How to Find Cheap Flights at Amazing Prices

How to Find Cheap Flights at Amazing Prices

Do you wonder how I get cheap airline tickets round trip from Northern California to Rome for $300 or to Bangkok for $400? Here are my methods, which aren’t secret and don’t involve credit cards points or anything else complicated. Also, I book directly on...
Tour of Best Donuts in San Francisco, California

Tour of Best Donuts in San Francisco, California

Despite living near San Francisco, I don’t know the city very well. My resolution: combine my loves for exploring and donut consumption into a self-guided San Francisco Donut Tour. It’s a fun and cheap way to spend the morning (donuts are fresh in the...
Camera Comparison for Travel Photography

Camera Comparison for Travel Photography

What is the Best Travel Camera or Best Camera Generally? I get this question a lot. The best camera is one you’ll find easy and convenient for carrying throughout your trip, so check the size, weight, and features. Also, the best travel camera is one that...
Mongolia Travel Blog – Comprehensive Information

Mongolia Travel Blog – Comprehensive Information

This comprehensive Mongolia travel blog post includes Mongolia tours, horse trekking, and solo travel. Whether you’re 7 days in Mongolia or any other amount of time, this will guide you. I highly recommend Mongolia travel, as it’s safe as a solo or group...

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...
5 Tips for Traveling Off the Beaten Path

5 Tips for Traveling Off the Beaten Path

So, you’re wondering how to travel off the beaten path for your next trip? So am I! Every destination has its own best practices, but there are definitely a few ideas that work most places. Sometimes I arrive in a place with grand plans, which quickly get shoved...
7 Super Easy Ways for Getting Off the Beaten Track

7 Super Easy Ways for Getting Off the Beaten Track

Getting off the beaten path is challenging in some places. These tips have worked well for me from Sydney to Berlin to Angkor Wat. These places receive innumerable tourists annually, but escaping the crowds for a more personalized experience is totally possible. Have...
Save Your SmartPhone’s Battery Power

Save Your SmartPhone’s Battery Power

Conserving smartphone battery is key when you are unable to charge it regularly or will be using it a lot during a day out. I have been in the situation where I am happily using my phone and then suddenly the power is gone. How am I going to get one last photo of the...
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...
Photography: Sun Moon Lake + Green Island, Taiwan

Photography: Sun Moon Lake + Green Island, Taiwan

Welcome back A2Y Travellers (Amy and Yasmine)! They previously wrote about photography in Taipei here. Now they’re sharing their photography experience at Sun Moon Lake and Green Island in Taiwan.   Sun Moon Lake Photography at Sun Moon Lake There are beautiful...
Arequipa, Peru: Santa Catalina Monastery

Arequipa, Peru: Santa Catalina Monastery

I’m tired and just want the bus company to load my luggage onto the bus to Arequipa, so I can board and sit down. The bus station is loud, and I keep checking in at the bus company desk. My luggage sits safely in a back room, and the young man at the desk keeps...
Your First Photography Drone

Your First Photography Drone

I put off buying a photography drone for travel photography for a long time, and I regret it. Since I had zero experience, I was nervous! I had never flown any kind of remote-controlled toy, and nor played video games that used a joystick. Actually, I just never...
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...
Top 4 Photography Locations in Taipei, Taiwan

Top 4 Photography Locations in Taipei, Taiwan

Lets explore photography locations in Taipei, Taiwan! A2Y Travellers (Amy and Yasmine), a UK couple have set off exploring the world and vlogging their experiences. Taiwan was not on their bucket list, but they inadvertently discovered a hidden gem where tourism by...
Mongolian Toilets – Cities, Steppe, Gobi Desert

Mongolian Toilets – Cities, Steppe, Gobi Desert

I love sharing stories about my month in Mongolia–  driving for days across the desolate Gobi Desert + horseback riding for a week on the vast green steppe. My friends listen patiently, + ask in a hushed voice: where did you go to the bathroom? Meanwhile,...