Travel Photo Competition

They say that an image speaks more than a thousand words, and we think travel photos are the best ‘travel guide’ around – how better can you sum up a destination than that perfectly captured moment from your travels?

So we want you to get involved, and create your own photo guides to inspire each other to travel the world. We know loads of you are budding photographers, and are always amazed by the photos we get posted on our Flickr group. So we are running an interactive Travel Photography Competition over the next few weeks, and it all starts here!

EarthboundWhat’s the prize? Our friends over at Rough Guides have just published Earthbound: A Rough Guide to the World in Pictures, showcasing the best images in Rough Guides’ extensive picture library of travel photography. This glossy book is beautiful to look at, and has become a firm favourite in the HB office!

Here’s how it works: We will be running several photo competitions. Every fortnight, we will take a theme featured in Earthbound as your inspiration and announce it on the blog.

Images will be published on Flickr, and you guys can vote for your favourites. The six most popular will then be posted on the HostelBookers Blog, and the winner will receive a free copy of the Earthbound book!

To get you started, our very first topic is…Activities!

‘Activities’ could mean anything from something vaguely sporty or active, to extreme sports like bungee jumping. So send your photos over to or post them on our HostelBookers Flickr Group – once we’ve got a good bunch, we’ll post our six favourites up here and you can start the voting!

Here are some cool Rough Guides images taken from Earthbound to inspire you…


Surfing Malolo Reef - Wilks Passage - Fiji

Good Luck!

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