REGISTRATION IS OPEN FOR 2017-2018 EXPEDITIONS


OAXACA JANUARY 2018

OAXACA, MEXICO  //  TRADICIONES Y  INNOVACIONES

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH POCOAPOCO

JANUARY 20-28, 2018
TRIP PRICE: 5500 USD DOUBLE OCCUPANCY( SHARED ROOM)

IF YOU WOULD LIKE A SINGLE ROOM CONTACT JESSICA AT POCOAPOCO FOR A PRICE UPDATE.

 

A PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPLORATION OF OAXACA’S FOOD, CRAFT, AND DESIGN FROM HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE TO A CONTEMPORARY INTERPRETATION

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: 

*subject to change based on weather/availability

Oaxaca is a city rooted in the tradition of  food, drink, architecture and craft.  The conservation of knowledge, the landscape and the local skills have turned Oaxaca into one of the most beautiful and historically rich cities in Mexico.  

Our 8 day program is a high energy, educational, and stunning introduction to the traditions of Oaxaca and how these traditions are being interpreted and utilized in the increasingly modern-day city.  

We will explore hand-made craft and innovative product design through meetings and visits to artisan homes and workshops around the greater Oaxaca area, including textiles, ceramics, and glass.  We will learn and document the individual processes, with an opportunity to style and shoot.  

We will discover the complex process of mezcal production and the spiritual world of agave through a  day of documentation  on a palenques.   We will explore mezcal’s recent entrance into bars and cocktails, working with local businesses to document their thoughtful spaces and mezcal based creations.  

We will explore the origins and uses of Oaxacan foods, ingredients, and local cuisine.  We will see and taste food being prepared at home using traditional tools, as well as plated dishes crafted with intention at exquisite Oaxacan restaurants. 

We will explore the landscape and architecture, from ruins to churches to museums to hotels.  

We will create images inspired by new tastes, objects, colors, and knowledge.  

This trip is a very special and intimate week of culturalimmersion.

*We are looking into the possibility of adding a leg of the trip to the coast. We will keep you updated as participants may need fly into Oaxaca and out of Puerto.

We hope you will join us.  

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INCLUDED:

MEALS, LODGING, GUIDES, DEMONSTRATION AND IN-COUNTRY TRANSPORTATION, UPON ARRIVAL TO OAXACA AIRPORT. ALL DIETARY PREFERENCES CAN BE ACCOMODATED.

 

NOT INCLUDED:  

FLIGHTS  TO AND FROM OAXACA

 

WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT EACH PARTICIPANT SECURE A TRAVELER’S INSURANCE POLICY. INFORMATION ON TRAVEL INSURANCE WILL BE IN THE INTRODUCTORY PACKAGE. 

 

 



INDIA  2018 OPEN FOR REGISTRATION NOW!

RAJASTHAN A DESERT JOURNEY

MARCH 18-29 2018

TRIP PRICE:

DOUBLE OCCUPANCY 10,000.

SINGLE OCCUPANCY 12,000. 

PAYABLE IN TWO PARTS IF YOU WISH. EMAIL THIS IS THE WANDERLUST@GMAIL.COM TO REQUEST TWO PAYMENTS.

FIRST HALF DUE UPON REGISTRATION.

SECOND PAYMENT DUE BY NOV. 30,2017

 

INCLUDED:

 

11 NIGHTS ACCOMMODATION EITHER SINGLE OR DOUBLE OCCUPANCY

3 MEALS A DAY ARE PROVIDED FOR THE ENTIRE JOURNEY

ALL TRANSFERS, SIGHTSEEING AND EXCURSIONS WILL BE DONE IN AN AIR CONDITIONED VAN.

 OPTION TO TRAVEL BY TUK TUKS WHEN POSSIBLE

 ENGLISH SPEAKING GUIDE WILL BE WITH US ON THE ENTIRE JOURNEY

STILL CAMERA FEES ARE COVERED ( OFTRN THERE IS A CHARGE TO BRING A CAMERA IN TO A TEMPLE OR MONUMENT)

 

ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL BE MET BY A KAMALAN GUIDE AT THE AIRPORT UPON ARRIVAL AND ACCOMPANIED TO DEPARTURE

NOT INCLUDED:

INDIAN VISA

ROUND TRIP AIR FARE TO INDIA

ALCOHOL

SPA TREATMENTS

EXPENSES OF A PERSONAL NATURE; LAUNDRY, TELEPHONE,  MEDICAL EXPENSES,  ANY OTHER PERSONAL EXPENSES AND SERVICES NOT SPECIFIED IN INCLUSIONS.

 

ALL DIETARY PREFERENCES CAN BE ACCOMODATED.

 

BRIEF DESCRIPTION: SUBJECT TO SOME CHANGE BASED ON WEATHER AND AVAILABILITY.

