I am one of the fine young ladies who geared down for the first ever 2013 Travel Blogging Calendar. This brain child came about when Chris Walker-Bush of Aussie on the Road innocently asked who may be interested in doing a calendar for charity. Within hours he had a ton of responses ranging from “Yes” to “Hell Yes” to “But what about the men?” What started off as a passing idea, has now become the amazing reality that is the Men and Women of Travel Blogging 2013 Calendars.
There is 2 calendars. One is of the men, which I guess is ok if you want to see half-naked men, dressed in various outfits (or lack of), and strutting their stuff around the world. (So getting one of these for me)
The women’s calendar however is a delectable dish of sexy, sultry, and close to nude ladies teasing and titillating your every spidey sense. (ok, so getting this one too)
I’m buying both. Which you should too. They are only $25 and make great presents. Oh, and all the money made off of them (after the shipping) goes to the following 2 charities:
The Mitrata Nepal Foundation for Children and VSO Bahaginan
ALL THE MONEY!
No person, photographer, advertising company, promoter or anyone made any money off this. My photographer, Christina Camera, did the shoot for free, as did all the photographers. Even UPrinting has donated to print 250 free calendars. So that’s even more money that get to go to these awesome charities!
We are hoping to raise $10,000 total. You can pre-order your calendar now at:
So now that you have all the info, what is the calendar like?
Oh something like that.
My shoot happened to take place in the middle of the desert about 20 minutes outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. Down some dirt road, in the middle of nowhere. It was awesome. Running around the desert in a thong and pasties is way more fun than I ever expected!
And of course, being a totally professional (I hate my photo taken) model, I had to make some of the typical model poses…like:
And I may have a bunch of me laughing my face off or sticking out my tongue cause I am nervous and a total tool. (Christina, my photographer, was awesomely capturing all the behind-the-scenes moments for me too, so I could have photographic bloggy fodder)
And remember: Now you can claim that half-naked lady calendar you have hanging up is because you are a sweet, philanthropic…not a creepy perv. Just saying. It’s a great cover story.
You can also see some more photos from this shoot at VegasHasThat .
About Dani Blanchette
I am a freelance travel and music photographer and creator of GoingNomadic.com.
I love music, food, and exploring cities without guidebooks. I’ve flown a helicopter, hitchhiked down the east coast USA, and once snuck into the back of a zoo (in Serbia) and pet a lion.
I am always up for an adventure, and sometimes I videotape them.