4 Travel Taboos You Should Break

4 Travel Taboos You Should Break

I absolutely believe these four travel taboos are around for a really good reason and I also absolutely believe that to really experience a place fully you are going to have to break these rules – or at least bend them. Just use your head and make good choices. Don’t break these rules blindly, but don’t be afraid to compromise on them when the right chance comes around.

The 10 Travel Items You Shouldn’t Live Without

The 10 Travel Items You Shouldn't Live Without

Traveling forces us to really understand what we can and cannot live without. It helps to pare down all of our possessions and carry only what we need upon our backs. When out and about traveling these are the things that I have found to be the most valuable.

5 Ideas for Writing Blog Posts When You Get Stuck

Writing is an amazing craft. You can do it from anywhere in the world. It helps you not only interpret the world around you, but gives others glimpses into the world you see. Even the most seasoned writer hits the wall at one point and struggles through writers block. Whether it is your profession or you just write for yourself, here are 5 ideas for writing blog posts when you find yourself struggling for ideas.

Basic Guide to Shutter Speed

Basic Guide to Shutter Speed

There are three ways to control the amount of light that enters your camera: aperture, shutter speed, and ISO. Each of these controls is very important and functions both separately and in conjunction with the others. The art is in learning to balance all three so that you are rewarded with a perfectly exposed photograph.

5 Steps to Make Someone Feel Comfortable In Front of Your Lens While Taking Their Portrait

Make Someone Feel Comfortable In Front of Your Lens

Photographing a stranger can be difficult. They are stiff, uncomfortable, and they are not helping you to create the type of photograph you have in mind. Often, as a travel photographer you only have a few minutes with someone, and when you have only just met, this makes those few minutes very difficult. Here is a list of five steps to make your job easier by instantly helping to make someone feel more comfortable in front of your lens.

5 Reasons You Should Travel Every Year

It is hard to meet someone who doesn’t wish somewhere deep down they could travel more – we live on an amazing planet and there are so many incredible experience waiting to be had and places to be seen. It is difficult though balancing traveling and what we call “real life”. Especially, when you have so many responsibilities and obligations that need to be upheld at home – sometimes it feels impossible to get away. However, it is important to realize the importance that traveling plays in our lives and to try to make time for it. Even if it is only a week every year and even if it is not some far off destinations. Here are 5 simple reasons you should travel every year.

5 First World Privileges You Haven’t Fully Realised

First World Privileges

Sometimes it takes living somewhere completely different to fully realize all of the things you should be grateful for at home. While most important on that list should be family and friends – in terms of machines of convince – you might be surprised to reflect on some of the most basic things we use everyday at home without ever thinking about them.

5 Ways to Make Friends When You Cannot Speak The Same Language

Make Friends When You Can't Speak The Same Language

Traveling to new places can be scary. The hardest step is convincing yourself that you can do it. The second hardest step is convincing your friends and family that it will be OK. The truth is that when you travel, you are never alone. Friends are everywhere waiting to be made: the person sitting beside you on your flight, the person trying to catch a taxi into the city, or the person you ask directions from in the market. It can be intimidating to try and make friends, but here are five steps that will put you quickly on your way.

How to Travel Alone: 7 Tips to Being Safe, Yet Still Adventuring

Travel alone

Traveling alone can be very intimidating at first. There are so many amazing benefits to setting off on your own – you will quickly find that sometimes it is more rewarding than traveling with a companion – as many more doorways will be opened to you. Here are some simple ways to feel more comfortable.