Thirty Something Travel

A daily link from the world of travel

Archive for August, 2012

Grizzly Bear is doing his thing, minding his own business. Hiker gets too close to Grizzly Bear and takes picutres. Grizzly Bear defends his territory and kills hiker. Park Service kills Grizzly Bear. There is nothing that is not depressing in this story.

Photography USA

The Adventure Blog has the story of South African adventurer Davey du Plessis who is attempting a source-to-sea trip down the Amazon has been taken to Lima after being shot several times and being left for dead.

Adventure South America

Keeping with the topic of Machu Picchu, if you want to get good pictures, you might want to get there soon, as Peru has announced plans for a new airport nearer the site, with the aim of increasing visitor numbers.

South America

Turns out it’s a bit trickier that just point and click. Tips on getting the best photos of Petra, Machu Picchu, the Grand Canyon & the Taj Mahal.

Asia Photography South America USA

Petapixel has a story about 3 French tourists who have been given (suspended) jail sentences for kissing a statue of Buddha and “wounding the religious feelings of Buddhists”. How did they caught? Reported by the shop who developed the photos they took of the event. 3 lessons here: Don’t kiss religious statues, don’t take a picture of it if you do and buy a digital camera.

Asia

Tripomatic have put together an infographic showing just how far $100 of your travel money goes when travelling on a budget.

Money

West Hansen is attempting to set a new record in navigating the length of the Amazon by kayak in 60 days. One of his main obstacles is the 40-mile long, terrifying looking and terrifyingly named, Acobamba Abyss.

Adventure

Colombia is aiming to raise its profile with a new travel blogging campaign (the two blogs they mention)

Colombia Social Media

The Dos and Don’ts of Volunteering – basically, do plenty of research and don’t treat it like a holiday. Also, I would add avoid using the word Voluntourism.

Volunteering

41 Top Roadtrip spots – some great pictures, although I’m not sure you can call some of these a roadtrip.

Adventure