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Category: Travel

27 Sep

The Photo Gear You Need for Your Tropical Vacation

When you're jet-setting to a warm island locale for some well-deserved vacay R&R, you definitely want to bring along a camera to document all the beautiful sites and landscapes you're bound to explore. However, it's also pretty important that you're not weighed down by cumbersome photo gear - who wants to lug a massive telephoto lens and tripod to the beach? Not to mention, there's also the chance of ruining your gear thanks to pesky sand and salt water. To get the best shots possible with the least amount of hassle, the next time you're headed to some gorgeous, balmy spot like Hawaii, The Bahamas or Cancun, try out this beach-ready gear from Lumoid. 1. The Weekender This camera kit is small in size,...
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11 Aug

The Ultimate Smoky Mountain Photography Guide

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a paradise for landscape and wildlife photographers. It hosts nine million visitors per year, making it the most visited national park in the United States. The Smokies total approximately half a million acres split evenly between Tennessee and North Carolina. They boast 70 miles of trails and 97 historic Appalachian buildings. The area is also one of the only five Deciduous Forests in the world teaming with white-tailed deer, black bears, elk, turkey and lungless lizards. But the Smokies' massive size and biodiversity provides a challenge to any photographer, fledgling or seasoned, so we've put together a guide that will help you pick the best viewpoints and seasons to shoot in. Part I: Seasonal Snapshots Spring Spring...
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25 Jul

7 Travel Photographers Who Will Make You Want to See the World

Marco Fardin Marco Fardin is an Italian wedding, family and travel photographer who has captured beautiful images of cities all over Europe. His epic, wide angle shots feature a unique perspective on some of the world’s most famous monuments, as well as spotlighting sights that are lesser known. His photography explodes with bright, vibrant colors and strong contrast. Marco is skilled at including movement into his images - whether it be a bird flying over a cathedral, the silhouette of a person walking into a frame or a truck driving over a bridge. This added motion brings even more life to these historically rich locations. Check out his Instagram here. Beautelicieuse Johannah is a Germany-based visual storyteller whose work is inspired by tones. Her...
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4 Jul

Grand Canyon Location and Gear Guide

Every year, five million people flock to the Grand Canyon, one of the natural wonders of the world. The average visitor spends two to five hours hiking, basking in the awe-inspiring scenery: the skyrockets snaking along Saddle Mountain's Trail Head, the fiery maple leaves drifting near Imperial Point and the thin blanket of snow tossed over the South Rim. Photographers have aimed to immortalize its history and aged beauty since the dawn of the first camera. However, the Grand Canyon is 277 miles long and 18 miles wide, and it's unpredictable weather presents many challenges for photographers. So, we've assembled the ultimate Grand Canyon Guide, featuring tips for getting around, shooting locations and desert gear recommendations that will help you snap shareable photos...
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22 Dec

The App You Need to Make Catching Your Next Flight a Breeze

We’ve all been there before. How much time do you give yourself to get to the airport and get through security in time to make your flight without majorly hustling? Has anyone ever perfected the right amount of time? More often than not, you either fall into one of two categories: the worry-wart early bird who has to kill an inordinate amount of time in the airport waiting to board or the tardy for the party spaz who has to sprint to catch the final boarding call. Well no more! MiFlight is an app that will help you organize and consolidate your travel plans so you can make the best use of your time on the day of departure. The crowd-sourced...
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20 Dec

SkyDeck Will Offer the Best Seats in the Sky

Forget a window seat. For the best views while flying, nothing will eclipse Windspeed’s complete redesign for the future of first class seating. The aerospace engineering company is working with aircraft makers to create SkyDeck, a seating option that will let two first class passengers sit on top of the plane while being encased in a glass pod. This option is not for the faint of heart when it comes to air travel. This outside-the-box and inside-the-glass-pod seating arrangement will give two passengers the chance to travel like never before, with a view only pilots of a plane have heretofore been able to see. Strike that. The SkyDeck would provide a full 360-degree view for passengers, besting that of the pilots...
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10 Dec

Cobalt Unleashes the Ultimate Personal Plane for Speedy, Aerial Nomads

Forget about one-dimensional helicopters and pretentious jets. Cobalt, a San Francisco-based airplane manufacturing startup, is redefining the way you travel in the air. Last month, the group launched two private aircrafts: the Co50 Valkyrie and the Valkyrie-X. Here’s a closer look at these luxurious vessels. Bringing Back the Canard You won’t find a mini-bar or feathery couches inside the canard-style aircraft. Instead, you’ll be treated with a sleek interior and an open 320-view of the sky while ripping through the clouds. Powering the Co50 Valkyrie is a blistering, twin-turbo piston engine that can reach up to 260 knots (approximately 300 mph) with ease. It is currently the fastest private plane in its class; and at those speeds, you’ll clench your teeth, grip...
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10 Dec

Southern Exposure: Boeing 757 Lands in Antarctica

Antarctica was the last explored continent due to the treacherous seas and nearly impenetrable ice guarding the frozen land mass. However, human exploration of the continent has always been of interest to the world's nations. While many nations claim a piece of Antarctica for themselves, the Antarctic Treaty of 1959 has banned military activity, new claims on Antarctic soil or any dumping of nuclear waste. The treaty encourages nations to cooperate on scientific research and preserving the continent's fragile ecosystem. Antarctic tourism has also increased in recent years. While planes have flown over Antarctica for many years, private tours have also allowed people to explore Antarctica by foot. However, the recent landing of a Boeing 757 on Union Glacier has raised...
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4 Dec

TSA Hold Ups May Be a Thing of the Past with Qylur’s Cubby Security Checkpoint

Traveling can be a nightmare. Arguably one of the worst aspects of traveling is waiting in line to go through security and TSA at an airport. Anyone who has ever suffered through the wait at JFK International can certainly attest to this grueling indignity. New bag scanning technology from Qylur is looking to significantly cut down on the waiting time for this mind-numbing process, adding some much needed speed and personal security for one’s items to boot. The Qylatron Entry Experience Solution could become a savior to the begrudged traveler, eradicating the need for TSA mishandling of one’s bags. The device consists of five microwave-sized pods that utilize a combination of chemical sensors, X-ray and a built in artificial intelligence program...
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6 Nov

The Rise of the Urban Commuter

Picture this: You’re in your mid 20s or early 30s, own at least five portable electronic devices, manage life from a smartphone, don some type of wearable and work for a startup as a developer, programmer, or maybe you write copy or head the sales department for a company that provides services to consumers or other businesses. Oh, and more importantly, this job is in the city, so in an attempt to cut down on the cost of transportation, you’ve given consideration to scooters, folding bicycles and hoverboards. Welcome to the future of the wayfaring pedestrian, or better yet, meet the urban commuter. Before we delve into the latest transporters on the market, one question still remains unclear: Where did this...
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