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

Category Archives: Travel Recommendations

Migrating South during the winter

I’m looking to make a sea/tree change to Northern New South Wales – Bangalow to be specific, a small hinterland town set just back from Byron Bay.

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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.

Singapore Preview

It wasn’t even a commission. I was there for a few days doing a press-check on my new coffee table book, and I barely remembered to take a camera with me on the way out. But, as you can see, it ended up getting a fair workout. What an amazing city – the colonial buildings,...

WANDERING WITH WENDY – A TOUR OF VIETNAM

I’ve just returned from a trip through Vietnam and Cambodia with Wendy Wu Tours. It’s the first time I’ve done an organized tour which, I’d have to say, definitely has its place – particularly if you want to take in a country’s highlights in comfort, and you don’t want the hassle often associated with independent...

Samoa’s Highlights

“You sound like you’ve been here before, what would you recommend?” asked the couple I shared the half hour shuttle ride from the Faleolo International Airport to Apia.  Although I’d not been to Samoa for five years, this was actually my 10th photo assignment so I felt reasonably well equipped to make at least a few...

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