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Photos: WaterAid in Timor 2015

Saturday, 8 Aug 2015 | Photo Gallery

Trip to Timor Leste with WaterAid Australia http://www.wateraid.org/au/
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Travel & Street Photography

Monday, 8 Sep 2014 | Views [1088]

Just finished an exhausting, exciting, draining, tough, depressing, inspiring, and challenging weekend street photography workshop with Eric Kim . Just 26 years old he has perhaps the best resource on the web for street photography and I was intrigued ... Read more >

Tags: erickim, learn, melbourne, photography, workshop

10 things I love about the Fuji x100s as a travel camera

Thursday, 1 Aug 2013 | Views [13606] | Comments [2] | Video

As soon as I heard about the Fuji X100s I tried to get my hands on one for my trip to Oman and Iran, including approaching Fuji in Australia, who were very helpful, but they just weren't manufactured in time. Instead I was hauling around a 20Kg ... Read more >

Tags: camera review, fuji, nikon, x100s

On being a Photographer

Thursday, 9 May 2013 | Views [13199]

In conversation last week:   "With all due respect, I know you've been a photographer for a long time, but pretty much anyone can pick up a camera today and take a good photo."   Really?   You see I'm not a photographer.... Read more >

Tags: people, photographer, photography, travel

10 travel apps to plan your trip

Saturday, 19 Dec 2009 | Views [6083]

Travel these days inevitably starts with Google, which for people who like to organise their own travel arrangements is wonderful in that it enables you to find and book the most obscure little experts or services that had no chance barely 10 years ago, ... Read more >

Tags: iphone, mobile, trip planning

10 best iPad travel apps

Thursday, 9 Jul 2009 | Views [3264]

  Having now had an iPad since it was first launched, I'm a complete convert and rarely travel with a laptop these days. Not only is it more portable, it's legendary battery life makes it superb for long haul flights and if it gets stolen or ... Read more >

21 Economic Models Explained With Cows

Monday, 6 Oct 2008 | Views [38845] | Comments [12]

I have seen the first few of these several times before, but never seen anyone take it so far. Re-posted for your enjoyment:  SOCIALISM: You have 2 cows You give one to your neighbour. COMMUNISM: You have 2 cows The State takes both and gives ... Read more >

Tags: cows, economics, humour

Stanford's Centre for Social Innovation

Thursday, 3 Jul 2008 | Views [1238]

Anyone interested in the complexity of business strategy in the globalised world of the twenty first century should talk half an hour to listen to this fascinating talk by Hannah Jones, Vice President of CSR at Nike. Hannah Jones is responsible for ... Read more >

Tags: corporate, csr, footprints, hannah jones, india, nike, responsibility

A social experiment for a class of 5 year olds

Sunday, 29 Jun 2008 | Views [1821]

My eldest boy is aged 5 and goes to a nice school here. The kindergarten teacher asked all the Mum's and Dad's to talk to the class about what they did for work, so, since being a 'Director'  doesn't mean a great deal to a 5 year old, I went in as ... Read more >

Tags: children, footprints network, school, social experiment

Travel tips from 20 years on the road

Tuesday, 24 Jun 2008 | Views [882]

Now I don't profess to know everything there is to know about travel, but I have travelled quite a lot and learn't a lot from these experiences which I have started to collate into a single set of travel tips for anyone interested. World Nomads ... Read more >

The business of being a social entrepreneur

Monday, 16 Jun 2008 | Views [3267] | Comments [1] | Video

The following is taken from an interview with Philanthropy Australia. Simon Monk is a social entrepreneur who embodies a new style of giving. The founder and director of The World Nomads Group, Simon and his team established the Footprints Network ... Read more >

Tags: csr, difference, entrepreneur, footprints, giving, philanthropy, responsiblity, travel

Ready, set, wriggle

Thursday, 13 Sep 2007 | Views [2324]

Someone asked me the other day how much stuff you pack for a six week family trip. Answer: when you are carrying it all yourself, exactly the same as a ten day trip! Online check-in is yet another superb benefit of the digital age: now we can ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, guidebook, home, lonely planet, nomads, travel, travel planning

