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The 'Golden Hour' Around The World, Thanks To National Geographic

National Geographic Travel has once again blown our minds.<p>One of their Your Shot communities--this one entitled "Golden Hour"--highlights some of the prettiest photos of that magical time between the first and last hour of sunlight.<p>Want to join the fun? Head on over to National Geographic Travel's …

A Mermaid’s World: The Beauty of Snuba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>I have no desire to scuba dive or snorkel. That’s always been my policy and preference as a traveler–and one I’ve managed to stick to—until a recent trip to Guánica, Puerto Rico. When the group I was with announced that we were going to <i>snuba</i> on a beautiful Caribbean coral …

24 free things to do in San Francisco

Contrary to what you might expect from such a well known, tourist-heavy city, San Francisco quietly delivers a lot for the money. Many of its hotels offer comfort and location for a third of the cost of a comparable New York or London hotel; public transit is part of the fun (cheaper Market Street …

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Video: Jordan Winery Releases Robin Thicke Parody

It’s called "Blurred Vines," and it’s weirdly hilarious. Healsdsburg, California-based Jordan Vineyard and Winery has released its own music video …

Do You Understand Depth of Field?

Understanding depth of field is essential for any photographer who wants to move past the beginner stage. Using depth of field well gives you great …

Top 10 US travel destinations for 2013

Every year our US-based editors team up with Lonely Planet’s expert authors to compile a list of US destinations that are prime for the next year. <i>Best in Travel 2013</i> already covered two places we think the world should be looking at – San Francisco and the Gulf Coast – but here we wanted to dig …

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The world's best sunrises

Kicking back on a beach, cold beer in hand while watching the sun go down is one of travel’s finest pleasures. But there’s something far more rewarding about heaving yourself from bed in the pitch black and blearily traipsing to the top of a mountain or the edge of a cliff to see the sun rise in …

Best Travel Games for the Road, the Flight, and Beyond

This post may contain affiliate links. Read our disclosure.<p>Bus and train trips, flights, delays in airports and train stations, hostels without TV or …

Crossword Puzzles

New gear to smooth summer travel

Lost luggage, questionable travel pillows, dodgy wheelie bags and countless other hassles can trip up even the smartest traveller. These five innovative products are here to help.

Have the Italian Riviera all to yourself

Often overshadowed by the well-known Riviera delle Palme, the less-trafficked Riviera dei Fiori has the same azure waters, alpine views and medieval towns, without any of the crowds.<p>Tucked between southern France to the west and Tuscany to the east, the crescent-shaped coast of Liguria in northwest …

How to Travel Like a Travel Writer

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Everyone’s talking about “traveling like a local” these days. Travelers, bloggers, tour operators, souvenir clerks, industry types in pleated slacks—they all seem to say it’s the best way to get to know a place. Go local or go home, right?<p>Well, not me.<p>I’ve spent a dozen …

The Exhilarating, Terrifying Experience of Doing Something NEW

I'm a fairly adventuresome person, but I don't have that thrill gene--you know, the one that makes you want to sky dive and bungee jump and have sex in public places. But I'm also a woman in my forties, which makes me, if not more staid, at least more experienced with having done, well, a LOT. So …

Great National Park Lodges (PHOTOS)

You pull yourself out of bed, bring your coffee to the front porch, and there -- right in front of you -- is the vast expanse of the Grand Canyon.<p>That's the appeal of staying at El Tovar, which has graced the rim of the canyon since 1905. But it's hardly alone; you'll find great national park …

5 Awesome, But Forgotten, US Landmarks

Across the United States, and often just a stone’s throw from popular tourist destinations, are places that, despite being nationally significant, …

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Seven Game of Thrones-inspired Getaways

I wouldn't want to visit Westeros and Essos, the fictional continents in <i>Game of Thrones</i>, even if I could (I mean, even weddings aren't off limits for bloodshed). But for fans of the HBO show, its exotic setting can leap off the screen sans medieval maelstrom when you whisk off to these …

The Best Places to Grab a Pint and See the Sights in Ireland

Lovely, green and enchanting Ireland! A perfect place for a bicycle tour vacation, this small country is big on charm and hospitality. Enchanting villages, warm and quaint family run inns, quiet country roads and simply spectacular scenery await you. When you travel to Ireland on one of our three …

How to choose a South Pacific island

The South Pacific confounds even the savviest map buffs with its splatter of dots spread across the world's biggest ocean. What you can't tell from a map, or even most tourist brochures is that these palm-laden pinpricks are as diverse as the region is vast. While the postcards might look similar, …

Papua New Guinea

18 Surreal Scenes From Australia's Great Barrier Reef

Last month, after years of dreaming about it, I had the opportunity to dive the reef and come face to face with some of the most beautiful underwater landscapes I've ever seen.<p>The experience has a way of spontaneously filling memory cards. In that spirit, here are 44 images I took during my time on …

13 Gorgeous Mountain Retreats Around the World

Forget the Beach!<p>Mountains aren’t just for wintertime skiing. This summer, check out these high-altitude resorts instead.<p>06.16.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Oyster

I Was Surprised By How Much I Loved Visiting Peru

The country is riddled with archaeological sites that tell the story of these civilizations, which left a legacy that still lives on in the art, customs and traditions found in modern-day Peru.<p>I journeyed to Peru with avid hopes of climbing Machu Picchu and sipping coca tea with locals donning …

Week in Photos: June 15, 2013

Lens<p>From Iran’s election to golf’s U.S. Open and tear gas in Istanbul, see the week’s most striking images.<p>06.15.13 4:45 AM ET<p>Biswaranjan Rout/AP

About - Zilla online magazine

<b>Who we are</b><br>Zilla is an online magazine dedicated to design, trends and inspiration. Its mission is to fuel your creativity and inspire you on a daily …

A Touch of Dark – Pictures by Jason Devaun

Jason Devaun is a Texas-based photographer, writer, and self-described lover of music. His work focuses on candid portraiture and macros, but he also …

5 Ideas to Kick Start Your Photography Again

Last week I was speaking with an amateur photographer who told me that he’s been struggling for photographic inspiration and ideas lately. He …