We’re often contacted by readers asking whether or not we think travel insurance is worth it. In our opinion travel insurance is a necessity, not an option. This is particularly the case for the medical cover it provides should you find yourself in difficulty abroad.The cost of medical bills when you travel can be eye watering, and we...
New York City is not what you might call a budget destination. Whilst there are many free sights and attractions in the city, most of the popular locations charge an entry fee, and this can be quite high. In our experience, attraction fees are one of the main costs of travel in the USA. The good news is that...
Scotland is well known as a producer of some of the best whiskies in the world, and there are over a hundred whisky distilleries in Scotland. Many of these distilleries are open for whisky tasting and tours. I had the pleasure of living in Scotland for a number of years, which allowed to me to regularly partake in two...
If you’re planning a trip to Turkey, then we highly recommend spending some time in Istanbul. This is the largest city in the country, and is generally regarded as the most important city in terms of cultural and historical interest. Istanbul is home to numerous wonderful sights, and we’ve always enjoyed our visits here. How long you visit will...
We love to travel. But it’s not always possible to travel all the time. Sometimes world events conspire against us to restrict travel, other times our budget might not stretch to cover travel. All is not lost however! There are lots of ways to travel from home, which I’m going to cover in this post.These options, many of...
Indoor photography is one of the more challenging types of photography to master. The main challenge is the light. Often there is not enough light, it is very directional, or it is coming from an artificial sources that gives your photos a strange hue. And then there are all the potentially reflective surfaces to bounce light off and...
As a professional photographer, I’m often asked how to make money from photography. There are of course a number of different ways to earn an income but one popular option is to sell photos online. In this guide, I’m going to go through the various options that you have for selling your photos online. I’ll cover a number of different...
Are you looking to travel to a country with amazing food, fantastic beaches, warm and friendly people, and a range of accommodation options to suit every taste? Well, you have pretty much described Thailand. In this guide, I’m going to share with you a detailed 10 day Thailand itinerary. I’ve spent months travelling in Thailand, and I’ve been lucky...
As a full time professional travel photographer and travel blogger, I think it’s fair to say that I love both travel and photography. However, obviously we can’t travel all the time. With this in mind, today I wanted to share some tips on how to practice travel photography without traveling. It’s very easy to fall into the habit of only...
If you’re planning a hike to Havasu Falls, then you are probably wondering what you need to bring with you. This is a great question. The 20 mile round trip hike to the falls can definitely be a challenge, and you will likely be carrying much of your gear on your back. As such, it’s essential that what...