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Rediscovering Home in the Suburbs of Sydney, Australia

  • Len Cordiner
  • 29 February 2012

My wife and I started our own ‘slow travel’ mission. For the past four months, we have been checking out the natural world in and around Sydney – starting in our own backyard. We were amazed – thrilled, even – at what we found. In the large tracts of mangrove forest and bushland, we couldn’t see any hint of suburbia. Instead, we encountered many different species of plants and wildflowers.

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Video Spotlight: Seconds of Beauty

  • Paul Tavner
  • 19 February 2012

We like this video, compiled as part of a competition organised by Montblanc, because it really captures the wonder of a collection of moments. Sixty events, each of them one second long, were captured by people from around the world and brought together.

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Luang Prabang, Laos P.D.R. – Please Don’t Rush

  • Cindy Fan
  • 15 February 2012

Time is such a precious commodity these days; we’ve been led to believe that if we don’t maximise our scant vacation time by hitting all the major tourist must-dos, we’ve somehow failed. But travelling and living in Laos has taught me that slowing down adds richness to your experience – like seeing the world vividly in Technicolor.

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Learning Slow Travel Through the Eye of Time Lapse

  • WHL Group
  • 13 February 2012

There are lessons to be learned from time-lapse photography about the beauty of slow travel. Park yourself somewhere and stay awhile. Be still. Go for long exposure. Reconsider time, stretch it, condense it and watch its flow. Leave a place with a long time-lapse memory of it rather than a handful of sporadic snapshot seconds. Here, we’ve asked our local partners from all over the world for time-lapse footage that moves them.

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Video Spotlight: Speeding Around The World in Under 5 Minutes

  • Paul Tavner
  • 8 January 2012

While the film contains its fair share of recognisable landmarks, what we enjoy about it is how the process Lam has used works just as well with unspectacular locations. A crooked bridge over a fast-flowing stream looks just as fantastic as the Eiffel Tower when it’s portrayed in this way.

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The Best Local Travel Pictures of the Year 2011

  • Ethan Gelber
  • 2 January 2012

It’s hard to believe another year has gone by. And with it the grace of another 44 incredible Photos of the Week. We are nevertheless once again proud to present our Photos of the Year – the travel pictures of the year 2011 that most captured the imagination of The Travel Word team and a group of expert external judges. Unlike our Photo of the Year 2010, this year, we had a tie for first place.

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Photo of the Week: Tuol Sleng Genocide Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

  • Cindy Fan (Photo and Text)
  • 11 December 2011

With the UN-backed trial of three senior surviving Khmer Rouge leaders finally underway in Phnom Penh, the world is reminded of Cambodia’s sad history. One memorial of its darkest times is S-21, a school-turned-detention centre (and now a genocide museum), where, after the Khmer Rouge fled, a startling photonegative archive were discovered. Today, hundreds of stark black-and-white portraits line the museum walls. It is a moving, eye-opening display.

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Chamula, Mexico: A Step Back in Time with the Tzotzil Indigenous People

  • Heather Rath
  • 28 July 2011

An elderly woman wearing traditional dress accosts me as I focus my camera on the exterior of the church. She wags her bony finger at me and ominously hisses “No…no…no….” She unnerves me so much I quickly hide my camera. We are near San Cristóbal de las Casas in Chiapas, Mexico, in a town called Chamula, where the indigenous Tzotzil people earnestly protect their society and way of life.

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Photo of the Week: Fish of Espiritu Santo Island, Vanuatu

  • John Nicholls (photo and text)
  • 7 May 2011

Looking at the world from a reflected perspective can produce far superior images than one’s attempt at orchestrating it. Reflections can completely alter the image from something fairly straightforward to a more artistic, whimsical abstract. I especially like using water, as the liquid medium not only reflects but absorbs light in space, often with subject matter suspended in that potential energy.

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ecoTravel Tips: Do’s and Don’ts, What to Take with You

  • The International Ecotourism Society (TIES)
  • 17 March 2011

A responsible traveller doesn’t hit the road unprepared. There’s planning and followthrough involved. Here’s a simple checklist of ecotravel tips to help you and your hosts get the most out of a mindful journey.

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