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How to make a sock cat

Did you know you can make a cat from a pair of socks? Yes indeed! Socks aren't just for sock monkeys. You don't even need to be a sewing goddess. I …

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Exploring Italy's Cinque Terre

PHOTO GALLERY<p>Exploring Italy's Cinque Terre<p>The "five lands" of Italy's Cinque Terre, perched on the Ligurian Coast, seem to be drawn for a storybook, with stacks of candy-colored houses nestled between green mountains, trains that tunnel in and out of cliffs, and hiking paths through terraced …

Lessons From A Study of Perfect Pitch Decks: VCs Spend An Average of 3 Minutes, 44 Seconds On Them

DocSend, a startup that provides people with a secure and private way of sharing files like offer letters or legal agreements, studied more than 200 pitchdecks to figure out the right way to graduate from bootstrapped to seed-funded, or from angels to a Series A.<p>They partnered with Harvard Business …

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Around Northern Italy by Train

The Italians are many wonderful things - but slow, safe and sane drivers, they are not. Italian highways resemble race tracks more than roads, and cars can be expensive and a hassle in the country's ancient, pedestrian-oriented cities.<p>The solution is to tour Italy by train. All the grand stops of …

Sublime Places to Visit in Italy

I was lucky enough to travel to Italy last month for a week of road tripping with<p>my fiancée. Based in <i>Lamole in Chianti</i> in Tuscany, we drove out to a number of sublimely beautiful destinations away from (well mostly) crowds of tourists.<p><b>Le Cinque Terre, Italian Riviera</b><p>Sunbathers enjoy the sun as the …

How to Visit the Amalfi Coast and Capri for Less

Similar to other gorgeous destinations like Santorini, the Amalfi Coast is one of those places where, when you see it in person, you think, <i>Really? Are you really that gorgeous?</i> The answer is yes, the Amalfi Coast, Capri, Sorrento and all of the towns in between are stunning, particularly in the …

Scuola del Cuoio, Florence

Scuola del Cuoio, the Florentine leather manufacturer, has a great story. Most of the products may not be suited to Permanent Style, but the school …

Italy Off The Beaten Path

Milan, Florence, Rome: It's no surprise that Italy is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. But rather than hitting only the hot spots, carve out some time to visit the less-traveled regions, too. We turned to Ciao Andiamo, a website that helps you plan and book …

9 Photo Composition Tips, As Seen in Photographs by Steve McCurry

<b>Rule of Thirds</b>: Place points of interest on the intersections and important elements along the lines<p><b>Leading Lines</b>: Use natural lines to lead eyes …

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21 Places Every Photographer Should Visit Before They Die

<i>Elia Locardi is an internationally-recognized professional travel photographer, Fujifilm Global Ambassador and X-Photographer, writer, public</i> …

Wildlife Photography: Tips for Better Composition

For a nature photographer, composition can be a daily challenge. In wildlife photography, the challenge is even greater. Not only are you trying to …

The Natural Light Cycle for Photographers

Natural light is what landscape photography is made of. Other forms of photography rely heavily on flash, but most landscapes rely entirely on the …

Natural Light

4 Tips to Help You Get the Perfect Exposure in Your Photographs

In photography, light is everything. However, the most important element thing to remember is the amount of light that should be utilized in creating …

40 free things to do in Rome

Travelling to Rome on a budget? Never fear – sightseeing in Italy's magnificent capital city doesn't have to cost the earth. Although many museums and monuments charge hefty admission fees, a surprising number of the famous sights are actually completely free. The doors of the city's art-laden …

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Going Urban With Your Landscapes: 7 Tips for Photographing Urban Landscapes

Let’s be honest, if someone mentions landscape photography to you, most people immediately think of beautiful sweeping vistas, majestic coastlines …

miggo is the World’s First Camera Strap That Doubles as a Padded Case

miggo is an innovative new camera accessory that can serve two purposes. It can be used as a padded strap, but when you’re done shooting, the strap …

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25 Most Useful Photography Cheat Sheets – Part1

Here we have collected some very useful Photography Cheat Sheets. I am sure, these diagrams will be very useful for beginners and amateur …

Photography

10 Valuable Lessons I’ve Learned About Street Photography

Introduction<p>First things first. My name is Marius Vieth and I’m a 26 year old fine art photographer from Amsterdam who loves nothing more than street …

7 Creative Photography Tricks to Achieve Amazing Results

Whether you’re a beginner in photography or pursue it as a hobby, we're pretty sure you’re always eager to learn some interesting tricks that will …

The Top 10 Ways to Save Money In Italy

[bluebox]To read more about traveling cheap in Italy, check out these posts:<p><b>The Top 10 Ways to Save Money in Italy</b><br>• GowithOh, My Secret Weapon for …

Tips for the Best Cinque Terre Travel Experience

The Cinque Terre is a colorful collection of fishing villages in Italy, along what is known as the Italian Riviera. In recent years, it’s become so …

21 Reasons to Finally Take That Trip to Italy (PHOTOS)

"I never saw Venice" is a classic last-words cliché for a reason: Most would love to visit Italy, but very few end up going. Well, now's the time to start thinking about that summer vacation, and we've gone through tips and photos from thousands of travelers at minube to help you make up your mind. …

A Beginner's Guide to Italian Wine

More Wine Basics<p><i>All About French Wine »<br>How to Spot 7 Common Wine Flaws »<br>Cheese & Wine Pairing Cheat Sheet »<br>How to Stock Your Wine Fridge »<br>All About Port »<br>Wine Books: Sommelier Picks »</i><p>During my semester studying abroad in Florence, my favorite restaurant was a tiny place tucked away just around the …

Modena, UNESCO World Heritage Site Where Beauty is Set in stone

Posted at 14:29h in Cities, Culture and Art by Simon 5 Comments<p>Known for balsamic vinegar, <b>Maserati</b> headquarter and world-famous opera singer Luciano …

Useful tips to visit Rome | Blog on Travel and Traditions

Rome, the Eternal City, the city of love, a city that has a lot of tags attached to its name. A city that is immune to modernity, chaotic and it’s …