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An Expert’s Guide to Arches National Park Photography

An Expert’s Guide to Arches National Park Photography

We are lucky to live a only few hours away so we can visit Arches National Park multiple times each year. One advantage to being a local is the opportunity to take Arches National Park pictures during every season and all types of weather and light conditions. In this...

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras: 2020 Buyer’s Guide

10 Awesome Compact Travel Cameras: 2020 Buyer’s Guide

We are often asked this question, "What's the best compact travel camera?" To answer we decided the criteria for a 'travel camera' for this article means: the camera must produce quality photos without sacrificing convenience. Most decent cameras can produce good...

6 Best Lightweight Travel Tripods: Buyer’s Guide 2020

6 Best Lightweight Travel Tripods: Buyer’s Guide 2020

Do you ever wonder why your photos turn out blurry when you have a really good camera? Do you struggle to get your milky way images sharp or your waterfalls to look silky? If you want high-quality images, you need a tripod! Period. When you have a sturdy tripod, your...

Easy Yellowstone Waterfalls to See and Photograph

Easy Yellowstone Waterfalls to See and Photograph

Photographing the amazing Yellowstone waterfalls is always at the top of our list of things to do in the park. As you start to plan your Yellowstone vacation, be sure to add waterfalls to your itinerary each day. We have visited Yellowstone in the Fall, Spring, Summer...

How to Plan the Perfect Yellowstone Vacation

How to Plan the Perfect Yellowstone Vacation

If you’re looking for a trip of a lifetime, we recommend you plan a Yellowstone vacation. This famous national park covers roughly 3,500 square miles of wilderness and includes parts of Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. It is also one of the most popular national parks in...

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

Epic Travel Planning Guide for Visiting Zion National Park

As avid outdoor enthusiasts, Dave and I love exploring awe-inspiring natural wonders like Zion National Park. Located in the Southwest of Utah, near the towns of Kanab, St. George, and Cedar City, visiting Zion National is a truly amazing experience that is not to be...

Photography Basics

Elevate your photography to the next level with simple tips, basic techniques and recommended gear.

Using the Rule of Thirds to Take Better Landscape Photos

Using the Rule of Thirds to Take Better Landscape Photos

Using the rule of thirds for landscape photography creates visual interest and impact in your photos. It's a simple technique that involves positioning important elements in your photo along imaginary grid lines that divide your scene into thirds, both horizontally...

Why Horizon Line is Important for Landscape Photography

Why Horizon Line is Important for Landscape Photography

Did you know that you can change the overall feel of your photo just by moving the horizon line within your shot? The horizon line, which separates the foreground from the sky, is an important element in many scenes. Photographers can use the horizon line to highlight...

Top 10 Best DSLR Cameras for Travel Photography in 2020

Top 10 Best DSLR Cameras for Travel Photography in 2020

Why would we recommend DSLR cameras for travel photography when there are more affordable mirrorless cameras out there that are powerful, compact, and lighter? DSLR cameras are great for still photography when compared to mirrorless cameras due to their optical...

Simple Steps to Learn How to Photograph Waterfalls and Rivers

Simple Steps to Learn How to Photograph Waterfalls and Rivers

One of my favorite subjects to photograph is waterfalls and rivers.  I guess it stems from a fascination I’ve had with moving water since I was a kid. I think I always associated rivers and waterfalls with adventure and discovery. To this day rivers and waterfalls...

Our Camera Gear Checklist for Travel Photography

Our Camera Gear Checklist for Travel Photography

Camera gear is essential when traveling. Those of us who love spectacular photo images, especially those we have worked to capture ourselves, know the value and advantages of good equipment. We also know the importance of a good plan before embarking on any trip. A...

Sunset Photography: Tips to Get Amazing Sunset Photos

Sunset Photography: Tips to Get Amazing Sunset Photos

Photos taken at sunset capture the soft, diffused light that happens as the sun sets. The Golden Hour light, approximately 30-60 minutes before sunset, is a warm golden glow that produces long, soft shadows. After the sun disappears behind the horizon, the Golden Hour...

