Monthly Archives: August 2010

1 5 Things You Must Bring on Any Family Vacation

Today’s post is written by guest author Sarah Danielson Most people think that the contents of a suitcase are determined by the destination. And while this is true to some measure (bikinis go in the bag for Hawaii, ski boots go in the one for Aspen), there are certain items that families should be sure […]

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4 Photo of the week

Occuppied by the moors for over 800 years (711-1492) Spain has an overwhelming diplay of Arab influence particularly in the South, where fortresses built by the Romans to defend themselves and islamic architechture mingle with modern day constructions. Perhaps the two most famous pieces of such architechture are the mosque in Cordoba and the Alhambra […]

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A Sea Safari in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Puerto Vallarta is a famous holiday destination on the Pacific coast of Mexico that has been drawing visitors for many decades. Its tropical climate makes it a superb year-round destination (if you don’t mind the rainy summer months) and the warm water makes it the perfect playground for all ocean lovers: sun worshippers who love […]

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7 Photo of the week: Tungurahua Volcano

Banos (Baños) is one of the most visited towns in Ecuador because of the adventure activities that can be enjoyed along the river and waterfalls and perhaps most important, Tungurahua volcano, one of the few active volcanoes in South America easily accessible and as mighty yet threatening as it can be. It is relatively easy […]

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20 10 Simple Tips for Better Travel Photography

Photos are to traveling what lettuce is to a salad: it’s very difficult to have the second without the first. The camera becomes the most important companion of your trip and will be with you everywhere, anywhere, at all times, and if it’s not with you when you need it…you’ll get really pissed. Am I […]

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9 Video: Traveling in Colombia

I recently had a chance to travel accross Colombia and have to say it offers everything I expected and more. The food is delicious, people are extremely welcoming  and there’s plenty to see all around the country. I began my trip in the South comming from Ecuador and finished it in Cartagena de Indias, one […]

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14 Photo of the week: Bullets in Belgrade

I was digging through my photo archives looking for this week’s picture when I found this shot I took in Belgrade during a trip I did  accross the Balkans in 2003, a couple of years after the war in the region was over. By then Belgrade was clearly recovering itself from chaos, and the lively […]

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