Archive for February, 2014

Photographs – Sweet Memories Part 2

Today we’d like to explain the terms and conditions of yesterday’s introduction to our photo quest. If you still have any questions afterwards, fire away in the comments or send us an email (see below).

Privacy and Copyright

Both remain absolutely with you! We can accommodate all levels of privacy for our publication: you can choose to be completely anonymous or we can publish your name and/or web site details. Obviously, if people are recognizable in the photos, they must have given you explicit permission to have them published, as well as whether they would like to remain anonymous or have their names added to the title.

Technical stuff

Please send us photos as a small file.

On average each file should not be larger than 500kB, with ~500×800 pixels at 300pixels/inch.

This is just an example, because as we upload the photos manually we don’t have to be too picky, but we need to ensure our mail box doesn’t get swamped with 10MB large files and then no one can contact us anymore.

Please give each photo a title, tell us when and where it was taken and what your privacy preferences are. You’re more than welcome to send us several photos, we will publish them consecutively.

By submitting your photographs and privacy preferences you agree to let Sidetracks publish them on their web site and social media pages for the stated purposes.

Once a photo has been chosen, we will contact the photographer and ask for the larger file for the use in the e-calender.

And last but not least

Please send your masterpieces to the following email address:


In joyous anticipation, your Sidetracks team

Author: Petra Alsbach-Stevens

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Photographs – Visual Appetizers Part 1

Can you remember the first image that had you running to the nearest travel agent booking your first OE? Or, having booked a trip, were you scouring the local library for all the guide and picture books on your travel destination? To prepare yourself and build up the anticipation for the big event!

A picture speaks a thousand wordsBayerische_Alpen

We travel the world to broaden our horizon by exploring new landscapes, meeting new people and living in different cultures. Depending on your interests a stunning panoramic view over the Alps in Bavaria or a detailed shot of the Moeraki Boulders can motivate one to finally stop dreaming about that elusive holiday and actually plan and book that dream holiday! And who supplies us with all those stunning and overwhelming images? Other travelers of course!

Visual exchange of experiences

We thought it would be a nice idea to share your photos and experiences with other past, present and future travelers. By publishing an inspiring photo, accompanied by a personal story, some background info or just letting the photo speak for itself.

You get to pick your favourites!800px-Moeraki_Boulders_NZ

And of course we’d love to know which ones are your favourites! You can leave comments on our blog or mark your favourites on our Facebook page with a simple ‘like’. Each month we will pick the winning photo, which will get published in our e-calender at the beginning of the next year and distributed to all participants.

That’s all for today, more details tomorrow.

Author: Petra Alsbach-Stevens

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