Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Top 10 Apps That Every Travel Enthusiast Should Have

If you are like me, you are always on the lookout for the latest-and-greatest new app that will make traveling easier.  I think it’s only human nature to want to make things as easy and accessible as possible, and phone apps are very good at doing both.  We have put together a list of some of the phone apps that we frequently use for travel, as well as a few that we are very excited to try out. Continue reading

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Part 2: Machu Picchu and Galapagos Planning

In this article, I am going to discuss the logistics of our trip.  By answering the “how” and “how long” questions in our travel planning process, we will be able to start filling in our transportation and accommodation needs for the trip.  However, before we can start shopping for flights and hotels, we need to know how long we are going to be staying and what our itinerary is going to look like. Continue reading

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Great Golf Getaways – Erin Hills

Erin Hills Golf Course (host of last year’s U.S. Open) is a beautiful, but extremely challenging, course that is a gem deserving of the buzz its receiving in the golf world. Situated 35 miles northwest of Milwaukee, the 7,812-yard, par-72 track lies in the small town of Erin, Wisconsin.  The course’s dramatic landscape takes advantage of the natural slops of the land, which makes for exciting but tricky lies and stances.  It boasts a course rating of 77.9 and a slope of 145. During the 117th U.S. Open, the course played 7,693 yards.  The course was easily among the most challenging courses I have ever played. Continue reading

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Door County Travel Guide

Ever since I moved to the Milwaukee area about 15 years ago, I have been absolutely enthralled with the Door County region in Northeastern Wisconsin.  It is an absolutely stunning area that is an immensely popular vacation spot for people in the Midwestern United States.   Continue reading

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Friday Sound-Off: Are Antimalarial Medications Worth Taking?

It is a question that I have asked myself a few times before traveling internationally.  Do I take an antimalarial and deal with the sickness that is often a side-effect, or do I forgo the antimalarial and increase my odds of getting Malaria?  The answer to that question seems pretty straight-forward, and it probably is.  However, you would be surprised at how many people actually choose to not take an antimalarial before their trip. Continue reading

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The Nduruma Polo and Country Club in Tanzania

Located just outside of the city of Arusha, the Nduruma Polo and Country Club is a social meeting spot for the community of Usa River, Tanzania.  It is a place where you can go to meet up with friends, have a beer, and watch some fantastic polo being played.  It’s a place where, even as strangers, we were made to feel very welcomed. Continue reading

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18 Essential Pieces of Gear for Traveling Photographers

Although we are firm believers that the photographer makes or breaks the picture, not the gear he or she is using, the right gear can definitely help you along the way.  The right gear can keep you organized, help make sure your camera is well maintained, and assist you in getting shots that wouldn’t be possible without the right equipment in certain conditions. Continue reading

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The Art of Travel Photography – Planning Your Shots

If you have been following our blog, you know that I am a big proponent of doing the proper planning before you travel so that you get the best shots when you are there.  It is a huge piece of my travel photography workflow.  Sure, you’ll probably get some great shots if you just wing it, but you are likely to miss as many great shots as you get. Continue reading

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National Monuments – Muir Woods National Monument and San Francisco Guide

I have been to the Redwood State and National Parks in Northern California, and they are beautiful parks.  They are also relatively far away from any major metropolitan city.  They are located where I would expect large Redwood trees to still be standing, on the north coast of California.  I think Muir Woods National Monument is so unique because it is where you wouldn’t expect large, old-growth trees to still be standing. Continue reading

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Don’t Wait to Renew – Passport Fees are Increasing

If you are thinking about renewing your passport this year, you might not want to wait too long.  The United States Department of State recently announced that it will be raising the execution fee for passports from $25 to $35 starting on April 2, 2018. Continue reading

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