What are the criteria for the top ten? It’s a combination of the place, its uniqueness, the point of view of the writer, and especially, how well the photos help to tell the story for the reader.
Each is important to giving the reader a true sense of ‘what it’s like there’ and capturing it in words and pictures. A few of the winners also provided top notch advice and information, which is another of GoNOMAD’s missions. View the stories at http://www.gonomad.com/
Here are the top ten best stories for 2013:
1. Photographing Magical Morocco (http://www.gonomad.com/
2. Lalibela, Ethiopia: Trouble at the Churches (http://www.gonomad.com/
3. Madagascar: Getting to Know a Little-known country (http://www.gonomad.com/
For us, once again it’s about the place, and what you do when you get there. Cath Harris decided to bicycle into local villages and explains how they create fantastic works of art from discarded materials. Our mission is to show how readers can help people in poor countries and Harris shows us the way she did it.
4. Paris with Mom (http://www.gonomad.com/
With this story it was the photos that won us over with an enthusiastic narrative guide to Aix. It’s a sunny, lush place and Paul Goldhagen’s photos capture the light, the ancient, and the new to provide a tempting portrait one of France’s finest cities.
6. Abruzzo Italy: Waiting for the Wolves (http://www.gonomad.com/
He went to the National Park in this sparsely populated mountainous part of Italy to see the wolves. He wasn’t able to see them but his persistence paid off when he heard their calls, and they heard his. His supplied wolf call audio clip sealed this winner, plus gorgeous photos of this region in Italy.
7. A Wonderment of Innocence: Fak Fak, West Papua Indonesia (http://www.gonomad.com/
8. Paghman, Kabul’s Cottage Country (http://www.gonomad.com/
9. In the Land of the Monarchs: Mexico’s Butterfly Reserve (http://www.gonomad.com/
Not only is the reserve a top notch family destination, it’s a place that any photographer will enjoy visiting. Molly provides great information and tips for family travelers and makes this unique butterfly reserve, near Mexico City, come alive for readers.
10. Lost Luggage: Packing In What’s Really Important (http://www.gonomad.com/
James visits Barcelona with friends, and her luggage gets lost in transit. While she frantically checks her email, calls the airport repeatedly, she realizes that what’s really important, friends and the journey, not what’s lost in your suitcase.
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