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Photo Walk: BlogStock 2015

Created: 20 Aug 2015

If you’re looking for a few ways of improving your photography, then come get out of auto and into manual with me on a photo walk at BlogStock 2015.

The Times They Are A-Changin’

Created: 25 Nov 2014

As Bob Dylan once said: “The times they are a-changin’” That was in relation to the changing of the guard in the 60s and a new found freedom, but the same could easily be said for the current ...

Watching the Sunset in the Philippines

Created: 16 Jun 2014

Everyone stopped what they were doing to take in the moment. The sun was setting in Moalboal on the island of Cebu in the Philippines, and all the locals appreciated the natural beauty, the ...

The Great Roller Coaster Ride in the Sky

Created: 09 Jun 2014

They call it 'the great roller coaster ride in the sky'. Despite rolling and tumbling to the ground at 80 mph in a two-seater Tiger Moth plane, with me hurtling towards the earth, I couldn't ...

How Not to Park Your Car

Created: 02 Jun 2014

You'd thinking parking a car is pretty straight forward, but not in this case. This is the story of how not to park your car. As you can see, it involves a port, lots of water and lots of questions.

A Magical Moment in Murter

Created: 26 May 2014

We could barely drive our way through the dozens of people on the street. It seemed as if the whole village was celebrating; in fact, the whole village was celebrating.

Not Just Another Border Crossing

Created: 19 May 2014

Once you’ve been on the road for a while, you’ll realise that border crossings are their own-mini adventures just waiting to happen. However, this is not just another border crossing. It is oh ...

Diving in Hurghada, Egypt

Created: 15 May 2014

The Red Sea in Egypt is without a doubt one of the most famous and most popular dive locations in the world, and with reason. To prove the point, here's my photo essay of diving in the Red Sea.

Fishing in Hoi An, Vietnam

Created: 12 May 2014

Arms outstretched, he flings the fishing net into the air. It soon spreads out to resemble a spider’s web before landing with a delicate “pssshhhh”. Never had fishing in Hoi Am, Vietnam, been so ...

A Beer on the Beach

Created: 05 May 2014

Life is all about the simple pleasures, isn’t it? Well, what could be more pleasurable than supping on an ice old beer while watching the sun set on the beach? That’s exactly what I was doing ...

Exploring Egypt

Created: 30 Apr 2014

As I’ve said countless times before, there are few things in life that make me happier than walking around a country with my camera in my hand. Luckily, on my trip to Egypt I found a brother in ...

The City of Cusco, Peru

Created: 28 Apr 2014

When travelling, every now and then you will fall head over heels in love with a city. For me, that happened in the city of Cusco, Peru, and you can’t help but be taken aback by the beauty of it all.

Breakfast with Lorikeets

Created: 21 Apr 2014

Two beedy black eyes watched our every move, ready to leap into action at any sign of weakness. Not before long at least have a dozen lorikeets were perched in a nearby tree casting their eyes ...

Brogues in Budapest, Hungary

Created: 14 Apr 2014

Budapest is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in all of Europe. With the River Danube dissecting it into two distinct sides – Buda and Pest – it is almost as if you have two ...

A Photo Essay of Iceland

Created: 10 Apr 2014

Iceland is a country of enchanted landscapes; Iceland is a country for the landscape photographer, and wherever you turn you are faced with an endless beauty. Here's my photo essay of Iceland.

Cycling Around Sukhothai, Thailand

Created: 07 Apr 2014

Wandering among ancient ruins, immersing yourself in a time forgotten, is what travelling is all about, and cycling around Sukhothai is one of those places that you can do that with consummate ease.

Diving on the Tioman Islands, Malaysia

Created: 31 Mar 2014

It didn't take long before it was hard to differentiate between dives, let alone between days, and we found a familiar routine that was extremely easy, enjoyable & entertaining; we had ...

Sleeping in an Airport

Created: 27 Mar 2014

Some people see airports as a giant dorm room, a place to find a corner and catch some serious Z's. Sleeping in an airport is not only extremely practical, but it can offer a real alternative ...

Park Life in Australia

Created: 24 Mar 2014

If I could only give you one piece of advice on accommodation in Australia it is this – live the park life. Australia is famous for its outdoor lifestyle, so really immerse yourself in it and camp.