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Travel Destinations

Plan the perfect vacation using our tips for travel and photography at a variety of locations.

US National Park List: 25 Beautiful Bucket List Destinations

US National Park List: 25 Beautiful Bucket List Destinations

The US National Parks showcase nature’s awe-inspiring majesty. Jutting mountains, glaciers, geysers, rainforests, swamps, deserts, arches, canyons, volcanoes and more! Visit any of the 59 US National Parks to explore the stories of America’s people and places, and...

Grand Teton Photography: Fantastic Tetons Photo Spots

Grand Teton Photography: Fantastic Tetons Photo Spots

If you enjoy landscape photography and outdoor adventure, one of the best US National Parks to visit would be Grand Teton National Park. There are so many amazing Grand Teton photo spots to capture the jagged peaks of the mountains complimented by the surrounding...

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

Refreshing Adventures at US National Parks in the Winter

We are going to share our biggest travel secret with you. Visit US national parks in the winter. If you want to avoid the crowds, we recommend a US national park vacation during the offseason. Many park locationss that are hard to visit in the summer due to...

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

10 Amazing Arches National Park Hiking Trails

Arches National Park hiking trails are perfect for the avid hiker, causal visitor and families traveling with kids. Arches falls right in the middle of Utah’s five parks as far as visitors go, but it feels busier because it’s on the smaller side. This was the first...

7 Places to Visit in Oregon with Kids

7 Places to Visit in Oregon with Kids

Our recent trip included places to visit in Oregon, USA that provided fun, educational, and unique experiences for our kids, as well as Mom and Dad. Our route took us west from Portland along Highway 6 to spend our time along the Oregon Coast. I recommend the...

Seattle Day Trip – Things to See and Photograph

Seattle Day Trip – Things to See and Photograph

Dave and I had the opportunity for a Seattle Day Trip the first part of January. Neither of us had ever been to Seattle, and we had a list of places we wanted to visit and photograph. It was hard to narrow the list of things to see and do to create our One Day...

Travel Tips & Resources

Enjoy your vacation knowing you have planned the perfect trip and packed everything you need!

What Type of Camera is Best for Blogging?

What Type of Camera is Best for Blogging?

Are you looking for the best camera for blogging, but not sure where to start? It can be overwhelming when searching for a new blog camera because there are so many options. Do you know and understand what type of camera is best for blogging and meets your blogging...

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

Buy a US National Parks Pass: Yes, It’s a Good Deal

There are 59 areas around the United States that are protected and called National Parks. They feature landscapes from deserts and glaciers to caves and coral reefs. National Parks are one of the biggest attractions in the United States. The parks were founded to...

Top 10 Best Budget Vlogging Cameras in 2020

Top 10 Best Budget Vlogging Cameras in 2020

When you are looking for a camera for blogging and/or vlogging, we want you to remember this: You don’t need to spend big bucks on a camera to shoot professional-quality photos and videos for your blog. This is true if you're an entry-level vlogger or...

50 Unique Things To Put On Your Portland Bucket List

50 Unique Things To Put On Your Portland Bucket List

If you’re planning a trip to Oregon, we've put together a list of 50 things to put on your Portland bucket list. Portland is the largest city in Oregon. It’s perfectly located on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of the beautiful, snow-capped Mount...

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Things to Do at Dead Horse Point State Park

Nestled 2,000 feet above a gooseneck in the Colorado River you'll find Dead Horse Point State Park. This stunning Utah state park near the adventure town of Moab is known for its ever-changing landscape and exquisite views of the Colorado River. It's filled with...

Awesome Tips for Visiting Canyonlands National Park

Awesome Tips for Visiting Canyonlands National Park

Located in southeastern Utah, visiting Canyonlands National Park is a must if you’re an outdoor enthusiast looking to escape the chaos of the city. Known for its diverse and dynamic desert landscape, Canyonlands provides visitors with a fantastic assortment of hiking,...