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Travel Vision Photo Journeys

Lauren Hefferon

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The High Altitude Wines of Salta, Argentina

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Oct 20, 2016 3:21:48 PM

I once read somewhere that the world’s worst roads will take you to the world’s best grapes. And on my recent trek to Salta, helping lead out our Vision and Vine tour of north-west Argentina, those words never rang truer. After snaking our way up twisting  roads through a spectacularly colorful valley, the thin blue skies pierced by jagged snow peaks, we found an oasis of viticultural calm. And some truly sublime wines.

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Photo Tours, Photography, Tips, Photo Tips, Photography Tips

Ten Reasons to Put The Galapagos at the Top of Your Bucket List

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Sep 3, 2016 7:44:40 AM


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Inspring Events coming the week of June 20th

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Jun 10, 2016 2:03:56 PM

Connect. Create. Conserve.

Talks, Walks and Workshops with

Naturalist & Photographer Ossian Lindholm


Greetings Friend! 

Do you enjoy exploring the world with your camera? Would you like to learn how to better compose and capture the world around you? Are you excited to share your photography interest with other like-minded active travelers? Do you simply love learning about wild locations through stunning images? If you answered "Si, Si, Si," then join renowned landscape photographer and naturalist  Ossian Lindholm on a series of inspiring talks sponsored byTravel Vision Journeys about the landscapes, nature and willdife of South America

FREE! The Art & Craft of Wildlife & Conservation Photography
Monday, June 20 at 7:00 PM

Griffin Museum of Photography
Winchester, MA

Come experience the wondrous landsacpes and biodiversity of South America through the eyes of Ossian Lindholm. On this fascinating wildlife photography talk, you'll follow his travels to Chile, Argentina and Brazil and experience his remarkable encounters with condors, guanaco, tapirs, giant anteaters, monkeys, giant river otters, the Hyacinth Macaw and the tracking of the elusive Puma and Jaguar, both symbols of what nature conservation tourism can achieve. You'll discover secrets of wildlife photographers, how to capture wildlife in their natural environment and the importance of respecting wildlife ethics. You’ll learn about theconservation projects in Ibera (Argentina), Pantanal (Brazil) and Torres Del Paine (Chile) thatTravel Vision Journeys and Ossian is involved with.  More info.

The Magical Landscapes of Northwest Argentina
Tuesday, June 21 at 7:30 PM 
Boston Camera Club - All Saints Parish
1773 Beacon St, Brookline, MA

Northwest Argentina is an enormously photogenic and pristine region consisting of the provinces of Catamarca, Jujuy, Salta, Santiago del Estero and Tucumán. In his lively and educational presentation, Argentinian photographer and documentary filmmaker Ossian Lindholm will take you on a photographic tour of his native Northwest Argentina and its incredible landscape diversity consisting of five distinct biomes: the sub-Andean humid sierras of the east, fertile valleys, and the canyons, the high mountains of the Andes and the Altiplano or Puna.

Wildlife and Conservation Photography
Thursday, June 23 at 6:00 PM
Hunt's Camera & Video
Melrose, MA

If you were unable to make Ossian's Wildlife talk at the Griffin, he will be doing a second talk at Hunt's Camera & Video. At this exclusive presentation Ossian shares how to capture stunning wildlife photographs while sharing his lifelong mission, Para conservar, primero hay que conocer(To conserve, first you must know). This mission has been a driving force in his work and he'll discuss the role of learning about animals and nature through photography,  how conservation photography can protect our planet and how your own photographs can raise awareness and be an agent for positive change in our fragile world.  Seating is very limited! PLEASE RSVP.

