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Mountain rescue: Why bothies need a helping hand – a photo essay

Mountain rescue: Why bothies need a helping hand – a photo essay Bothies, free to use by anyone out in remote parts of the UK, are more popular than ever. But they’re maintained by veteran volunteers and need younger blood if they are to survive for future generations The Mountain Bothies Association (MBA) is a charity made up of volunteers who maintain more than 100 remote shelters across England, Wales and Scotland. It was founded in 1965 by Bernard Heath after he spotted a remark in the visitor book at the Backhill of the Bush bothy in Galloway Forest park, suggesting the setting up of a club to save a growing number of deserted farm buildings from ruin. Continue…

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Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos

Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos Who better to get natural lighting tips from than a three-time Travel Photographer of the Year award-winner? This video was shot at the studio of photographer Bob Holmes for the Marc Silber Show – Advancing Your Photography! He shares some techniques you can use to work with natural light and take better photos, no matter The post Travel video of the week: Natural light in travel photos appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson Tweet

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Readers’ travel photography competition: December winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: December winners Our final selection of the year ranges from New York cops to Venice shops, camel fairs to penguins. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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Ice hotel opens with new designs in Swedish Lapland – in pictures

Ice hotel opens with new designs in Swedish Lapland – in pictures The Ice Hotel returns with new suites featuring a candy shop, an aquarium and a bathing icewoman Continue reading… Go to Source Author: The Guardian Tweet

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Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners

Travel Photographer of the Year 2018: the winners Photographers from 142 countries submitted more than 20,000 images for this year’s TPOTY. Winning images will be displayed at a free exhibition at London Bridge City in the spring Continue reading… Go to Source Author: The Guardian Tweet

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What to pack (and how!) for your safari

What to pack (and how!) for your safari There was a time when going on safari meant travelling with an entourage, who would carry everything from your Louis Vuitton trunks to your campaign desk, your Persian carpets to your folding commode. With the opening of world class camps and lodges, equipped and decorated to incredibly high levels, you can leave most, if not The post What to pack (and how!) for your safari appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Laura Burdett-Munns Tweet

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Readers’ travel photography competition: November winners

Readers’ travel photography competition: November winners This month’s entries are as varied as the destinations they were captured in. Scroll to see the winner – chosen by Mick Ryan of fotoVUE – who receives a £200 voucher for an i-escape holiday property. The overall 2018 prize is a trip to Greenland with Wild Photography Holidays• Enter our December competition Continue reading… Go to Source Author: Guardian readers Tweet

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The Japanese beach that became an Instagram sensation

The Japanese beach that became an Instagram sensation Chichibuga beach on Shikoku island was barely known until photographs of stunning sunsets started to appear on social media. Now visitors flock to capture images of the fiery sea and skies at dusk People were running down the beach. Not for exercise but to get into position before the sun slipped below the horizon. I hurried along, swept up by the sense of urgency. Mini tripods were lined up on the sand at the water’s edge, and selfie sticks were held aloft. Groups of friends, silhouetted against the pink sky, were trying to synchronise their star jumps, while women instructed their boyfriends on exactly how to photograph them as they stared…

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Luxury travel treats: MX4 mountain bike from Ridgeback, ski jackets from Simply Hike and more

Luxury travel treats: MX4 mountain bike from Ridgeback, ski jackets from Simply Hike and more We have a great round-up of products to share with you this week – everything from bags to bikes. Whether you’re heading out to explore the outdoors, wanting to wrap up warm for the forthcoming ski season or currently in the market for travel-friendly apparel or an affordable digital camera, we have a slew of The post Luxury travel treats: MX4 mountain bike from Ridgeback, ski jackets from Simply Hike and more appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson Tweet

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Travel video of the week: David Yarrow reveals his photography secrets

Travel video of the week: David Yarrow reveals his photography secrets David Yarrow has built an unrivalled reputation for capturing the beauty of the planet’s remote landscapes,tribes and endangered animals. He is now widely regarded as the UK’s best selling fine-art photographer of his genre and has become an inspiration for photographers all over the world. His Encounter Collection was exhibited in Hong Kong, New York The post Travel video of the week: David Yarrow reveals his photography secrets appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog. Go to Source Author: Paul Johnson Tweet

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