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The very colorful costume of a Notting Hill Carnival participant. The festival takes place in late August on the streets of Notting Hill in London.
Notting Hill Carnival Dancer – Flashpacker’s Photo of the Day
A fire dancer entertains the crowd at Ibiza's Zoo Project.
Fire Dancer – Flashpacker’s Photo of the Day
Cape Foulwind, New Zealand – Flashpacker’s Photo of the Day
Karijini National Park – Flashpacker’s Photo of the Day
Chinese Musician – Flashpacker’s Photo of the Day
10 Inspiring, Must-Follow Travel Photographers on Instagram thumbnail

Travel Photographers on Instagram There’s nothing like a gorgeous image of an exotic destination to get the travel juices flowing.  Instagram has become a marvelous source for a daily dose of images that is easy to check and constantly being updated.  What makes the service interesting is the distinctive square shape that is reminiscent of [...]

Ryan and friends post during the 2014 Spartan Beast at Soldier’s Hollow in Utah.

Who wants to get absolutely filthy, conquer a few dozen obstacles and run a total of twelve miles in wet socks? Now who wants to do it at altitude while competing with thousands of others? Ryan, my brother, and some friends recently completed the Spartan Beast at Soldier Hill in the mountains of Utah.  The [...]

Passports and Insurance – A Guide to Recovering After a Robbery While Traveling thumbnail

Read about how fellow travel blogger Jeremy Jones was robbed while traveling and how he was able to recover from the unfortunate situation.  We were told it happens to everyone at some point in time, and our turn to be the victims of a theft happened while in Puno, Peru. Someone finally got the better [...]

Sports as a Travel Experience for Flashpackers thumbnail

The world cup is on and almost everyone I know is glued to their seats, which is interesting when you consider that the only time anyone in the US cares about soccer is every four years. I’d guess that the Olympics and the World Cup are the only two sporting events that are truly global [...]

Music and Travel – Jeremy Jones from Living The Dream thumbnail

This is the first of what I hope to be many posts by fellow travelers on how music plays a role in their travel. My first interaction with Jeremy Jones was through a project he started called Photo Roulette - a contest of sorts about sharing great images and connecting with other bloggers and their [...]

Music and Travel Go Hand in Hand thumbnail

I’m a firm believer that music and travel go hand in hand. There’s the music you bring with you, from the playlists you create for that upcoming road trip to the soothing tunes you listen to as you begin to fall asleep. Then there’s the bands, drum circles, orchestral performances, music festivals and venues that [...]