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Silly walks: How do you get where you’re going?

Silly walks: How do you get where you’re going?

Humanity has placed one sole directly in front of the other, stepping from place to place, without innovation, bored, since we first stood up erect.Walking — Jesus, Caesar, Napoleon, Gandhi, Bush, Princess Diana.You, and me.Step by step.That is, of course, until John Cleese.This short video clip, social commentary aside, has served as a source of laughter and inspiration to me since the first time I watched it together with my father, a little over 10 years ago.

How to improve your travel writing with anecdotes

How to improve your travel writing with anecdotes

The tips in this article complement the curriculum of the Travel Writing program at MatadorU.WHEN WRITING a travel story, sometimes you have a minor character or incident that doesn’t fit well in the plot, but which, if included, would add a particularly rich detail or reinforce the story’s overall theme.

Notes from the International Youth Climate Movement, Doha

Notes from the International Youth Climate Movement, Doha

Four metric tons of carbon. This is my personal contribution to climate change; the result of a roundtrip flight halfway around the world.I sigh heavily, tap my fingers on the tray table. The man next to me clears his throat, folds his newspaper into the seat pocket, and asks where I’m going. When I tell him I’m on my way to Doha for the United Nations climate change negotiations, he raises his eyebrows.

Travel photography tip: When to use Shutter Priority and why

Travel photography tip: When to use Shutter Priority and why

For pros and beginners alike, Shutter Priority can be a very good place to be on your camera. Stay tuned for more travel photography tips, or, in the meantime, visit MatadorU.A COMMON PIT STOP on the road to shooting in Manual is Tv (Canon) or S (Nikon), a semi-manual mode that allows you to control the shutter speed; it then selects the appropriate aperture (and ISO if you want it to) to get a correctly exposed image.

10 things that make Britain kinda weird (and 5 I’ve missed)

10 things that make Britain kinda weird (and 5 I’ve missed)

Britain is a strange place. Especially when you’ve been out of the country for five years.1. There are ice cream vans.When you think about it, ice cream vans are pretty strange. For those in the dark, ice cream vans are trucks that drive round the neighbourhood selling Mr. Whippy to young kids, and they play a song from loudspeakers as they go.

How to trek Annapurna in the dead of winter

How to trek Annapurna in the dead of winter

How to trek Annapurna in the dead of winter - Our SiteTHE ANNAPURNA CIRCUIT had been on my — and my two travel companions’ — to-do list for a while. But the only time that worked for all of us was in January. This just made it more exciting and even more appealing.Trekking the circuit at this time of year meant we’d experience Nepal in a quieter time, where lodging would be more available and the hiking wouldn’t be over-crowded.