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Monday, February 18th, 2013

Subject:Porterville, California
Posted by:xfridays_childx.
Time:16:51.









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Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Subject:edinburgh scotland
Posted by:shannonkringen.
Time:16:20.
edinburgh outlook
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Saturday, September 24th, 2011

Subject:Карелия: Заброшенная финская ГЭС и рыбацкие хижины
Posted by:holiday_key.
Time:16:12.
Самое интересное в путешествии - открыть место, о котором не говорится в путеводителях. Нам повезло! Разговорившись с работником "Рускеалы", мы узнали, что можно съездить к заброшенной ГЭС, которая теперь превратилась в большой водопад.






Это место находится по пути из Рускеалы в Сортавалу. Там вечно проводятся съемки - место и правда живописное. Вот во что превратили дорогу машины съемочной группы фильма "Шаман".


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Tuesday, October 5th, 2010

Subject:Estonia
Posted by:tinypinkstar.
Time:14:30.
I'm thinking of having a trip to Tallinn and Helsinki in March to celebrate (hopefully!) finishing my MA. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations about either of these places in terms of things to do, places to stay etc.

Thank you!
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Thursday, September 30th, 2010

Subject:New Zealand: Paparoa National Park
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:12:12.

Paparoa National Park


continued from part two


We continued journeying down the west coast from the top of the South Island and it was our goal to stay at this really awesome looking beach b&b called Breakers Boutique. It was our big splurge for the trip and it just sounded awesome- we had to wiggle timings around a little bit, but we made plans to spend the next night down there. The owner Jan was just fantastic to talk to online and her husband is a photographer as well. Seriously, this lady went out of her way to provide custom directions and sights where us photographers should stop. Amazing!


So it was still a few hours away from our previous hotel in Abel Tasman, well more than a few but that’s what I remember it as and so we had to do some hard core driving through the bush to get back over where we needed to be. The one benefit of the West Coast is it is home to many a Blue Penguin (Eudyptula minor). Next to the elusive Puffin it might be my second favorite bird I’ve never seen so we were holding out hope that we might come across one of those little guys. Sure enough as we’re driving down the ‘highway’, ie: two lane road, we start seeing signs warning us to not run them over. With all this excitement we had to see one right?


On the way down was another park called Paparoa National Park which has these water carved rocks called pancake rocks…essentially it’s a tour bus stop, but not too shabby. I had read all about this special cave in the area so we went and found that, got soaked, and used my special REI shopping spree flashlight to look for penguins [I bought it specifically for this purpose]. Sadly none, but we thought we heard a cave bear.


Not far down there’s also a really amazing small hike called the Truman Track which brings you through all sorts of trees and stuff and into a secluded cove [with tons of 'don't touch the Penguins' signs] and a medium sized waterfall that lands right on the beach! Nice! After all this fun we still weren’t seeing any stupid penguins so we decided to go for the gold and head over to Breakers, home of it’s own small colony! Maybe we’ll see some there…that and I was hungry and felt like I was going to pass out from all this sun. I don’t get out much.


As I mentioned Breakers was fantastic and after a quick little bite we took the path down to the beach to go look for penguins and take pictures and do fun things couples do on their year-too-late honeymoon. After we did a little walking we saw this little midget bird hanging out by himself next to a rock…a blue penguin?! It looked kind of blue if you stretched the imagination and it kind of looked penguin’ish. It even waddled a little bit! So we convinced ourselves it was definitely a Blue Penguin and it didn’t seem to mind us getting in nice and close and staring at it, all while giggling quite loud. Not soon after, we were seeing tons of these little guys just hanging out getting bitten by bugs. Sweet! And they totally didn’t fly so they had to be legit!


We enjoyed a gorgeous sunset by ourselves on the beach and with the knowledge that we just saw the long awaited Blue Penguin. Sure enough, as soon as we got back Jan told us that it wasn’t a penguin, but some other random gray sea bird that can’t fly for a bit when it’s wings got wet….seriously. Our excitement was destroyed, and we came away devoured by sand fleas. The little bastards destroyed our legs and we had bite marks for at least 3 weeks after. True story.


