Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Taking Pictures in Low Light

We have all been in situations when traveling where we want to take a picture of something really beautiful or cool that we see, but the pictures just don’t seem to turn out because there isn’t enough light.  It can be a really frustrating feeling, I know.

Back when I first started getting into photography, I took a road trip to Banff National Park in Alberta.  Along the way, I stopped off at Glacier National Park for a day.  Glacier was a park that I had long wanted to visit because of its absolutely gorgeous vistas.

Unfortunately, it was very overcast with scattered ran on the day I was there.  Not only did this put a big damper on my hiking plans, but it made getting good pictures of the park incredibly difficult.  I was heartbroken to see the quality of my images when I got home and viewed them.  I am still bummed out about those pictures to this day.

In order to prevent something similar from happening to you, I am going to pass on to you a wealth of knowledge I have accumulated over the years on how to make the most of the limited light you might have when taking travel pictures.  So they next time you are in a dimly lit building or venturing out on an overcast day, you will be prepared. Continue reading

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7-Day American Southwest Adventure Itinerary

The American Southwest has some of the most beautiful landscapes in North America.  From mountains, to desert, to canyons and breathtaking lakes, it really has it all.  There is so much to do and see in the American Southwest that it can sometimes get a little overwhelming trying to plan a trip to see it all.  Well, fear not, because we are here to help.

You could spend thousands of dollars to take a pre-arranged tour, but why spend lots of money to get pigeon-holed into a set itinerary and forced to explore on someone else’s timeline?  Instead, we have put together a series of rough itineraries and planning guides that you can use to plan your own trip to explore these beautiful landscapes. Continue reading

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10 Packing Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Nothing can ruin a trip quicker than making a major mistake with baggage.  Whether you forget something you need, don’t comply with airline baggage regulations, or run into a situation of lost or damaged luggage, these issues can put a major damper on any trip.  

I travel an average of 10 times a year, so I have quite a bit of experience packing a suitcase and carry-on bag.  Despite this experience, I still make the occasional mistake in packing every once in a while.  Reading about other people’s experiences over the years has helped me avoid some of the bigger mistakes, which I am thankful for.   Continue reading

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Hoover Dam Visitor’s Guide

It is a marvel of the achievement of modern man.  It is the taming of one of America’s mightiest rivers.  A river that has sculpted such beautiful landscapes as the Grand Canyon.  Constructed starting in 1931, the Hoover Dam sits on the border between the states of Arizona and Nevada and harnesses the massive power of the Colorado River to provide electricity to much of the West Coast of the United states. Continue reading

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