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Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Kyrgyzstan Edition

Austrian Radio Interview: Kyrgyzstan Edition   In what seems to be an ongoing series of interviews with Radio FM4 in Vienna, I spoke with their team at the end of March about travel opportunities in Kyrgyzstan as a representative of Lonely Planet. Having been based here off and on since 2012, it was a nice … Continue reading »

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Austrian Radio Interview: Travel Eritrea Edition

Austrian Radio Interview: ‘Travel Eritrea’ Edition Hey again! I’m finally back to Kyrgyzstan after two months on the ground in Texas, but just before I hopped back on a flight to head this way I found time to record another interview with Radio FM4 in Austria. This one’s about Eritrea, which I visited back in … Continue reading »

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Uluwatu Temple and the Kecak Monkey Dance

Bali’s Uluwatu Temple: The Kecak “Monkey Dance” Bali’s Uluwatu temple is beautiful, its clifftop location overlooking the Indian Ocean perfect for sunsets and engagement shoots and taunting indigenous macaques until they get fed up and rip your camera right out of your hand. While the temple itself is a beautiful backdrop, however, the temple is … Continue reading »

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Austrian Radio Interview: Travel in Uzbekistan

Austrian Radio Interview: Travel in Uzbekistan Happy New Year! I’m frantically finishing and editing a write-up from my trip to Eritrea in November to get it all wrapped up before taking off for the hinterlands of Texas this week, so no long-form posts on here for a while yet. I did, however, manage to a quick … Continue reading »

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Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, the Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey

Exploring the Vienna Woods: Mayerling, Seegrotte, and Heiligenkreuz Abbey The ‘Vienna Woods‘. Rising to the northwest of Vienna atop the very first foothills of the Austrian Alps, the Wienerwald is a beautiful green belt and UNESCO Biosphere Reserve actually within the city limits of Vienna. With over 500 square miles of forest to wander through, … Continue reading »

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1001 Nights: An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show

1001 Nights: Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show   An Istanbul Belly Dancing Dinner Show, I hear you asking? I was just as surprised as you are. Of all the cities I’ve worked as a photographer on these tour gigs, nowhere do I seem to end up exploring the ‘nightlife’ options as often as Istanbul. Istanbul … Continue reading »

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Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide

Food in Dubai: A Traveler’s Guide Dubai is not traditionally a backpacker favorite. Despite perceptions of being overpriced and obscenely flashy, though, I’ve come to find myself looking forward to infrequent passes through the Emirates for exactly one reason: the FOOD in Dubai. The wealth of cuisines available in the Emirates, from to home-style US and … Continue reading »

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X Reasons You Should Get To Greece This Year

X Reasons You Should Get To Greece This Year With a friend recently planning a trip to Majorca for her upcoming vacation, my cries that now is the perfect time to head to the Greek Isles fell on deaf ears due mainly to fears about the current state of the Greek economy. Though she didn’t listen, you … Continue reading »

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