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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!

The Ultimate Sydney, Australia Travel Guide

Established in 1842, and now the capital city of the Australian state of New South Wales, Sydney is the largest city in Australia by both population and by size.  While its size is impressive, the city is as busy as it is big, with roughly 10 million domestic visitors and 4 million international visitors coming to Sydney each year.  With over 200 beautiful beaches, ranging from a few feet in size to several kilometers long, it is no wonder that Sydney attracts so many people from around Australia and the rest of the world.   In addition to the beautiful beaches, the amazing Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House are a few of the other popular tourist draws in the city. 

Australia Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Australia from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Australia.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

The Art of Travel Photography – Ten Useful Tips for Photographing Landscapes

As a travel photographer, there is a lot of subject matter that you are going to want to photograph during your travels.  This includes the wonderful people that you meet and their cultures, interesting cityscapes and buildings that you come across, beautiful wild animals that you see on safari or out exploring, and of course the beautiful landscapes that you get to enjoy.  Out of all of these subjects that travel photographers get to photograph, my favorite by far is photographing breathtaking landscapes.  There is something so moving and awe-inspiring about photographing a landscape that is so beautiful that it hardly looks real.  If you don’t know that feeling, then I would suggest you start seeking out those landscapes and start exploring them.

The Ultimate 14-Day Travel Itinerary for New Zealand’s South Island

When you travel to the South Island of New Zealand, one thing that you will never be in short supply of is amazing things to see and do.  For that reason, planning a trip to the South Island can be a little bit intimidating.  No one wants to plan the dream trip of a lifetime to an amazing destination like New Zealand’s South Island only to get back home and realize you missed a can’t miss destination or adventure.  Trust me, I have traveled to enough places in my lifetime and experienced enough regrets at missing out on things that I can tell you it is not a great feeling.  Yet fear not, because, with this guide, I have you covered.

The Top 20 Mountain Travel Destinations in the World

If you are like me, the thought of spending time in the mountains gets your adrenaline flowing and you just can’t stop thinking about the breathtaking vistas, exhilarating hikes, and the unforgettable adventures exploring amazing slopes, valleys, and peaks.  That’s why mountain landscapes are my favorite landscapes in the world.  Not only are they amongst the prettiest landscapes you will find on this planet, but they are also some of the most exciting landscapes to explore.  In addition to having some of the most epic hiking trails and climbing routes in the world, mountain destinations also have some of the most amazing wildlife to view. 

Attention Travelers – Introducing My New Travel Discussion Forums

When I started this blog a few years ago, my primary goal was to pass along some of the travel related wisdom that I have picked up over my years of travel.  However, it was also to spark conversation about travel and learn some things from you, my fellow travel enthusiasts.  The comments, tips, feedback, and encouragement that I have gotten from you in the comments of my articles over the years have been spectacular.  Some of the great tips and feedback you have provided I have already factored into my own travel planning processes and even passed on some of the wisdom to others.

Traveler’s Guide to Seville, Spain

The city of Seville in Southern Spain is well-known to most travelers for its incredible beauty, but many travelers are unaware of the deep historical and cultural significance of this amazing town.  For instance, if you ask I am sure that most travelers wouldn’t know that Seville is the birthplace of Spanish Tapas, the final resting place of the famed explorer Christopher Columbus, and the location where many of Hollywood’s most infamous movies were filmed.  These are just some of the many reasons why the city of Seville continues to be one of Spain’s best kept secrets.

Spain Passport, VISA, Customs, and Immunization Requirements for Visitors

If you are traveling to Spain from outside of the country, you should be aware of the passport, VISA, and immunization requirements before planning your travel.  If you do not meet the requirements, you will be denied entry into Spain.  This is not something that I would wait until the last minute to take care of as you might not have enough time to sort out any issues at the last minute should you run into them.

The Essential Queenstown, New Zealand Travel Guide

If you are an outdoor adventure enthusiast, there may be no location on Earth that is better suited to fulfill your dreams than the city of Queenstown on New Zealand’s South Island.  Widely regarded to be the “Adventure Capital of the World”, every year Queenstown attracts millions of tourists from throughout the world who flock to the city to test their mettle bungy jumping, skydiving, jetboat riding, canyon swinging, downhill mountain bike riding, and a myriad of other amazing outdoor adventures.  Around every corner in the city it seems is the headquarters of another adventure activity.  

The Ultimate 14-Day Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands Itinerary

While it is true that Machu Picchu and the Galápagos Islands both take a bit more planning to visit than your average beach vacation, visiting these two iconic destinations doesn’t have to be difficult.  In fact, if you do the proper planning, these two locations are relatively easy to visit during one exciting trip.  Believe me, I planned and took this trip myself, so I know that it is not only possible, but the trip won’t feel rushed in the least bit.