Once I finally settled on a name for this blog, I knew what I had to do: I had to get my friend Eric to design a logo for me.
Unless you’re a really avid photographer, a tripod might not be something you think you need when travelling. The flavour of the moment seems to be ultralight travel; one bag, a few articles of clothing, as little extra gear as possible. Which is fine, if that’s what you’re into. But my background is in photography, and there’s no way I’m not taking my camera with me… and I recognize that not having the stability a tripod offers will seriously limit my photos. Good, sharp night photographs, handheld? Good luck!
This is the first instalment of a series I’m working on: the “Interview With A Traveller” series. In these posts, I’ll be interviewing fellow travellers to try to gain a better understanding of the huge variety of motivations, experiences, hopes, dreams, and desires that lead people to a life of travel. And if I’m lucky, maybe I’ll dig up some funny, bizarre, and/or gripping stories.
I’ll be publishing a post some time in the next month or so that lays out all the gear I’ll be bringing with me to China, but I’ll also be making a series of posts that spotlight specific pieces of gear, and my rationale for choosing them. This is the first post in the series.
Unless you’re hiking the Inca Trail or the Annapurna Circuit, a pair of full-on hiking boots it probably overkill.
My big China trip is still a month and a half away, but there’s still lots to do in preparation. I often find travel preparation to be daunting, until I break down the process into smaller segments and assess the priorities. This post is all about prioritizing.
Forget books! Movies are the best way to stoke the fire of your wanderlust.
Forget movies! Books are the best way to stoke the fire of your wanderlust.