You can’t look at Lucy Laucht’s travel snaps and not feel flush with wanderlust. Hopping continents for a living, the British-born photographer has worked with Vogue Australia, Travel + Leisure, J.Crew and Armani (and also put together an ace Destination Guide to London for us). She gives her Leica shutter a momentary reprieve to answer our questions. Q What’s your earliest creative memory? Do you remember the first photo you took? A Growing up, my dad was a photographer. One summer, before our annual camping trip to France, he gave us these little instant-film cameras. I carried my mine around for a long time after the film was spent, framing scenes that caught my eye and practicing. Q How and why did you get into photography? A I studied photography at college but was ultimately discouraged by my tutor, who told me I had no eye for a good photograph and that photography would be a useless pursuit for me. That really stuck and, sadly, I didn’t … [Read more...] about Lucy Laucht Talks Travel and Photography
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Yesterday marked a very special anniversary for me: Two years of remote self-employment, two years blogging away here at Alex in Wanderland, and two years of living nomadically. It’s been a trip, in every sense of the word. From attempting drysuit diving in the frigid waters of Iceland to becoming a Divemaster in the warm seas of Indonesia, from throwing back $15 cocktails at a private VIP room in glitzy Vegas to surviving on $15 a day in the remote hill towns of the Philippines, from catching a wave in Oahu to catching a trapeze bar in Thailand, I’ve barely stopped to catch my breath. As always, just feel free to slap me straight across the face should I ever utter the phrase, “I’m bored.” Like last year, I thought it would be fun to commemorate this day with a little look back over my shoulder. My Year in Travels My monthly roundup posts cover the highlights and lowlights of my journeys, and you guys glimpse all my best pictures in my Photo of the Week … [Read more...] about My Travel and Blogaversary: Year Two
Today is my anniversary: One year in the life of a full time traveler, and one year in the life of this blog. One June 9th, 2011, I watched the Manhattan skyline disappear into the distance as I flew towards Scotland and the unknown. An hour earlier, hunched over my laptop using airport WiFi, I launched Alex in Wanderland. From sailing in luxury through Santorini to having a motorcycle stolen in Vientiane, from working as a Coyote-Ugly style bartender in Koh Tao to winning a scuba diving grant in New York… what a ride it has been! I think it’s high time for a little stroll down memory lane, don’t you? My Year in Travels I go through all my highlights and lowlights in my monthly roundup posts, and I show you all my favorite pictures in my Photo of the Week posts, so this is more of a general journey through my year than a tops-and-flops-and-best-pictures thing. That would take me weeks! 1. Bon Voyage The journey truly began about a month before my first flight, when I … [Read more...] about My Travel and Blogaversary!
Christopher Rugaber Associated Press Published 7:27 AM EST Jan 16, 2019 Washington – Delta Air Lines can’t get eight new aircraft in the air. Roughly a million government employees and contractors aren’t being paid. Some Americans who are trying to start small businesses face delays in obtaining the required tax identification number from the IRS. As the partial government shutdown moves through its fourth week with no end in sight, the economic blow is being felt not only by federal workers but also by business people, households and travelers across the country. And while the hit to the overall economy so far remains slight, economist foresee real damage if the shutdown drags into February or beyond. “Even if the shutdown is over by the end of the month, the hit to growth will be material,” Ian Shepherdson, chief economist at Pantheon Macroeconomics, said in a research note. Shepherdson projects that after growing for nearly 10 years, the economy … [Read more...] about From travel to IPOs, how shutdown upsetting US economy
Christopher Rugaber, Ap Economics Writer Updated 12:03 am PST, Wednesday, January 16, 2019 Chantele Montover, a counter agent with Frontier Airlines, takes food donations to a distribution point for to be given to TSA workers at Orlando International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. Florida airports are helping federal workers who aren't getting paid during the government shutdown by offering free food, holding a food drive and opening a food bank. less Chantele Montover, a counter agent with Frontier Airlines, takes food donations to a distribution point for to be given to TSA workers at Orlando International Airport Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2019, in Orlando, Fla. ... more Photo: John Raoux, AP Photo: John Raoux, AP Image 1 of / 3 Caption Close Image 1 of 3 Chantele … [Read more...] about From travel to IPOs, how shutdown is upsetting US economy