Rhonda Cowan

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Five Tips For Great Sunset Photos

Sunsets and sunrises are inspirational subjects for any photographer. In fact, a good sunset photo is often the reason people become interested in …

Does newer, more expensive necessarily mean better? What makes a "good" lens mechnically and optically? More of an intro piece than advanced discussion.

<i>Last updated on June 27, 2012</i><p>Introduction<p>In this article, we'll take a look at what makes a "good" lens and the various aspects one must look at when …

Juxtaposer: The Best Layering App Ever

Extra photos for bloggers: 1, 2, 3<p>Want to be a game piece in Candyland? Want to ride a roller coaster down the Rocky Mountains?<p>Now you can do it all! …

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Splash out: the world's most amazing waterfalls

The bigger they are, the harder they fall – feel the power of the planet's mightiest and most beautiful waterfalls.<p>1. Victoria Falls, Zambia/Zimbabwe<p><i>Image by MAZZALIARMADI.IT</i><p>Explorer David Livingstone could be accused of dampening expectations by naming these falls after England's doughy queen: …

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The Best Time To Buy A Plane Ticket, According To A 2018 Study

Remember this number.<p>Ever wondered if there’s a magic number of days before a flight when tickets are at their cheapest?<p>Science has an answer: 70 days before takeoff is now, on average, when flights within the continental U.S. are at their absolute lowest price. And if you don’t nail 70 days ahead …

Top 10 Most Visited National Parks

The number of people who visit America's national parks is staggering—over 331 million visits were documented in 2017. Wonder which parks are the most popular? Here are the top ten.

Road Trip: Brandywine Valley, Pennsylvania and Delaware

Take a road trip through the mansions and gardens of the early 20th century's New World royalty.<p>A road trip through the Brandywine Valley offers a taste of American aristocracy. In the former country mansions of the ultrarich, travelers glimpse the early 20th-century extravagant lifestyle of a …

12 Reasons A Tagine Is Just What You Need This Winter (RECIPES)

When the weather dips into arctic temperatures, there's nothing like a pot of simmering stew to make us feel right again. While you can never go wrong with the classic choice -- beef stew -- we think it's nice to bring a little excitement into our wintery kitchens with recipes from North Africa. We …

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The Secrets of Effective Silhouette Photography

There is something about silhouettes that makes you want to rush out and create one yourself. They have that dramatic atmosphere that always keeps a …

11 Caribbean Beaches You Should See Before You Die

The Caribbean might not be on the top of your bucket list the way that, say, the Great Wall is, but that doesn't mean there aren't some heart-stoppingly pretty places you want to see there.<p>Beaches, of course, are the name of the game, and if the idea of a beach makes you want to cry with happiness …

23 Latin American Destinations That Prove There's A Lot More To See Than Rio And Buenos Aires

It's no secret that Latin America houses many of this planet's most jaw-dropping destinations. Spotlight countries such as Brazil continue to be among our favorites due to the beautiful beaches, cities and colonial sights that easily captivate those who find themselves in constant wanderlust.<p>You …

Pillsbury: Hot Ham Pockets with Apple & Onion Jam

Places You Never Thought You Could Afford in the Caribbean

You: barefoot on an empty white-sand beach. You: rubbing shoulders with celebrities on vacation. You: sipping a cocktail on St. Barts, Anguilla, or Virgin Gorda. The Caribbean's most exclusive and expensive islands may seem beyond your reach, but where there's a will to go, there's a way to …

7 Beach Destinations You Haven't Tried Yet

When going to a new destination, many of us stick to the beaten path; we'll go where the other tourists are going for the first time around. But once you've been to Cancun, or Montego Bay, or any other well-touristed beach spot, you may be more interested in heading somewhere a tad more …

The Biggest Booking Mistake Travelers Make

There is a science to airfare: The day, time of day, and the time of the month that you book matter.<p>The number one mistake I see most travelers make is to book too early. Unless you are planning travel for high-traffic days, like Christmas or July 4, you stand the best chance for the lowest …

25 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Belize

1. It's the <b>only English speaking country in Central America:</b> Belize was occupied by the British, making it unique among its neighbors.<p>2. It was the <b>center of the Mundo Maya</b>: The Mayan once occupied Belize, as evidenced by the dozen or more protected archeological sites. Practically every buried …

Best Hotels in the Caribbean 2014

When contemplating a Caribbean getaway, visions of aquamarine waves crashing against a honey-hued shoreline surely come to mind. What might not be as easy to imagine is where to bed down. Do you want to stay in a small boutique property or would a large all-inclusive better suit your needs? Whether …

40 Tips to Take Better Photos

<b>Many years ago when I was a starry-eyed undergrad I would ask every photographer I came across the same question:</b><p>“How do I take better photos?”<p>I was …

Want to Sell Your Old Photography Gear? Here's How

It’s a new year, and for lots of people that means resolutions to keep…and ultimately break. It also means that now is the time to pick up that new …

Setting Your Camera for Ultimate Image Quality

Those of you that have recently joined the mass ranks of photographic enthusiasts will, most probably, not have thought too much about the way you …