Becky Fry

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Pirates, Red Carpets & A Deer

To continue the pirate life experience we will also be heading to the Disney Archives to learn about the history of the <b>“Pirates of the Caribbean”</b> …

Simply Elegant, Simply States I Am Mom | Helen Ficalora

<i>This post may contain affiliate links which fund the My Sparkling Life blog.</i><p>Mother’s Day is coming up which means it’s time to start thinking about …

Jewelry

Why I'm Having My Teen Boys Watch Netflix's 13 Reasons Why

<i>This post may contain affiliate links which fund the My Sparkling Life blog.</i><p>Hi there boys and girls, Becky Fry here live and in person to talk about …

Parenting

Tackling Combination Skin In One Step With Simple Sugars

Skin Care

A new urban park in Dallas will be 11 times larger than New York’s Central Park

As the saying goes, everything is bigger in Texas, and now that includes the green spaces. Dallas is building a 10,000-acre park along the Trinity River roughly 11 times larger than New York City’s Central Park.<p>Landscape architects Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates (also responsible for New York’s …

Urban Planning

See 31 Incredible Luxury Hotels Opening Around the World This Year

Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills<p>The Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills will spread across 12 floors and offer unobstructed views from its 170 rooms. The …

Hospitality

5 New Luxury City Hotels to Watch in 2017

Dec. 30, 2016<p>Hotels<p>5 New Luxury City Hotels to Watch in 2017<p>Hot off my high heels from the most prestigious luxury travel show in Cannes, France, …

How to ski like a Russian oligarch

Private jets. Skis by Lacroix. Barrels of beluga. High-class, er, professional girlfriends… Back in the loadsamoney Nineties, you could rely on the Russians to set the standard in decadent downhilling. As an avalanche of conspicuous consumption engulfed Europe’s smartest mountain resorts, it was …

Alaskan Land Cruise Part 1 – Denali National Park

September 7, 2016<p>As part of the cruise, my parents set up a land cruise. We were to spend a day in Denali National Park! Two national parks in …

Amber Cove Cruise Port Guide, Dominican Republic

It’s a destination in itself!<p>The Amber Cove cruise port in Dominican Republic is truly a destination in itself. Although it’s always a good idea to …

Which Lens Should I Buy (Part 1): Advice for Beginners Who Just Moved up from a Point-&-Shoot

People often ask me, “What sort of lens should I buy as my second lens?” and my answer is always the same: “What sort of pictures would you like to …

Travel Photography Ethics

Last week while I was traveling with my group into Bangladesh, I received a link to an article from my friend, Thierry. The article was written by …

I Capture Childhood Like It’s A Fairytale

Estonian photographer Maria Kruusenvald captures childhood through a dreamy, fairytale looked style.<p>I love to create those images from simple …

The fear of photographing in public and how to overcome it

The joy of Photographing on the street comes from close and engaging photos. Displaying the human nature and emotions in a way that the audience can …

Street Photography

Buying a second lens: what lens should I buy next?

Why do I need another lens?<p>So you’ve just bought your first interchangeable lens camera? That’s excellent. Whichever camera you’ve bought, it’s …

Rolls-Royce Is No Longer Just for the Chauffeured

Available for the Wraith or Ghost, the package provides more aggressive styling and performance…<p>A little known automotive fact: In 1925, <b>Rolls-Royce</b> …

Carbon Fiber

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14 spots for a perfect weekend in Mexico City

Mexico City is a fascinating metropolis, packed with museums, historical sites, restaurants, bars and every kind of entertainment you can imagine. …

10 Tips For Women Travelling To Cairo, Egypt

(Illustrated by Xin Lee)<p>Considered the second largest city in Africa and bustling with 12 million inhabitants, Cairo is one lively and momentous …

21 Must Have Sing Along Road Trip Songs

<i>This post may contain affiliate links which fund the My Sparkling Life blog.</i><p>There’s nothing like taking off on a road trip, top down on your mustang …

How not to alienate locals: Tips for responsible photos

<b>Is it OK to take photos of locals without their permission? How do local customs dictate what is and isn’t OK? How do I pluck up the courage to ask</b> …

Photography

On location in Hawaii: film and TV locations in paradise

With nearly every climactic zone on Earth, months of amenable weather and landscapes of rugged beauty, the Hawaiian Islands have long caught Hollywood directors’ eyes. Indeed, the islands’ cascading tropical waterfalls, powdery beaches and jagged volcanic mountains seem straight out of a fantasy …

Jurassic Park

On the Star Wars trail in Ireland

Ireland’s beautiful, untamed Atlantic coast has attracted numerous visitors, including the makers of the latest <i>Star Wars</i> films. A visit to some of the dramatic filming locations for <i>The Force Awakens</i> and its sequel offers the chance to explore deep chasms and remote islands, and follow poets, …

Ireland

These European destinations have the best accommodation prices for each month of 2017

With so many places to go and things to see, a trip around Europe can be a pricey endeavour. But with a bit of planning – and a month-by-month list of the best destinations for affordable accommodation – a trip around the continent could be within your grasp this year.<p>Booking.com has released a …

European Travel

‘La La Land’ Twirls Past $50M Overseas; Shines With $132M Global Box Office

Lionsgate’s seven-time Golden Globe winner and awards-season darling, <i>La La Land</i>, continues to hit the high notes with bright and shiny bows in key …