WE ARE SUPER EXCITED TO TAKE YOU WITH US TO ONE OF OUR FAVORITE PLACES ON EARTH. WE HAVE BEEN TO INDIA MANY TIMES OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS. WHEN PEOPLE ASK US WHERE TO GO IN INDIA, WE ALWAYS START WITH RAJASTHAN, FOR ITS EXQUISITE BEAUTY, IT'S OPEN HEARTED PEOPLE, UNPARALLELED COLORS, AND IT'S EVER CHANGING LANDSCAPES.

WE WILL TAKE YOU ON A JOUNEY TO JAIPUR, THE FAMED PINK CITY, JODHPUR, THE BLUE CITY, AND  TO THE BUSTLING MARKETS AND INCREDIBLE LAKES OF UDAIPUR.  NEXT,WE VENTURE TO THE DESERT ON THE EDGE OF PAKISTAN,  TO THE THE WALLED CITY OF JAISELEMER.

*YOU WILL HAVE THE OPTION TO ADD ON A TRIP TO VARANASI AT THE END IF YOU CHOOSE.

AS WITH ALL OF OUR WANDERLUST JOURNEYS, YOU WILL HAVE AN OPPORTUNITY TO MEET LOCAL WEAVERS, ARTISANS, CRAFT PEOPLE, CHEFS, MUSICIANS AND MORE. WE ENCOURAGE YOU TO CREATE YOUR OWN UNIQUE STORY OF THIS JOURNEY.YOU WILL HAVE THE CHANCE TO SHOOT ALONG SIDE US AND TO SEE HOW WE WORK IN A TRAVEL ENVIRONMENT. OUR DAYS WILL BE  SPENT SHOOTING AND EXPLORING, WITH EVENINGS SET ASIDE FOR EDITING. WE WILL BE STAYING IN SOME INCREDIBLE PLACES, FROM HERITAGE PALACES, TO TENT CAMPS,  AND RESTORED HISTORIC HAVELLIS. BY THE END OF THE TRIP, WE KNOW YOU WILL  FALL IN LOVE WITH INDIA AS WE HAVE.  IF YOU FEEL OVERWHELMED AT ANY POINT YOU CAN TAKE A DAY OFF FROM THE PROGRAM TO SPEND TIME AT THE HOTEL, TO SIT BY THE POOL  OR MEANDER A LOCAL MARKET WITH A GUIDE.

WE ARE EXCITED TO SHARE OUR KNOWLEDGE AND TEACH YOU WHAT WE HAVE LEARNED ABOUT TRAVEL PHOTOGRAPHY OVER THE COURSE OF OUR CAREER. WE UNDERSTAND THAT NOT EVERYONE MAY BE AT THE SAME LEVEL, HOWEVER WE WELCOME ALL PEOPLE, AT ALL SKILL LEVELS. PHOTOGRAPHY IS A PERSONAL AND INTERNAL PROCESS.  PHOTOGRAPHS ARE THE OUTCOME OF INTERACTIONS IN THE REAL WORLD AND IT IS IN THIS SPACE THAT WE WILL EXPLORE.  WE WILL COVER  TECHNICAL INFORMATION AS WELL AS THE BUSINESS SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPHY AND SOCIAL MEDIA.  WE WILL DIVE DEEP INTO A BEAUTIFUL AND FOREIGN CULTURE. OUR EXPERIENCE  WILL BE TOTALLY IMMERSIVE. WE WILL RELY ON OUR COLLECTIVE STRENGTHS TO TRAVERSE THIS BEAUTIFUL JOURNEY TOGETHER.  ON THIS WORKSHOP, WE WILL BE PARTNERING WITH KAMALAN  FOR THE DURATION OF OUR STAY. THEY WILL BE OUR FRIENDS, GUIDES AND SUPPORT THROUGH OUT THIS EXPERIENCE.  KAMALAN PRODUCE BESPOKE JOURNEY'S FOR INDEPENDENT TRAVELERS, GROUPS, AND PHOTO JOURNALISTS. TOGETHER WE ARE WORKING TO CRAFT A BEAUTIFUL PHOTO JOURNALISTIC EXPERIENCE FOR YOU. WE HOPE YOU WILL JOIN US. PLEASE DO NOT HESITATE TO REACH OUT TO US AT THISISTHEWANDERLUST@GMAIL.COM WITH ANY QUESTIONS. AS THE TRIP GETS CLOSER WE WILL REACH OUT WITH A COMPLETE PACKING LIST AND A BRIEF LIST OF QUESTIONS.

