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Responsible Travel Photo Contest

Posted by deborahmclaren on January 25, 2011

Do you seek adventurous travel that enables you to learn, have fun and help others? Responsible travel offers all this and more.

The choices we make when we travel can either help or harm the people and places we visit. We’re seeking photos to illustrate this.
There will be one quarterly award by Responsible Travel Australia for the best photograph received by March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1 each year.

Visitors to this site will be invited to vote for the best photograph for each quarter. So the earlier in the 3 month voting period you enter your photo the more chance you’ll have of receiving maximum votes! Tell your friends and family to vote for you!

The prize for the winning photo each quarter will be a copy of the Ethical Travel Guide, Tourism Concern 2009 – an excellent resource for Responsible Travellers.

The overall winner each year, (selected by the Responsible Travel steering committee) will be chosen from the winning photos in the quarterly competitions for that year. The winner will receive the Responsible Travel Photographer of the Year award (the prize will be notified early 2011) and published in various appropriate media.

To download an entry form.

To vote!

To contact Tourism Concern.

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fake hotel photos

Posted by deborahmclaren on October 8, 2010

Ran across this in the news online this morning. A reservations website, Oyster, has been tracking hotel photos and comparing them to their own photos of the same hotels. Amazing how many hotels crop their photos – whole buildings next to them to make themselves look like they are the only ones on the beach, etc. Rooms that are dressed up in photos are, in reality, sparse and without ambiance. What you see is not always what you get.

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Shout out to St. Paul parks and Theresa Boardman, photog…

Posted by deborahmclaren on July 1, 2010

St. Paul Capitol by photographer & blogger Theresa Boardman

Beautiful St. Paul capitol

The City of Saint Paul has great places to visit and fun activities for the whole family to enjoy. Included among its facilities are more than 170 parks and open spaces, the Como Park Zoo and Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, a 9 hole and three 18 hole golf courses, over 100 miles of trails, indoor and outdoor pools, a public beach, sports and aquatics facilities. I love my town!

I just found Theresa Boardman’s wordpress blog with amazing photos – a lot of St. Paul but also the upper Midwest from Chicago through the Dakotas. She’s a wonderful photographer. Please give her some love and check out her photos. I hope she doesn’t mind me sharing them here on my blog.

Amy Toscani’s sculpture “Muscle” with an Elroy Jetson-ish spinning beannie on the top.

For more information about Saint Paul Parks & Recreation visit

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