Sidetracked Magazine

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Sidetracked Magazine is a printed journal featuring a limited collection of personal stories of adventure travel, journeys and expeditions.


The concept is simple: to capture the emotion and experience of adventures and expeditions throughout the world… and to inspire.




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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/sidetracked-magazine/

Breathtaking Photos Of Traditional Eagle Hunting In Mongolia

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In one of the planet’s most desolate and harsh terrains, the Altai Mountains which run from Siberia in Russia down to Mongolia’s Gobi Desert, hunting with eagles is currently only practiced by a handful of Kyrgyz and Kazakhs (previously). This form of falconry, the practice of hunting with the aid of birds of prey, can be traced back as far as 4,000 years in Central Asia. Since 2014, after leaving a senior corporate job and wanting to document remote cultures around the world, photographer Tariq Zaidi has been photographing the Kazakh eagle hunters. For Kazakhs living in western Mongolia, hunting with eagles is a proud art, and one of the highest expressions of their cultural heritage. Today, the art is slowly dying out, as there are only about 70 traditional eagle hunters left in the world. For these remaining few, it is not simply an important tradition or an extraordinary sport; it is their reason to live. Here: after a successful hunt, a proud hunter rewards his eagle by feeding it the lungs of the prey, which is considered the most highly prized part of the animal. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


An eagle’s legs are decorated with elaborate handcrafted ornaments. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


The hunters must forge an intimate relationship with their birds. Eagles are captured as chicks from their nest in the wild. The training process, which takes three or four years has to be done by just one person in order to develop the necessary bond between master and eagle. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


The Kazakh community in North Western Mongolia have managed to preserve their traditions as a result of their physical isolation. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


With eagles having a life expectancy of up to 40 years, they essentially become a member of the family. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


They believe that “if the eagle doesn’t manage to hunt, it will die”. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


Asholpan is the 13-year-old daughter of a legendary Kazakh eagle hunter. Asholpan may well be the only female eagle hunter in the world among the 70 that remain. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


The delicate art of training an eagle is handed down from generation to generation. The eagle cannot be controlled; instead a bond is nurtured with its master and it is taught how to hunt effectively. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


When travelling on long journeys, eagle hunters take extra horses and camels for support. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


When a hunter brings back a fox, the whole community celebrates. The fox fur is worn as a trophy by the hunters and their families. It also helps keep them warm in sub-zero temperatures. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


Horsemanship is an integral part of life and a skill that every eagle hunter has mastered. Eagle hunters always hunt on horses, as this is often the only way to access the hunting ground. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


The birds hunt mostly foxes and other small animals, even though they are capable of killing young wolves. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)


The wilderness of the mountains and the bitter cold winds of the valley are the natural environment for the eagle hunters. (Photo by Tariq Zaidi/The Washington Post)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/breathtaking-photos-of-traditional-eagle-hunting-in-mongolia/

At the Edge of the World: A Look at Life in Greenland

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Kelly Deuerling, a Ph.D. candidate and NSF Graduate Research Fellow at the University of Florida, looks out onto a glacier as she takes part in a study to analyze the water chemistry coming out of the glacial environment and using that to understand how the melt is effecting the sea waters on July 10, 2013 in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A wedding party enjoys music and dance on July 20, 2013 in Qeqertaq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Fisherman, Inunnguaq Petersen, hunts for seal as he waits for fish to catch on the line he put out near icebergs that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier on July 22, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Knud Sakaessen jumps off onto an iceberg that broke off from the Jakobshavn Glacier as he takes some of the ice for use at home on July 21, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Francica Olsem plays on a swing on July 09, 2013 in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


People hang out together on July 09, 2013 in Kangerlussuaq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Loretta Henriksen holds the rhubarb she gathered from the garden in front of her home on July 27, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. Nuuk, the capital of the country of about 56,000 people, is where the government is trying to balance the discovery of minerals and other new opportunities brought on by climate change with the old ways of doing things. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


A fishing boat is seen near homes on July 19, 2013 in Ilulissat, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Arnaq Egede works among the plants in her family’s potato farm on July 31, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. The farm, the largest in Greenland, has seen an extended crop growing season due to climate change. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Arnaq Egede walks to the potato field on her family’s farm on July 31, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. The farm, the largest in Greenland, has seen an extended crop growing season due to climate change. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Pilu Nielsen uncovers the families potato patch on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Potato farmers Arnaq Egede (L) and Ferdinan Egede eat lunch together at the house on the family’s farm on July 31, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Karl Peter Jakobsen (L) and Miki Lange practice with their guitars as they enjoy a warm summer day on July 29, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


People relax and enjoy the warm weather on July 30, 2013 in Narsaq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Icebergs and flowers are seen near the home of potato and sheep farmer Otto Nielsen on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Homes are seen against the backdrop of mountains on July 28, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Constuction cranes are seen as new apartment buildings are built into the mountains on July 29, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Makkak Nielsen cooks dinner in her kitchen on the families potato and sheep farm on July 30, 2013 in Qaqortoq, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Lotta Mølgaard enjoys the warmth of the sun on July 29, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


Premier Aleqa Hammond, the leader of Greenlands Parliament (L) shops for food in the grocery store on July 29, 2013 in Nuuk, Greenland. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/at-the-edge-of-the-world-a-look-at-life-in-greenland/

Apocalyptic Pictures Of The Mysterious Abandoned Airport Located In Indian Desert

