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How Not To Get Sick On A Plane

Most of us already think of planes as hotbeds for nasty germs. But if you need a study for confirmation, just consider this report from researchers at Auburn University, who found that MRSA infection -- an antibiotic-resistant strain of staph bacteria -- can survive on airplane surfaces for four to …

Special anniversaries: 10 timely reasons to travel in 2014

This year has a particularly rich calendar of anniversaries. If you’re looking for a trip down memory lane, look no further.<p>The Eiffel Tower turns 125, France<p>Eiffel Tower by Shelby Steward. CC BY 2.0.<p>Paris’ identity is so deeply entwined with the Eiffel Tower that it’s hard to comprehend a time …

São Paulo

Use It or Lose It: 5 Awesome Last-Minute Vacations

It's that time of the year -- where you have to use your vacation days or lose them -- and why lose them? WHY? You worked your butt off all year and deserve a break. Besides, with this weather we're having, you might just go crazy if you don't skip off somewhere. Consider this a Public Service …

New Orleans

How to Get a Refund on a Non-Refundable Airfare and Avoid Change Fees

It now costs $200 to change or cancel a non-refundable airfare on the remaining "legacy" U.S. airlines (American, Delta, United, and US Airways), and a bit less on some other carriers. Changing or canceling an international airfare can cost much more. But there are ways of avoiding the fees, and …

Flying

The Best Time to Book a Flight Depends on the Destination

The average fare for a flight from the US to Europe will vary by $256 from when a ticket is first offered to the day the plane takes off. A flight …

7 Places You Should Visit in 2014

<i>Photo of Mexico courtesy by Dreamstime. Article by Kaeli Conforti of Budget Travel.</i><p>Is Brazil on your bucket list this year? How about Haiti? We've got the inside scoop on some surprising places you should visit this year, where you should proceed with caution, and which spots to re-think visiting …

Budget Travel

10 Islands Around The World That Are Really, Really Awesome

Ah, an island escape. Right about now we want to escape to one of these idyllic spots.<p>TripAdvisor's list of the world's best islands remind us that there is a world outside of snow and it's a world we very much want to be a part of.<p><b>1. Ambergris Caye, Belize</b><p><b>2. Providenciales, Turks and Caicos</b><p><b>3. Bora</b> …

7 reasons to think twice before visiting Thailand’s “Tiger Temple”

<b>UPDATE 2:</b> OFFICIALS ARE FINALLY CLOSING THE THAI TIGER TEMPLE, BUT WHAT THEY’VE FOUND IS HORRIFYING<p><b>UPDATE: we are proud to share that our article</b> …

Asia Travel

72 Hours in Tulum

Two hours and a world away from the megaresorts in Cancun, Tulum lures a laid-back breed of beach lover, nature fiend and sun seeker to its casita-dotted shores. Jetsetter.com discovers what makes Tulum tick.<p><b>FRIDAY</b><p>Stepping off the plane in Cancun, take note of the beautiful people and their yoga …

Mexico

For Your Consideration: 5 Totally Free Photo Editing Apps

Photoshop is a household word. People who have never used Photoshop have at least heard of it. I suspect it’s possible that some people who do use …

Role of Light and Illumination in Photography

Light and illumination are the basics of photography. The very word “photography” comes from two Greek words, phos meaning light, and graphis meaning …

Landscape Photography

The 13 Most Popular DSLRS Among dPS Readers

It has been a few months since we last shared a ‘Popular DSLR’ post here on dPS and with many of our readers considering purchasing a camera in the …

How to Take Better Pictures for Beginner Photographers

Photography can be a fun and exciting activity for all who have a passionate interest in learning some of the fundamentals of the use of their …

Cameras

Best Digital Cameras for 2018

$1,334.00 at Becextech Australia<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Performance<br>• 8 Image qual.<p>With its APS-C sensor and a fixed 35mm-equivalent …

Dispelling 9 Myths About Professional Photography

<b>Q</b>: Who wants to be a professional photographer?<p><b>A</b>: Everyone who owns a camera.<p>Okay, that answer might be a bit hyperbolic, but sometimes it really …

What Do All These Camera Modes Mean?

The mode dial on a modern camera usually includes a bewildering number of letters and icons. I can never remember what 90% of those modes do, and …

Aperture

Quick Photography Lighting Considerations

Refined photography uses distinct lighting strategies. Knowing what to look for is essential when the goal is a unique and artistically stylized …

Flower Photography: 4 Quick Tips for Great Tulip Photos

Armed with the four simple, yet very effective strategies that I will share here, you can venture out to capture tulips, or any flowers, in a …

What to Teach Your Kids about Photography

We love photography. We love our kids. So, it would stand to reason that if we can find a way to combine photography and spending time with our kids …

Portrait Photography Tips and Techniques

Baby Photography Tips<p>Babies are unpredictable so therefore tears and tantrums are to be expected. Don’t be afraid to keep the camera shooting rather …

Photography Tips in a Pinch

Good photographers try to be prepared for almost any situation. Unfortunately, if you tried to carry everything you’d need to meet every possible …

How to Photograph the Moon

Photographing the moon can be tricky. Last year I had a go at it, and it was a complete disaster, with the moon looking like a big, bright, blurry …

Shutter Speed

What Your Camera’s Auto Bracketing Feature Can Do and How to Use It

Cameras today are a marvel of modern technology, giving us beautifully exposed, wonderfully sharp images much of the time. There are times however …

Cameras

Summer Photography Tips and Techniques

<b>Beach Photography Tips</b><p>Being on the beach is all about fun, so make sure you capture the enjoyment. Get your friends or family to run on the sand; set …