Capture the Colour

Christine Gilbert posted about the Capture the Colour contest put on by Travel Supermarket and I wanted to enter immediately. It’s a travel photography contest asking bloggers to post their five favorite travel photos according to the colors blue, green, yellow, white, and red. Judges will choose the best entries to win the grand prize of $3100 and the new iPad. The deadline for entries is August 29th and be sure to make your post known on Twitter and Facebook before then. Read to the end of this post to see who I nominated to join the contest and read more about the Capture the Colour contest to learn how to be eligible to win.

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My First Minutes in London

London Bridge

I was sure I was going to keel over right then and there in the customs line. I was hot and nauseous and the line was moving at a snails place that I didn’t know if I was going to actually make it onto the Heathrow Express. When it was finally my turn in line, the desk agent took just a few seconds to check my passport and BUNAC work visa and with a smirk, reminded me to write the day’s date in reverse from now on – 7th of September 2007, not September 7th, 2007.

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Favorite Scenes from Travel-Themed Movies

Just as I am prone to read travel memoirs over any other genre, my movie choices always lean toward something with a travel theme. When I’m not traveling, the routine of work and school makes me forget sometimes how wonderful adventuring can be but reading books and watching films that tell stories of travelers helps me to maintain the wanderlust. Below are some of my favorite scenes from travel-themed films that I’ve watched recently (I’ve included links to trailers if you haven’t seen them yourself!).

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Leaving the Travel Guidebook at Home

guidebook

Do you cling to your copy of Frommer’s, Fodor’s or Lonely Planet guidebook while traveling in a new city or do you just wing it? I’ve done it both ways but never really thought about it until I read Franz Wisner’s funny and vulnerable memoir, Honeymoon with My Brother. Fed up with out-of-date information and being led to restaurants packed with tourists, Wisner pleads that ditching the guidebook offers a more authentic experience while traveling. I have to say I agree with him as I have converted from a guidebook devotee to a girl who wings it and I think I did it unconsciously.

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