As explained before in a previous Traveliving Series installment, overlanders is a quite respectful “tribe” of travelling industry in terms of numbers & market share. However, the tourism & hospitality industry has not been designed to accommodate their needs & expectations. At least, not in all cases. But lets define first what an overlander is […]
I mentioned in my last blog post that I’d had the improbable but wonderful experience of attending a feminist comic artists’ residence on Helsinki, organised by the formidable FEMSKT, Femicomics Finland. The few days gave me a so much: the visual stimulation of a completely new landscape; new friends and contacts; and a window into the practices of two dozen women from many different countries, all making comics for their own reasons and in their own ways.
I’ll write a fuller blog post about it all soon (EDIT: it’s here), together with some links to the several interesting artists and projects I encountered, but for now, here is my response in comic form. It centres around the house we all stayed in, which as I hope is clear, had an extraordinary provenance that made the whole event possible. Click twice on any of the pages to see them…
View original post 4 more words
These days, sharing and engaging on social media is essential to growing your business or personal brand. Here are 10 writers, artists, and photographers taking advantage of Instagram to expand their reach.
Brooklyn-based fashion photographer BriAnne Wills photographs women and their feline companions all over New York City at Girls and Their Cats. To date, she’s showcased over 200 women in this series.
View original post 1,394 more words
As much as we love it, travelling requires time and money. I’m fortunate to be planning my own solo travel to New Zealand, however, I’m aware that this might be my only chance to travel. There are still hundreds of places I might never see unless by chance I win the lottery. So, I’ve created […]
If you’re an artist, be sure to use your online presence to display your latest masterpieces and seek out new clients. Here are three illustrators that effectively promote their artwork with stunning portfolio-style websites.
Federico Paoli, an artist in Lucca, Italy, focuses on illustration, graphic design, and art direction.
Read how to set up the Photo Blog theme.
Federico Paoli uses Photo Blog, a single-column, grid-based theme that showcases his latest illustrations. This portfolio layout is one of four “style packs” included in this premium theme — you can switch to a different design with just a click.
We love Federico’s minimal, highly curated look: each post highlights a single illustration, and he displays one link at the top right to his Contact page, which lists his social links, representation and client information, and features in publications.
Lily Williams is a freelance artist in…
View original post 280 more words
This week’s photo challenge is “Tour Guide” so join me for a peak at this delightful city at the bottom of Australia. Let’s stroll along the waterfront. Fishing boats, cruise ships, yachts, cafes, bars and restaurants, history and links to the Antarctic. The waterfront leads to Salamanca Place, old sandstone warehouses from the 1830’s. More […]
Monday 8th January 2018
With the outskirts of Sydney peaking at 47C yesterday we have finally been for a swim in Australia. We seem to have been in marinas, up muddy creeks or surrounded by jelly fish. The winds have often been chilly, the sea rough or the water full of other craft. The forecast for a heatwave on Sunday persuaded us to head out of the city to the beaches just south of Manly Harbour. Here the temperatures were a cooler 32C but hot enough to persuade us in. And fantastic it felt too, why we asked ourselves had we been putting it off so long.
First dip for a while
We had started the week anchored off this very same beach , not swimming, a chilly southerly was lowering the temperatures and creating a lively chop. We were here instead to say farewell to our friends from Moonshadow…
View original post 403 more words
California coast from Monterey Bay area to San Diego is a good place for whale watching. Humpback whales, Blue and Gray whales migrate through the water for feeding. These whales are enormous, yet they eat small sea creatures such as krill, crabs, and shrimps and the California coast has a concentration of them. Bottlenose dolphins are frequently seen in this water also.
We went on a whale watching cruise in November 2015. We didn’t see whales, but we saw many bottlenose dolphins coming up to the surface of water. A few private yachts were floating in place simply for yachting. The calm and blue water reflected the clear sky was serene. Whether we saw the whales or not, it was a refreshing day.