Paparoa National Park


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Monday, July 19th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip – Part Six
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:11:13.

The final days of my Iceland roadtrip were spent driving around the Snæfellsnes Peninsula on the Western coastline. For the first time on my trip I had a decent amount of rain which thankfully included really nice dramatic clouds [and not blinding swan-dive off road fog like usual].


Driving Snaefellsnes Peninsula Iceland Photos


Photos by Ian Grant Photography / Facebook

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Subject:ATTN: traveling students
Posted by:backstabber.
Time:0:55.
Amazon is offering a free 1 year subscription to Amazon Prime (Which usually costs $79 a year. Perks include free 2 day shipping, and $3.99 overnight shipping): http://amzn.to/bSH8jP (url shortened with bit.ly)

This is being marketed towards college students but all you need is a valid .edu email address, so teachers and alumni might be able to benefit from this too (though the Terms of Service does say they have the right to ask for proof that you are a current student).

I apologize if you have already heard about this amazing deal. I just want to help spread the word on this before they stop offering it. I am not an employee of Amazon, nor do I gain anything from people signing up for this service.
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Thursday, July 15th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip – Part Five
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:12:36.

Getting to Seyðisfjörður up in the north-east was way too much of a pain in the butt [mostly because I decided to drive too far in one day, per the usual] but this photo below was basically the end of my day. Mountain pass to get down into the valley. I knew something was up when I started getting ice warnings on my car and then suddenly it was white out conditions with snow on either side and some of the thickest fog I’ve seen in a while. Pretty cool though, wouldn’t want to be doing that drive in the winter however…


Iceland Photography Driving on the Ring Road


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Monday, July 12th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip – Part Four
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:15:10.

The one place I wish I spent more time in was the Eastern Fjords of Iceland. It happened to be the day that I was going to pull a 6-7 hour drive [more like 9-10] north from Vik to Seyðisfjörður and I found myself stopping and running around every 2 minutes. There were a lot of dirt roads in this stretch, but nothing too bad…you just had to watch out for baby sheep.


Iceland Photography Eastern Fjords Ring Road


Images by Ian Grant Photography // Facebook

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Friday, July 9th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip – Part Three
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:10:37.

This part really centers on the eastern area of Iceland’s ring road which is home to many a roadside glacier. It’s funny because as your driving along you pass a bend and are like ‘wow, that’s the most beautiful glacier I’ve ever seen!’ and then you drive a little further ‘Whoa! That one is even better!’ which goes on for a good couple hours. Flocks of swans flying parallel to your car with icecap mountains in the background helps too.


It’s really pretty amazing and at one point you find yourself driving directly towards the biggest glacier you’ve ever seen [literally the biggest in Europe] while 2 other huge ones are on either side of you. If I had a 4×4 I would’ve been able to get closer, but frankly at this point in my journey I wasn’t going to put my car through too much more. Some of the roads to the glaciers were a little too hard core for my little beast of a car. After my car stuck incident my survival instincts [Tanya's voice in my head saying 'Ian bad! Death!'] was in full swing.


Iceland Photography Eastern Ring Road


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Tuesday, July 6th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip - Part Two
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:11:43.

The next day I really needed to take it easy [after eventful car crash/stuck in mud] so I did what any person would do. Go see icebergs! But first I had to go see some awesome waterfalls and play with my new variable ND filter [essentially lets less light in so I can take long exposures in the daylight].


This first waterfall is named Seljalandsfoss [foss being Icelandic for waterfall...you see it a lot in a country with 10,000 waterfalls]. You can actually walk behind the waterfall, but I was getting my gear soaked enough and didn’t need a camera failure a couple days into the trip…


Iceland Photography Road Trip - June 2010
Iceland Photography Road Trip - June 2010



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Monday, July 5th, 2010

Subject:Iceland Road Trip - Part One
Posted by:doisneau.
Time:20:55.

