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Pushkar Gypsy Girl

Pushkar Gypsy Girl

From a distance, the hundreds of tents in endless rows on the outskirts of Pushkar looked like the military encampment of a besieging army. I hoped off my camel cart to walk the sandy corridors between tents where thousands of desert nomads, were welcoming a new day. The barren dunes were coming to life with the traders, gypsies and pilgrims who descend on this sleepy lakeside city every year from ...read the full story

A Lake Ontario Fish Story

A Lake Ontario Fish Story

I was excited when Captain Sam Zucco finally reached me late in the afternoon to invite me out on my first sport fishing experience. The following day I would be joining Alan and Rick, two casual fishermen from Ithaca who agreed to let me tag along and take pictures on their annual vacation. Captain Sam said to meet them at his boat Dream Catcher at the Shumway Marine in Rochester ...read the full story

Photographer David Noyes leads cultural exchange program in Cuba

Photographer David Noyes leads cultural exchange program in Cuba

For Immediate Release March 7, 2012 Photographer David Noyes leads cultural exchange program in Cuba This May 5-12, award winning photographer and travel writer David Noyes will join Yvonne J. Butler, an accomplished world travel leader and photographer, to lead a people-to-people cultural-education exchange program in Cuba. “I have known Yvonne for a long time,” commented Noyes, “and I am thrilled to join her on what will be a truly unique photographic opportunity ...read the full story

Kayak expedition around the Land Between the Lakes

Kayak expedition around the Land Between the Lakes

Republished in memoriam: Craig Sims, owner of Hooper's Outdoor Center in Paducah, Ky., lost his battle with cancer on Sept. 10, 2009. He was 49. It sounded like a good idea. I was invited to join Craig Sims, owner of Hooper’s Outdoor Center in Paducah, for a five-day backcountry camping and kayaking trip around the Land Between the Lakes. Maybe it was his effortless stroke, or the tan Tilley Hat the wore ...read the full story

Puerto Rico: Beyond the Fortress

Puerto Rico: Beyond the Fortress

It was a warm and moonless night as 15 of us boarded a shuttle in front of the El Conquistador resort for a short ride to the public boat dock at Las Croabas, where we would experience what the brochure described as a “fascinating natural wonder.” The lights of the resort looked like a small city perched on a mountain ridge in the distance. After a brief introduction, the group ...read the full story

Old San Juan: A Ghost Story

Old San Juan: A Ghost Story

Just beyond the massive stone walls of the Castillo San Cristóbal a brilliant white cruise ship made her way towards the harbor entrance. "Look down there," I overheard a tour guide telling his group. He was pointing to a stone sentry box (garita) on a small promontory projecting into the ocean 150 feet below us at the base of the fort. "It is a legend as old as the fort," ...read the full story

Photographer David Noyes joins Danita Delimont Stock Photography

Photographer David Noyes joins Danita Delimont Stock Photography

For Immediate Release February 29, 2012 Photographer David Noyes joins Danita Delimont Stock Photography Award winning photographer and travel writer David Noyes announced this week that he has signed on with Danita Delimont Stock Photography. Danita Delimont, who was named the 2009 Jane Kinne Picture Professional of the Year, established her boutique stock agency in 1999 and now represents a diverse group of 300 world-class photographers and several international agencies. The agency specializes in ...read the full story

Lake Placid: New York’s Olympic Village

Lake Placid: New York’s Olympic Village

It was a chilly February afternoon when I checked into the AAA Four-Diamond, Mirror Lake Inn. As soon as I entered the cozy wood-paneled lounge, I was greeted by the familiar smell of a burning fireplace. It didn’t take long before I found the warm embrace of a comfortable leather chair next to the crackling fire irresistible. I arrived in Lake Placid on a Wednesday. The town was quiet and the ...read the full story

Noyes wins 2011 NATJA Grand Prize for Photography

Noyes wins 2011 NATJA Grand Prize for Photography

For Immediate Release January 31, 2012 NORTH AMERICAN TRAVEL JOURNALISTS ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES 2011 AWARD WINNERS DERBY, New York— The North American Travel Journalists Association (NATJA) has announced the winners of its 2011 Annual Awards. Photographer and travel writer David Noyes won the Grand Prize Award for photography for the second consecutive year, as well as three Gold awards for Photography: Overall Excellence; Photography: Portrait, People; and Destination Travel, International Magazine for ...read the full story

Pushkar: Gypsies, Gods & Dromedaries

Pushkar: Gypsies, Gods & Dromedaries

I hopped off my camel cart on the outskirts of the fairground, opting instead to walk the sandy corridors between tents and animals where thousands of India’s desert nomads were welcoming a new day. From a distance, it looked like a Rajput-era military encampment with hundreds of tents erected in endless rows. The movement of animals, carts and countless people dressed in traditional tribal colors created a bustle of activity. ...read the full story