You’ve seen them. Those picture perfect travel photos that look like they were ripped straight from the pages of National Geographic.
I’ll bet you something right now. The photographers who took those stunning photos aren’t traveling with little kids.
Check out this article for some tips on taking great travel photos with children in tow.
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Merida, the capital of Mexico’s Yucatan, is famed for being a cultured, vibrant colonial city. Founded in 1542 by the Spanish, the city has a ton of history and amazing 18th century architecture. It’s also a stone’s throw from the port and beaches of Progreso and Celestun, the lovely yellow city of Izamal and the Mayan ruins of Dzibilchaltún and Uxmal.
Come along with me as I take a photo journey through Merida’s Santiago neighborhood in the old Centro area of the city…
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My world was once black and white. Then, one day, I stepped onto a plane that went half way around the world.
Everything changed. Now, when I’m asked why we travel, it’s hard to explain in words. I’ll let the colors tell you…
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We’ve traveled all over the world, finding exotic landscapes wherever we go. Sometimes, though, it’s easy to overlook the beauty close to home.
Here are some of the lovely sights we found when visiting …
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In the heart of Malaysia lies a metropolitan city redefining traditions and expectations. With its modern façade and quick way of life, Kuala Lumpur is a jewel of a city and one of the busiest and most metropolitan in all of South East Asia. With its close proximity to Singapore and world class airport, the city is thriving and its technological infrastructure is one of Asia’s most prized assets.
Kuala Lumpur is the capital city of Malaysia and is the most developed city in the country. With over 1.6 million residents it’s also a decent size.
The city is rife with energy and richness. Both in its food, culture and in its people. It also boasts gorgeous year round temperatures due to…
Continue reading Travel Photo: Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Sparkling, crystal clear ocean waves, long, powdery white sandy beaches and gentle tropical trade winds to cool off in the afternoon sun define Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic. This Caribbean Sea community is comprised mostly of all inclusive hotels and tourists lazing the day away on their long anticipated vacations.
Who can blame them when the weather, the water and the relaxing lifestyle all converge to give them a trip they’ll always remember. From it’s dozens of freshly manicured world class golf courses to it’s string of spas and boutique shops that Sulis Minerva herself would envy, Punta Cana has everything that a modern paradise seeking tourist could…
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The capital city of Havana in the Republic of Cuba is known for its history, monuments, architecture and its culture. Founded in the 16th century and claimed by the Spanish, the city was the perfect foothold for Spain’s colonisation of the island. It was also a major stopping point for the famous treasure filled Spanish Galleons that sailed the waters in that time.
La Habana, as it is called in Spanish, is typically divided into three areas. Vedado, Old Havana and the suburban districts.
Old Havana is where the architecture and the history truly come alive. It’s columned buildings, grass filled courtyards and stylized gateways done in neoclassic and baroque architecture add to it’s many sights. It’s a place where pirates once dreamed of gold filled plunders and daring escapes. Where Hemingway spent long days drinking cool mojito’s at the historical El Floridita bar. Where unhappy politicians plotted to…
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In the northeast Caribbean, the island of St Martin is a mixture of sophisticated restaurants, stunning beaches and rural charm. The island is divided between two nations, with the more populous Southern part owned by the Netherlands (Sint Maarten) and the larger, less populous North owned by France (Saint Martin).
The Dutch side of the island is well known for buzzing nightlife, quavaberry drinks, casinos and gorgeous beaches. The quieter French side is home to exquisite, but moderately priced, restaurants, nude beaches and duty free shopping.
The dual nationality of the island makes for some great …
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Chiang Mai’s Buddhist temples are some of the oldest in Thailand. Open to the public, they’re great examples of Thai architecture, and a wonderful way to see true Thai culture and history.
Doi Suthep can be seen from almost anywhere in Chiang Mai, clinging to the mountainside close to the summit of Doi Suthep hill. Doi Suthep temple was built under King Geu Na in the late 14th century.
It’s believed that striking the bells will bring good luck.
Legend holds that the temple’s site was chosen by a sacred white elephant charging through the forest. King Geu Na ordered the temple built where the …
Continue reading Travel Photo: Bells at Wat Pharathat Doi Suthep Temple, Chiang Mai, Thailand
If you’ve got a burning desire to outdo everyone at your next family reunion, TripAdvisor’s TripWow may just be the slideshow for you.
TripWow’s free, and much more than your boring PowerPoint style slideshow. Admittedly, it’s pretty over the top, but you can create a flashy mashup of your travel photos online in just a few minutes, complete with maps and music.
The process is pretty simple. Go to TripWow, and choose your slideshow theme, photos and music. You can use your own music, if you prefer, and grab your photos from your computer, Picasa or Flickr.
Once your slideshow is done, you have the option to share on Facebook, by email, Twitter or MySpace (really? MySpace?).
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