Gear and Tech

Learning Curve: How To Use a GoPro for Travel Photography

When I travel, I have two desires which are constantly at war with each other: the desire to travel light and the desire to capture quality images. Typically the latter desire wins. I took my dSLR and an extra lens with me on my personal-item-only trip to South Dakota; it took up exactly half of of my total luggage space. While I will choose a camera over an extra pair of shoes every time, I can’t help but wish there was a better way.

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Disney

Six Decisions in Six Minutes: A Busy Person’s Guide To Planning a Disney Trip

Do you want to plan a Disney trip for your family but have no idea where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer mass of information available online or by the inches-thick Disney planning guides? Are you a busy parent who just wants to plan a magical vacation for your kids, but is too busy raising them to actually plan it? Fear not! You’ve come to the right place.

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Travel Narrative

Introducing A New Thing: Vacation Blogging

Do you want to be a tourist and not a traveler? That’s absolutely fine! Want to go on a vacation and relax rather than work your way across South America by cleaning toilets? Probably a good call! Because here’s the thing: travel isn’t for everyone.

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Personal Stuff

The Me-Who-Was: The Possible End of The Suitcase Scholar

Early last month, I wrote about my next trip, a week and a half in Paris. Yesterday I packed my backpack, checked in to my flight, and added my virtual boarding pass to Apple Wallet. This morning I got up, called the airline, cancelled my flight, emailed the hotel, cancelled my room, and apologized profusely…

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Personal Stuff

How Having Cancer Changed My Bucket List: On Mortality, Travel, and Friendship

Bloggers love to throw around the term ‘travel bucket list’. I’m certain I’ve written my own bucket list post at some point. But let me tell you–when you actually almost die? Your list changes.

Before I found out was sick and needed scary surgery, I wanted to go to all of the places and see all of the things. Now that I’m better…

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