Tags archives: photos

These are the cameras and equipment we use to take photos on our travels

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June 29th is National Camera Day in the United States from where I'm from! Today, I rounded up the Travelettes to pay tribute to our greatest companions on the road: our trusty cameras. And there's no better way to celebrate our much-loved devices than by showcasing our favorite pictures and the memories they committed to eternity. Read on to learn more a[...]

In photos: Dream away to California

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     Dreamboat boat. At the canals of Venice in LA. Would not mind living here. Ever since my 14-year old self fell in love with this song song I could totally see myself with long, sandy hair, casually holding on to a surfboard somewhere on Venice Beach. I'm a bit older (and maybe wiser) now and I'm still not very good at surfing (yet), but California has [...]

Why my Love for travel photos exceeds my love for Travel

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“Why do you take SO many pictures?” It’s a question that I get asked all the time by multiple people and there’s definitely more than one answer. I’m a picture person.  There is no denying that. I wouldn’t say I’m great at photography, but I live for the moments that a photograph encapsulates. I also love travelling. At least I thought I loved trav[...]

15 Ways to Feel like a Traveller in your own Home

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We all know that feeling of post-travel blues. You return home, full of stories and adventures, and after the initial joy of reuniting with your family and friends, it all wears off, and you are once again dreaming of hitting the road, seeking new unknown places. I’ve been guilty of this feeling every time I have come back from a trip, but this time I decid[...]

July 2014 Instagram Challenge – Recap #1

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Blue skies, bright colours, dreamy beaches, fresh treats, and also lightning storms, quiet times indoors, even snow from the Southern hemisphere! This is what we've been finding on the #dailytravelette feed throughout the first half of the Travelettes Instagram Challenge – July 2014 edition. It's always fun to find out how you guys interpret the themes we[...]

Barcelona, as you've never seen it before

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I've been following @nicnorgacia for nearly two years and every time I see a photo of his on Instagram I think, I must share his amazing photos with the Travelettes readers. So finally that's what I'm doing. Hey, you can't say I'm not diligent at keeping my promises. I'm just not very prompt at doing so. Here are five reasons why I love Mr Nican[...]

The Vietnamese bikes of burden

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Anyone who's dabbled in a spot of South East Asian travel will surely agree that one of the best ways to get from A to B is by motorbike. Getting around on two wheels is speedy, cheap and convenient - motorbikes have the ability to navigate the often narrow or densely populated streets of big Asian cities, slipping through tiny backstreets with ease and givi[...]

Fotoatelier Seidel: World's greatest museum

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They say that love happens when you least expect it. Well, I have to say I agree. I didn't expect to fall in love when I visited Český Krumlov, at least not with a museum. Heck, I didn't even expect to visit a museum during my brief time in the famously historic Bohemian town, but when the words "one of the oldest working photography studios in the world"[...]

American Girl in Italy: The Travel Story Behind the Iconic Picture

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A striking young woman, draped in a wide shawl, majestically walks up a street corner in Florence. Fifteen Italian men are looking at her, captivated (some manifesting their interest in a more subtle manner than others). This is American Girl in Italy by Ruth Orkin, and it is one of the most famous street photographs of the 20th century. © Ruth Orkin, used [...]