June and July Monthly Wrap Up
So some of you might have noticed that I didn’t do a wrap up for June, just one month after I started doing this segment. The reason for this was mainly because I was so busy in my normal day to day life, which I briefly mentioned about in the monthly newsletter this month. Which reminds me, if you would like more detailed information about what’s happening with me, what I’m planning and doing next, sign up to the monthly newsletter over there on the right
My biggest segments, and most complimented on, is the Tuesday Talk, an interview type segment on my blog where I interview a travel blogger or photographer that inspires me. I’ve had some amazing people on there the last 2 months, including the following people. Michael Tieso from Art of Backpacking, Chris Nitz from Chris Nitz Photography, Cailin O’Neil from Travel Yourself, Bob from The Traveling Fool, Liz from L’appel Du Vide, Scott Wood from Scott Wood Photography, Jeremy from Living the Dream, Suzy Guese from Suzy Guese and finally Kate McCulley from Adventurous Kate. An amazing selection of people, and if you don’t believe me, just read the interviews. I’m hoping for some more great interviews for Tuesday Talk in the upcoming months.
My favourite photo that I posted, was of some guardian statues in Cambodia, from the Angkor Complex of temples. This was one of the first things we saw on our first day at the Angkor Ruins, and its one of the most lasting memories. I think another reason why I love this photo so much, is I’ve already sold a canvas of this
The post I did that was the most fun, and it has some good and fun memories attached to it for me, was about Bia Hoi – The Cheapest Beer in the World. For those unaware, Bia Hoi is a local fresh beer brewed in Vietnamese cities of Ho Chi Minh and Hanoi. And boy is it cheap!! Click the link to read the full post if you wish.
I think one of my most popular posts over the last 2 months was a very short series I did, I’m Different When I Travel – I’m More Outgoing. It was basically about how even though I am shy at home, and won’t go too far out of my way to get to know new people, but when I travel, I’m much more outgoing, and one of the things I love is meeting new people and hearing their stories. It surprised even more when I discovered this about myself.
I was also featured on another travel blogger’s blog, Liz from L’appel Du Vide, so please go and read all about one of my favourite people….ME!!! Misadventure Monday: Nathan from “Wez Wanders”
Lastly I’ve been doing a daily travel photo over on my facebook page. I suggest heading on over and liking the page, and seeing some of the travel photos I’ve been posting from my small point and shoot camera. It’s been fun posting them, and I love and appreciate comments on them.
Well that’s a very brief wrap-up of the last two months for me, but if you want to read more, please feel free to go through my posts, and comment on them
I mentioned in my last wrap-up in May, that I would have a top 5 posts for each month, but because this is a 2 month special, it will be a top 10 posts that I read over the last 2 months (in no particular order).
A Dangerous Business - Budapest, You Are Beautiful
Another beautiful photo wrap up of the time Amanda from A Dangerous Business spent in Budapest in her recent European adventure. If you like some great travel photos, or even Budapest, head on over for a look.
Art of Backpacking – My Best Friends are Travel Bloggers
A post from Mike about how his life has changed since he started travel, and how now all his best friends that know him the best are other travel bloggers.
Art of Backpacking – Breckenridge Colorado Photo Special
Some amazing photos of Breckenridge, Colorado from when Mike was there not long ago. (He also proposed to his fiance while he was there)
Art of Backpacking – Missing an Opportunity of a Lifetime
Mike tells us how on a recent trip he missed out on the opportunity of a lifetime because of the circumstances surrounding him at the time.
Glen Ryan – Fashion Shoot
A short video of a fashion shoot, filmed by my favourite local videographers, Glen Ryan and James van der Moezel
Glen Ryan – Promo Video
Another short video, a promo video that Glen and James made while shooting video down at the local coast for fun. (I’m hoping to get both these guys on Tuesday Talk in the coming months).
The Wrong Way Home – Postcards from Czech Republic
Izy shows us some of the amazing travel photos she took from her time in the Czech Republic. I suggest heading over for a look, I love Izy’s photos.
Everything-Everywhere – Photo Essay: Isle of Man
Gary showcases some more of his travel photography lifestyle, this time from the Isle of Man. I’ve never really thought much about the Isle until I saw these shots.
Mike Olbinski Photography – A Lightning Strike over Tucson
Mike is an amazing photographer, with a passion for weather photography, and I just love his lightning photos. This is an awesome lightning strike photo he took just the other day.
Cailin O’Neil – Mazatlan, Mexico – A Photo Essay
Cailin recently was in Mexico, doing some filming, press stuff, and also taking photos. Here’s some from her time there, I love these photos, they inspire me to head to Mexico…NOW!
Well that’s it from me for now, 2 months summed up in one little post (well somewhat). I have some good ideas coming up in the next few months hopefully, plus looking forward to my next overseas jaunt