backpackers packing list

What to pack for a year long trip around the world

Essential and unessential items- how do I decide? After traveling for such an extended period of time, I have learned through my experience (and sometimes the hard way!) that it is almost always better to pack less than more, and that a lot of the things we think we really need, we actually don’t. Here I will give you a quick overview on some of the things I would (and some I wouldn’t) take with me if I were just starting out on an around the world trip again. Less is more These days, I always aim to pack as[…]

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learning to take great travel photos

8 Travel photography tips and tricks

1. Research before shooting I always like to scout out a location for best shots and angles a day or so before I actually go out shooting. If you are going to take pictures of famous locations (think the eiffel tower, the great pyramids, etc) you can do a bit of background research before even getting to the location. Good research is essential for becoming great a travel photography. Hint: this is great to do while in the plane or on layovers! You can use the internet to do some virtual scouting beforehand, looking to see the angles other photographers[…]

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