Amanda Vincent

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10 ways to go off-the-beaten path in Germany

Now that the world is truly a “global village,” places like Germany are often being looked over in favor of crazier, more unique, less guidebook-y …

Visiting Iceland: 14 dos and don'ts

The number of visitors to small, ravishingly beautiful Iceland is soaring – and Iceland’s news has been busy with stories of tourists getting into difficulties. When travellers get things wrong, it can be a matter of etiquette, or the destruction of the pristine environment. But it can also be …

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14 incredibly preserved historic villages and towns around the world

The rich historical context they give us has led to their recognition by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites of cultural significance.<p>From Banská Štiavnica, Slovakia's oldest mining town, to South Korea's Yangdong and Hahoe villages, whose stunning landscape inspired 17th- and 18th-century poets, here …

15 Swimming Holes You Need to Visit ASAP

If the summer heat has you stuck inside clinging to your air conditioning, this list was made for you. Whether you want to sweat a little before your swim, or jump straight in from the parking lot, we've got you covered. Get outside this summer and beat the heat at one (or all!) of these beautiful …

40 Unforgettable Experiences to Have in Iceland

<i>Seljalandsfoss waterfall, Iceland.</i><p>Iceland's dazzling glacial landscapes, thermal pools and ominous volcanoes are endlessly captivating, making it the ideal terrain for adventurous travelers to explore. Don't want to miss anything? Put your guidebook to one side and instead print out this list of 40 …

A homecoming for Rwanda’s lions

Sixteen years after the big cats disappeared, this progressive African nation is bringing the Big Five back.<p>It was 1999, exact date unknown. A group of farmers from Kageyo village in eastern Rwanda were tiptoeing through Akagera National Park on Tanzania’s border, returning to the carcass of a cow …

Top 10 Mistakes Tourists Make in New Zealand

01 of 10<p>Planning Too Much<p>Although it's good to plan a few things ahead of time, such as accommodation in the major centers, you'll have a lot more …

The Masters of Nature Photography book – in pictures

Wild horses of the Netherlands, red-crowned cranes dancing in the snow, the plight of a tortured chimpanzee and a polar panorama feature in the collection of wildlife images in the book published by the Natural History Museum<p>• Masters of Nature Photography by Rosamund Kidmane Cox - Guardian Bookshop

Transport a Tripod by Adding a Strap to the Bottom of a Camera Backpack

Sick of carrying your tripod separately from your camera backpack? If you have certain types of backpacks, you can add your own strap loop system to …

How to Turn a Smartphone Panorama Into a ‘Tiny Planet’ Photo

Ever since Google released the Photosphere feature for their Nexus devices, I have been obsessed with making tiny planets. The photosphere feature …

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

Challenges and Benefits of Panoramic Photography

Cinerama movies are generally preferred for a very good reason: The field of view is more like what the human eye is accustomed to seeing. …

5 Tips to Add Flavor to Your Landscape Photography

<i>Landscapes can have a magical impact on people.</i> Depending on the location, a landscape may instill a feeling of serenity or natural turmoil; it might …

11 Things You Need To Know About Organizing In A Small Space

5 Tips on How to Improve Your Mountain Biking

<i>TREK Dirt Series' top coaches dish the dirt on being a better mountain biker. Coming soon to a resort near you.</i><p>My friend Hillary Harrison runs surf camps in Costa Rica. (I think she might have the perfect life.) I always thought surfing was a trial and error kind of sport, but the former mountain …

Scotland Tour: Into the Hotel after a Great Day of Touring Scotland

Actually signing up for and taking one of my own tours gives me a very important insight into the day-to-day lives of our tour members. Is every day's itinerary designed to get the absolute maximum experience for our travelers? Are the gluten-free folks being taken care of? Is the bus comfortable? …

Pt 3: Alaska’s ultimate road trip

The first major thoroughfare to be built in the largest US state, the iconic Richardson Highway offers spectacular views in the summer and incredible danger come winter.

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13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World (PHOTOS)

Forget the beach -- nature lovers know that the best way to experience the great outdoors in the summer is to spend some quality time in the mountains. If your idea of summer bliss involves hiking, biking, and swimming, these gorgeous resorts should be just the ticket. And if exotic scenery is a …

Ireland's best drives

Whether or not you're used to getting into the driver's seat from the right, and driving on the left, Ireland's (often pot-holed) two-lane roads make up some of Europe's most scenic drives. Particularly going village to village, pub to pub, on and off the rugged coastal drives of western and …

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How to avoid mobile roaming costs

Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra fees.<p>Mobile providers often charge high rates for data usage and phone calls while on holiday, but there are alternative ways to reduce incurring extra …

The Most Amazing Scuba Dives on the Planet

For most novice divers, the otherworldly world beneath the surface of the sea is fantastical enough in its own right. No major bells or whistles are needed to make it more alluring.<p>The natural underwater attractions -- sherbet-hued coral, Skittles-colored fish, and the deep, unending void of blue …

The Cheese-Lover’s Guide to France (with Map!)

"Each sort of cheese reveals a pasture of a different green, under a different sky," writes Italo Calvino. I like to think of his words as I curl my …

Top 10 Eastern European getaways

For years Eastern Europe was the undiscovered half of the continent - but things have changed. The diverse highlights of Eastern Europe are now drawing travellers by the trainload. Here are our top 10 Eastern European getaways.<p>1. Julian Alps, Slovenia<p>The Julian Alps form Slovenia's dramatic …

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14 Ways To Enjoy New York City's Swankiest Spots For Free (Or Cheap)

From a subterranean food court inside the Plaza Hotel to little-known lunch deals at some of the city's best restaurants, here are 14 ways to enjoy New York City's fanciest venues without spending a fortune.

UK Town Bemoans Development Near Historic Home of Shakespeare's Wife

Stratford-upon-Avon council is furious after Eric Pickles has given the go-ahead for 800 new homes to be built next to Anne Hathaway’s cottage – …

Bending Pixels: Fun Things You Can Do With Panorama Stitching Software

One of the great workflow possibilities that was opened up by the advent of digital photography is the ability to easily create panoramic images. …

How To Create Your Own Unique Textures and Apply Them To Your Photography

I would like to take you through a journey today and show you how some very ordinary looking photographs of the world around us can be combined to …

Top tips for landscape photography

Shooting landscapes demands a very different way of working compared to photographing people. Typically taken with the camera mounted on a tripod, …

How to take great urban photos

The urban environment offers a whole host of subjects to photograph, even in the smallest of towns. In the time it takes to walk a block or two, you …