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Amanpulo

Amanpulo is a luxury resort owned by the Aman group and set on its own island, Pamalican, in the Sulu Sea. <i>Aman</i> means “peace” in Sanskrit and <i>pulo</i> …

How to Use Lightroom’s Graduated Filter to Improve Landscapes

Lightroom’s graduated filter is an extremely powerful tool when used with purpose. For landscape photographers there are several different things …

Landscape Photography

Rachamankha

Built around a series of characterful courtyards, gorgeous boutique hotel Rachamankha's well-proportioned design emulates Chiang Mai’s ancient …

15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered …

Undiscovered

The Best New Ways to Book Your Flights

Innovative new apps are one-upping the online travel tools you already know and love. And they’re about to make planning trips faster, easier, and …

USDOT

10 surprising travel perks that probably come with your credit card

Check your cards to potentially uncover some of the following travel benefits.<p>Some cards (like the World Elite MasterCard, American Express, and Visa Signature card) come with concierges — a number on the back that you can call to get help with travel planning, restaurant reservations or event …

The shrinking moon is being 'massaged' by Earth

Earth is giving our shrinking moon a cosmic massage.<p>Scientists have known for a while that the moon is actually shrinking. As the interior of the …

Earth Science

I traveled to the most rural part of Vietnam. Here’s why I never wanted to leave.

I set myself a challenge on a recent trip to Vietnam: go as far north as physically possible. This took me to Ha Giang province — pronounced ha zang …

How to Bring Your RAW Images Into Photoshop the Right Way

If you're editing a raw image file in Photoshop, your first stop in most cases is Adobe Camera Raw (ACR), Adobe's raw development software for …

Daily Edition Travel Gets Boost from Lonely Planet

Planning your next vacation is the perfect way to avoid the end of summer blues, and The Daily Edition is here to help. Over the next four weeks, Friday’s Daily Edition travel section will feature the work of expert travelers and writers from Lonely Planet. The largest guide book publisher in the …

The Philippines for beginners: 7 first-timer fails to avoid on your trip

The Philippines is a relatively easy travel destination by Southeast Asian standards. English is widely spoken, and the country has an endearing don't-worry-be-happy vibe, soothing for first-time visitors. Alas, volatile weather and natural disasters can mess up trips in a hurry, while a menu of …

A Primer on Reading and Using Histograms

Image histograms are useful tools that can be used to help properly gauge the exposure and contrast within a scene during shooting or to balance the …

Tutorials

Understanding White Balance with 6 Easy Tips

Photographers talk about white balance and color temperature a lot, but what do the terms mean, and why would you choose one setting over another? …

Tips for Getting Proper Exposure for Night Photography

Night photography can be much more rewarding than photography during the day. Because everything looks different at night, you don’t need to go …

Photography

The Shortest Route to the Most Beautiful Place in Every State

There's a song they play during the seventh-inning stretch at baseball games, and it isn't called "America the Mediocre." The wonders of this country …

How Many Megapixels Do I Need for Printing?

This is a complex subject. Megapixels are a measure of quantity, not quality. An 8 megapixel camera phone isn’t the same as an 8 megapixel DSLR …

Cameras

How to Ensure You Keep the Rights to Your Photos

It’s been the talk of the internet for the past couple of days: Taylor Swift telling Apple to pay artists for her work, photographers telling Taylor …

The 10 Most Beautiful Restaurants in the World

<i>By Architectural Digest.</i><p><i>(photo: courtesy of restaurant)</i><p>As the World's 50 Best Restaurants releases its annual list of gastronomic excellence, <i>AD</i> spotlights 25 of the most beautifully designed honorees. El Celler de Can Roca (above) in Girona, Spain, ranks #1 on the World's 50 Best Restaurants list. …

Top 10 Island Beaches For Unplugging

<i>By The Editors of Condé Nast Traveler</i><p>There are beaches for partying, beaches for swimming, and beaches for doing absolutely nothing at all. If you're after the latter, we've got you covered. These are the best beaches for relaxing, according to Condé Nast Traveler readers.<p><b>10. Banana Bay, St. Kitts</b> …

Here’s how pizza is served in 21 different locations around the world

However, it might not be the typical tomato sauce, cheese, and bread combo you recognize.<p>From traditional Margarita pizza from Naples to a sweet and spicy banana curry pizza in Sweden, here are 21 types of pizza you can find around the world.

Caribbean gems: How to explore Anguilla, Tobago and more (for less!)

Crystal blue waters, sand as soft as flour and a fruity drink with an umbrella.<p>Think a Caribbean getaway is just a fantasy because it’s too expensive, too exotic and too fancy? Not so!<p>“The Caribbean is not just the playground of the rich and famous any longer,” Jennifer Taylor-Jones of Jetset …

Try the Microsoft Hyperlapse beta on Android

<b>Update (07/17/2015):</b> <i>The Microsoft Hyperlapse app is now out of beta and available for download from the Google Play Store.</i><p>Microsoft has released a new app for Android devices that will let you turn any video into a smooth hyperlapse.<p>If you're interested in creating super-smooth hyperlapse videos on …

16 of the craziest vacation homes you can rent this summer

Vacation rental sites like Airbnb and HomeAway offer a plethora of interesting homes to choose from.<p>Some — like this colorful gypsy caravan in the English countryside — are a little more interesting than others.<p>We've rounded up some of the wackiest vacation homes we could find on Airbnb and …

Eight Castaway Islands to Escape to in the Summer Months

Soak up barefoot island life and explore the pristine surroundings of these idyllic spots.<p><b>BORNEO</b><p><b>1. Mataking Island</b><p><b>Snorkel and dive with barracuda and turtles.</b> With its palm-fringed white sand shores, crystal clear turquoise sea and emerald green forested interior, this 40-acre island off of wild …

44 Tips to Improve Your Photography

<i>In this article, New York-based photographer Todd Vorenkamp shares 44 helpful tips you can use to improve the quality of your photography.</i><p><b>1. Shoot</b> …

Landscape Photography

Autofocus Microadjustment: Ensuring Consistently Sharp Images

Modern lenses are small miracles. They don’t defy the laws of physics, but they sure come close. Are you getting all you can out of your lens, though?<p>…

Idea: Use a Long Exposure at Night to Shoot a Starry Double Image

This starry double exposure-style photograph was made using a single long exposure. Photographer Ted Schiele was 190 seconds into a long exposure …

40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Vietnam

<i>Cruising around Halong Bay</i><p>From must-do activities like cruising around Halong Bay or crawling through the Cu Chi Tunnels to brag-worthy feats like drinking snake wine or scuba diving in the South China Sea, here are 40 unforgettable experiences to have in Vietnam. See how many you can check off on …

Here’s a Trick for Adjusting Past +/- 100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw

In this post, I’ll share a trick I use to get some adjustments “beyond” +100 or -100 in Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw.<p>In the screenshot above, I …

Tutorials

Weekly Photography Challenge - Roads and Pathways

In this earlier post from this morning I share: 28 Wondrous Images of Long and Winding Roads Roads and paths are easy to find – whether you live in …