A Road less travelled

David’s personal blog

Photography Tips, Travel Recommendations, Photos, Interviews, and the occasional words of wisdom you stumble across on a road less travelled

 

“All journey’s have secret

destinations of which the

traveller setting out

is unaware."

BROWSE

DRONE REVIEW: MAVIC PRO 2 vs THE PHANTOM 4 PRO

As I wrote, I lost my Phantom 4 Pro in Vietnam about a month ago when it launched, forgot to hover, and ploughed into the mast of a ship on Halong Bay, before whirring across the deck on its back in what proved to be its death throes. I’m still not sure why, though I’ve...

A site for sore eyes

The fact I had four web sites spread across three different host providers, with domain names and passwords scattered to the wind, pretty-well guaranteed building my new web site was never going to be a walk in the park.
It turns out I would have been more comfortable spending two months in a dentist‘s chair.

WHEN THE JOURNEY IS THE GOAL – TUSCANY ON A MOTORBIKE

It’s 10 0’clock on a clear, sunny morning and I’m weaving through the picturesque Italian countryside of Tuscany, a landscape sprinkled with fairytale hamlets and a patchwork of vineyards and olive groves about three hours north of Rome. The soaring notes of El Divo’s Nella Fantasia are playing through my headphones and the engine of my 700cc BMW is humming effortlessly beneath me. I’m in a t-shirt and jeans travelling with five other riders including our Italian tour guide, Enrico Rubaldo Fulvio Grassi.

VENICE – WITHOUT A CAMERA

It’s a curse that as a professional travel photographer I feel compelled to leave my camera gear behind when I’m on holiday so I can have a genuine break from my job.

And it’s not surprising that the gods who peer down on me from Venice’s grand basilicas appear to mock me as I wander, having born eternal witness to the stupidity of the notion.

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