"Tambo la mokili"

Tuesday, 4 Sep 2007 | Views [1323]

We'd just finished up at the 15th birthday party of the Fred Hollows Foundation who we work with and I was flagging a ride home to Glebe. "Tambo la mokili" said taxi driver with a huge laugh as I got in. How did he know I work in travel? ... Read more >

Tags: footprints, footprints network, language, stories, taxi, zanzibar

Gallery: Garma Festival

Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Photo Gallery

the best indigenous festival in Australia
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Light and Dark

Sunday, 12 Aug 2007 | Views [2717] | Comments [1]

A clear night in the remote desert, ochre red dust howls as children and dogs run wild, lit by lots of flickering open fires, people lounging on vehicles in various states of disrepair, like a scene from an indigenous version of Mad Max. On TV it would ... Read more >

Tags: aboriginal, children, culture, experience, family, festival, garma, health, indigenous, politics

The power of ideas

Monday, 7 May 2007 | Views [1580] | Comments [3]

Here at World Nomads we live for ideas: dream up stuff, design and produce it and see what happens. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. But more often than not we find we learn something or achieve something that none of us ever expected, predicted ... Read more >

Tags: business, dreams, ideas, ted, the footprints network, world nomads

Once when I was a boy ...

Tuesday, 13 Mar 2007 | Views [3543] | Comments [1]

Once when I was a boy growing up in the south of England in the 1960's the hedgerows and gardens would support a wonderful butterfly every summer called a Red Admiral. I have no idea if this still exists or if it is now, sadly, almost extinct, but it ... Read more >

Tags: books, childhood, colour, memories

Tell me about your family

Saturday, 10 Feb 2007 | Views [2065]

The boys were at day care yesterday and they were discusing their families: LEVI: "I love my brother because he doesn't hit me." RIU: "My brother hits me." LEVI: "Do you still love him?" RIU: "Yes.... Read more >

Tags: children, family

Such a small thing

Sunday, 10 Dec 2006 | Views [1478]

The moment was so short and so fleeting that I can't even remember it. I think it was when I passed through Athens in a wonderful winters day in January 1989, where locals were friendly and the sun was out. I didn't know it at the time, but that moment, ... Read more >

Tags: family, magic, philosophy of travel, yuki

How my son sees the world

Saturday, 9 Dec 2006 | Views [1371]

Riu has just turned 4 and this is his picture of a horse. When asked "What's that underneath the horse?" he said "Dad, and Riu and Kai" in his broad young Australian accent. And what's that to the right of Kai? "Mum .... Read more >

Tags: children, drawing, family, riu, travel with children

Lost Past Recovered

Saturday, 2 Sep 2006 | Views [1287] | Comments [1]

Now here is something you don't see everyday: this was a Russian photographer working in about 1900 long before the advent of colour photography. He took a series of photo's using only custom built monochrome camera but then produced an approximation ... Read more >

Tags: history, invisible, museum, photography, russia

only the poms

Friday, 21 Jul 2006 | Views [2792]

I have known Anna for years and despite both working online all day, we have this unspoken agreement that we never use e-mail, and only send letters and postcards from wherever we are travelling. The other day one arrived early in the morning, before ... Read more >

Tags: british, friend, letter, relaxation

Gallery: Australian coast

Sunday, 30 Apr 2006 | Photo Gallery

Jervis Bay summer
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Secret paradise

Sunday, 23 Apr 2006 | Views [2475] | Comments [2]

We first stumbled across Jervis bay when we first hitched around Australia as backpackers in 1989, but it was some years before we discovered a little corner called 'Green patch'. Incredibly, they were actually going to build Australia's first nuclear ... Read more >

Tags: beach, jervis bay, magic, sunshine, travel with children

A bold new adventure

Thursday, 30 Mar 2006 | Views [1472] | Comments [3]

Three years ago World Nomads was born, and Christy was our very first customer for her trip through Vietnam. A veteran world nomad last year she came to work for us and has helped us develop these adventure journals into a powerful community ... Read more >

Tags: children, family, perspective

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