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GO NOW: 5 Cuba Adventures for 2015

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GO NOW: 5 Cuba Adventures for 2015

Do improved relations between Cuba and the U.S. have you eager to visit the island before broader tourism changes it forever? Here are 5 Cuba adventures for 2015 with government-approved permits that legally allow Americans to go now. 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".
GO NOW: 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures

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GO NOW: 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures

Tell people you’re headed to Namibia and they’ll likely have little idea where that is. As one of Africa’s youngest countries boasting the oldest desert in the world, this vast and wild republic on the south-west coast of Africa isn’t on most tourist mapsyet.

But with wildlife galore, adventure sports, ancient culture, stunning landscapes, very few people and environmental protection built into its constitution, Namibia is one of those places that intrepid travelers fall in love with and often never leave. I visited Namibia in 2013 and definitely found myself thinking, “I Could Live Here”. 

Ready to go? From self-drive and family safaris to active adventure, photographic tours and bespoke luxury, here are 5 Unforgettable Namibia Adventures to help you GO NOW.  

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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BEHIND THE LENS: Q&A with Conservation Photographer Bridget Besaw

Bridget Besaw is one of those enviable women who are blessed with immense talent, a contagious passion, and the entrepreneurial acumen to transform that into a livelihood that sustains her and the planet she cares so deeply for. Now she’s putting those abilities to good use by pioneering a relatively young genre of photography that brings visual storytelling to environmental organizations and mentoring a new generation of image-makers in the art and profession of creating high-impact conservation media.  

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Her abilities were never more evident than when I traveled to the remote wilds of southern Chile last year to learn and record the story of Patagonia conservation as a participant in one of her Leica Akademie photography workshops.

As an avid adventurer and outdoor photographer, I joined the workshop for the sheer visual promise of the Patagonia landscape, people and culture, but returned with far more than memorable images. The experience not only expanded my knowledge and how I perceive the world, but also how I perceive myself and my abilities

I managed to catch up with her recently and asked her to share a bit about her work and upcoming photography workshops. 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".

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PHOTO WORKSHOP: Tell the Story of Patagonia Conservation with Leica in Chile

Since 1925, when their small-format 35 mm camera revolutionized the field of photography, Leica has had a profound influence on the way people view and document the world. 

Today, the Leica Akademie invites you to the remote wilds of southern Chile to learn and record the story of Patagonia conservation in legendary Leica style.

@Ellen Barone. Melimoyu Glacier, Patagonia Sur

Led by conservation photojournalist Bridget Besaw, and hosted by Patagonia Sur, the workshop, held March 23-30, 2013, is designed for photographers of all levels. The highly immersive experience offers eco-conscious photographers the opportunity to learn tips and techniques first-hand while exploring one of the world’s most legendary landscapes with access to the latest additions to Leica’s storied M-System, the Leica M9 and M9-P.

Better still, the entire portfolio of M lenses is also available throughout the workshop, including the latest Super-Elmar-M 21 mm f/3.4 ASPH, an amazingly compact super wide angle lens.

As an avid adventurer and outdoor photographer, I joined the 2012 workshop for the sheer visual promise of the Patagonia landscape, people and culture, but returned with much more than memorable images. The experience not only expanded my knowledge and how I perceive the world, but also how I perceive myself and my abilities. I highly recommend it. 

For information and registration visit Leica Akademie or Seedlight Workshops

To read more about my Patagonia Sur experiences or view images created in the workshop, click here

 

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Ellen Barone has been creating words and images for travel and tourism since 1998. She co-founded and publishes the group travel blog YourLifeIsATrip.com and is currently at work on her first book "I Could Live Here".