Jumping Out of a Plane at 14,000ft

Created: 17 Mar 2014

Hurtling towards earth and gaining more and more speed, I only had time to really process one emotion; pure exhilaration. Honestly, in my mind there's nothing quite like jumping out of a plane ...

Pots and Prayers at Wat Pho, Thailand

Created: 10 Mar 2014

Her hand stretches out. Methodically, meditatively, she drops a small coin into the pot. Its tinkle reverberates around the room. She is calm, at peace with herself among the pots & prayers. ...

Silently Suffocating

Created: 06 Mar 2014

Despite the docile tones of Moby washing over me, I still wanted to kill him. I hated him. Considering I wasn't going to get any sleep that night, I felt he deserved to die for it, and I even ...

A Plain of Jars

Created: 03 Mar 2014

The sun burnt off any remnants of morning dew as it rose higher in the sky. What it left was a scene unchanged for thousands of years; a Plain of Jars. Individually, they are remarkable; ...

Selling Lobster in Borneo, Malaysia

Created: 24 Feb 2014

As I peered over the edge, I saw a small boy smiling up at me. At the back of a bright blue wooden boat, he was sitting on a cage of full of lobster of which I had no doubt in my mind were in ...

Sleeping in a Dorm Room

Created: 20 Feb 2014

Once you've been on the road for a few months you'll be a master in the art of sleeping in a dorm room. However, if you're new to it all you might benefit from a few hints & tips on how to get ...

Living in Yangshuo, China

Created: 17 Feb 2014

I was standing in front of six advanced Chinese students wondering how I got there. Figuratively, not literally that is. I'd somehow managed to blag a job as an advanced English teacher in ...

Eating a Still-beating Snake Heart in Vietnam

Created: 10 Feb 2014

It was raining outside. After watching the rain fall for what seemed like an eternity, Ben turned to me and said “how do you feel about eating a still-beating snake heart in Vietnam?”

A Photo Essay of the Philippines

Created: 06 Feb 2014

You'd think going to a country the day after the worst typhoon on record hit would make for some very different photos, but instead I was rewarded with a country that was fantastic, fun and ...

Finding Friends in Thailand

Created: 03 Feb 2014

For this weeks 'Photo of the Week', the one thing that jumped out was the number of photos with friends. When I went back to Thailand in 2009, I met up with a number of friends, so this post is ...

Sunset in Bangladesh

Created: 27 Jan 2014

Continuing on my round the world trip, I went from Nepal to Bangladesh, and for my 'Photo of the Week' I've gone from sunrise in the Himalayas to sunset in Bangladesh.

Bullets, Tanks and Turmoil; The Darker Side of Travelling

Created: 23 Jan 2014

One of my closest friends Brian Ceci has just been caught in the middle of a military coup in South Sudan. Luckily, he was unharmed, but that doesn't make his story of bullets, tanks and turmoil ...

Sunrise in the Himalayas

Created: 20 Jan 2014

Wherever you are in the world, there’s nothing quite like waking up early to watch the sunrise; for me, there’s nothing quite like watching the sunrise in the Himalayas.

The Golden Temple; The Real Jewel in India’s Crown

Created: 13 Jan 2014

When you see something truly as magnificent and glorious as the Golden Temple, it makes you appreciate India all the more, and in my opinion, the Golden Temple is the real jewel of India’s crown.

Everything’s a Pitch

Created: 09 Jan 2014

In life, everything’s a pitch. It doesn’t matter whether you’re telling your friends about your latest article or in the middle of an interview for your dream job, you’ve still got you sell your ...

Flags Fluttering in the Wind

Created: 06 Jan 2014

I would love to tell you which temple I took this photo at in Chiang Mai, but I’d be lying. To be honest with you, it doesn't really matter. To me, it symbolises getting lost and getting caught ...

A Stunning Sunset on Koh Pha Ngan

Created: 01 Jan 2014

This year I’m going to start a completely new project; a new 'Photo of the Week' for 52 weeks. If I've calculated that right, that's the whole year. Though this isn't exactly a completely new or ...

