What makes one person decide to take a chance, and travel around the world for a year, while another decides to stay at home and forgo that opportunity? We take a look at Adam Shepard's new book, One Year Lived to get his take on life and travel while looking back at our own reasons for travel.
Buying a new camera can be incredibly frustrating. You have to sort through the dozens of cameras available, try to make sense of incomprehensible technical reviews and try to find a decent price. It's easy to get so caught up in comparing specs that you put off your purchase until the last minute and then hope that it lives up to expectations.
I think we're like a lot of people who just want to know a few simple things: Does the camera take good pictures and video? Is the camera easy to use? How rugged is it? Is it truly waterproof?
We had the opportunity to review Panasonic's Lumix DMC-TS4 for a few weeks and put it through it's paces. Is this rugged, waterproof, point and shoot camera for you? Find out in our review.
Most kids love to draw and paint. While nothing beats the feeling of being elbow deep in finger paint, the digital equivalent is sometimes just easier. This is especially true when we travel, since a tablet or smart phone is faster to set up, quicker to clean and the kids usually enjoy it just as much as the real thing. Our daughter (who's turning four soon) loves to draw and paint, so we've reviewed her five favorite drawing or painting apps for the iPad. We've used each app and all five are currently on our tablet. Some of the apps are also available on the iPhone and iPod, but these reviews are strictly for the iPad versions. She uses and loves all of these apps (and so do we!).
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?).
A lot of planning goes on behind the scenes to make our adventures possible. A lot. Travel insurance can kill a travel budget. Especially for us, since we're buying travel insurance for a family of four. For six months of travel, we got quotes ranging from $394.94 to $1725.00 for worldwide insurance, including the USA. For trips of 60 days or less, consider getting a ...