Morning sleepy heads! Urgh, why can't I sleep in anymore, even on a Saturday? 😩😩😂 From my last post it seems like there's some people that haven't considered coming to my Travel Bootcamp because they're total beginners and they don't necessarily want the same job I have. So I wanted to address that misconception. The Travel Bootcamp is for anyone that wants to be a better instagrammer, blogger or writer and more than 50% of delegates are beginners with low followings and minimum experience. At the very least our beginners walk away with a lot of info on how to get started in these worlds; instagramming, blogging and writing. From our beginner sessions we then start to delve into opportunities and monetization. For the pro's in the audience it's really helpful to know and many walk away knowing exactly how to start charging and how much to charge. For the beginners, they can see what's possible down the track. All of that aside there's also the best inspiration and motivation, a room full of people just like you (your tribe), great sponsors (Olympus and Intrepid), delicious food and free networking drinks. Plus course notes and welcome bags with candy. We've really tried to make this day special for all the different sorts of people that come for all sorts of different reasons. Next event is August 12th in Sydney. @thetravelbootcamp#thetravelbootcamp
Blue Corner, Palau = the greatest underwater show on Earth. It attracts huge numbers of sharks surfing the current and patrolling the plateau. Tidal shifts at this site, which juts into the ocean like an elbow, bring in the action and incredible visibility. Having had the privilege to dive Blue Corner four times now, it ranks as one of my top 5 favorite dive sites in the world.
Look forward to seeing 25-60 sharks during one dive in Palau! Blacktip, whitetip silvertip, and grey sharks are plentiful and cruise Palau’s walls and corners. This spectacle is a direct result of the fact that Palau recognizes the sharks’ importance to the ecosystem and created the world’s first shark and ray sanctuary in 2009. The President has been quoted saying “a shark is worth $1.9M USD in tourism over its life span”. ____
Sadly, other countries don’t have the same protections for sharks. The shark fin trade has decimated shark populations worldwide, resulting in population declines of 90-99%. As we’ve been scuba diving around the world the past 10 years, we’ve noticed precipitous declines. We are often lucky to see 10 sharks in a week.
CONSERVATION TIP: When traveling, don’t consume shark fin soup as this contributes to the shark fin trade.
For more info about diving in Palau and images, check out the blog post "Amazing Palau: Adrenaline Diving at Its Best" at Epic7Travel (LINK IN BIO)
Saddle Bronc at the Calgary Stampede - So if you are like us, the first thing you might be thinking is how does a horse buck? Can you see the strap going around the back of the horse? This is a flank strap which sits snug around the horses' abdomen to enhance their bucking. The common tale you will hear is that it goes over the horses genitalia, but anatomically this is supposed to be impossible. Once the rider has fallen or they have jumped off after completing their ride, two other men on horses ride alongside the horses to remove the strap. As soon as it's removed, the horse stops bucking 🐎🇨🇦
Good morning!!! Yes it's still morning in Sydney where I'm currently lounging and catching up on work! Oh man, so much to do after finishing my online course. Basically I'm free for a bit from work trips to spend some time on the Travel Bootcamp and in less than a week to take a holiday. (I'm going to Hong Kong with Dreamboat 😱😱) The Bootcamp is creeping up on us and is in like three weeks time. Who has their ticket? I'm actually really curious, who wants to come but hasn't bought a ticket yet and what's stopping you? I might start breaking down some of these reasons and trying to help! 😍😍 I love the Bootcamp, it's my fave thing 👉🏻 @thetravelbootcamp . Photo from Japan, from a recent work trip. Sakura is 👌🏻🌸🌸🌸
Three degree mornings in Melbourne like this make me wish I was back in Europe right now. Sarah and I were staying at a hostel on the outskirts of Florence when we decided to buy a bottle of wine and two plastic cups, and walk up the nearby hills for a view of the sunset over the city. We sat on a rocky ledge outside some local millionaires mansion and drank wine while looking at this view, surrounded by stray cats 🐱
I love how the sun highlights the wintryness (read greyness) of the wisteria walk. Japanese wisteria are my favourite, I think. Longer and more delicate racemes. Looking forward to greeting these blooms soon! #visittenterfield