What is the Essence of Travel?
That is the question we were asking ourselves last week as the guest judges of a travel photo contest held by travel insurance company Cover More.
The travel photo contest was based around the theme ‘Essence of Travel‘.
With over 1,000 photos submitted, it was tough to reduce them down to a top 10, and eventually the winner. But our choice was made easier once we saw the photo we ended up choosing as the winner!
The winning photo is below, shot by Dan Moore who collected a cool $2,000 travel voucher to spend with Flight Centre.
This is what we thought of Dan’s photo, and how we think he captured the ‘essence of travel’, and then you tell us if you agree in the comments below.
“I think when we look at that photo we immediately get a sense of travel, being free, enjoying fun with our friends, seeing amazing sites and just living life to the full. Travel is so great at helping us live life to the full. The essence of travel is more about our discovery, those random moments we have and who we share that with on the way.”
If you look closely at Dan’s photo the tattoo says ‘life to the full’. This certainly seems to be captured in this moment.
Here is Dan’s summary of his winning photo:
“Country stop # 4 on a solo adventure of a life time. I found myself climbing the awesome Les Arenes in Nimes, France with my sister and brother in law. How often do you stand on top of a huge amphitheatre built in 70AD…. (not that often). We felt like we had gone back in time, not a person in the place, every word we spoke echoed, standing on top of Gods creation, family, friends, sunshine and one awesome photo later….now this is what I call “Life to the Full!” Device: Canon G12
And here we are on Friday at the Cover More offices in Sydney presenting Dan with his winning check:
To see the top 10 runner ups visit the Cover More blog.
What is the ‘Essence of Travel’ for YOU?