Destination Travel Guide: Japan

Japan is a fascinating land. Japanese cities offer both modern conveniences and rich cultural ones. Individuals willing to venture outside of the cities can discover a beautiful, semi-tamed landscape built up over countless generations of history, influence, and advancement. Check out just a few highlights to get you off on a tour through Japan: * Once honored as the imperial capital, Kyoto is...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Petra Snout

We love taking pictures of animals up close. The different perspectives can be funny, artistic, and eye opening. Macro shots of animals offer a different way of looking at life that the human eye often can’t perceive. We shot this guy in Petra on our travel club’s group trip to Egypt and Jordan. We love how the nose is heart shaped and the whiskers really stick out in this...
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The Cheapest Ways To See Antarctica

Traveling to exotic places is something any wander luster would love to do. Antarctica is the most far-flung place on the planet, and many think it’s only for scientists researching the frigid, unique geography. In reality, Antarctica is a beautiful sparse land where ice is everywhere: on the horizon, on the ground, in the ocean, and in the mountains. Nevertheless, the beauty of this land is...
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Travel Photo of the Day: SF Skyline via Golden Gate

Though our members are from all over the country and even the world, SF is where we call home. Not a bad backyard huh? This shot was taken with our travel club on a hike across the Marin headlands. The hike ends at this epic viewpoint of the bridge and the city. Not sure why it looks like it was taken in 1982 but the effect is kind of cool.  Need to upgrade our Nikon body and lenses...
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Destination Travel Guide: Chile

Stretched out on the Pacific coast, much of Chile’s tourist appeal lies in its varied landscapes, ranging from deserts to islands and mountainous woodland. The same landscapes are also home to numerous indigenous peoples who have held on to their traditional cultures. This combination makes Chile one of the leading destinations for eco-tourism. See the below highlights we recommend visiting...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Inside Istanbul’s Blue Mosque

The Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey was one of our favorite stops in this world class city. Truly a spiritual epi-center, Blue Mosque is often overlooked by the world famous religious building right next door: the Hagia Sophia. While the history and evolution of the Hagia Sophia is astonishing, the Blue Mosque has quite a history and stunning appearance of it’s own.  In fact, we think...
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India Untouched: The East’s less traveled gems…

India is a country of inexplicable oxymora: the land where civilizations and rhythms mingle, a mystifying place, which attracts people from all over the world. In India, places that are not as well traveled give the adventurous and photograph enthusiasts memories of a lifetime. If you’re a real traveler, check out these spots on your next trip to India.  Kailasa Ellora Two of the most...
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Travel Photo of the Day: Paradise in Bar Harbor, Maine

Some may not think of Maine as a paradise but those who know it sure do. There state slogan says it all: “The Way Life Should Be”. This massive state (for the East Coast anyway…) is filled with charm, culture, great food, and of course stunning landscapes. We took this photo on a trip to Bar Harbor with our travel club. Gotta love the peace and serenity of a Maine lake like...
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Destination Travel Guide: China

Being both old and immense, it is no surprise that China is home to numerous natural and man-made attractions. Cities of note tend to have at least one significant historical site, while scenes of natural splendor abound in the stretches of unspoiled landscape that remain. Here are three examples of the solo activities that can be found in China (this is obviously just the tip of the...
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