Photo Walk in Bangkok with the ED-in-Chief
Mar17

Photo Walk in Bangkok with the ED-in-Chief

Vagabundo Magazine is excited to announce the incredible opportunity to go on a photo walk of Bangkok, Thailand on March 23rd with our Editor-in-Chief, and professional travel photographer, Brendan van Son. More information on the opportunity can be found here. We do think, this is such a great chance for aspiring travel photographers and tourists a like to get a sense of what the day in the life of a professional travel photographer is like.  You’ll get the first hand knowledge involved in not only shooting great images, but how to seek out places, and also insider information on where one can sell their photos, and what people are looking for. Here at Vagabundo we receive a countless number of magazine pitches each month.  The largest contributing factor to turning these down isn’t what you might expect.  We turn down at least 75% of potential articles due to the lack of quality photos.  If you’re trying to make it in the industry of travel writing or travel blogging, improving your skills is such an important skill to have, and it’s amazing that more people don’t take this as seriously. Anyways, if you’re in Bangkok, whether you’re a tourist or a resident.  This is an amazing opportunity to get out an explore the city through the always curious eye of a travel photographer. The photo walk will include lessons on street photography, food photography, photographing people, architecture, and night photography.   We implore you to check it...

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Introducing the First Show on Vagabundo Television
Jul26

Introducing the First Show on Vagabundo Television

Over the past couple of months at Vagabundo Magazine we’ve really been trying to come up with a way to expand the media stream.  We love the power that the written word has, obviously, but at the same time we thought it was maybe time to start documenting the world through video.  So it’s with a whole lot of excitement that we announce the first program to our YouTube Channel, a show called “It’s My Life 365”. What is it? Editor-in-Chief Brendan van Son has been travelling the world for over three years straight now, and each and every day seems to have an adventure of some sort.  However, his focus has always been on the destination rather than his own voyage.  Well, “It’s My Life 365” changes all that.  Brendan has turned the cameras on himself and will do so for 365 days in a row (hopefully).  The shows won’t be over produced and each episode will be relatively short, but they will offer a quite a real glimpse into the everyday life of Brendan while he travels the world.  Some days might be epic, and others fairly boring, but regardless there is always something interesting going on while on the road. How Can We Watch it? We have a number of different streams for you to catch the show on.  I have listed them all below: YouTube: The program has its own YouTube channel at http://www.youtube.com/itsmylife365Brendan or you can also check out and subscribe to the Vagabundo Television channel which will also have some other programs on it soon as well.  The general channel is http://www/youtube.com/vagabundomagazine but only the really good episodes of It’s My Life 365 will be put up on that channel. Facebook: Videos from YouTube will be popped up on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itsmylife365 Twitter: Brendan has opened a new twitter account for the show at http://www.twitter.com/itsmylife365Brendan The Web: We’ve also got a website set up for the show over at: http://www.itsmylife365.com RSS Feed: You can also drag the RSS feed for the site at http://feeds.feedburner.com/ItsMyLife365 How Can We Get Our Own Show? Do you have a show that you want to pitch to us?  Want your videos rolling out through our YouTube Channel?  Shoot us an email with the title “Vagabundo Television” to editor(at)vagabundomagazine(dot)com and a little bit of a pitch of the show you’re hoping to produce.  We’d love to get some more great travel content running through that stream. Anything Else? Just remember to check in often as there will be a new episode every day for 365 Days.  Although Brendan will be away from good internet a lot, the videos will eventually...

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Photo Corner: Liverpool Cathedral
Apr13

Photo Corner: Liverpool Cathedral

by Brendan van Son I didn’t go to Liverpool expecting to have so many great photo opportunities. I had never thought of Liverpool as a photographer’s destination, but I was wrong. I was constantly bombarded with photo opportunities in the city, and one of my favourite places to shoot was Liverpool Cathedral. This cathedral is massive and the inside is very impressively woven in beautiful stonework. While taking this photo I wanted to show the scale of the building. Where normally I might try to avoid putting people in a photo like this, I made sure that a couple people were in the frame to give some scale to the shot. If you head to Liverpool at some point make sure you stop in at the cathedral and be sure to have a peek...

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Note from the Editor’s Desk: Introducing the Interns
Feb05

Note from the Editor’s Desk: Introducing the Interns

Boa Dia Vagabundos, I know, it’s been a long time since I’ve sent out an Editor’s Note. The truth is that we have been very busy at Vagabundo Magazine over the past couple of months. We are a growing company, we are learning as we go and in many cases we are taking on the work of a couple people while at the same time carrying on other jobs. As such, I felt there was a need to expand a bit. I am very excited to announce that we have brought on two new members to the team! After asking on twitter if there would be any interest in an internship the response was overwhelming. I ended up getting about 15 emails from people offering their services. In the end, I decided to go with two people: Ed Rex and Luis Alvarez. Ed Rex is an environmental expert Englishmen who has degrees in both environmental science and consultancy. He is about to set off on an 8 month globetrotting journey hoping to become a travel writer along the way. We’re going to try to help him get there. You can also check out his personal website here: http://www.rexyedventures.com Luis Alvarez is from Central Mexico and is a graphic designer and an aspiring foodie. He has traveled extensively throughout Mexico and has also spent time in Spain and Russia both working and studying. Luis, like all of us at Vagabundo Magazine, truly believes that travel can cure what troubles the world. Travel has a way of bringing people together and giving one an other a better understanding of different cultures and ideas. We’re excited to have Luis on the team. We are very happy to be bringing on these two new guys and are still looking for one more intern. We are hoping to add “a woman’s touch” to the magazine since having only 4 men at a company can cause nothing but trouble. If you are interested in becoming the 3rd intern and have dreams of becoming a travel writer, photographer, blogger at some point in your life please don’t hesitate to contact me at editor@vagabundomagazine.com. Our interns don’t just gain a little bit of experience, but associate editor Will and I have made it our duty to act as mentors to them so that they can excel in a career path involving travel. Anyways, I am off to Haiti tomorrow morning for a couple days covering the volunteering effort in the country as well as getting my hands a little bit dirty myself. I hope that everyone is doing well and that the new year is treating you...

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Editor’s Note: Home for the Holidays
Dec11

Editor’s Note: Home for the Holidays

Bonjour Vagabundos, It’s funny how family never seems to change isn’t it? No matter what, no matter how long one is away, one’s family is always there for them in the same capacity as they always have been. Quite often we are reminded of this during the holidays. For the travellers out there it is these times that we often realize how much we miss them when we’re away, but also how much it is worth seeing them when we are home This year I have come to the realization that I actually have two families. And although my second family, the travel community, might not have shared blood lines or last names, and in many cases I might not have even met the people personally, that community is just as strong as family. That family is one that is always supportive, it is one that nearly always looks out for one and other. The travel community family is one that helps someone who is down, pushes someone that needs inspiration and congratulates those who have done well. I feel lucky to be part of such a great community. This little dream of mine known as Vagabundo Magazine wouldn’t have been possible without some long hours, some hard work and some inspiration. But most of all I know that there is no way this project would have managed to become such a success without the help, support, and encouragement of so many members of the travel community. I can’t thank the people who have been involved in the creation of this magazine enough. At the end of the day, this magazine might be my project, but it really is so much more than that. It is your magazine. There will be some growing pains, I’m sure of that, but with your continued support there is no way it can fail. I thank you all for that. Happy Holidays, Editor-in-Chief, Brendan van...

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