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Posted on Jun 18, 2013 | 28 comments

Introducing Travel Photo Carnival

Introducing Travel Photo Carnival

Welcome to our Travel Photo Carnival! AfterGlobe is starting this Travel Photo Carnival as a way for travel bloggers to present and show off some of their best photography. We’ve seen many of your photos and we know you’ve got mad skills!

This Week’s Theme- Favorite Flora

Travel Photo Carnival

Rainbow Plumeria in Hana Town.

We love taking pictures of all flora we come across on our travels. Especially flowers, plants, and trees that we wouldn’t normally see back home. We will kick-it off by sharing a couple of our favorite with you! Now show us your favorite/best flora photos that you have taken on your travels!

Each round a new theme is chosen and presented for travel bloggers to submit their best/favorite photo for that topic. The host (AfterGlobe this round) of the contest will then select a winner from all of the submissions. Once a winner has been crowned, the Travel Photo Carnival will move to the winner’s site to host and pick their own theme for the next round.

Travel bloggers can submit one entry per website based on the week’s theme. All submissions have one week to be submitted. At the end of that time, the host blogger will select a new winner and the winner than repeats the whole process on their website.

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Rainbow Eucalyptus on the Road to Hana.

A Few Guidelines for Travel Photo Carnival

1)      Submissions MUST be submitted by travel bloggers with ACTIVE sites.

2)      Only one submission per website.

3)      The photo MUST be taken by the submitter.

4)      No majorly photoshopped images. Minor edits are alright, but we want to see your original work.

5)      Let’s keep these submissions clean for all ages to be able to enjoy.

6)      All submissions need to be medium sized. Preferred size is 600 x 400.

7)     In order to enter, you MUST be able to host the next round.

8)      Entries will only be taken per the guidelines below. No emailed submissions will be accepted.

Yellow Hibiscus- Hawaii State Flower.

Yellow Hibiscus- Hawaii State Flower.

How to Enter

All you have to do is leave a comment below with a link to the image that you would like to submit.  In the comment tell us about your image and why it’s your favorite.  When the comment and photo has been received, they will be added to this article.

Once your image is submitted, share about the Travel Photo Carnival with others. Post it on your Facebook and tweet it out with the hashtag #travelphotocarnival.  That way more travelers will get the chance to participate, as well as giving you the chance to share your photography with even more people. For example- Just entered my best flora photo in the #travelphotocarnival! Enter here-

Make sure to check back during the week to see the competition and engage with your components in the comments below.  We’d love to hear what you think of all of the photographs that have been submitted.

This carnival runs for one week, Tuesday June 17th through Monday June 24th. The crowned winner will be announced a few days after submissions have been closed with the carnival being passed on to them to host the 2nd round. All Travel Photo Carnival winners/hosts will be listed on each round along with a direct link to their article.

We can’t wait to see what everyone submits as their entry! Don’t forget to share the Travel Photo Carnival with others and include #travelphotocarnival

Good luck!


From Selena at Oh, the places we will go

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #1

Bex from Leaving Cario

Monastery on Kea Island, Greece

Travel Photo Carnival Entry #2

Charli from Wanderlusters

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #3

Mary from Calculated Traveller

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #4

Marielle from Blazing Speed of Light Machines

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #5

Bennett from The Further Adventures of Bennett

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #6

Kay from The Chaotic Scot

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #7

Jessica from Suitcases and Sippy Cups

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #8

Danielle from Trek Snappy

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #9

Emma from Gotta Keep Movin’

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #10

Bonnie Rose from A Compass Rose

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #11

Merete from Outside the Limits

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #12

Noel from Noel Morata Photography

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Travel Photo Carnival Entry #13

What will you be submitting for the Travel Photo Carnival?


All AfterGlobe photography by Kimmy Hayes and copyrighted under her name. All photos entered into the Travel Photo Carnival are property of their owners.

About Kimmy Hayes

Kimmy Hayes is the founder and editor-in-chief of AfterGlobe; a site on becoming debt free and traveling the world as a married couple. In 2012, she planned and coordinated her own do-it-yourself destination wedding on the beautiful island of Maui while serving as a moderator for the on-line community, The Knot. She is passionate about traveling to experience new cultures, snorkeling the waters of the world and reading with her toes in the sand.


  1. I would love to enter, but rule #7 rules me out :-( I hope you get some fantastic entries. All the ones so far are great!
    Jill recently posted…Help us find adventure!My Profile

  2. Hey Kimmy!
    Here is my submission, featuring a bunch of thistles I found perched above Berat in Albania on my recent visit. This tugged at my wee heart strings as I had been feeling a bit homesick and overwhelmed in Albania, and this emblem of my homeland in Scotland put the smile back on my face :-)
    Hope you like it…

  3. This one is my favorite because the bluebonnet is the State Flower of Texas and has an almost cult-like following in the Lone Star State. I love it because it is a hardy wildflower that just grows freely on the side of road, despite the sometimes harsh weather here. I think it’s a good representation of the pioneer spirit in Texas.
    Jessica recently posted…Ocean Club Resorts Turks and Caicos~A ReviewMy Profile

  4. Hey guys, here is a link to my submission. It’s a photo of some pansies that are in a basket in my back yard. They’re my favourites because I think they look like little faces! Some great entries here, makes me feel like it’s summer even though it’s raining outside today.
    Emma @ GottaKeepMovin recently posted…The Truth About Volunteering – What’s Expected from the Volunteer in Free or Low Cost PlacementsMy Profile

  5. My favourite is this one:

    It is one of the few flower photos I took during our three years on Oahu, Hawaii. I loved the flowers but sadly took them for granted knowing they were always there and did not photograph enough of them. My youngest son loves yellow and so when we saw this beautiful bright one in yellow I captured it for him.

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose

  6. Hi!

    This is one of my favorite pictures of flowers, because the setting was so cool. At Kalaloch Lodge in the Olympic National Park, there were these little colorful flowers popping up in the sand around the driftwood on the beach. I think it’s a neat representation of spring on the Washington coast.

  7. So many great submissions! How will I ever pick a winner?! Round 1 of the Travel Photo carnival is now CLOSED! No more submissions will be considered.
    Kimmy Hayes recently posted…5 Things to Do in Lahaina TownMy Profile

  8. Great idea guys! I’ll contribute some photos next time you ask for submissions. Your website very engaging and I really like your header. Keep up the good work!
    Frank (bbqboy)
    Frank recently posted…Falling for the Bangkok Gem ScamMy Profile

  9. Good info. Lucky me I recently found your blog by accident (stumbleupon).
    I have book-marked it for later!


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