Dear Holbrook Traveler,

It is with great excitement that I announce that we have officially begun accepting submissions for Holbrook Travel’s 2015 calendar!

Each year our calendar features photos displaying some of the highlights our travelers had. We invite you to share your best photographs, past and present, from your journeys with us. With the broad range of destinations and specialties that we have offered over the years, these moments are sure to be a wonderful and diverse celebration of the journeys we have been on together.

We urge you to take this opportunity to share your experiences with the Holbrook Travel community and the amazing insights that have arisen from them. In particular, we are seeking images that tell a story of what happened in that moment, what you were thinking, the emotions you experienced, and what impact the journey had.

If you miss the deadline or decide not to submit a photo for the calendar, we hope you’ll consider sharing any blog posts, journals, videos, and any other documentation of your trip and what it meant to you. We’d love to share your experiences with the Holbrook community to inform and inspire future travelers.

If your entry is chosen for the calendar, you’ll receive a Fracture classic printed glass photo of your submission.

Entries are due October 1, 2014.

Thank you in advance for your contributions. We look forward to helping you plan your next adventure!

With every good wish,

Andrea Holbrook


How do I submit a picture?
Please submit pictures to If you have trouble emailing us attachments, try sending a smaller file size and if we need the larger file size we’ll contact you directly. You can also use a file-sharing website such as

When are submissions due?
All entries must be received by October 1, 2014.

What are the specifications for photos?
Your submissions should be 2550 x 3300 pixels or greater to achieve the best quality when printed. Horizontal shots are preferred for the calendar format. Photos will be printed at 11” x 8.5”.

Does the picture have to be from one of Holbrook Travel’s programs? Yes, all photos must be from a trip you've taken with Holbrook Travel. Your photo should be from at least one of the following:
a. A trip with Holbrook Travel, OR
b. A visit to Selva Verde Lodge, OR
c. A Road Scholar program coordinated by Holbrook Travel

I traveled a long time ago. Can I submit old photos?
Yes, you can submit photos from previous years.

What if my picture is too large?
If you can, please send us a smaller file size and if we need the larger file size we will contact you directly.

If my pictures have other group members that traveled with me, do I need to get their permission before sending you the picture?
We recommend that you request permission before submitting a photo with someone (if desired we can assist you with obtaining permission). We will assume that by virtue of your submission, you are allowing Holbrook Travel the right to utilize this picture for promotional purposes.

Will I receive credit for my picture?
Yes, we will credit you with your name, your school or organization, and where it was you traveled.

How will I know if you have chosen my picture?
If your photo is chosen, someone from our team will contact you during October.

Can I submit more than one story and picture?
Yes, you can submit as many entries as you like.

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Examples of photos from past calendars:

Baby elephants in Etosha National Park, Namibia by Todd Gustafson, Gustafson Photo Safari Peruvian Amazon by Dr. Eric J. Simon Great Green Macaw in Honduras by Chris Carille Two-toed Sloth in the Sloth Sanctuary, Costa Rica by Emily Luks Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda by Karen Hunt Swimming with green sea turtles in Akumal, Mexico by Israel Gonzalez In memory of Lindsey Lee Smith | Lindsey is seen here at Machu Picchu Sea Lions in the Galápagos by Becca Engdahl Hiking in Isalo National Park in Madagascar by Dr. Brandy Anglen Red-webbed Treefrog in Costa Rica by John Earl Kneisler Ruby-throated Hummingbird in Central America by Dr. Bill Hilton, Jr. Mayan ruin Tikal in Guatemala by Laura Hare Toucan in the Pantanal of Brazil by Bill Richardson