MARCH 18 ALL STUDENTS ARRIVE TO JAIPUR 

HOTELS AND ROUGH ITINERARY:                            ACCOMMODATION

MARCH18-20 JAIPUR                                                                                                        SAMODE HAVELLI

MARCH 21 PUSHKAR                                                                                                        PUSHKAR PALACE

MARCH 22-23 JODHPUR                                                                                                 THE RAAS

MARCH 24-25 JAISELEMER                                                                                             THE SERAI

MARCH 26 ROHET                                                                                                              ROHET GHAR

MARCH 27-28 UDAIPUR                                                                                                  FATEH PRAKASH

MARCH 29  INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE FOR ALL GUESTS NOT GOING ON TO VARANASI

VARANASI ADD ON

MARCH 29-31 VARANASI                                           BRIJ RAMA PALACE

APRIL 1   INTERNATIONAL DEPARTURE FOR ALL GUESTS

 

JAIPUR/WINDING SHADOWED ALLEYS OF THE PINK CITY/ MARKET VISITS/ FOOD AND VEGETABLE MARKET/ JEWELERS STUDIO VISIT/ TEXTILE VILLAGE OF BAGRU/FLOWER MARKET/ AMER FORT/ANOKI MUSEUM/ SHOPPING

PUSHKAR/ FLOWER MARKET/LAKE VISIT/EVENING AARTI/ DOCUMENTING LIFE ALONG THE LAKE/

JODHPUR/ MORNING AND AFTERNOON DOCUMENTATION OF WINDING STREETS OF THE OLD BLUE CITY/MORNING VISIT TO THE MARKET/ TRIP TO A NEARBY POTTERS VILLAGE/VISIT TO THE FORT AT SUNRISE/SHOPPING LOCAL MARKETS FOR TEXTILES, CRAFTS, AND SPICES

JAISELEMER/VISIT WITH NOMADIC TRIBES IN THE DESERT/ DESERT LIFE AND FOODS/CAMEL CAMPS/  VISIT TO HISTORIC JAIN TEMPLES/EXPLORATIONS OF THE OLD WALLED FORT/ 

UDAIPUR/ MARKET VISITS FOR CRAFT AND FOOD/ CITY EXPLORATIONS VIA TUK TUKS/COOKING CLASS/ EVENING BOAT RIDE AROUND THE LAKE PALACE/ GUIDED VISIT TO THE CITY PALACE/ EXPLORATIONS OF A NEARBY POTTERS VILLAGE SPECIALIZING IN TERRA COTTA/ 

 

VARANASI ADD ON

LIFE ALONG THE  HOLY RIVER GANGES/MORNING AND EVENING PRAYER CEREMONY/ TEMPLE VISITS/ EXPLORATIONS OF THHE NARROW BACK STREETS BEHIND THE GHATS/ HISTORIC BURNING GHAT/

 

 

PHOTO EXPECTATIONS

DURING THIS TRIP WE WILL TALK ABOUT CREATING A TRAVEL STORY BY DIVING DEEP INTO THE CULTURE

THROUGH LANDSCAPE/PORTRAIT/STILL LIFE AND INTERIOR

BASIC CAMERA 101

IMPORT/EXPORT TUTORIAL

BASIC CAPTURE ONE TUTORIAL

WE WILL GUIDE YOU TO MAKE YOUR OWN STORY DIFFERENT FROM THAT OF THE PEOPLE AROUND YOU.

 20 MINUTE ONE-ON-ONE SESSION WITH EACH PARTICIPANT AT SOME POINT IN THE JOURNEY TO DISCUSS YOUR WORK AND GOALS

GROUP EDITING IN THE EVENING WHEN TIME ALLOWS

 

 

 

 

 

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VARANASI ADD ON. LIFE ON THE SACRED RIVER.

THIS PRICE IS BASED ON A SHARED ROOM

MARCH 29-31, 2018

TRIP COST:

 

SHARED ROOM 2095 USD

SINGLE ROOM 2995 USD

THERE IS A VARANASI ADD ON TO THE RAJASTHAN JOURNEY.

THIS INCLUDES FIGHT TO VARANASI FROM UDAIPUR. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR FLIGHT OUT OF VARANASI TO YOUR FINAL DESTINATION.

3 MEALS A DAY.

THERE IS A 3 DAY VARANASI ADD ON TO THE END OF THE RAJASTHAN TRIP. WE WILL VISIT THE MAGICAL CITY OF VARANASI ( THE VENICE OF THE EAST) SPEND TIME AMONG THE CROWDS DURING THE EVENING PRAYER CEREMONY AND PHOTOGRAPH DAILY LIFE ALONG THE SACRED RIVER. THIS IS  ONE OF THE MOST INTIMATE AND LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCES ONC COULD HAVE IN INDIA.

WE WILL BE STAYING AT THE MAGICAL BRIJRAMA PALACE IN THE HEART VARANASI STEPS AWAY FROM THE SACRED RIVER GANGES. 

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