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Travel Photography Tips Part II – Photo Composition


This is the second edition of our photography series: My first post explained the basic elements of photography: exposure, aperture and shutter speed; in this second post, I want to talk about photo composition, which is probably the most important aspect of a good picture. Sometimes the beauty of a picture is not what you are [...]

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Travel Photography Tips Part I – The Basics

We often receive emails with positive comments on our photos and questions on how to take better shots, so I’m here to share with you what I have learned over the years to help you get the most out of your camera. In this first photography article of our photography series, I’m going to explain [...]

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Tips for First-Time Travelers in Asia

Rice fields

This is a guest post by Jemima Lopez. Planning on trekking through the world’s largest continent? Asian countries are rich with cultures that have existed long before many western countries were even formed, and there is a wealth of opportunity to see and experience parts of this heritage as you travel in the region. But [...]

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Tips to Planning a Round-the-World Trip

Macchu Picchu, Peru

Planning a Round-the-World (RTW) trip can be exciting, fun and sometimes daunting. Making the decision to travel around the world  is probably the easiest part of the journey – but after that comes researching, buying airtickets, insurance, and so on… I’ve compiled a few tips that will help calm your nerves and help lower the [...]

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Travel Diseases to Watch Out For

This is a guest post from our supporters Lloyds Pharmacy. Venturing to far-flung lands is always exciting, but the wise traveler always makes sure they’re protected against whatever exotic bugs and diseases they may encounter. If in doubt, visit your GP or use an online service – they’ll be able to tell you whether you’re [...]

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Travel Tips: How to Stay Fit While Traveling

This is a guest post by Jeremy Albelda. One of the biggest issues with extended travel is sacrificing yourself for the experience.  No no, I’m not talking about offering your heart (literally) to a forgotten tribe, I’m referring to your fitness and physical wellbeing.  Whether we’re vacationing on the beach for a week or backpacking [...]

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Travel Tips: How to Keep in Touch While on the Road

This is a sponsored guest post by Evelynn Sidiropoulos. Whether you’re bushcamping in Africa or hiking in the Outback, keeping in touch with the latest news and happenings while on the road can be quite tricky. Internet access may be limited in certain parts of the world while phone communications can cost a bomb. But thanks [...]

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New Gear Essentials for the Frequent Traveler

This is a guest post by Lenore Greiner, who’s joined us as a columnist for WildJunket Magazine’s Travel Gear section. Whether traipsing about Asia or circumnavigating the globe, there’s nothing worse than filling your backpack to the brim while second-guessing about what you will need on the road.  Forget about the most common, unforeseen mishaps [...]

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Interview with a Travel Writer: William Gray

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Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Each month, I publish interviews with accomplished travel writers and share their travel writing tips here. This is the last installment of the series, and I’m absolutely stoked to feature the well-known writer, William Gray. Having been voted 4th in the Press Gazette’s Top 50 Travel Journalists 2010, William [...]

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8 Tips for a Successful Career Break

// Last week, the career break movement Meet Plan Go! took place in 17 cities around North America and as you would have imagined, plenty of people showed up. Aimed to encourage and teach others how to travel the world and make it beneficial to your career, the movement obviously struck a chord among us [...]

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Interview with Travel Writer: Annie Bennett

Costa Trasmiera Ecopark, Cantabria

Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Each month, I publish interviews with accomplished travel writers and share their travel writing tips here. We’re coming to an end of this series, so I’m really excited to finally get the chance to feature the talented Annie Bennett, winner of the Spain Travel Writer of the Year. We [...]

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Travel Writing Corner: Interview with Lola Akinmade

Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! This week, I’m featuring one of my favorite writers in the industry, Lola Akinmade. The Nigerian-born and Swedish-based writer is an excellent photographer as well, having had her work published in National Geographic Traveler, BBC, San Francisco Chronicle, Forbes Traveler, Sherman’s Travel, Fodors.com, ISLANDS Magazine and Guardian UK’s Been [...]

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Travel Writing Corner: Interview with Abigail King

Welcome to the Travel Writing Corner! Every other week, I’ll be presenting interviews with accomplished travel writers and sharing travel writing tips here. Pardon me for not updating last week, I had no internet access in Madagascar! I’m back this week to share more tips from my good friend and talented writer, Abigail King. As an [...]

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Long-term Travel: What to Pack and What to Leave Behind

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// This is a guest post by David Preston. Packing for a trip away is rarely straightforward, particularly if you’re going to be traveling for months or possibly years on end. Deciding what items to take with you and what to leave behind, therefore, is essential. You want to travel light to make it as [...]

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How to Deal with Setbacks on the Road

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// All travelers know that a trip with no hitches or glitches whatsoever is a rare delight. Experience teaches us all that the hurdles we’ll probably have to overcome as we pursue our passion for travel will, on occasion, trip us up and set us back for a while. But we needn’t let the potential [...]

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