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Which Gili island is for you?

What brings you to the Gili Islands? Are you looking to party and come away with your diving license? Or are you desperate to get away from the crowds? Or maybe you've sparked up a holiday romance and are looking for somewhere to escape to together?<p>Fringed by white-sand beaches and coconut palms, …

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On Photographing the Milky Way: An Ode to Astrophotography

Here’s a little inspiration and my answer to why we stay out late in the cold and the dark.<p>I was recently reminded of my first really successful …

Spoilt for choice: Vietnam's best beaches

Vietnam might have been late to Southeast Asia’s beach party, but it was well worth the wait. The country boasts more than 3400km of coastline, with infinite stretches of powdery sand, coves, lagoons, impossible boulder formations and tropical islands ringed with yet more beaches. We can help you …

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How Quitting Your Job to Travel Enhances Your Career

We all fantasize about it, taking your job and shoving it, hopping on a plane, and heading out to see the world. But what keeps us from actually living out this fantasy?<p>I recently posed the question in a career break travel forum to better understand what was holding us back from making this …

How to Master White Balance

<b>Reader Question:</b> What is white balance and why is it important? Is there a downside to setting my camera to “auto”?<p><b>My Answer:</b> Before the rise of digital photography most magazine pictures were shot on color transparency film, more commonly known as slides. Slide film was calibrated to be used in …

The essential guide to backpacking China's Silk Road

The section of the ancient Silk Road that runs through China is an epic journey through desert dunes to the end of the Great Wall, a length of pink mud that ends abruptly in the magnificent beige towers of the Jiayuguan Fort.<p>This is not a voyage that many travellers experience; it's often and …

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How to trek to Everest Base Camp

Mount Everest has captivated intrepid men and women since the 1920s. The exploits of legends such as George Mallory, Sir Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay put the mighty mountain on the map; thousands have followed, making huge sacrifices – many with their lives – in their own attempts to the …

Top adventures in Laos

With its dense forests, limestone caves and endless waterways, Laos is a dream destination for intrepid travellers seeking an off-the-beaten-track corner of Asia.<p>Whether it's kayaking, cycling, rock climbing, ziplining between tree houses or exploring temple ruins – you can choose your own …

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4 Reasons to Visit Shanghai Now

The exhilarating, vibrant, and futuristic city of Shanghai is a bustling hub of 24 million people. From the booming financial skyline of Pudong, to …

10 Trek-Worthy Beaches Around The World

No lazy beach days here! From crawling under boulders to swimming through caves and day-long hikes to horseback rides, the lengths travelers have to go to in order to reach some of the world's best beaches are great. But they're not without reward. The 10 beaches on this Cheapflights.com list may …

We’re in the third biggest stock bubble in U.S. history

Here’s a quick question for you. What do the following years have in common:<p>1853, 1906, 1929, 1969, 1999<p>Pass the question around your office. Call …

The Neurochemistry of Positive Conversations

Why do negative comments and conversations stick with us so much longer than positive ones?<p>A critique from a boss, a disagreement with a colleague, a fight with a friend – the sting from any of these can make you forget a month’s worth of praise or accord. If you’ve been called lazy, careless, or a …

A Complete Checklist For Shooting Night-Time Time-Lapse Sequences

Aside from the regular artistic consideration, shooting time lapses requires quite a bit of technical know how. This check list from Stefan Kohler …

Watch: This Optical Illusion Will Make You Hallucinate

A neurological principle first written about by Aristotle can make you trip.<p>Dropping a tab of acid is a surefire way to experience a hallucination, but for a less chemical-heavy trip, set aside two minutes and watch this video. Then immediately look away. Come back when you’re done.<p>Freaky, right? …

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Silencing Brazil's baile funk | Latin America

<b>Rio das Pedras, Brazil -</b> Seven white and silver mini-buses pull up to a two-storey warehouse, one after the other. Smoking on the sidewalk of the pothole-ridden road, local teenagers and adults watch, bewildered, as dozens of Australian, German, British, American, and French tourists pile out.<p>For …

19 Thrilling Trails Guaranteed to Make Your Heart Race

These 19 hikes will raise your heart rate, take you to perilous heights, or bring you to awe-inspiring destinations.

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What to Do in Rio Besides the World Cup

Bars become stuffier and fútbol fans drunker as the World Cup roars on. Get your head above the soccer slosh and take advantage of the city’s easy access to natural areas with these eight adventures.<p>Explore Tijuca National Park<p>(earlytwenties/Thinkstock)<p>The best way to tour the world’s largest urban …

Uncover the Secret Side of Rio de Janeiro

Here's how to experience the authentic culture of Brazil's second largest city.<p>Since the release of the animated movie <i>Rio</i> (2011), parents and kids might be forgiven for thinking the city on the coast of Brazil is populated by frolicking blue macaws, red-crested cardinals, and yellow canaries that …

Anthony Bourdain Reveals The Best Places To Eat And Drink In Rio De Janeiro

During his four-day stay, he drank on the beach, took a tour of a run-down Favela, and soaked up the nightlife in Copacabana.<p>He ate Brazilian favorites, like fried sardines, grilled pork sandwiches, and feijoada, a hearty stew of black beans and pork sausage — and raved about them all.<p>Any chance he …

The Best Way to Watermark Your Images in Photoshop

Master the Watermark: learn how and when to apply water marks to all of your images using a custom brush in Photoshop so it is easily repeatable.

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Learn How to Photograph the Milky Way in 12 Steps http://bit.ly/1vdJn3z Image by John Lemieux on Flickr

How to Read a Histogram: Underexposed? Overexposed? Or Just Right?

<i>Editor’s</i> <i>Note: The following is an excerpt from a new book called the</i> <b>Photofocus Guide:</b> <i>Develop Great Images in Lightroom. This book is almost done and</i> …

Seven Spots in Southeast Asia You Absolutely Have to See to Believe

When you hear "Southeast Asia" as a travel destination, what comes to mind? If you're like most people, it's probably the beaches of Thailand. Well I'm here to tell you that there's a lot more to Southeast Asia than beaches <i>and</i> that the ones of Thailand aren't even the best beaches out there. Think …

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 …

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Best Trips 2014

TravelBest Of<p>National Geographic Traveler presents the New Year's must-see places. From Argentina to Oz, the final lineup reflects what’s authentic, culturally rich, sustainably minded—and, of course, superlative in the world of travel today.

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From Prep Work to Post-Processing: An In-Depth Star Photography Tutorial

As a photographer, there is nothing more intriguing to me than the unknown. What’s out there and where will it lead me on my next adventure under the …

Incredible Focus Stacked Time-Lapse Video of Coral Made Up of 150K RAW Frames

If you’re ready to have your mind blown for the next three and a half minutes, go ahead and press play. And keep in mind that the masterpiece your …

HDR Vertorama Photography – How to Create Mind-bending Images