Suggestions for a Turquoise Honeymoon Destination?

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Due to the fact that we’re getting married on a tropical island, we won’t be doing a honeymoon right away. Technically, our dream turquoise wedding is a wedding and honeymoon in one; however, we’d still like to go on a honeymoon at some point after the wedding. At this point, we’re hoping to depart to a turquoise destination for some relaxing in the sun during our first 6 months of marriage. We’ve talked about a few locations like Mexico, Greece, and Thailand, but I’m wondering if you have any budget friendly honeymoon suggestions. Is it possible to go to the Maldives, Tahiti, Fiji, or alike on a shoe string budget? Is resorting to backpacking our only option? We’d love to have some luxury, while staying local and saving money. I’m wondering if any of you planned a money saving holiday that you could recommend to us. Continue reading

Camera in Hand, Capturing the Beauty of the World

Guest Post by Justin from The Roaming Lama
I’ve been very fortunate to find a job that allows me to travel often and the flexibility to extend these business trips to explore the world around me. The accumulation of airline miles and hotel points that accompanies the amount of business travel has also allowed my wife and I to do a fair amount of travel for pure pleasure as well. In the past several years, I’ve accumulated a few hundred thousand airline miles and with my camera in hand I try to bring the beauty of the world to the regular readers of my blog (of which I hope you reading this will also become) through photography three – four times a week.
Over the years I’ve accumulated thousands of photographs and published close to 700 of them on my blog and website. I am working on a new website currently where I’ll share tips on both capturing the photograph initially and processing it afterwards to bring your true vision to life. The human eye catches light and detail in a much broader spectrum than a camera is able to and thus the post-processing of the photo to bring your image to life is of the utmost importance.
Selecting my favorite photograph is extremely hard because there are aspects to every photo that I publish that I like and it makes each one special to me. As a result, I’ve selected a dozen or so photos that I think gives a nice overview of the types of photographs I typically publish on my website which tend to be landscape and/or travel photos.

Rocky Mountain National Park

I was extremely fortunate over the past few years to have a client based in Denver, Colorado and as a result I visited that city four to five times a year. About two hours away from Denver is one of the most beautiful National Parks in the United States – Rocky Mountain National Park. Fortunately, I’ve been able to leverage these business meetings into half dozen or so trips to RMNP. My two favorite photos from these trips are called ‘Fog over Sprague Lake’ and ‘Dream Lake Sunrise’.

Fog over Sprague Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park

 Fog over Sprague Lake – Rocky Mountain National Park
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Your Next Getaway is Closer Than You Think!

Guest Post by: Local Home Swap

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Local Home Swap

Being involved with home swapping has allowed me to travel the world while only paying for my transportation. But now, with work and other demands, travelling abroad is becoming less frequent. Yet with still having the need to regularly get away, I came upon the perfect solution – house swapping locally where the swap is only a road trip away. Here homeowners trade their city homes for country retreats and vice versa offering everyone a much needed change of pace without the stress of a long distance trip. Continue reading

Plan Now, Enjoy Later

Guest Post by: Smile As It Happens

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For many people, the impending arrival of spring break heralds the beginning of vacation time. Whether you’re taking time off from work or school for a relaxing getaway, it’s important to plan things carefully so that your trip goes off without a hitch. Here are a few tips that can help.

Get the Gear

As spring looms just around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about taking your beach towel and sandals out of winter storage. Although it feels like just the other day that stores had their Christmas stock available, most retailers have wasted no time in rolling out the newest product lines in preparation for spring. And while you might find it impossible to find a new winter jacket this time of year, you’re almost guaranteed to find exactly what you need for a spring break vacation. Most stores are already displaying an array of swimsuits, sandals, sunglasses and beach towels for your selection. Besides making for a fun day at the mall, shopping ahead of time for your vacation gear will help ensure that you can find everything you need in the fashions and sizes that suit you, long before the stock is picked over. Continue reading