Introducing My New Continental DRIFTER Blog and Website

Ralph Velasco with young monks on riverfront in Phnom Penh, Cambodia by Carol Lloyd

Welcome to my new blog, and website, the Continental DRIFTER.  It’s been a long time coming but this is a project I’ve been working on for quite a while now.   My Goal with the Continental DRIFTER Blog and Website My goal with the Continental DRIFTER blog and its accompanying YouTube channel of the same name […]

E6 – Tips for Charging Electronics

In this episode, you’ll learn some of my best tips for charging your electronics while on the road, as well as the ABCs of travel…Always Be Charging. I’ll also make a number of product suggestions, products that I actually use and recommend, you can see the links to them below.   The Continental DRIFTER on […]

E5 Tips for Hitting the Road

In this episode, I discuss my top tips for preparing to hit the road, including starting to pack well in advance, backing up and updating the software on all your devices, being fully charged, and downloading all your favorite podcasts, movies and music so you’ve got plenty of entertainment along the way. The Continental DRIFTER […]

E4 Tips for Traveling with Medications

In this episode, I share some tips for safely traveling with medications so that you don’t run out, don’t have issues at immigration, and so that you can get refills overseas. The Continental DRIFTER on YouTube The Continental DRIFTER blog Alla Campagna Experiences PhotoEnrichment Adventures AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS & SERVICES I RECOMMEND Link to […]

E3 Work from a Packing List

In this episode, I discuss the importance of working from a packing list when you travel. The Continental DRIFTER on YouTube The Continental DRIFTER blog Alla Campagna Experiences PhotoEnrichment Adventures AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS & SERVICES I RECOMMEND Link to my Kit of travel, photography, video, and business products — Send in a voice message: […]

E2 Tips for Flying Internationally

In this episode, I talk about tips for flying internationally. What are your favorite tips for making international travel easier? The Continental DRIFTER on YouTube The Continental DRIFTER blog Alla Campagna Experiences PhotoEnrichment Adventures AFFILIATE LINKS TO PRODUCTS & SERVICES I RECOMMEND Link to my Kit of travel, photography, video, and business products — Send […]

E1 Introducing The Continental DRIFTER

In this first episode of Travel Thoughts from The Continental DRIFTER, I thought I’d give you a brief introduction to my background and why I’m qualified to offer this podcast about travel and photography, as well as the information that I’ll be sharing with you over the course of future episodes. The Continental DRIFTER on […]

Why I Love Hands

Closeup of Woman with Olives in Hands at Vineyard Kalkan, Turkey by Ralph Velasco

Peoples’ Hands Have Always Fascinated Me How about you? First I start with a wider shot to show the owner of these hands. Another unique opportunity. Recently, I had the unique opportunity to visit a local man on his very impressive farm in Üzümlü, a fairly nondescript village located on the southern Mediterranean coast of Turkey, […]

3 Additional Favorite Photos and the Stories Behind Them

Chouara Tannery on Diagonal in Fes, Morocco by Ralph Velasco

This post is part of an ongoing series where I’ll feature some of my favorite photos and the stories behind them. I’d like to continue the series I started in which I’m featuring images from an eBook I wrote called Essence of a Place: A Photographer’s Guide to Using a Shot List for Capturing Any […]

Why Train Stations Can Be Great for Capturing Everyday Life

Man on Train with Food Tin at Delhi Train Station in India by Ralph Velasco

Capturing Everyday Life is Essential for Successful Travel Photography. Old Delhi Railway Station Delhi Junction, also know as Old Delhi Railway Station, is an ideal place to look for interesting images of people. There are traveling families, couples, single people, even resident monkeys who live in the rafters and who knows where else. The images in […]