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Baggage trolleys are seen at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. Two-and-a-half years after the completion of a new $17 million terminal building, the airport in Jaisalmer, a small and remote desert city in India’s western Rajasthan state, stands empty. Not a single passenger has passed through the gates of an airport big enough to handle more than 300,000 travellers a year, with parking bays for three 180-seater narrow-body jets. India has spent more than $50 million since 2009 on eight airports that do not receive scheduled flights – white elephants that are a reminder of the pitfalls for Prime Minister Narendra Modi as he bets on an infrastructure drive to fuel growth. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A baggage carousel is pictured inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A dog walks past the main entrance of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


An exit gate of the Jaisalmer Airport is pictured in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Departure and arrival sections are pictured at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Signage is displayed inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Stones lie in the premises of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A baggage carousel is pictured inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A security guard walks outside the arrival lounges at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Dust covered seats are pictured inside the lounge of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Signage is displayed inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Bones of dead animals lie in a road outside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Dust covered seats are pictured inside the lounge of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


The exterior view of arrival lounges is seen at the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Buildings are reflected in a puddle after rains inside the premises of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Solar panels are seen inside the premises of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A signboard is seen outside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Satellite dishes are seen fixed on the boundary wall of the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Basins are pictured in a washroom inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


A milestone is seen outside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Stairs leading to the passengers waiting area is pictured in Jaiselmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Signage is displayed inside the Jaisalmer Airport in the desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)


Signage is displayed inside the Jaisalmer Airport in desert state of Rajasthan, India, August 13, 2015. (Photo by Anindito Mukherjee/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/apocalyptic-pictures-of-the-mysterious-abandoned-airport-located-in-indian-desert/

Banksy Opens Dismaland, the UK’s Most Disappointing New Visitor Attraction

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Are you looking for an alternative to the sugar-coated tedium of the average family day out? Or just somewhere a lot cheaper? Then this is the place for you. Bring the whole family to come and enjoy the latest addition to our chronic leisure surplus…


Image credits: Christopher Jobson

Banksy’s latest project was just unveiled earlier today. Dismaland, an entire amusement park that will be open for five weeks featuring a plethora of critically acclaimed street artists and musical guests.


Image credits: Christopher Jobson

Open everyday from 11am – 11pm and running August 22 – September 27, admission is £3 and free for kids under 5 :) The website’s disclaimer adds:


Image credits: Christopher Jobson

“Contains uneven floor surfaces, extensive use of strobe lighting, imagery unsuitable for small children and swearing. The following are strictly prohibited in the Park – spray paint, marker pens, knives and legal representatives of the Walt Disney Corporation.”


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

Every Friday night Dismaland will host a concert and on Saturdays, it will feature a top DJ. The park will remain open until 1am.


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos

Dismaland is located on the seafront in Weston-super-Mare and is accessible by train, bus and road. Marine Parade BS23 1BE.


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Christopher Jobson


Image credits: Yui Mok—PA Photos



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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/banksy-opens-dismaland-the-uks-most-disappointing-new-visitor-attraction/

A Room With A View

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Guests have breakfast as another guest climbs to gather at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. Tourists taking on an arduous climb up the steep cliff face of Peru’s Sacred Valley are being rewarded for their efforts by being able to spend the night in transparent mountaintop sleeping pods at the “Skylodge Adventure Suites”. To reach the pods, visitors need to climb 400 metres of via ferrata (a steel cable and rungs) up the valley side or hike an intrepid trail through zip lines. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Ario Ferri, creator of the Skylodge Adventure Suites, climbs to reach the hanging bedrooms of the hotel in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest does yoga above a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest smiles as she leaves the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Ario Ferri, creator of the Skylodge Adventure Suites, climbs to reach the hanging bedrooms of the hotel in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guide (L) serves breakfast to guests above the cabine at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest looks out at the landscape from inside a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest does yoga above a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest rests after climbing at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Sleeping pods at the Skylodge Adventure Suites are pictured in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guide waits for guests above the sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guide cleans a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guest cleans the inside of a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


A guide rests as he cleans a sleeping pod at the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Guests rides a zipline as they leave the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Guests ride a zipline as they leave the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Guests ride a zipline as they leave the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Pilar Olivares/Reuters)


Reuters photographer Pilar Olivares documents the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Mauricio Munoz/Reuters)


Reuters photographer Pilar Olivares documents the Skylodge Adventure Suites in the Sacred Valley in Cuzco, Peru, August 14, 2015. (Photo by Mauricio Munoz/Reuters)

SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/a-room-with-a-view/

Fill’er up!

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Photo series showing abandoned gas stations in the USA by Robert Götzfried.

















SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/filler-up/

Amazing Photos of Bastei bridge in Germany

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The Bastei Bridge is a sandstone bridge uniting rocky peaks above the Elbe River in Germany.


The bridge located in the Saxon Switzerland National Park in the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, very close to Saxon Switzerland. Known for its amazing, strange rock formations, it is a mountainous region sought after over the years by artists, sports and nature enthusiasts.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/amazing-photos-of-bastei-bridge-in-germany/

Top 20 Most Beautiful British Countryside Scenes

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Even United Kingdom have a lot of travel attraction, thousand historical monuments and amazing architecture, the British Country side is one thing that always take my breath away. We collected top 20 most beautiful British Countryside sceneries that are worth visit the same or even more compared to London.









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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/top-20-most-beautiful-british-countryside-scenes-2/

The Natural Miracle Of The Arizona Desert Known As The Wave

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The Wave is a sandstone rock formation placed in the United States of America near the Arizona-Utah border, on the hills of the Coyote Buttes, in the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness, on the Colorado Plateau.


The Wave formed over millions of years of sand dunes, slowly turning into a solid rock. Due to wind and rain, it has got such fantastic forms.





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SOURCE: http://designyoutrust.com/2015/08/the-natural-miracle-of-the-arizona-desert-known-as-the-wave/