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When is the best time to book a flight?

A few months ago Skyscanner.com, the airfare comparison website, produced some data which suggested that the cheapest time to book a flight to a European destination was, on average, five weeks ahead of departure. This was quite surprising. When it comes to air fares, the generally perceived rule …

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So you Want to Shoot Landscapes? [Top 12 dPS Landscape articles from 2013]

Landscape photography is always a popular topic here on dPS. Who doesn’t love a great mountain scenic image, or a shot of the rolling waves on the …

Photography

Best portraits of 2013 – in pictures

Photography,Malala Yousafzai,Roberto Mancini,Nigel Farage,Rafe Spall,Chloe Smith,Nigel Kennedy,Zawe Ashton,Haim,Iain Banks,Alistair Darling,Ruth Wilson,Robbie Rogers,Chris Froome,Keir Starmer,Laura Mvula<p>From artists to activists and politicians to personalities, a selection of the best portraits …

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer?

Are you Ready to be a Wedding Photographer? - some questions to ask yourself if you've been asked to photograph a wedding. Are you ready?

How to travel around the world in 80 days

In Jules Verne's classic adventure novel, Phileas Fogg had a devil of a time trying to travel around the world in 80 days. But in the 21st century, circumnavigating the globe has become a bit of a breeze: all you need is a round-the-world (RTW) ticket. In fact, a dedicated (if masochistic) …

How to Take Architectural Photography at Twilight

When it comes to ambient lighting, daytime photography provides great light for clear, crisp images. But, what about that off time when the sun is …

Landscape Photography

Are you smarter than a 15-year-old? Try some of the OECD Pisa questions

<b>Maths</b><p><b>Question 1.</b> Mount Fuji is only open to the public for climbing from 1 July to 27 August each year. About 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji during this time. On average, about how many people climb Mount Fuji each day?<p><b>A.</b> 340<p><b>B.</b> 710<p><b>C.</b> 3,400<p><b>D.</b> 7,100<p><b>E.</b> 7,400<p><b>Question 2.</b> The Gotemba walking trail up …

Click Clack Hotel: The Modern Place to Stay When in Bogota, Colombia

If you’re looking for a sophisticated place to stay while visiting the city of Bogota (in Colombia), <b>Click Clack Hotel</b> might be just the friendliest …

Sports Hall St. Martin / Dietger Wissounig Architekten

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The old circular sports hall in St. Martiner Street has been replaced by a new hall which is used by the …

Impressive Modern Design Exhibited by Peninsula House in California

The <b>Peninsula House</b> in Long Beach, California by LeMaster Architects displays an original modern architecture and a compact shape. The concept for …

Tips for Better Portrait Photography

There are a few techniques that help with taking portraits, and I’m going to share some of those tips with you today. Lighting, composition, camera …

When Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was president of Iran, people often said that his penchant for talk of the apocalypse, when combined with his government's nuclear ambitions, made Iran a particularly wild and dangerous card in world affairs. Under the country's new president, Hassan Rohani, apocalyptic talk seems to have died down. That is surely ground for some relief http://econ.st/15FvwUH

9 Reasons Train Travel Is The Best

Train travel is easily the most underrated form of long-distance travel out there.<p>Air travel certainly has its ups and downs, and long car trips can easily go awry. But train travel? Under most circumstances, is stress-free.<p>Of course, trains can't get you everywhere -- they can't cross oceans, and …