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10 Off The Beaten Path Cities You Should Absolutely Visit

Ask a random person and they can easily rattle off the famous cities around the world, and the list will undoubtedly include New York, Paris, and London.<p>Paris is Paris and London is London, but that shouldn’t mean it’s the only city worth checking out. If you’re already planning to shell out the …

Kano Kickstarts A Pi-Based, DIY Kit Computer Designed To Make Learning To Code Child’s Play

In the late 1980s a select group of British teens were given (or saved up their pocket money to buy) a small, rubber-keyed home PC called the Sinclair ZX Spectrum. My brother was one of them. And that little box, with its blank canvas start screen that prompted you to try out a few lines of code …

Prong PocketPlug: A Clever Smartphone Case + Charger In-One - Vagabondish

Sure, there are plenty of <i>battery</i> cases available for every variety of smartphone. But we’ve yet to see a <i>charger</i> case – that is, a case the also acts …

Gear & Gadgets

How to Elope to Paris

Last month, after ten years of dating, my longtime beau, Andy, and I eloped. When we were figuring out our game plan, we thought it would be romantic to get married in the City of Light, but we discovered that if you want to get married in Paris as a foreigner, at least one of you has to live there …

Lay Low at America's Most Notorious Criminal Hideouts

If The Godfather has taught me anything, it's that crime doesn't pay... well, ok maybe it does, but still, it's a dangerous game with high wins and even higher losses. If you live a life of crime, chances are you'll find yourself on the run. When the heat is on and you've got to get the hell out of …

Ultimate Road Trip from LA to Las Vegas

The drive between Las Vegas and Los Angeles isn’t long, but at best it’s boring. And when there’s traffic, it’s grueling. Why not break up the trip …

Wineries

Notes on trying to date at home but live nomadically

“Is this always how it’s going to be?”<p>I was going on another one of my “little trips,” and Joe wasn’t happy. The inevitable was near. Typically it …

Travel Writing Tips From Don George

A few weeks back, I had the pleasure of sitting down with <b>Don George</b>, <i>National Geographic Traveler</i>‘s resident travel literature expert and editor of the wildly popular <i>Lonely Planet’s Guide to Travel Writing</i> (now in its third edition).<p>I asked the veteran travel writer and editor for his advice about …

National Parks Closed? Try These State Parks and Local Attractions Instead

<i>Photo of Utah's Goblin Valley State Park courtesy of the Utah Office of Tourism. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>In these bizarre times, it's best to keep an open mind, especially when the government suddenly throws a wrench in your national park vacation plans.<p>As <i>Budget Travel</i>'s Digital …

National Parks

MatadorU kicking off new event series in Asheville

MATADOR is teaming up with Hostelling International and local education partner Mycelium to launch <b>Talk and Rock: Asheville</b>, a monthly series …

Six Things Your All-Inclusive Resort May Not Include. And Three Things You Won't Believe It Does.

The Caribbean's high season -- which runs December through April -- is only eight weeks away, so it's not too early to start planning that warm-weather getaway. If you're thinking of going all-inclusive, know that not all-incs are created equal. Before you book you'll need to carefully compare …

Dominican Republic

Episode 7 - Life Is Good in Melbourne

Traveling from Tokyo to Melbourne, we also traveled from winter to summer and from all things foreign to all things more familiar. We were surrounded by people speaking English for the first time in over two months on the road and this felt strange to us. There was an accompanying sense of …

Travel

Salvador, Brazil: Where the Party Never Ends

We’re four guys laughing and posing for photos in the middle of a crowded street in Salvador, Brazil. One man wears a red miniskirt with black polka dots, black kneesocks, and red gloves. Another pairs a blue-trimmed bikini top with blue eye shadow. A third guy is shirtless, all the better for …

Trekking From Lodge to Lodge in the Mountains of Peru

As I sat in the spa sipping a pisco sour, I looked down the valley to the huge, snow covered monolith at the end. Mt. Salkantay, the highest peak in the region, would loom over us for the next two days as we worked our way up and over the pass that bears its name. I could barely make out the trail …

South America

Hotel Bristol in Vienna Is One of the Best Hotels in the World: Part 2

By James and Nancy Chuda founders of LuxEcoLiving and Healthy Child Healthy World<p><i>Hotel Bristol Kärntner Ring 1 1010 Vienna, Austria</i><p>Discovering the finest Austrian Art at the Belvedere Museum and world famous Horses at the Spanish Riding School. A Taste of Sacher Torte. Witness why you want to book …

European Travel

Lifelogging Camera Maker Memoto Has a New Name, $3M in Capital and a Ship Date

Memoto, the company behind the wearable camera that automatically documents the user’s life by taking a photo every 30 seconds, has a new name, $3 …

New York Center for Photographic Art Juried Call for Entries: Primary Colors

October 4, 2013 /Photography News/ The New York Center for Photographic Arts (NYC4PA) invites photographers world-wide to submit images using any …

Sony QX100 Hands-on Review

Canon Powershot N Review

You never know in this reviewing game: one day it’s a DSLR, then a MILC, rapidly followed by a compact camera. Each with its own attractions, each …

Why Many Photographers are Transitioning from DSLRs to Mirrorless Digital Cameras

Mirrorless cameras are beginning to pick up steam and are enjoying increasing sales as the manufacturers continue to produce better products at …

Wedding Photography Equipment Considerations

Whether you’re just breaking onto the wedding photography scene or you’ve already made a start, it’s important to remember weddings are a BIG …

Four Techniques For AddingCinematic Polish to Your Videos

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>We’ve found the secret to making your video footage downright moving! The (not so) secret, is <i>moving</i> your camera as …

Mobile Photography

Terrified of Street Photography? Here's How I Do It - Digital Photography School

I am still far from comfortable but I look forward to street photography as well on my trips. These are the things that got me started, even if …

How Do You Remember Your Travels?

Sometimes it takes traveling to a foreign place to see something with fresh eyes. Like these vintage photo souvenir books. Have you ever seen them? I feel like I <i>must</i> have — in American flea markets, antique shops, etc. But somehow it didn't register until recently.<p>Even Rich Remsberg, a researcher …

Terry Richardson: the go-to guy for half-naked photographs of Miley Cyrus

<b>Name:</b> Terry Richardson<p><b>Age:</b> 48.<p><b>Appearance:</b> One of those creepy guys with glasses and a moustache who hangs around young women in order to snap photographs of them without their clothes on.<p><b>Careful. Isn't that libellous?</b> Nope. It's exactly what he does. You see, he's a fashion photographer noted for …

Sony Releases API, Allows Developers to Create Apps for Its WiFi-Enabled Cameras

Developers rejoice, you have another API to play with. In a recent move that should help bring more Sony apps to market, the camera manufacturer has …

A Reflective Six-Legged Wolf Covered in Mirror Shards by Tomoko Konoike | Colossal

<p>As part of her current exhibition titled <i>Earthshine</i> at Gallery Wendi Norris (which is also her American solo debut), Japanese multidisciplinary …

Fall 2013 Guide to London

With more than 100 languages spoken and nearly as many international cuisines available, London is truly a global city. The building boom and …