Jessica Silsby

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Planning and Packing Camera Lenses for a Holiday or Trip

When you’re packing photography equipment for a holiday, it’s hard to decide what to take. You want to take enough to get good photos, but not so …

Lens Guide: Best Lenses to Move up to from a Kit Lens

Kit lens—to use or not to use? While kit lenses are much less expensive than better hobbyist and professional lenses, in the world of photography, …

‘Blurred Lines’: The Worst Song of This or Any Other Year

Congratulations, Robin Thicke! “Blurred Lines” is the worst song of this or any other year. I can’t remember the last time there was a hit song this …

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 …

Off the beaten track in Borneo

From steaming jungle to the cloud-capped summit of Mt Kinabalu, Borneo’s natural wonders are undeniable. But the island is no longer the deserted paradise it once was.<p>Package tours and cheap flights from Southeast Asia have placed Borneo firmly on the tourist trail, and solitude is becoming hard to …

6 Ways to Practice Staying in the Moment. ~ Jasmine Canales

Sometimes, I find it hard to stay connected to what is real in life when regrets of the past or anxieties of the future get the best of me.<p>It’s an …

Slobberknockered: The Tough Hit the NSA Didn't See Coming

How a toothless bureaucratic commission went all Snowden on the NSA.<p>Edward J. Snowden must be pleased with what he started. A group appointed by President Barack Obama in August to review the National Security Agency’s hugely controversial spying operations has finished its work, and, based on the …

50 Dumbest Things Right-Wingers Said in 2013

50<p>Steve Stockman<p>"The best thing about the Earth is if you poke holes in it oil and gas come out." – Texas Rep. Steve Stockman<p>49<p>Sarah Palin<p>"Let Allah …

5 Uncommon Snow Photography Tips That Can Transform Your Winter Scenes

Breathtaking Nepal Photography

Nepal is definitely one of those places on Earth that have an special feel to it. The Himalayans, Mount Everest, all of it compose a terrific, …

The most beautiful places on Earth – in pictures

As Lonely Planet turns 40 this year, the publisher has picked the most magnificent sights across the globe to be included in a new book entitled Beautiful World, which contains more than 200 images and aims to inspire readers to see the world as they have never seen it before

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

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Fascinating Cave Photography

Caves are fantastic, mysterious places... maybe as mysterious as the depths of the oceans, full weird creatures and breathtaking landscapes. These …

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30 Fantastic Photos Of Iceland’s Rugged Landscapes

While Iceland’s population of 321,000 makes it the most sparsely populated country in Europe, the island nation makes up for it in its density of …

Top five nerve-shredding road trips in Costa Rica

Renting a car in Costa Rica is costly and can even be dangerous if you're not prepared for what's to come. It’s also ridiculously good fun. Some of the most interesting, little-explored destinations are only accessible by car, and for the adventurous traveler, there’s simply no substitute for the …

4 Places to Go Before You Have Kids

<i>Photo Courtesy of Dreamstime. Article by Danielle Contray, contributor to Budget Travel.</i><p>Having kids doesn't mean you can never travel again, of course. Yet once you've gone from packing a suitcase and two carry-ons to dealing with travel cribs, car seats, strollers, and diaper bags (not to mention …

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What Humans Can Learn From A Simple Kiss

At a basic level, kissing is a biohazard. What is love then, if not the willingness to expose yourself to a host of nasty diseases lurking in your partner's mouth?<p>But could kissing also be a tool with a purpose?<p>Psychology graduate student Rafael Wlodarski, from the University of Oxford, wanted to …

Rare Weather Phenomenon Fills Grand Canyon with Fog

What an awe-inspiring sight! A few days ago, on Friday, November 29, The Grand Canyon was taken over by a rare weather phenomenon that filled the entire canyon with a thick layer of fog. The occurrence, called a temperature inversion, caused everyone, including rangers, to flock to the rim to take …

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This Photo of Morgan Freeman Will Blow Your Mind, Because It’s not a Photo at All

One of the most recent videos to go extremely viral over the past several days involves a behind the scenes look at how a portrait of Morgan Freeman …

Mindful Awareness: 9 Intriguing Meditation Practices for All Times of the Day.

The concept of meditation is one that I recently discovered not many of us truly understand.<p>It seems that when we hear the word ‘meditation’, we …

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How to Fall Right

Tommy Biesemeyer still remembers the feeling as he came popping over the top of that ill-fated jump. The 24-year-old U.S. skier was just seconds into the World Cup downhill in Bormio, Italy, last December—and approaching 65 miles per hour—when he hit a jump while still trying to turn and his skis …

Best in Travel: Romania, Budget Backpacking and What's to Love in Lima

What’s to love in Lima? (Alex in Wanderland)<p>Every Wednesday, we round up the best of the online travel media and feature it here on <i>Best in Travel</i>.<p>To …

Backpacking

10 of the most Jaw-Dropping Hotel Photos EVER

By Kristen McKenzie, HotelsCombined.com<p>Here at the HotelsCombined office, we've all gotten pretty used to staring at stunning hotel images -- with over 400,000 hotels in our database, sorting through scenic pics of luxury villas and infinity-edge pools has become standard daily fare.<p>However, there …

Twenty Years of UFC: The Changes, the Styles and the Future

An awful lot has changed in 20 years.<p>Twenty years ago, Royce Gracie swept through the first Ultimate Fighting Championship in what was essentially an extended advertisement for Gracie Jiu Jitsu. How did we get from Royce Gracie's basic methods to the rounded skill set employed by Cain Velasquez or …

The World's Most Scenic Airports

Flying might not be as glamorous or luxurious as it once was, but there are still some things about flying that are... pretty.<p>So instead of burying your head in your book jockeying for position to get off the plane first upon landing, why don't you actually look out the window and take in the …

Wildlife photographer of the year 2013 – in pictures

The results of the wildlife photographer of the year 2013 competition have been announced at London's Natural History Museum. The overall winner is South African photographer Greg du Toit for his picture Essence of Elephants, a portrait of elephants in Botswana. Here is a selection of some of the …