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Turn a Good Shot Into a Great One: Essentials of Luminosity Masks

Let's just be honest here, standard HDR photo processing techniques are about as relevant as dial-up Internet these days. There are many other ways …

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Eight Free Ways to Upgrade Your Next Camping Trip

I get it. Between $10,000 mountain bikes and $59 merino T-shirts, outdoor activities can get real expensive, real fast. But buying things isn't necessarily the best way to have more fun outdoors.<p>Here are eight solid upgrades you can make for free, all guaranteed to boost how much fun you'll have on …

Parker House Rolls

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Combine water and yeast in a liquid measuring cup and whisk to combine. Let sit until foamy, about 5 minutes.<p>Step 2<p>Combine the …

Banana Muffins with Mascarpone Cream Frosting

Line 18 muffin cups with paper liners. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.<p>Whisk the flour, baking soda, salt, baking powder, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a …

Hyped Destinations to Avoid; Lesser-Known Travel Sites to See Instead

Planning a holiday during the winter season? This travel list will give you the sunshine you’ve been wanting without the crowded beach and the …

The Most Underrated Yet Powerful Tool Photoshop Has Hidden Away

For some reason, Photoshop has decided to bury one of its most powerful tools in a place few photographers would ever look. Here's how to find and …

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Autumn On Utah’s Colorado Plateau

Aspen grove on Boulder Mountain, Dixie National Forest, Utah. Canon EOS 5D Mark III, Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L USM, Gitzo Mountaineer tripod, Acratech …

Hiking

This Overlooked Detour on the Trek to Machu Picchu Could Become Peru's Hottest Destination

The Inca Trail may no longer be the best route to Machu Picchu.<p>The streets of Cusco, where travelers congregate before embarking on tours of Peru's …

Camera Comparison: What's the Best Full Frame Camera Under $2000? 5DIII vs. 6DII vs. a7II

Jay P. is comparing the Canon 5DIII with the Canon 6DII and Sony a7rII to find out which one is the best full frame camera on the market, today on …

Photography & Travel Product Reviews

Top 10 experiences on Hawaii's Big Island

Island fever may happen elsewhere, but it's almost unheard of on Hawai'i. The aptly named Big Island is fantastically diverse, with miles of highways and - better yet - byways to explore. From age-old fishing villages to modern mega resorts, from snow-capped peaks to sandy beaches, you'll …

Travel Photo of the Day

Each day, CNN producers select a user-submitted photo to be our Travel Photo of the Day. Click through the gallery above to see stunning shots from around the world, and be sure to come back every day for a new image.<p>Have a gorgeous travel photo of your own to share? Submit it for the gallery at …

21 Reasons Why Your Next Trip Should Be To Puerto Rico

Oh hey there, you fancy professional. Are you feeling antsy? Is the air conditioning mocking your eardrums with its monotonous hum, and are your eyes glazed over from a lack of natural light? Basically, are you having a regular workday?<p>Don't worry. We got you.<p>Clearly, it's time for a vacay. So grab …

Travel Tips: Makeup Secrets Exposed

5 Incredible Treehouses You Can Actually Rent Around the World

Hotels, bed and breakfasts, hostels, and even tents -- these are all places you would probably consider acceptable accommodations for your next vacation.<p>Well, what about a tree? Would you mind sleeping amidst birds and their fellow canopy dwellers as part of your next getaway?<p>OK, we're not talking …

Playover on Oahu

Last month, Hawaiian Airlines kicked off non-stop service three times per week between Honolulu and Beijing. If you're planning on visiting China, it's worth a 24- to 36-hour pit stop in the Aloha State for some fun in the sun. <b>Jetsetter.com</b> shows you how to turn that layover into a playover on the …

Visit These 21 Amazing Places Without Leaving North America

As far as amazing places go, there's truly no place like home. After all, why fret about exorbitant airfare to far-flung locales when you can experience some of the world's most stunning sights right here in North America? We've gone through the tips and photos of the minube travel community to …

National Parks

New Film DamNation Takes Aim at Bringing Down Deadbeat Dams

<b>Two filmmakers went on a three-year adventure to understand what it takes to restore free-flowing rivers. It starts with removing deadbeat dams.</b><p>In the summer of 2011, Colorado-based filmmakers Travis Rummel and Ben Knight hit the road in a borrowed camper van with a laundry list of dams, a quiver …

Beyond the Beach in Aruba

TravelIntelligent Travel<p>Visiting Eagle Beach for the first time feels like déjà vu. Haven’t I seen this place before? Oh yeah, it’s the dream beach on my credit-union checks and desktop wallpaper. Except that nothing beats experiencing it in person: the caressing breeze, the blindingly white sand, …

Singapore City: What to Do and Where to Eat in This World Class Food and Shopping Center

To many, the island of Singapore is nothing more than a gleaming amusement park -- a Disney World of Asia, with over the top attractions, five-star resorts and billion dollar parks. The streets are clean, the crime is low, and everyone seems generally happy to be there. For many Westerners, that's …

5 Unforgettable Vacations for Under $100 a Night

Charming Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, is one world-class destination that won't break the bank! <i>Photo courtesy of Mike Clime/Dreamstime. Article by the Editors of Budget Travel.</i><p>Here at <i>Budget Travel</i>, we know nobody wants to skimp on vacation -- it's the time for great food, luxurious surroundings, and …

6 Unforgettable North American Road Trips

Nothing builds bonds in a family more than road trips. Confined to a car with your wife and kids is a perfect time to talk and really get to know them and when you get to your destination, it's time to make memories that will last a lifetime. Here are 6 road trips you can take with the family today.<p>…

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Getting to Know Your DSLR: Part One

Today’s article is aimed at the newcomers amongst you, both to Lightstalking and to photography itself. Today we are going to take a look at getting …

10 of the world's best learn-to-dive destinations

Dreaming of getting your dive ticket? With a combination of idyllic conditions and reputable dive outfits, we’ve narrowed down the top spots to get certified – from the Caribbean to the Maldives, and everywhere in between.<p>Gili Trawangan, Gili Islands, Indonesia<p><b>The diving:</b> Indonesia boasts an …

Ask Michael Cohen: 10 Old-school Nancy Drew Clues You're Dating a Jerk

The reason everyone thinks that gay guys are uh, a bit promiscuous, is because we are gay. That's not actually how it works. It's because we are horny men scared of our emotions, which leads us to do awful, awful things.<p>So, when my girlfriends come to me for advice about the guys they're dating, I …

A Whale of a Shark Story: Swimming With Whale Sharks In the Philippines

By our third encounter, we had complete confidence in Randy Renado, our Butanding Interaction Officer, and his ability to see into both the immediate future and the turgid gray-green waters of the Sibuyan Sea. "Now, look down" he would command shortly after my wife and I and our twin daughters had …

Whale Sharks

The New Prep

Rethink a classic palette.<p>Navy, camel, kelly green and white—they might as well be the unofficial mascot of prep schools from the North East to beyond. Done up in slouchy separates on this blogger, though, the prep spectrum gets skewed to something far more modern. Shake up the institution and shop …

Save It For a Rainy Day: 14 Stylish Coats for Spring

With spring around the corner (Punxsutawney Phil swears there’s only a few weeks of winter left), it’ll soon be time to pack away our parkas and winter boots and start shopping for some new lighter clothes. Spring is almost always accompanied by some serious wet weather, and while we may love the …