Paris falling into dusk Eiffel Tower

Paris is easily one of my favourite cities in the world, and by far one of the most photogenic. Today, as part of my series where I share some of my favourite photography locations from destinations around the world, I want to give you my tips for getting the best photos in Paris. Starting with:

The Best Photography Locations in Paris

Paris falling into dusk Eiffel Tower

Paris is easily one of my favourite cities in the world, and by far one of the most photogenic. Today, as part of my series where I share some of my favourite photography locations from destinations around the world, I want to give you my tips for getting the best photos in Paris. Starting with:

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Painted Desert Arizona Route 66

In mid-2015, Jess and I had the chance to tour the US in a bright green Jucy Champ RV, thanks to the nice people at Jucy. We decided, of course, that driving the entire 2,400 mile length of Route 66, from Santa Monica in California, up to Chicago, Illinois, was going to be the definitive road trip for us.

Then, we tacked on an adventure retracing the Oregon Trail (which we managed to survive without catching dysentery), because, well, why not?

Highlights of Route 66 Arizona - In Photos

Painted Desert Arizona Route 66

In mid-2015, Jess and I had the chance to tour the US in a bright green Jucy Champ RV, thanks to the nice people at Jucy. We decided, of course, that driving the entire 2,400 mile length of Route 66, from Santa Monica in California, up to Chicago, Illinois, was going to be the definitive road trip for us.

Then, we tacked on an adventure retracing the Oregon Trail (which we managed to survive without catching dysentery), because, well, why not?

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Homestay review Birmingham b and b

There’s nothing like an English breakfast. Admittedly, the Americans do their best, bless them, but they get the bacon all wrong, and have a strange obsession with syrup. Also, from what I can tell, a phobia of baked beans in the morning, a staple of the classic English breakfast.

The Europeans (I am aware the UK is in Europe, but we often gloss over this with us vs them comparisons) really don’t get breakfast. Who ever turned up for a hotel breakfast, ecstatic with delight at the thought of a continental breakfast? Not me, that’s who.

A Cosy Birmingham B&B With Homestay

Homestay review Birmingham b and b

There’s nothing like an English breakfast. Admittedly, the Americans do their best, bless them, but they get the bacon all wrong, and have a strange obsession with syrup. Also, from what I can tell, a phobia of baked beans in the morning, a staple of the classic English breakfast.

The Europeans (I am aware the UK is in Europe, but we often gloss over this with us vs them comparisons) really don’t get breakfast. Who ever turned up for a hotel breakfast, ecstatic with delight at the thought of a continental breakfast? Not me, that’s who.

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Edinburgh International Science Festival skyline

Edinburgh, you might not be aware, is a bit nuts about festivals. I was aware already of the yearly Edinburgh Fringe, and the Military Tattoo, and of course, the incredible New Years Eve celebration that is Hogmanay. But I had no idea that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the festivals that Edinburgh puts on throughout the year.

Edinburgh bills itself as the Festival City, and for good reason – they have no less than twelve festivals throughout the year! And there’s something for everything, from military celebrations, to books, to comedy – the list goes on.

But this post isn’t about those festivals. As the title suggests, this post is about the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Which, as you might guess, is all about celebrating science.

Visiting the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Edinburgh International Science Festival skyline

Edinburgh, you might not be aware, is a bit nuts about festivals. I was aware already of the yearly Edinburgh Fringe, and the Military Tattoo, and of course, the incredible New Years Eve celebration that is Hogmanay. But I had no idea that this is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the festivals that Edinburgh puts on throughout the year.

Edinburgh bills itself as the Festival City, and for good reason – they have no less than twelve festivals throughout the year! And there’s something for everything, from military celebrations, to books, to comedy – the list goes on.

But this post isn’t about those festivals. As the title suggests, this post is about the Edinburgh International Science Festival. Which, as you might guess, is all about celebrating science.

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Baddesley Clinton National Trust Property UK

I was recently invited by Panasonic to visit them at the UK Photography Show, which takes place annually at the National Exhibition Centre, just outside of Birmingham in the UK.

Obviously, the opportunity to wander around a show dedicated to photography wasn’t something I was going to pass up!

