Our marketing executive Saxon (cool name) loves travel and photography, so it seemed only fair that he be the one to talk to award-winning travel photographer Stuart Beesley (last seen leading free travel photography workshops at our STA Travel stores) about the most common mistakes there are when it comes to photographing your travels. Take it away, Saxon!
So you want to take your travel photography to the next level? Maybe even turn pro? It would be an incredible lifestyle, there’s no doubt, and if you’ve got the eye for a great image and a passion for travel, with a big investment in time and effort, it’s certainly possible to make a living in the field.
Stuart Beesley's award-winning photograph
Now, I’m not saying that food is the only consideration when choosing a destination to visit… but for me, it’s definitely up there with the beautiful beaches and buzzing cities as one of the main highlights of any adventure.
This week we’re exploring some delicious national dishes of Asia… now excuse me while I nip off to the nearest food cart.
Bi Bim Bap, South Korea.
December 13th sees the release of the next movie in the Hobbit trilogy The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug and once again New Zealand steps in to the movie spotlight as the epic shoot location.
The entire Hobbit series was filmed almost entirely in New Zealand as were the Lord of the Rings films, so fan of both film series have been flocking here for years to experience their very own piece of Middle-earth.
To celebrate the release of the film, and our love for the beauty of New Zealand, were sharing these cracking Hobbit facts, all about the newest film The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug.
If you’re excited by the prospect of watching the new movie in 9 days (not that we’re counting!) Or if you’re just a fan of New Zealand and its ‘out of this world’ surroundings, appease yourself by watching the trailer for the movie below.
If there’s one thing that South Africa is famous for its safari. The epic plains of Kruger National Park are home to pretty much every famous African safari favourite you could wish to see.
A safari adventure is without a doubt the top amazing experience to have in South Africa, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only amazing experience. This diverse and colourful nation has a huge array of experiences that will excite and entertain you, so even if it means adding a few extra days on to the end of your safari trip, you seriously need to check out these unmissable experiences; we promise it will be worth it.
Mountains stir something in all of us. The urge to push harder, climb higher, see the world from a new perspective and occasionally slide down a steep slope with sticks strapped to our legs squealing. From the tropical to the topical to the downright beautiful, here’s our choice of the high 5 mountain views.
The Swiss Alps.