The Art and Craft of Travel Photography
A week-long retreat in idyllic Rockport, ME
Sunday, June 26 - July 2
Maine Media Workshops

In this weeklong retreat, Ossian will teach you to increase your visual awareness and to intuitively use the camera to connect, compose, enhance and expand your mindfulness and personal vision. In the spirit of Mindful Travel, there will be less focus on “taking” pictures and more on slowly and deeply capturing the essence and magic of moments and places. By embracing serendipity, we will enjoy the fine art of wandering and we will connect more intimately with our natural surroundings. ONLY 3 spots left, RSVP 

If you're interested in getting out and taking photos locally, join our Photo Walk Meetup group. The photo walks and adventures are for anyone that likes to be connected with the outdoors with their iPhone or Camera.

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Ten Reasons to say "Vamos" to Northwest Argentina!

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Dec 2, 2015 2:45:24 PM

I’ve been hooked by this charming country, the eighth largest in the world and certainly one of the most beautiful I have ever experienced. Argentina (with its strong Italian influences) was on my bucket list, but when I saw this photo of the Colorful Andes mountains by Ossian Lindholm, I knew it was time to trust my travel instincts and say VamosThat was two years ago and ever since, the Salta and Jujuy regions of Northwest Argentina have captured my heart, stirred my soul (and inspired me to create one of our most unique waking tours yet).  I guarantee you'll feel the same.

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Topics: wine, Argentina, Foodie, Photo Tours

Patagonia: In the Footsteps of the Puma

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Oct 30, 2015 2:04:08 PM

Imagine this: You enter into a magnificent landscape with a team of professional naturalists whose job it is not only immerse and teach you about the wildlife, but to allow you to experience close up encounters with creatures great and small, from a mother skunk carrying its young across the tundra to a Puma exploring its world to the curious glance of the rare Darwin Fox. Most importantly, their dedication to conservation and protecting this wild world in it most pristine state was infectuous. My sense of responsibility and urgent desire to protect the world in which I was so small yet my impact has been so great, expanded and took hold of my heart

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Chile, Patagonia, Photo Tours, Photography, Wildlife, Puma

EcoCamp Patagonia: A Place for Change

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Oct 30, 2015 11:54:57 AM

In all my years of adventure travel, I have never experienced a "hotel" that is so lovely, friendly, peaceful and sustainable all at the same time as the EcoCamp Patagonia. In addition to its award-winning reputation for its eco-friendly policies and innovative use of green technology, they are leaders in environmentally responsible travel to areas of fragile natural resources and minimizes the footprint of every visitor in Torres del Paine National Park.

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Chile, Patagonia, Photo Tours, Photography

The Most Wild & Beautiful Place I have been to in my 30 Years of Travel

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Oct 28, 2015 9:00:00 AM

I am still glowing and overwhelmed with wonder and joy from one of the most amazing landscape and nature experiences of my life: my 10 day scouting trek of our Myths, Mammals & Mountains adventure in Torres Del Paine National Park and Chiloe Island in Patagonia, Chile.

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Chile, Patagonia, Photo Tours, Photography

Bucket List Alert! 3 Magical Tours, 16 Reasons to Go!

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Sep 23, 2015 12:50:17 PM

Is Argentina, Chile or Brazil on your bucket list? Would you like to experience these fascinating and gorgeous locations AND learn how to capture their essence with a native professional photographer? Read my 16 Reasons to take a Travel Vision Photo Tour and one compelling bonus reason:

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Camera, Photography

The Cusine of Chiloe Island and Patagonia

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Aug 28, 2015 3:33:00 PM

Discover the wonders that Darwin saw on his journey to Patagonia in Southern Chile. This photography and walking tour is an idyllic blend of nature, culture and wildlife, but the star for many will be the food and beer (there are 483 microbreweries). Below we highlight some of the decadent Chilean food you will sample.

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Chile, Patagonia, Foodie, Photo Tours, Photography

Best Travel Camera Ever (and a chance to win one too)

Posted by Lauren Hefferon on Aug 13, 2015 2:30:00 PM

The Hills are Alive in Switzerland! Here I am descending and taking pics of the views...while I do NOT recommend this for everyone. With the LUMIX on my back, it was easy to fip around and shoot

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Topics: Travel Vision Journeys Photo Tours, Camera, Lumix, Win, Photo Tours