Make Travel a Priority in Your Life

I love to travel; it is something I have done since I was a child. I remember getting on the plane when I was little and going to Kentucky to spend the summers there. The days when our Aunt and Uncle drove us back to Texas each time are some of my fondest. Those days gave me itchy feet, periodically I feel like I have to be somewhere other than my home. Even if its just a quick road trip to...
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3 Tips for Amateur Photographers While Traveling

I am a self-professed Shutterbug, a long-standing joke in my family that I always had a camera pointed at someone or something. My sister joked that I had my nephew’s entire first year on film and could create a flipbook of it. All right, maybe they aren’t actually joking but using sarcasm to voice my clear love of photos and cameras. Whether you use a point and shoot or a DSLR there are...
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Backpacking 101

If you’re planning or thinking about planning your first backpacking trip, there are a few things you need to think about: 1. Budget The first and foremost is to determine what your budget will be for the trip and how long you want to travel. You need to make sure to have enough money to complete your trip if you’re not planning on working while you travel. Make sure to plan for...
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An Adventure Trip to the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies did not disappoint when our photography travel club went there in July of 2011. We take our members all over the world in search of culture, adventure, and great photography. The Canadian Rockies is known as one of the most beautiful places in the world. Club organizer Steve Juba concurs. “As we explored the Rockies of Banff and Jasper it was amazing to see the vast arrays...
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Stonehenge: Worth the Trip?

Stonehenge is one of Britain’s (the world’s) most well-known icons, and is probably the one we know the least about. This prehistoric monument has had countless theories about how it was built, why it was built and when.  And the answers? Well, nobody really knows. On my quest to discover more about my own country, Great Britain, this place clearly had to be on the list. But...
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Wonders of Southern Spain

Across the Atlantic Ocean and reaching to the Mediterranean Seas lies the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. History of the past inhabitants such as the Phoenicians, the Carthaginians, the Romans and the Moors is still felt in the region’s historic towns like Seville, Granada and Cordoba. Small towns and villages decorate Southern Spain and you will find good wine, folklore, and...
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How to spend a week in Europe: Part 1 – London

You may have wondered if it’s possible to make a European trip out of a one week of vacation. For the purposes of this blog, I’m going to define one week as 6-8 days (flight excluded). Why one week you ask? Well, I guess my audience is meant to be: 1) young parents, 2) working adults with little PTO time, 3) working adults who go to school, and 4) budget travelers. Also, I am going to ignore...
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How to Make a Travel Plan

There are two extremes of travel planners/travelers. The first extreme is the “fly by the seat of your pants” traveler. This traveler, wanting to be free and spontaneous, often ends up going to museums when they are closed, pays walk-in rack rates for hotels in a late night bid for someplace to sleep, and waits two hours for the ferry when he or she could have slept longer. The second...
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Living in Moscow

What is it like to live in Moscow? This is a difficult question to answer, since one man’s meat is another man’s poison. There are certainly pro’s & con’s to moving here. It also depends on your reasons for moving to Moscow and on your wallet. If you move to Moscow on a good company package or work for one of the many embassies here, you may be fortunate to have good benefits...
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