Merry Christmas

Created: 24 Dec 2013

I just wanted to say a quick Merry Christmas to all my friends and followers wherever you are in the world. I hope you have an amazing time with your friends and loved ones. Enjoy it!

Uncovering the Sex Trade Industry in Southeast Asia

Created: 09 Dec 2013

In parts of Asia the sex trade industry is rife, and a number of countries are judged as being morally corrupt. As travellers, it is our responsibility to set a precedent. As people, it is our ...

Fighting Back

Created: 25 Nov 2013

Yesterday I watched Manny Pacquiao school Brandon Rios in a bar packed full of Filipinos in Manila, everyone screaming and shouting every time he landed a punch, their voices together, united.

Just One of Those Days

Created: 13 Nov 2013

When you're travelling, sometimes you have days where everything goes right, and sometimes you have days where everything goes wrong. Well, today was one of those days where everything went wrong.

Hints and Tips on Going Freelance

Created: 04 Nov 2013

If you've been blogging for a year or so, you're probably thinking you've got what it takes to go freelance. But do you? I thought I'd give you some hints and tips on exactly how to do it; ...

A Photo Essay of Croatia

Created: 21 Oct 2013

Croatia evokes images of sailing around islands, relaxing by day, and partying on the beach by night, but there's a lot more to it than that. Here's my photo essay of Croatia; hopefully I've ...

How to Meet People While Travelling

Created: 30 Sep 2013

If you're about to go travelling for the first time you're probably losing sleep at the thought of making friends. However, meeting people while travelling is extremely easy; here are some hints ...

Facts That Will Make You Want to Travel

Created: 16 Sep 2013

This video, 'Facts That Will Make You Want to Travel', is all about going out there and doing something different, to truly experience an alternative way of life. If this video doesn't inspire ...

Frame Everything

Created: 09 Sep 2013

It doesn't matter what camera you've got, the important thing is that you use it. However, to be a photographer, you have to act like a photographer, and that comes down to mentality more than ...

That Flash of Inspiration

Created: 26 Aug 2013

One of the questions I always get asked is "how do you come up with ideas for articles while you're on the road?" and my answer is always the same – it's that flash of inspiration.

Capture the Colour

Created: 19 Aug 2013

One thing that I love about travelling is it lets you be creative in so many different ways, and this couldn't be more evident than with photography. With that, this is my entry into the ...

I’m Addicted

Created: 12 Aug 2013

Like the junkie sat in the corner on a comedown, I'm always looking for my next hit; I'll happily admit it, I'm addicted. Fortunately, I'm not talking about drug abuse, but travel abuse.

5 Reasons Why Should You Travel

Created: 05 Aug 2013

Travelling is one of the greatest things you can do with your life; I truly believe that. Travelling is about experiencing new cultures & societies, experiencing new sights & attractions, and ...

Why I’ve Graduated from Gapper to Backpacker

Created: 22 Jul 2013

If you follow me on Twitter, you may have noticed I’ve just changed my name from @maccathegapper to @backpackermacca. There is a reason for this – I’ve finally graduated from gapper to backpacker.

Pride and Passion on the Gold Coast

Created: 15 Jul 2013

With the countdown until the final day, it's all about pride and passion, the honour of being a part of one of the most prestigious tours in the world. And of course it's about winning, at all costs.

A New Year’s Eve with a Bang

Created: 08 Jul 2013

I thought I'd seen some fireworks displays in my life, but for me the king of all fireworks displays was at Sydney Harbour Bridge in Australia in 2009 / 2010. For me, it's one of the places in ...

A Christmas Like No Other

Created: 01 Jul 2013

Sitting around in shorts and a t-shirt in 30 degree heat, with our smorgasbord of food in front of us, we cheers-ed in as many languages as there were nationalities around the table. The feast ...

Just Say Yes

Created: 24 Jun 2013

I crossed the border late at night walking from India to Nepal with a sense of trepidation. I had never crossed a boarder so late before, and with absolutely no plans, I was worried as to what ...

Once a Backpacker, Always a Backpacker

Created: 17 Jun 2013

I think people don’t like backpackers. They're badly dressed, with huge backpacks and straw hats, and they're completely oblivious to their surroundings (a trait that makes a backpacker a ...