Coast To Coast: 12 Features About Canada

Coast To Coast: 12 Features About Canada
This week Toronto members of TMAC (Travel Media Association of Canada) and SATW (Society of American Travel Writers) met at Google’s Canadian headquarters at Dundas Square to attend a PD session titled “Google for Journalists: Getting the Most from the Web.” The session was excellent, and I believe each attendee learned dozens of research tricks and tips to present their findings. I was inspired to create more informative maps using free Google tools. Below, you can see the (totally self-centered) first map on my website. Coast to Coast, 12 selected features about Canada. Click on the markers for...
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Great Videos: Fly Fishing For Carp When The Weather Was Much Better

Great Videos: Fly Fishing For Carp When The Weather Was Much Better
Again, it’s that time of the year: you wake up one day just to realize that the weather has been pretty chilly for most of the week and that it is already mid-November. The warm days are gone and will only be back in half a year. In November, I usually sit in front of the computer regretting not having done enough fly fishing during the warmer months. My second regret (specific to 2011) is that I didn’t really shoot any great fishing videos, although my goal for this summer was to have mastered my camera and editing software. So there is my first goal for 2012. In 2011, I only put together...
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The Canadian Badlands: Road Trip, Dino & Fishing Photos That Didn’t (Yet) Make It Into The Papers

The Canadian Badlands: Road Trip, Dino & Fishing Photos That Didn’t (Yet) Make It Into The Papers
The Canadian Badlands in eastern Alberta is the perfect destination for a rugged road trip: empty, often winding roads, spectacular views, the brightest light and greatest skies you can imagine. During the last weeks, features of my recent trip through the Badlands have been published in Die Welt and Die Südostschweiz newspapers. However, papers such as these can only publish so many photos. Below you find a few more images that I took during my last road trip. All of those shots haven’t been published yet. If you are interested in a road trip feature about the Badlands or images of that region,...
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Calgary Stampede: A Few Photos From 2011, Centennial Celebration In 2012

Calgary Stampede: A Few Photos From 2011, Centennial Celebration In 2012
Today newspaper Die Südostschweiz, a long term client in Switzerland, published my travel feature about the Calgary Stampede 2011. The story looks great and they used one of my favourite photos of that trip: Cowboy 207 getting ready for his shot at winning 100,000 dollars at the rodeo. You can check out a PDF copy of the article here. (I am waiting for a few more publications resulting from my last trip to Alberta. The next features should be on road tripping through the Canadian Badlands and hunting down dinosaur bones.) If you are an editor and interested in stories and photos from this trip, please...
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A Scarcely-Clad Bride? Not At This “Pakistani Fusion Destination Wedding”

A Scarcely-Clad Bride? Not At This “Pakistani Fusion Destination Wedding”
My friend Shereen got me all excited when she told me that some of the photos I took at her and Dave’s wedding were being featured in a blog called The Scarcely-Clad Bride. Then I learned that the blog’s real title is The Sari-Clad Bride and that it features wedding photography of Indian and Pakistani brides in colorful dresses. I also remembered that I never took any compromising photos of her and that she, indeed, was wearing a sari on her special day. I am not a wedding photographer (or a big fan of weddings, for that matter) but was all too happy to help out at this destination wedding in the...
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Online Fly Fishing Mags: What Is Out There? Part I

Online Fly Fishing Mags: What Is Out There? Part I
Online fly fishing magazines have been around for a while now, and I think it’s time to have a look at what is out there. This is Fly, Catch Magazine and Ten & Two Magazine are three web publications that feature superb fly fishing photography, film making and story telling. Although it gets increasingly difficult for online and print magazines to find new destinations and truly innovative techniques, these three publications do a great job challenging fly mag conventions when it comes to image quality and overall look and feel. I have mentioned this before: This is Fly is my favorite online...
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Fliegenfischen auf Karpfen: Expertentipps zum Saisonstart (mit Video)

Fliegenfischen auf Karpfen: Expertentipps zum Saisonstart (mit Video)
Es wird endlich warm und hier in Ontario steht das lange Victoria-Day-Wochenende an, was für mich mitten im Mai nur eins bedeuten kann: Es geht wieder auf Karpfen, und zwar mit der Fliege! Fliegenfischen auf Karpfen ist so ein Nischenthema, über das in Angelmagazinen häufig und teilweise sehr ausführlich berichtet wird – ohne dass man besonders viele Angler am Wasser antreffen würde, die tatsächlich Karpfen mit der Fliege nachstellen. Komisch, denn die Angelei ist gar nicht so schwierig und dazu ziemlich spannend. In den letzten beiden Jahren habe ich alles Mögliche ausprobiert und einige...
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Jetzt in der Rute & Rolle 05/2011: Big Brother

Jetzt in der Rute & Rolle 05/2011: Big Brother
Seit dem 21. April ist die Mai-Ausgabe (05/2011) der Rute & Rolle an Kiosken in Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz erhältlich. In einem Location Check teste ich den Ottawa River in Ontario, Kanada. Genauer gesagt: Ich teste den Musky-Bestand des Ottawa Rivers… Und eins steht fest: Er ist beeindruckend! In kaum einem Gewässer Nordamerikas werden so viele der großen Brüder unseres heimischen Hechts gefangen wie hier. Weitere Details stehen in der Rute & Rolle. Der Artikel dürfte zudem im nächsten Jig & Jerk-Sonderheft erscheinen. Unterwegs war ich mit dem exzellenten...
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TMAC 2011 Conference: How It Was And What I’ve Learned

TMAC 2011 Conference: How It Was And What I’ve Learned
I recently joined the Travel Media Association of Canada (TMAC). Last week, TMAC held its 2011 Conference & AGM in Ottawa. This meeting is one of the premier Canadian networking and personal development events for members of the travel media industry. Attending the conference is a great perk of being a TMAC member. Having face-to-face time with fellow writers and travel professionals from all over the country, exchanging ideas and getting the latest industry news is well worth going through the rigid TMAC membership qualification process. As a writer, you have to have published a substantial number...
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Jetzt auf Petri Heil Online: Auf Traumfische am Niagara River

Jetzt auf Petri Heil Online: Auf Traumfische am Niagara River
Heute ist auf der Webseite der schweizerischen Angelzeitschrift Petri Heil mein Artikel über das Winterfischen auf Namaycush und Steelhead im Niagara River veröffentlicht worden: “Auf Traumfische am Niagara River.” Ich habe im letzten Jahr an dieser Stelle bereits in aller Kürze von meinem Ausflug mit Guide Paul Castellano berichtet. Im vergangenen Herbst habe ich einen Artikel über die Fischerei im Niagara in der gedruckten FliegenFischen veröffentlicht. Fürs Erste ist zu diesem Thema alles gesagt! Updates gibt’s dann wieder, wenn ich mal im Sommer im Niagara gefischt habe. Die...
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