Mady Chaber

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Binded Unveils One Click US Copyright Registration for Photos at No Extra Fee

The blockchain-based copyright platform Binded (formerly known as Blockai) just launched a new service that may be a godsend for copyright-conscious …

Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’: Read the First Chapter

Read the first chapter of Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ which will be published July 14<p><i>In 1957, when she was 31 years old, Harper Lee submitted her first attempt at a novel to the publisher J.B. Lippincott.</i><p><i>Titled ‘Go Set a Watchman,’ it was set in the ’50s and opened with a woman named Jean</i> …

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9 photo composition tips (feat. Steve McCurry)

Five travel photography essentials that won't weigh you down

Some of your best travel pictures will be off the cuff, spontaneous affairs, but taking a few basic pieces of kit – like a tripod, zoom lens, polariser and GorillaPod grip – can ensure you’re ready to make the most of a golden opportunity. Here’s a round-up of the best photography kit to sling in …

How to Book Your Next Award Flight Like a Pro

Booking award flights is never as easy as one would hope, but it can be extremely satisfying when all of the pieces come together.<p><i>Robert Scoble / Flickr</i><p>The difficulty in finding and booking award travel is one of the primary reasons travelers often grow disaffected with airline loyalty programs. If …

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6 Travel Fees You Can Easily Avoid

For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap.<p>For all of the memorable and potentially life-changing experiences it can provide, travel is not cheap. The U.S. Travel Association estimates that in 2013, domestic and international travelers …

Low-Cost Carriers

7 Shameless Ways To Get An Upgrade

Even if you do belong to your airline's or hotel's loyalty program, you're still competing with countless other travelers for the same upgrade. To rise above the pack, it'll take smarts, a strategy, and (dare we say it) shamelessness.<p>Want an upgrade? The key is availability: All upgrades are based …

Bribery

Seven of the Best Exclusive Lodges in Africa

Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who want a home away from home within a magnificent setting.<p><b>Each of these private lodges, which are solely for exclusive use, are the perfect location for families and friends who</b> …

South Africa

An American Is Documenting His 4-Year Tour Of Africa With Incredible Photos

The American adventurer is planning to spend four years traveling through all 54 countries in Africa—and he is documenting his journey with incredible photos and stories on his blog, The Unseen Africa. Tapon is on a mission to "reveal the unseen sides of Africa."<p>"Our image of Africa is wrong," …

18 Reasons Why Fiji Has To Be Your Next Vacation Destination

The only thing you should be asking yourself when you're not in Fiji is "Why am I not in Fiji?"<p>It's sitting <i>right there</i>, just waiting for you in the South Pacific. This country is a true tropical paradise, but that doesn't just mean you'll be lazing around all day on the beach –- even if, with …

The 30 Ultimate Rules of Air Travel

Take advantage of the #1 rule of air travel: no matter what time it is, it's always acceptable to drink.<p>Check in early. Stay hydrated. Bring hand sanitizer. Consolidate credit card and hotel points. Thanks, Condᅢᄅ Nast or <i>USA Today</i>; should I be taking notes? The only thing missing are the words …

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Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

What We’re Reading This Week: Anthony Bourdain, Poetry, Beer

I’ve been reading a lot about Anthony Bourdain in the media hoopla surrounding the new season of <i>Parts Unknown</i> (the first episode, on Shanghai, aired …

First time San Diego: discover the best of America's finest city

San Diego calls itself America’s Finest City, and who are we to argue? Its sunny, breezy countenance animates the pandas and koalas at its world-famous zoo, skaters and surfers on its iconic beaches, tousled-haired valet parkers and vested bartenders slinging drinks in hipster hangouts of the …

You Forgot to Pack These 8 Things

Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel concierges to find out which important items travelers tend to forget the most, and we got some advice on how to best deal with your loss.<p>Hey, you forgot something. It's okay. Everybody does it. We interviewed hotel …

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Richard's Picks: The 8 Great Airlines for 2015

Yes, one lone travel warrior can hardly contest with the crowd-sourcing data we've come to expect and rely upon with the likes of TripAdvisor, Yelp and such. Yet, as Matthew Upchurch, CEO of Virtuoso and champion of the personalized, expert advice, likes to say: "Automate the predictable so you can …

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5 Ways to Never Pay for Travel Again

Traveling for free doesn't have to involve couch surfing, dumpster diving, or stowing away in the wheel well of a 747.<p><i>By: Jason Steele</i><p>Traveling for free doesn't have to involve couch surfing, dumpster diving, or stowing away in the wheel well of a 747. It doesn't even have to involve credit card …

Credit Card Fraud

Holiday Travel: The 3 Absolute Best Days to Book

Picking the right holiday gift is hard. Picking the right day to book holiday travel? Impossible. Or it was, until this handy travel-deals calendar came along.<p>Picking the right holiday gift is hard. Picking the right day to book holiday travel? Impossible. Or it was, until this handy travel-deals …

Holiday Travel

How to Take Amazing Vacation Photos With Your Phone

While the smartphone camera's point-and-shoot feature makes it easy to use, choosing the right image-enhancing app can prove more difficult.<p><i>Roberto Trm / Flickr</i><p>There may be no better travel companion than your smartphone. Beyond putting useful information at your fingertips, these devices allow you …

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