On the road with a travel blogger – February

On the road with a travel blogger – February

A Q&A with Matt Long, a former cubicle-dweller who turned his love of travel into a profession.

Perspective

How did you get into travel blogging?

My passion has always been seeing the world, but I was stuck in a job I hated. I started writing on the weekends as an outlet and thankfully have since been able to make this my full-time job.

What is your secret weapon for capturing stunning images?

Composition is key in ­creating a great photo as is storytelling. Instead of only capturing a nice scene, try to make sure that the image communicates something – be it an ­emotion, idea, or entire story.

What is your all-time favourite destination and why?

If I could only visit one foreign country again it would be Australia. The continent has it all from the dusty Outback to vibrant cities.

Do you have a travel philosophy?

Travel is about personal growth and I think it’s important to do at least one thing that makes you somewhat uncomfortable on every trip. It can be something simple like trying a new food or more adventurous like bungee jumping, as long as it pushes you out of your comfort zone.

Looking down at Prague’s city centre from the Old Town Hall.

A surrealist’s ice cream along the waterfront in Nice, France.

The Rockies soar above Moraine Lake in Banff National Park, Canada.

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