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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!
Safety Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Safety Tips That Every Traveler Should Follow

Traveling can be an amazing, fulfilling, and eye-opening experience. It can be an experience that leads to great personal growth and valuable life experience. A vast majority of the time, we can completely safe when we travel. However, there are times when traveling can be unsafe and even dangerous as well.

With the right information, the right preparation, and the right mindset, you can make sure that your travel adventures are as safe as they can possibly be. We have compiled a list of suggestions that we have read elsewhere, heard from others, or have learned from our own experiences. We hope that this list will be of value to you as you plan your next adventure.

Our Visit to a Maasai Village in Tanzania

Our Visit to a Maasai Village in Tanzania

One of the neatest and most educational experiences we had when traveling in Tanzania last year was a visit to a Maasai village.  They have such a unique and amazing culture and it was really cool to be able to visit with them and learn more about their way of life.

We took a 4 day safari thru Lake Manyara National Park, the Serengeti National Park, and the Ngorongoro Crater Conservation Area.  Along our many drives we would see the Maasai villages and the young boys out herding their cattle.  It was fascinating to see how they lived from a far, but we wanted to know more about their culture and way of life.

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Photographing National Parks

The Art of Travel Photography – Tips for Photographing National Parks

In this article I am going to give you some tips and tricks that I have picked up over the years that will help you make sure your next photography trip to a national park is a success.  Some of these tips I have learned from my own experience, some I have picked up from others along the way.  I have found all of these tips to be incredibly useful in my 10+ years of photographing national parks.  I hope some of these tips will be helpful to you as well.

Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls Visitor Guide

Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls Visitor Guide

The Great Lakes region doesn’t get the notoriety for beauty that the American West or the Atlantic and Pacific coastal regions do, but there are some incredibly beautiful areas in the Great Lakes region.

A few of my absolute favorite areas in the Great Lakes region are Split Rock Lighthouse and Gooseberry Falls State Parks in Minnesota.  Both state parks are located near the coast of Lake Superior in Northern Minnesota, and both state parks are absolutely gorgeous.  Even better, they are both in very close proximity to one another, so it is very easy to see them both in one trip.

The Art of Travel Photography – Predicting Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets

The Art of Travel Photography – Predicting Amazing Sunrises and Sunsets

You can learn to predict how amazing or dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, and I am going to show you how.  With some practice, you should be able to determine just how colorful and dramatic a sunrise or sunset will be, or won’t be, just by looking at some simple weather factors. So take good notes and be prepared to WOW your family and friends with your ability to predict sunrise and sunset awesomeness!