Vincent Ross

Member Since:
May 2010

Travel. Freelance. Editor. Photographer. Recent publications include: Life as a Human, Escape News Ltd, Open Skies - Emirates in-flight magazine. Writing interests: Attractions/Theme Parks, Budget, Business/Corporate, Camping/Caravanning, City, Couples, Cruising, Culture, Ecotourism, Entertainment/Shows, Family, Festivals/Events, Food and Wine, Gardens, Hiking, History, Hotels/Resorts, Indigenous, Literature, Luxury, Motoring, Music, Rail, Regional/Country, Seniors, Snorkelling, Soft Adventure, Trade/Tourism, Wildlife/Nature. Sub editor on a daily metropolitan newspaper, Past President of Australian Society of Travel Writers, Regional Editor Asia Pacific for Unusual and Unique Hotels of the World (www.uhotw.com), Managing Editor of the online humanitarian photographic gallery www.travelart.org, coordinator Antarctica Photographic Exhibition, Lobethal, South Australia, and Insights Photographic Exhibition, Sofitel on Collins, Melbourne.


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Published Articles


Journey into Laos, Part 3: Land of the Lotus

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Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.

Built On Faith

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The consecutive painstaking rebuilding of NakSanSa Temple is a testament to the dedication of the Korean people and successive national and provincial governments.

The elephant man – Part I

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Rescuing love amongst the elephants of Northern Thailand

Journey into Laos, Part 4: The Unfolding

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Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.

Macau Gambling On History

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Macau may have casinos, but it also has a very rich history. Author and photographer Vincent Ross takes us through some of that history illustrated by some beautiful images.

The elephant man – Part II

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How to talk to elephants.

Legend of the Dreamtime Cod: South Australia

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On Australia’s River Murray, an Aboriginal legend may have its basis in fact, which is just as magical. This is Part 2 of Vincent Ross series on the Murray.

Pingyao Ahead Of Its Time

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As Vincent Ross discovers, theres more to Pingyao than wily traders. Fortified by an impressive wall started in the Zhou Dynasty, the city is a living museum.

Tiger, tiger burning bright – Part I

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On the trail of the elusive Bengal tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park in India.

Houseboating on the Murray: South Australias River of Life – Part 1

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Houseboating and fishing on the River Murray in South Australia leads to some hilarious and awe-inspiring moments for a family on an adventure.

Pingyao – Bank on the past

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Wizened old men and women sun themselves on shop doorsteps while young men sit in huddles on stools along the cobbled way, playing cards and majong. One of the best […]

Tiger, tiger burning bright: Hunted to death – Part II

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Conservationists are losing the fight to save the royal Bengal tiger of India.

Papua New Guinea Part 2: Dressed to Thrill

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The Tari Valley in the Papua New Guinea Highlands is the home of the Huli Wigmen, some of the best dressed tribesmen in PNG.

Pingyao- Where banks were born

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The forerunners of todays banking industry first emerged in China during the Song Dynasty (960-1279). Conducting banking functions including the acceptance of deposits, the making of loans, issuing notes, money […]

The gipsy and the snake – travels in India

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There is nothing worse than an unco-operative cobra out to make an asp of itself.

Papua New Guinea Part 1: Groom With a View

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In the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, hair stylists dictate the jungle fashion, just as they have done for thousands of years.

Escape from Mapia Atoll

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The beauty of small-ship cruising is that you never quite know what is going to happen next. In dealing with 100-odd passengers, the Orion crew, by expectation and necessity, must […]

How to buy a camel

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Camel trading at the Pushkar Camel Fair in the Thar desert in Rajasthan, India.

Faa Samoa Part 2: A True Treasure Island

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Samoa is a South Pacific paradise and the final resting place of author Robert Louis Stevenson who considered this land a true treasure Island.

River of Life

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Life in the driest state on the driest continent was different this spring. Nature provided a beautiful prelude to the season of rebirth in South Australia. The Murray River floodplains […]

Spirit of place

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The Aboriginal people have described the powerful Australian Outback landscape in their Dreamtime legends for thousands of years.

Faa Samoa Part 1: Paradise Found

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Faa Samoa means the Samoan way, and in this sincere land in the South Pacific, Vincent Ross discovers a culture where Reality TV is still seen as a contradiction in […]

Buddhist treasures – Part III

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Buddhist heaven on Earth, a road trip through the Chinese heartland.

Enough food to sink a ship – Part 1

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Vincent Ross weighs in on the culinary life aboard the Pacific Sun during its South Pacific cruise via the Isle of Pines, Emerald Bay and the capital, Noumea, in New […]

Buddhist treasures – Part II

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Ancient Buddhist temples and shrines attract millions of Chinese tourists annually.

Enough food to sink a ship – Part 2

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Vincent Ross cruises to the paradise island of Ouva aboard the Pacific Sun and finds white sand, pristine waters, and nothing to think about but whats for lunch.

Soul in the soil – Part I

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A Korean pig farmer’s life dedicated to building the most beautiful garden in the world.

Buddhist treasures – Part I

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The Buddhist treasures of China – the temples and shrines which attract millions of Chinese tourists annually.

Journey into Antarctica: The Compelling Continent

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Antarctica is a compelling, challenging and still-mysterious continent, a place where a photojournalist can fall in love with a boat, writes Vincent Ross.

Riding Australia’s Heartland Express

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Riding the Ozback Explorer, one of the great train journeys of the world.

Journey into Laos, Part I: Mother of Waters

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Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.

Journey into Antarctica: Experiencing the Raw Heart of Antarctica

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Vincent Ross journeys aboard a Zodiac into the heart of raw Antarctica.

Ghosts of Gallipoli

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A visit to Gallipoli in Turkey, where thousands of Australian soldiers died in World War I.

Journey into Laos, Part 2: Land of the Empire King

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Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.

See The Light

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Vincent Ross explores a fascinating window on religious life while visiting the NakSanSa Temple on South Koreas northeast coast.

Soul in the soil – Part II

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How to appreciate bonsai.