Vincent Ross

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


Papua New Guinea Part 2: Dressed to Thrill

by — The Tari Valley in the Papua New Guinea Highlands is the home of the Huli Wigmen, some of the best dressed tribesmen in PNG.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/papua-new-gunea-part-2-dressed-to-thrill/

Pingyao- Where banks were born

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2012/arts-culture/culture/pingyao-where-banks-were-born/

The gipsy and the snake – travels in India

by — There is nothing worse than an unco-operative cobra out to make an asp of itself.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/feature/the-gipsy-and-the-snake-travels-in-india/

Papua New Guinea Part 1: Groom With a View

by — In the Southern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, hair stylists dictate the jungle fashion, just as they have done for thousands of years.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/papua-new-guinea-part-1-groom-with-a-view/

Escape from Mapia Atoll

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2012/arts-culture/culture/escape-from-mapia-atoll/

How to buy a camel

by — Camel trading at the Pushkar Camel Fair in the Thar desert in Rajasthan, India.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/travel-adventure/adventure/how-to-buy-a-camel/

Faa Samoa Part 2: A True Treasure Island

by — Samoa is a South Pacific paradise and the final resting place of author Robert Louis Stevenson who considered this land a true treasure Island.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/fa%E2%80%99a-samoa-part-2-a-true-treasure-island/

River of Life

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2012/eco/environment/river-of-life/

Spirit of place

by — The Aboriginal people have described the powerful Australian Outback landscape in their Dreamtime legends for thousands of years.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/feature/spirit-of-place/

Faa Samoa Part 1: Paradise Found

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/fa%E2%80%99a-samoa-part-1-paradise-found/

Buddhist treasures – Part III

by — Buddhist heaven on Earth, a road trip through the Chinese heartland.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/mind-spirit/spirituality-and-religion/land-of-the-hanging-monstery-the-buddhist-treasures-of-china-part-3/

Enough food to sink a ship – Part 1

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/feature/south-pacific-tales-part-1-enough-food-to-sink-a-cruiseship/

Buddhist treasures – Part II

by — Ancient Buddhist temples and shrines attract millions of Chinese tourists annually.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/mind-spirit/spirituality-and-religion/100000-buddhas-the-buddhist-treasures-of-china-part-2/

Enough food to sink a ship – Part 2

by — 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.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/south-pacific-tales-part-2-paradise-at-a-price/

Soul in the soil – Part I

by — A Korean pig farmer’s life dedicated to building the most beautiful garden in the world.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/home-living/gardening/soul-in-the-soil-the-most-beautiful-garden-in-the-world-part-1/

Buddhist treasures – Part I

by — The Buddhist treasures of China – the temples and shrines which attract millions of Chinese tourists annually.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/mind-spirit/spirituality-and-religion/the-buddhist-treasures-of-china-part/

Journey into Antarctica: The Compelling Continent

by — Antarctica is a compelling, challenging and still-mysterious continent, a place where a photojournalist can fall in love with a boat, writes Vincent Ross.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/antarctica-part-1-into-the-deepest-south-aboard-the-vavilov/

Riding Australia’s Heartland Express

by — Riding the Ozback Explorer, one of the great train journeys of the world.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/travel-adventure/adventure/ridingthe-legendary-ozback-australia%E2%80%99s-heartland-express/

Journey into Laos, Part I: Mother of Waters

by — Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/journey-into-laos-part-1-mother-of-waters/

Journey into Antarctica: Experiencing the Raw Heart of Antarctica

by — Vincent Ross journeys aboard a Zodiac into the heart of raw Antarctica.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/journey-into-antarctica-experiencing-the-raw-heart-of-antarctica/

Ghosts of Gallipoli

by — A visit to Gallipoli in Turkey, where thousands of Australian soldiers died in World War I.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/arts-culture/history/ghosts-of-gallipoli-the-meaning-behind-anzac-day/

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

by — Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/journey-into-laos-part-2-land-of-the-empire-king/

See The Light

by — Vincent Ross explores a fascinating window on religious life while visiting the NakSanSa Temple on South Koreas northeast coast.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/mind-spirit/spirituality-and-religion/buddhism/see-the-light/

Soul in the soil – Part II

by — How to appreciate bonsai.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/home-living/gardening/how-to-appreciate-bunjae-bonai-part-2/

Journey into Laos, Part 3: Land of the Lotus

by — Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/journey-into-laos-part-3-land-of-the-lotus/

Built On Faith

by — The consecutive painstaking rebuilding of NakSanSa Temple is a testament to the dedication of the Korean people and successive national and provincial governments.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/mind-spirit/spirituality-and-religion/buddhism/built-on-faith/

The elephant man – Part I

by — Rescuing love amongst the elephants of Northern Thailand
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/travel-adventure/adventure/the-elephant-man-part-1-rescuing-love/

Journey into Laos, Part 4: The Unfolding

by — Travelling along the Mekong River through Laos.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/joureny-into-laos-part-4-the-unfolding/

Macau Gambling On History

by — 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.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/arts-culture/culture/macau-gambling-on-history/

The elephant man – Part II

by — How to talk to elephants.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/travel-adventure/adventure/the-elephant-man-part-2-how-to-talk-to-elephants/

Legend of the Dreamtime Cod: South Australia

by — 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.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/houseboating-on-the-murray-legend-of-dreamtime-cod/

Pingyao Ahead Of Its Time

by — 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.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/arts-culture/culture/pingyao-ahead-of-its-time/

Tiger, tiger burning bright – Part I

by — On the trail of the elusive Bengal tiger in Bandhavgarh National Park in India.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/travel-adventure/adventure/tiger-tiger-burning-bright-indias-endangered-beauty-part-1/

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

by — Houseboating and fishing on the River Murray in South Australia leads to some hilarious and awe-inspiring moments for a family on an adventure.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2011/travel-adventure/adventure/houseboating-on-the-murray-south-australias-river-of-life/

Pingyao – Bank on the past

by — 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 […]
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2012/arts-culture/culture/pingyao-bank-on-the-past/

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

by — Conservationists are losing the fight to save the royal Bengal tiger of India.
Published Article: http://lifeasahuman.com/2010/feature/tiger-tiger-burning-bright-part-2-hunted-to-death/