Every year in March, my current hometown of Austin, Texas gets invaded by two things: glorious spring weather and SXSW, the iconic film, music and interactive festival that hijacks the city for eight days every year. If you’re heading to Austin for the first time, here are five things you MUST do:
Ready or not, the holidays are starting to creep up on us! Here are a few tips from Alfred, the Globetrotting Gnome, to help you get home to see your family and friends without ending up grumpy like the Grinch!
As a woman who has traveled solo to five continents, safety is always my top concern. I’ve had my share of mishaps – my purse was stolen twice (Thailand and Barcelona) because I was not paying attention—which were both good lessons that helped me stop a pickpocket in Buenos Aires and will hopefully help you as well.
Let’s be honest. The most important part of traveling is taking quality photographs for Instagram.
For the past eight years, I have been working as a freelance travel photographer and teaching photography at universities and other schools. The secret to good photography involves patience, practice and strong composition.
Here are my top five tips for polishing your photo skills on your next adventure…
After being on the road almost non-stop since 2008, I’ve really honed my packing skills. I made the classic mistakes – over packing, packing the wrong type of gear and forgetting helpful items that I wasn’t aware I even needed. The key to packing well is to invest in quality gear, pack minimally, and don’t forget these six essentials!