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How to Afford TO Travel

Maybe I should be calling this article “How I Afford to Travel”, since everyone has different circumstances financially and other obligations. I can’t really tell you how you can afford to travel this vast and interesting world of ours. I can, however, tell you how I make it work, and hopefully provide some tips for making travel a possibility for you. I think everyone should get out of their comfort zone and see at least one part of the world far from where they live...

 

ICELAND IN OCTOBER

One photographer recently described Iceland as “that band you liked before they were popular.” Another photographer (whom I used to respect) said, “If I see another picture of Iceland I’m going to blow my brains out!” Iceland has become increasingly popular among photographers (and the general public) in recent years. It’s easily accessible, immensely beautiful, and looks like nowhere else on earth...

 

MINI-TRAVEL GUIDE: STOCKHOLM

If you’re like me and can’t get enough of the charm of old Europe, add Stockholm to your list. Sweden’s capital is not the gloomy stoic place it’s made out to be in crime novels and detective shows. It’s a modern and vibrant cultural hub with a diverse population, awesome food scene, and breathtaking natural surroundings...

 
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WHERE TO EAT IN REYKJAVIK

Reykjavik has a budding food scene and several world-renowned chefs offering classy modern twists on traditional Nordic fare. This post is not about that, however, nor is it about fermented shark meat, roasted puffin, or anything kitschy like that. This post is about moderately priced meals at a few good restaurants that I personally have eaten at and enjoyed...

 
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PACKING LIST FOR ICELAND (WINTER PHOTOGRAPHY)

The key to surviving wet, windy, and cold winter weather is to layer clothing. Being able to remove clothing when necessary is just as important as bundling. Getting sweaty leads to getting cold and can cause hypothermia. Iceland is constantly windy and it precipitates almost daily year-round. The clothing I'm packing must be made of durable water resistant (if not water proof) and breathable moisture wicking material...

 

 

 

a winter weekend in banff national park

The Canadian Rockies are an amazing place in every season, and I love sharing my experiences with people who care. When someone reads this blog or views my photos on social media and decides they want to experience that place, too...well that's what Maps & Cameras is all about! 

My wife and I took a trip to Banff a couple weekends ago. Partly, so she could experience some non-urban winter scenery, and partly, of course, so I could get some nature images...