On Travel Interview – Travel in 2014 and 2015

My interview with On Travel, on the American Forces Radio Network has just been posted online. I talk with Paul Lasley about my travels in 2014 and my upcoming plans for 2015. The interview is approximately 25 minutes.

2014: A Year In Photography

2014 was another landmark year for me in terms of travel and photography.

All-in-all, not a bad year.

Here are some of my favorite photo of 2014. I hope you enjoy viewing them as much as I did taking them! You can also go back view my 2013 and 2012 photography retrospectives.
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January 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

January 2015 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s image was taken in the Girona region of Catalonia.

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Instagram Travel Photography Contest – Mountains

This winner in last week’s photography contest is Darren Clarke! He won for his photo of prayer flags in Nepal. He will be getting a $200 voucher to use on a trip with G Adventures and a year of photo hosting on Smugmug.

The theme for this week is: holidays and festivals.

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Instagram Travel Photography Contest Winner – Theme Water

We have a winner for my first weekly Instagram photography contest. Congratulations goes to Joey Choo! She has won a Lonely Planet ebook of her choice!

The theme for this week’s contest is: Mountains.
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This Week In Travel – Episode 179

This week Jen, Chris and I are joined by Paul Lasley of OnTravel.com.

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Introducing the Everything Everywhere Weekly Instagram Contest!

This week I’m launching my weekly travel photography contest on Instagram!

I’ve been really enjoying Instagram this year. It has become my favorite social network by a wide margin.

I’ve had a lot people who have asked me to review their photos, so I thought I’d systematize the process so I can get a chance to view a few photos from a lot of people, and reward those who have taken some amazing shots.

Here is are the rules and how the contest will work:

  1. Follow me on Instagram.
  2. Tag your photo with #EverythingEverywhere
  3. Make sure the photo somehow fits the week’s theme. This week the theme is: Water.
  4. Please do not tag more than 2 photos, else it will get out of hand having to sort through them all. If you tag more than 2, I will not consider them.
  5. You may tag older photos or new photos, but I’m only going to consider photos where were tagged as of December 8th. If you post an image you’d like to submit, just leave the #EverythingEverywhere tag in the comments and I’ll see it.
  6. Next Monday I will select a winner and announce it on Instagram along with theme for next week’s contest.

I’ll be giving away a travel and/or photography related prize each week to the image I select as the best. This week Lonely Planet is giving the winner their choice of any Lonely Planet ebook!

So, tag your photos and best of luck to everyone!

Win a Year’s Photo Hosting on Smugmug and Help People in Central America

It is time once again for the annual Passports With Purpose event to raise money for good causes around the world. In the past Passports With Purpose has built schools, water wells and entire villages. This year they will be giving to Sustainable Harvest International to help farmers in Central America.

You can read more about it on their site.

Passports with Purpose The way Passports With Purpose works is that travel related sponsors partner with bloggers to donate prizes. You can then bid on the prizes in $10 increments. Each $10 gives you 1 entry to win that prize. You can submit as many times as you’d like.

I’m partnering with Smugmug who is offering a full year of business class photo hosting. I’ve been a Smugmug customer for years and all of the photo’s you see on my site are hosted by them. They are an absolutely critical part of what I do online and I highly recommend them. You might be able to win a full year of hosting for only $10!

Just go to the Passports With Purpose website to donate and put in a bid. You can submit bids until 11:59 p.m. EST on Wednesday, December 17, 2014.

This Week In Travel – Episode 178

This week we are joined by Mara Gorman of Passports With Purpose and blogger at MotherOfAllTrips.com and author of The Family Traveler’s Handbook.

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December 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

December 2014 Desktop Wallpaper

This month’s photo is of Devil’s Tower, Wyoming

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