A beautiful destination deserves your very best photographic efforts. If you have plateaued at point-and-shoot but are ready to take your photography to the next level, it’s time to enlist the help of a professional. I reached out to award-winning professional photographer and Nikon ambassador Deborah Sandidge for her best travel photography tips. It turns out that it’s not just about ISOs and F stops (though it’s about that, too)—becoming a better travel photographer also requires packing strategically, doing advance research, and conceptualizing your shots. It can also mean engaging with your surroundings in ways that will both make your photographs better and give you a deeper, more authentic experience. Read on for tips, tricks, and advice from Sandidge about taking better travel photographs. SmarterTravel: What are your top photography tips for upping your game and taking great pictures while traveling? Sandidge: Research the areas where you plan to travel, … [Read more...] about Travel Photography Tips from a Pro
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Subscribe Log In Smarter Living | 32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes Crowdwise Credit Credit Graham Roumieu Supported by ByDavid Pogue March 13, 2019 Flying with an unhappy child is no fun for anyone, everyone knows that. But it wasn’t until I asked you for your tips, tricks and traumatic tales of babies on planes, that I realized I didn The kids are in misery. The parents are dying a thousand deaths from shame and frustration. The flight attendants suffer stress. And everyone else on the plane is either irritated or graciously pretending that they’re not. The stories you shared could fill a book, to be shelved under either humor or horror: “I have a four-year-old, which is akin to having a monkey-cat hybrid,” wrote Wren West. During a departure delay, her son became a thrashing wild man. “If it … [Read more...] about 32 Tips for Surviving (and Parenting) Crying Babies on Planes
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (November 9, 2018): Travel tip: how to become an Amanjunkie? It is no secret that I am a devoted ‘Amanjunkie’ (in addition to being a Soneva addict). I am often using this term in my blog and my Youtube clips, but I realize that not all of you may be familiar with the term. The term includes the century old word “aman”, which means “peace, security, safety, shelter, protection” in the Sanskrit, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, Ge’ez, Amharic, Urdu and Persian languages. Today, Aman is better known as the world’s most exclusive hotel brand, operating 33 uberluxurious resorts and hotels in 21 destinations, ranging from the desert sands of Marrakech and the snowy peaks of Wyoming to the jungle-clad ruins of Siem Reap and the white sandy beaches of the Caribbean. The story of Aman goes back to … [Read more...] about Travel tip: how to become an Amanjunkie?
Friday newsletters always feature luxury travel contests, tips, series, or news. Today (October 12, 2018): how to get maximum value when booking a Ritz-Carlton hotel? Ritz-Carlton is an American hotel company, founded in 1983, that is now part of the Marriott group. The company manages more than 90 luxury hotels and resorts across 30 countries and territories in the world, including famous properties such as Hotel Arts in Barcelona, the Mandapa Reserve in Bali, and the Ritz-Carlton in Hong Kong. Ritz-Carlton has been recognized with numerous awards for being the gold standard of hospitality. Although the Ritz-Carlton hotels greatly vary in room rates, ranging from relatively cheap to insanely expensive, there are several tips & tricks to save hundreds of dollars when staying at one of the brand’s hotels and resorts. I hereby share with you the 4 best strategies – at least in my opinion – for booking … [Read more...] about Travel tip: how to book Ritz-Carlton hotels at the cheapest rate?
After a few years on the road, driving becomes almost like walking for most people—something you can do with very little conscious, direct attention. But put that same person in a country that drives on the opposite side of the road than they’re used to, and it requires almost complete concentration to keep from turning their car directly into oncoming traffic. For Americans, that means driving on the left side of the road in places like the U.K., Australia, and New Zealand. The biggest difference is arguably not on the roads, but inside the car—it is like Opposite World in there. During breakfast at a B&B outside London several years ago, I made a comment about driving on the “right” side of the road; in true British form our host both heard the pun and took a bit of honest umbrage at it. So since SmarterTravel’s readership is global, and the truth is that driving on the left side of the road is not that uncommon (people in some 75 countries … [Read more...] about 15 Tips for Driving on the Left Side of the Road