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...
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...
Wow! I’ve been running this blog for 10 years. That makes this the longest job I’ve ever had! I certainly had no idea when sitting in a hostel in Australia, searching for what to call it, that it would take me on such an incredible journey.Let’s rewind to that point, and see how I got to where I...
Monitor calibration is an important task for photographers. A properly calibrated monitor will accurately show you the colors in your images, so when you share or print them, you have done everything you can to ensure the final photo is seen as you intended.However it is a task that many people don’t do, or start and then give...
If you’re hankering to get off-planet and explore alien landscapes, your options for getting into space as a tourist are kind of limited and expensive right now. Plus, you can’t really go anywhere cool in space just yet, all you can do is float around a bit.Whilst floating around in space still sounds pretty awesome, the price tag...
I believe that for a photographer, a tripod is an essential bit of kit. If you’re wondering why, you can read my guide to why you need a tripod here.As a travel photographer, there are many tripods to choose from, but there always appears to be some kind of trade-off.If you want stability, then you have to put...
We’ve taken a lot of road trips in the USA, and it is our favorite country for taking road trips. From Route 66 to the Oregon Trail to the Pacific Coast Highway to the Deep South, we’ve had some amazing adventures by road across the states.One of our most popular road trip itineraries for the USA is our...
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...
We’re big fans of Adobe Lightroom for our photo editing and photo management tasks, and it’s definitely one of our favourite photo editing applications. So why am I writing a post on Lightroom Alternatives? Well, there are lots of reasons folks choose not to use Lightroom. First is the fact you have to pay a monthly or annual subscription, which definitely...
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...