This June I found myself having a nice little window of time where I could get away and after reviewing my ‘places I want to go‘ list from every year, Iceland kept being on the top of the list. The two days of decent prices to go over there just happened to work as well, so two weeks ahead of time I got tickets from Los Angeles to Reykjavík on Iceland Air. Sweet!


First things first, though I saved some money on airfare [It cost around $800 vs. similar dates being $1800] renting a car for a week wasn’t cheap. Though I understood later that it is impossible to not trash your car in Iceland hence the cost, the fact that the cheapest car to rent was $600 for a week seemed absurd. I had read that getting a 4×4 was a smart move, but dropping close to $1k for a week rental was out of the question.


So after arriving at 7am I figured I’d head off to the world famous Blue Lagoon. More people come here each year than residents in Iceland. Sadly it was freezing out and insanely windy. Not the most exciting time to be throwing your clothes off and jumping in 100 degree water. I got some photos though.



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Iceland Photography Road Trip - June 2010

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Friday, February 26th, 2010

Subject:Travel Blogs
Posted by:dolmadez.
Time:12:03.
I'm seeking recommendations for good travel blogs, on and off Livejournal.
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Subject:Sounds and images from China
Posted by:tttrial.
Time:20:51.
An audiovisual report from the recent journey to China. Photos are accompanied with field recordings. Extremely vivid and unconventional experience, imaginative journey through amazing locations in spacious and challenging country of China!



Headphones tourism was invented by American sound artist Aaron Ximm (Quiet American), who started making traveler's reports in a form of musical albums, made entirely of recorded environmental sounds, in 1998.

Few years ago we decided to take one step further and developed the combined format - field recordings plus photos from the same place. Put on your headphones, and enjoy the virtual journey through various locations in China, such as Guangzhou, Old Town of Lijiang, Tiger Leaping Gorge and Stone Forest nearby Kunming.
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Thursday, February 18th, 2010

Posted by:missi75.
Time:15:33.
I'm currently studying in Japan, and I'm thinking about going to Tokyo Disney Sea when I have a chance. Unfortunately, the only time I can go is in early August, when it'll be really crowded. If anyone has been there before, is it worth it? Should I go for 2 days, or will one be enough? Thanks for your help.
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Monday, February 8th, 2010

Subject:Delhi
Posted by:tinypinkstar.
Time:14:04.
My husband and I are going to have an 11-hour stopover in Delhi in a couple of months, and I was looking for some advice on how easy it is to get to and from the airport in order to figure out whether it's worth actually leaving the airport in that time - obviously we're not going to see very much, but it might be nice to at least try and get some nice food while there. And any recommendations of areas of the city to go to?
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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010

Subject:Let's party like its 2012
Posted by:pattersonphoto.
Time:7:01.
I recently wrote a list of 8 parties to hit in the next decade. The best one being at the Spring Equinox at Chichen Itza (near Cancun, Mexico) in 2012. I figure if the world is going to end then that is the place to be.

Any other suggestions?
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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009

Subject:Italy
Posted by:pattersonphoto.
Time:8:29.
My brother and his (now) wife got married near Lake Como, Italy. She grew up there. They both now live in New York.


After my brother's wedding my parents and my aunt went to Venice.

This is the wedding and Lake Como video. I think the Venice video above is probably more interesting for people who don't know everyone involved.

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Monday, October 26th, 2009

Subject:Montreal and Toronto
Posted by:lucy_chronicles.
Time:0:00.
using the freebie ticket to fly in, spend a few days in Montreal then train into Toronto, fly out of there back home.

any museums, sites, areas/neighborhoods, hikes etc. i should see that are not covered by major travel mags in the area or website info? your fav's having been there?

appreciated as i leave tues nite!

and meanwhile, enjoy a few pics from home - Vegas' new erotic heritage museum. must see just for the 'wow' factor and gets you off the strip for awhile. ;-0

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

Subject:Northern Lights
Posted by:atillathehung.
Time:16:06.
So I wanna see the Northern Lights.Tell me about your favorite spot to see them.
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