical place -somewhat of a hint) will win a link back to their blog with the anchor text of their choice in this post (keep it clean Read full article…

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