Category: General Travel Tips

Taking Better Travel Photos with Your Smartphone Camera

Hello! Today I’m pleased to announce a guest post from Max Therry at photogeeky.com. Max writes about photography tips, editing advice, and news related to photography. If you are interested in improving your photography skills, definitely check out his awesome blog! Today he has written us an article about how to take better photos with your smartphone camera. Enjoy!

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I visited a French farm in Annecy, and it was the best!

I’ve written about Annecy previously, and I’ve mentioned my time at La ferme de Charbonnière in this blog in several previous posts, but I had such a magical time visiting this little family-owned farm that I wanted to write up a post just about my experiences there.

On Being Celiac, Getting Glutened, and Traveling

This post is specifically for my fellow celiacs and others out there who, for medical reasons, can’t eat gluten. If you don’t have celiac or a gluten sensitivity, I still encounrage you to read on because current statistics estimate that about 1 in 100 people suffer from celiac. Chances are, somebody you know has this issue and you just might be able to help them out in the future. For those of you who have been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know that I suffer from celiac disease. I know better than most how hard it is to navigate the world when you have dietary restrictions, and it’s even harder when you’re traveling because you’re away from the things you know are safe to eat and figuring out what you can eat can be a minefield.

Travel Tips for People Who Are Mobility-Challenged

With a little creative thinking and proper preparation, people who use wheelchairs can travel and visit exciting bucket-list locations just the same as anybody else. Depending on where you go, there are scores of outdoor activities everyone can enjoy, like camping or hiking, that are easily accessible. Following these travel tips, wheelchair users and people who are mobility-challenged can arm themselves with the right equipment, preparation and knowledge, making every trip a success.

Prepping Your Technology For Travel

When you’re preparing for a trip, you might be thinking about getting all your travel documents in order and packing your suitcase, but you should also think about digitally preparing for your journey, as well. I’ve often found myself leaving this step until the last minute and regretting the decision. Let’s explore some of the things you might want to prepare with your technology before you head out on a trip:

On Respecting Other Cultures While Abroad

I debated whether or not I wanted to write about that Logan Paul character that has been in the news lately for his utter shocking disrespect while visiting Japan because I didn’t want to inadvertently give that guy any more publicity or Youtube hits. I wasn’t going to write about him at all, but this video by That Japanese Man Yuta convinced me to speak up and say something

Don’t call it Cali (and other ways to peg yourself as a tourist in Southern California)

When a lot of us travel, we like to blend in to our surroundings and not walk around with a big sign over our heads that says, “Hey! I’m a tourist!”

I get it. I do the same thing when I travel. That’s why I wanted to write this little piece about what not to do if you want to blend in while on holiday in the Golden State. This piece is all in good fun, of course. The truth is, we’ve an incredibly diverse state with people from all over the U.S. and indeed all over the world living and working here. Still, there are a few things we born and bred Californians say and do that brands us as locals. Want to do as the locals do? Follow this guide. If not, that’s cool too. Honestly, it doesn’t matter too much and we’ll accept you either way.

Take a Spontaneous Trip with Last Minute Travel Deals!

Sometimes it’s nice to just be spontaneous with your travel. If you’re looking for a last minute deal on a little getaway, there are a dizzying array of sites and services out there looking for help you out with that. The thing is, many different travel-related companies such as airlines and hotels are looking to fill their open spots at the last minute and they are usually willing to give you a deal in order to fill up those spots. From their perspective, giving you a discount will still make them more of a profit then leaving those seats or rooms empty, so it’s a win-win scenario.

Anyway, if you’re interested in a last minute, spontaneous trip, here are some resources for you to find a deal:

A budget plan for your next getaway!

I’ve often heard people state affordability as a major factor in why they don’t travel. I’ve gone on some pretty expensive, far-flung trips in my time, and I’m certainly not rich. How do I do it? It comes down to simple prioritization and budgeting. I’ve talked about this a lot in my blog, so I won’t get too far into the why’s or how’s or anything like that.