Talking About Photography • Camera Controls

Exercising More Control When Taking Photographs When a photographer approaches a scene intending to take a picture he looks for what composition he can include in the frame and what the lighting will bring to enhancing the image. Those actions can best be seen as finding the image and capturing it, but there is moreContinue reading “Talking About Photography • Camera Controls”

More Talking About Photography

I’ve spent much of my life behind a camera. Maybe it started in 1961 when my Father couldn’t seem to get good pictures out of his first 35mm camera and in frustration he gave it to me. It didn’t take long before I was developing my own film and making prints in an improvised darkroom.Continue reading “More Talking About Photography”

Google Versus TripIt – Continues

July 16th Update: Today I received another email from TripIt informing me that there is a problem with Gmail and I need to reset the connection. Odd how these things work? July 1st Update: A couple of hours after this posted I got a reply from TripIt saying they had been in touch with GoogleContinue reading “Google Versus TripIt – Continues”

BREAKING NEWS: JetBlue and American Airlines

Neither Jet Blue or American have been our first choice in booking flights. Years ago with the demise of Eastern, American took over service to the Caribbean from the United States. They eliminated a lot of programs and held small Caribbean nations for ransom threatening to cancel the service that was their lifeblood. Now forContinue reading “BREAKING NEWS: JetBlue and American Airlines”


Travel Apps, Records And Plans Google Travel Intrusive or helpful? It’s all a matter of perspective. If you have a Gmail and a Google account, you already have this feature working for you if you know it or not (we didn’t). It seems that any travel confirmation that comes to you through your Gmail isContinue reading “AN ITINERARY TRAVEL APP”

Great Finds In Travel Gear

We spend a quarter to a third of our time traveling and we have become very skilled at picking what makes sense to carry and deciding what should be left behind. Size and weight matter a lot and multi-purpose items are golden. We’ve carefully selected these products for utility and value and those marked withContinue reading “Great Finds In Travel Gear”

TSA and the Cute Sequined Top

A Cautionary Tale My wife has a sequined top that she has worn while traveling a few times. I don’t believe there is anything seriously metallic in the sequins and it has made its way through a number of airport metal detectors. But on a recent trip all hell seemed to break out over thisContinue reading “TSA and the Cute Sequined Top”

A Traveler’s Medicine Chest

Travel Medications and Being Prepared Our first line of defense is improving our immune system before we get sick and that starts with vitamin C. Several weeks before a trip we start taking it. Around 1970, Nobel prize winner Linus Pauling (chemistry and the Peace Prize) popularized the theory that vitamin C helps treat colds.Continue reading “A Traveler’s Medicine Chest”

Staying Healthy While Traveling

Healthy Travel Part I Flying There’s a love-hate side to travel. Being there is great but getting there not so much. Long distance flights are usually no fun at all, especially if you are like us and fly coach. With a price difference on international flights as high as ten times we feel the painContinue reading “Staying Healthy While Traveling”

Travel Tips and Technology

We’ve made a some mistakes and have learned a few things over the years as we have planned and traveled. Avoiding issues with TSA, U.S. Customs and Immigration, jet lag and loyalty programs. Hopefully our experiences can help you avoid delays, save money and help you get ready for your next adventure. More articles andContinue reading “Travel Tips and Technology”