Birmingham: 3 National Trust Sites & The UK Photography Show

Baddesley Clinton National Trust Property UK

I was recently invited by Panasonic to visit them at the UK Photography Show, which takes place annually at the National Exhibition Centre, just outside of Birmingham in the UK.

Obviously, the opportunity to wander around a show dedicated to photography wasn’t something I was going to pass up!

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One Week Uk Itinerary Road Trip

We recently had the pleasure of being offered a hire car from the nice folks at Auto Europe (our recommended way to find the best deal on car hire!), which came in particularly handy since we were moving to Scotland and needed a means to get around, particularly to reclaim belongings.

A One Week UK Itinerary – The Perfect Road Trip

One Week Uk Itinerary Road Trip

We recently had the pleasure of being offered a hire car from the nice folks at Auto Europe (our recommended way to find the best deal on car hire!), which came in particularly handy since we were moving to Scotland and needed a means to get around, particularly to reclaim belongings.

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Context Tour Review Pitti Palace Florence - Duomo from Boboli Gardens

You’ve got to hand it to those Italian Dukes, they sure knew how to live. Florence is a spectacular example of this, where the ruling Medici Family shaped the city – quite literally – throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

The city has no shortage of examples of the influence and money that these folks had, with the most spectacular example in my mind being the Vasari Corridor – a mile long private corridor that stretches across the city from one side to the other, linking their residential palace with the government palace.

If you can afford to build a corridor across (and above) a city, just for your use, I think you’re doing ok. That corridor was the subject of one of the Context Travel Tours we took whilst in Florence, and Jess will be covering that in an upcoming blog post.

Learning about Art and Power in Florence with Context

Context Tour Review Pitti Palace Florence - Duomo from Boboli Gardens

You’ve got to hand it to those Italian Dukes, they sure knew how to live. Florence is a spectacular example of this, where the ruling Medici Family shaped the city – quite literally – throughout the 16th and 17th centuries.

The city has no shortage of examples of the influence and money that these folks had, with the most spectacular example in my mind being the Vasari Corridor – a mile long private corridor that stretches across the city from one side to the other, linking their residential palace with the government palace.

If you can afford to build a corridor across (and above) a city, just for your use, I think you’re doing ok. That corridor was the subject of one of the Context Travel Tours we took whilst in Florence, and Jess will be covering that in an upcoming blog post.

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Florence Duomo sunset view

On multiple previous trips to Italy, I somehow failed to visit Florence.

It turns out this was somewhat of an oversight, because, well, Florence is unbelievably pretty. Like, in your face, over the top, can’t quite believe it’s real pretty.

The Highlights of Florence and Tuscany in Two Days

Florence Duomo sunset view

On multiple previous trips to Italy, I somehow failed to visit Florence.

It turns out this was somewhat of an oversight, because, well, Florence is unbelievably pretty. Like, in your face, over the top, can’t quite believe it’s real pretty.

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Homestay Review Tybee Island Georgia

Patty makes an amazing martini. She also makes some fantastic grits.

Admittedly, my experience of the latter isn’t based on years of first hand experience, what with these being the fourth plate of grits I’d ever had. So maybe we should focus on the martini. That was truly excellent, and just what I needed after a full day of exploring.

Homestay Hospitality on Tybee Island, Georgia

Homestay Review Tybee Island Georgia

Patty makes an amazing martini. She also makes some fantastic grits.

Admittedly, my experience of the latter isn’t based on years of first hand experience, what with these being the fourth plate of grits I’d ever had. So maybe we should focus on the martini. That was truly excellent, and just what I needed after a full day of exploring.

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Camel silhouette Morocco

We were pretty excited to get invited to experience two new countries recently – Morocco and Egypt, in partnership with Travel Talk Tours.

These guys do excellent value group tours in a number of countries around the world, and it seemed like a fun and easy way to meet some new people, experience some new countries, and find some exciting things to take pictures of.

A 10 Day Tour of Morocco With Travel Talk Tours

Camel silhouette Morocco

We were pretty excited to get invited to experience two new countries recently – Morocco and Egypt, in partnership with Travel Talk Tours.

These guys do excellent value group tours in a number of countries around the world, and it seemed like a fun and easy way to meet some new people, experience some new countries, and find some exciting things to take pictures of.

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