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Josh Hewitt

Avid traveler and photographer who loves to see new places, meet new people, and experience new things. There is so much this world can teach us, we just need to explore!

Travel Video Series – The Premier of my “Start Exploring Today” Travel Vlog

Ever since I started the Wanderlust Travel and Photos Blog, I have wanted to get a regular travel video series started so that I can bring you even more travel related content. I am very excited to announce that this past week I finally launched my “Start Exploring Today” travel vlog series to both IGTV and Youtube. This is a project that I am very passionate about and I cannot wait to start adding more high quality video content for you to view. I am still going to be running this blog with all of the passion and commitment that I have been for the past three years, but my hope is to use this video series to bring you new and exciting content that is just too difficult to deliver thru my blog.

The Complete London Travel Guide

The city of London, England in the United Kingdom is one of this world’s most exciting cities to visit. Each year, this amazing city attracts millions of tourists who come to experience its wealth of history, beauty, and excitement. However, when most people sit down to start planning their trip to London, they are easily overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things to consider. Because there are so many great things to see and do during a visit, having a London travel guide handy as you plan your trip to the Swinging City will ensure that your visit is as memorable as possible.

Enhance Sunset Photos in Eight Easy Steps

We have all be in the situation where we experience an absolutely amazing sunrise or sunset during our travels, snap some pictures that we cannot wait to get home and show to our family and friends, only to discover that those pictures are completely underwhelming when you get home and review them. First off, don’t beat yourself up. Not only is it not your fault as a photographer that the photographs didn’t turn out as amazing as you expected, but it is very easy to fix sunset photos that you have taken so that they look like the wonderful works of art that you were so excited to share. In this guide, I am going to walk you thru an easy-to-follow eight step process for enhancing your sunset photographs. Not only is this process easy for just about anyone to follow, but all of this editing can be done with your smartphone.

The Definitive Pinnacles National Park Guide

Even though it is one of the smallest parks in America’s national parks system, Pinnacles National Park is renown for its breathtaking landscapes and relatively large population of California Condors. Located in central California, roughly 125-miles south of San Francisco and just west of the beautiful Big Sur coastline, Pinnacles National Park may be one of the most underrated national parks in the United States because of its location. Being in such close proximity to so many other larger and equally gorgeous parks, Pinnacles National Park is often overlooked by visitors to California looking to get out and explore the state’s beauty. However, in my Pinnacles National Park guide, I am going to show you why overlooking this amazing park the next time you visit the Golden State would be a mistake.

The Ultimate 14-Day Italy Travel Itinerary

The country of Italy is a beautiful and exciting place with a seemingly endless number of amazing things to see and do. It is no wonder then, that Italy is one of the world’s top tourist destinations. If you are planning a trip to Italy in the near future, you will want to review my Ultimate 14-Day Italy Travel Itinerary to make sure you don’t miss out on some of the country’s most popular sights and activities. Without a proper plan in place, it is very easy to miss out on an important sight or activity and regret it later. Using this itinerary as a blueprint, you can start to build your big Italian adventure knowing that you have a wealth of information and experience at your fingertips.

The 20 Best Travel Accessories of 2021

Travel can be one of the most rewarding experiences you have in your life. Few other things in this world help broaden your perspective and teach you as much about the world and yourself as travel does. On the flip side, travel can also be very difficult and stressful at times. We have likely all had travel experiences that made us wonder if we’d ever get back out there and explore ever again. However, even the worst parts about travel don’t have to be that difficult or stressful. One way that you can help reduce the amount of stress that you feel when you travel and help you enjoy the experiences you have more is to have the right travel accessories with you on your trip. Having the right accessories can make you more comfortable, keep your belongings safe, and help you capture and save the special moments of your journey.

New River Gorge – America’s Newest National Park

Like myself, I am sure most of your adventure travelers could use a little bit of good news right about now. While this isn’t necessarily breaking news, I do have some very good news to share with you none-the-less. As of December 27, 2020, the United States has a brand new national park. New River Gorge in the state of West Virginia has become West Virginia’s first national parkland and the nation’s 63rd protected land to get the national park designation.

My Travel Bucket List – 2021 Edition

I like to say to my friends and family that I think I was born into this world far too late. I have a burning desire inside of me to explore and there are very few places in this world that haven’t already been explored. Having read books about Livingstone’s exploration of Africa and Lewis and Clark’s exploration of the American Northwest, I think it would have been so amazing to venture out into the unknown, not knowing what you would see or what experiences you would have. However, while I may not be the first to explore the amazing landscapes on this planet, that doesn’t mean that experiencing and exploring them won’t help me expand my horizons and grow as a person. That’s why I like to keep a travel bucket list of the travel adventures I want to have before I die. By sharing this list with you, I hope to ignite in you some of the passion for travel and exploration that I have burning inside of me.

Travel Journal (2/11/21): Pinnacles National Park

Yesterday was an amazing day. In addition to visiting with family, I got to visit a national park that I have been meaning to visit for years, but haven’t had a chance to previously. Pinnacles National Park is a beautiful park that doesn’t get nearly the attention it deserves. It’s one of the smallest parks in the US National Parks Systems, but is also one of the most underrated in my opinion.​