Travel App of the Week: Pro HDR

Pro HDR

I just returned from beautiful Alberta, Canada and while I was there I met up with one my travel colleagues and award-winning photographer Gary Arndt (you can follow him on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest). While we were having dinner, we stepped outside to take a picture of the sunset. We both pulled out our […]

Travel Product of the Week: Dropcam camera

Dropcam

  Wouldn’t you love to be able to check in back home in full visual color while you’re on vacation? Now you can, thanks to Dropcam’s new HD Wi-Fi camera, which offers possibilities for live-streaming as easy to set up as 1) open the box and remove the camera, 2) plug it in and connect […]

Travel Tip of the Day: Don’t Use a Flash Shooting Out of a Window

Bus

Don’t Use a Flash Shooting Out of a Window I’m no camera expert, but I do know not to use a flash when shooting photos from a plane window—or more importantly, out of a bus window on a bus tour. If you don’t know how to turn off your flash just google the make and […]

Travel Product of the Week: Nokia Lumia 1020

Nokia Lumia 1020

When I arrived home this week there was a surprise in my mailbox…the new Nokia Lumia 1020 phone. I think I mentioned to you that I went to Nokia’s launch party for the phone in NYC (and stayed at the Hudson Hotel) a few weeks ago. At the party, they gave me their Nokia Lumia 920 […]

Website of the Week: BorrowLenses

BorrowLenses full

I love taking photos, but I don’t have one of those crazy expensive cameras like a lot of travel writers. So when I got invited to go on a safari in east Africa by Micato Tours, I knew I had to get a zoom lens. After all, you can’t go to Africa and not take […]

Product of the Week: Ollo Clip

Ollo Clip Macro Lens

By Natalie DiScala I recently attended the LA Times Travel Show and got to meet lots of great people in the travel industry and was introduced to a variety of fun new products. One of my favourites: The Ollo Clip. What is it? The Ollo Clip is a small three-in-one lens that easily snaps on […]

Video: Chinese mining official’s airport rage caught on camera

Video: Chinese mining official’s airport rage caught on camera

This silent, four-minute video captured by an airport surveillance video should be titled “How not to act when you miss a flight.”

The Top Three Travel Smartphone Apps

TripIt

by world traveler and geek boy early adopter, JD Andrews, aka earthXplorer: 1. TripIt – Available on iPhone, iPad, Android, Blackberry & Windows Phone 7 My number one, all time, ‘gotta have it’ travel app is TripIt! The greatest thing about this app is you don’t have to input any information. Simply forward your airline, […]