Once upon a time, I fancied myself as a grand photographer. I’d gaze at the works of Henri Cartier-Bresson and Mario Testino with a real appreciation of the art of capturing the moment in black and white. Armed with my film SLR, I’d wander the streets of London and try to recreate the essence of place the old masters’ images exude. For years, I’d doggedly deny the galloping of time into a new digital age. The art of photography is lost when you no longer need to think to set up a shot, I thought. I developed my films in a darkroom in Uni from time-to-time, and get lost in the quiet, organized routine of developing. There was real satisfaction seeing your images come alive before your eyes. Slowly and surely, I succumbed.
Normally, I’m not one for revealing too much about myself online – I leave that to other bloggers who are happy to share a lot more of their personal lives, and who are often much more adept at crafting inspirational messages as a result.
Have you been seeing all the usual eco-chic holiday gift guides making the rounds? The same things crop up again and again, so we thought it was time to come up with an all-new gift guide this year. Here are 27 rocking holiday gifts to keep you connected to the world, set the stage for your next ecoadventure, or outfit you with the most sustainable gear.
Every week I’m going to share the stories I’ve read that I find interesting, but either haven’t had the time to write up or share on various social networks. It’s a great way for Eco Traveller readers to 1) find out what floats my boat, and 2) discover what else is out there. So I say, let the Friday link fest begin, and enjoy!
Eco Traveller has a little side site on Tumblr, called ‘Eco Traveller Escapes’. It’s an area where I can indulge in passions old and new, aside from eco travel. And one of them is sailing.
You may have been wondering why I’ve been incommunicado over the past few weeks… apart from a week of enforced cyber lockdown as the internet connection went AWOL, there was one other little reason:
Lately, as Eco Traveller is still pretty new on the scene, I’ve been contemplating posting content written by certain ecotourism companies, for a few reasons. Little did I know that there would be such strong opinions in the travel blogging world that this practice is totally frowned upon.
Calling all travellers and budding travel bloggers. Want to share your travel stories? Now is your chance, and for your troubles you will be in the running to win one of six amazing ecotourism experiences.
Eco travel encompasses all the varients of ecotourism and green travel. So whether it’s responsible travel, sustainable tourism, ethical tourism or culturally aware travel, they all fall under the same umbrella of eco travel. So, in essence, anyone who prefers to travel the green way is an eco traveller.
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