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Planning A Trip To Italy

Planning A Trip To Italy

Some links in this post may give this blog a minute commission at no cost to you. Trip planning for Italy revolves around the time of year you’ll be visiting and where you would like to visit. I’m planning on spending most of my month in Sicily, an island...
Best Travel Gifts for Men and Women

Best Travel Gifts for Men and Women

Are you trying to conceive of the perfect travel gift for your friend, husband, wife, girlfriend or boyfriend, or family member? As a traveler myself (extensive foreign travel), I’ve got travel gift ideas in all price ranges for your giftee whether they...
Where Can I Fly My Drone In The United States?

Where Can I Fly My Drone In The United States?

United States Drone Flying Regulations for Hobbyists Rules for flying drones depend on who manages the land. The USA has federal, state, and local governments. Local governments include counties and cities. If you haven’t bought a drone before, click here for...

How to Pack Carry On Only for a Long Trip

I travel carry on only whenever possible for a variety of reasons, like saving time at the airport, not risking lost baggage, and not paying baggage fees. Here is advice I’ve given to friends and I’m happy to pass on to you. The more you travel the more...
Yellowstone Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking

Yellowstone Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking

Yellowstone Camping, Backpacking, and Hiking As you can imagine, nature in Yellowstone is fantastic and amazing and beautiful. If you’re not already completely convinced of this, please browse my photos on this page! The Yellowstone volcano is massive and...

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SEO for Page Load Speed

SEO for Page Load Speed

Goal: SEO for Page Load Speed of Less Than 3 Seconds Your page load speed should be under 3 seconds, since otherwise a visitor will get bored and leave, according to a webcast I watched recently. Note: For all plugins you install, you will Install Activate Settings...
Maui, Hawaii Solo for 2 Weeks

Maui, Hawaii Solo for 2 Weeks

I had grand plans for my 2 weeks of winter vacation on Maui solo. And, then a storm came. Fortunately, the rain always came at night, but it did cause me to change my SCUBA plans for a couple of days. However, the Hawaiian island of Maui is gorgeous regardless of the...
Paraglide in Iquique, Chile – Atacama Desert

Paraglide in Iquique, Chile – Atacama Desert

I spent a month in Chile & Peru in November. USA citizens receive a free tourist visa upon arrival into both countries. In Chile, I spent 11 days paragliding in Iquique, located in the Atacama Desert in the far north of Chile. Summary of My Time in Chile...
Machu Picchu, Peru + More in 2 Weeks

Machu Picchu, Peru + More in 2 Weeks

I spent a month in Chile & Peru in November. USA citizens receive a free tourist visa upon arrival into both countries. The entire trip had minimal complications. I speak Spanish, and the non-Spanish speaking tourists also seemed perfectly happy. Here’s...

Best Travel Phone Apps

Here are my favorite phone apps for travel for everything from moving around to photo editing. Most of them are 100% free! Paid apps are sometimes better if a very specific functionality is needed, but in my experience this is rare. Help Others We all want apps to...
South Africa Car Rental + Lesotho

South Africa Car Rental + Lesotho

Renting a Car in South Africa + Driving Into Lesotho I loved sitting in the backyard at my Airbnb in Cape Town in mid-February. My hosts dogs loved my petting them in the warm sunshine, and the only improvement I could think of was if someone would come rub my...
Introduction to Tripods + Tripod Heads

Introduction to Tripods + Tripod Heads

Do you need a tripod for your phone or camera, or are wondering if you might? Maybe you want to start shooting sunsets, try out astrophotography, or get a great time-lapse. For all of those, your camera requires a stable platform to prevent blur. This introduction to...
Photographing Pompeii, Italy – An Ancient City

Photographing Pompeii, Italy – An Ancient City

Frozen in time, Pompeii, Italy is photographically intriguing. Lauren Bishop, of the blog Global Locavore, beautifully presents her experience photographing Pompeii and shares her advice. Let’s see how she explored this fascinating place.   Why Visit Pompeii? Pompeii...