On Location in Southern Mongolia and the Gobi Desert
Aug05

On Location in Southern Mongolia and the Gobi Desert

After taking in Naadam in Ulaanbaatar, our immediate goal was to get out of town. Sure, we loved Ulaanbaatar on arrival. It provided us with so many things we just couldn’t get during our 2 months in China; or our 7 months in Asia all together for that matter. The Mongolian capital is loaded with western restaurants catering to tourists and expats, there are a couple Irish pubs, and there’s unblocked wifi, what else could...

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Skiing and Action Photography on Austria’s Slopes
Jun29

Skiing and Action Photography on Austria’s Slopes

Austria has plenty of locations with mountainous backdrops and gentle slopes which make it ideal for skiers – and those who take to take a few pro snaps while they’re at it. Styria, Salzburg, Vorarlberg and Tyrol are just a few of the places in which you can find nice resorts and picking a suitable one is simply a matter of costs, altitude, weather, and your knowledge on skiing. Where to stay in Austria Austria has a dozen charming...

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Exposing Sunset and Sunrise at Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces in Tiantou, China
Jun05

Exposing Sunset and Sunrise at Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces in Tiantou, China

I caught the bus from Guilin to the village of Dazhai, which sits at the base of Longji Rice Terraces, a place us foreigners like to call “Dragon’s Backbone Rice Terraces”. The region was high on my Chinese travel photography list, and I was eager to check it off. The only problem is that when I arrived, I did so to a white wall of mist and clouds. For most of the first day, I couldn’t see my hand in front of my face, and...

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Antarctica – The New Must See Destination
May27

Antarctica – The New Must See Destination

No place on earth compares. The enormity of its icebergs and snow-white mountain ranges is overwhelming and gives you a sense of how big Earth really is. It’s not the tourist destination in the traditional sense. This part of the world has no tourist facilities, hotels or even airports. There are no ‘locals’. The only people that you will find are the temporary resident scientists at research stations. Wildlife takes ownership over...

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The Blog and the Change I Need
May23

The Blog and the Change I Need

It’s funny how things progress, isn’t it?  I started Brendansadventures.com back in the day as a way to showcase my travel writing, which I had just started doing professionally.  I had been published a couple times, and wanted a website that hosted just a couple of my articles as a bit of an online writing portfolio for potential clients. Then, after a couple months hosted on WordPress, I found out that I could make some...

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Thailand’s Water Fight Festival: Songkran in Chiang Mai
May11

Thailand’s Water Fight Festival: Songkran in Chiang Mai

After a couple weeks of extremely hard work between a press assignment in Oman and getting a new issue of Vagabundo Magazine published, we have gone out of our way to take in the Thai New Year and what tourists like to call, the water fight festival: Songkran. For me, nothing sounded better than letting off some stream by blasting water at people on the streets of Chiang Mai, Thailand.  All the stress of the weeks of work, would wash...

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