Win an Allianz Global Assistance GoBag

This week’s Instagram photo contest has a special prize. The good folks at Allianz Global Assistance, and my newest sponsor, will be providing the winner of this week’s contest with a TravelSmart GoBag, which is filled with essential things for your next trip. Items include a first aid kit, toiletries and other items to make …

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This Week in Travel – Episode 182

Jen, Chris and I are joined by this week’s guest Paula Froelich, editor of Yahoo Travel. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Skymall files for bankruptcy Expedia Acquires Travelocity for $280 Million Woman pays $164K per year to live on luxury cruise ship Report: Orbitz putting itself up for sale United Airlines plans Cuba …

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Fortress of Suomenlinna

From the World Heritage inscription: In the history of military architecture, the Fortress of Finland (Suomenlinna) is an outstanding example representative both of the general fortification principles of the period and of its specific characteristics. In 1747, when Finland was part of the Swedish realm, the Diet in Stockholm decided to build a fortress to …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 181

This week’s guest is Spud Hilton, travel editor of the San Francisco Chronicle. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Disney Cruise Rescues Man Hours After He Fell From Royal Caribbean Ship Off Mexico Woman Spends 3 Days In Jail Over Plane Seat Swap Gone Horribly Wrong Man revels in having entire Delta plane to …

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This Week In Travel – Episode 180

This week Jen, Chris and I recorded a rare show without any guests. It is sort of fun to do this every so often. Subscribe on Apple Podcasts This Week’s News: Man sued for sharing cheap flight loophole Passenger Shaming Chinese passenger opens emergency exit of plane to get a breath of fresh air Passenger …

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On Travel Interview – Travel in 2014 and 2015

My interview with On Travel, on the American Forces Radio Network, has just been posted online. I talk with Paul Lasley about my travels in 2014 and my upcoming plans for 2015. The interview is approximately 25 minutes.

2014: A Year In Photography

2014 was another landmark year for me in terms of travel and photography. In February, I was named the Travel Photographer of the Year by the North American Travel Journalists Association. In April, I was named the Travel Photographer of the Year by the Central States Chapter of the Society of American Travel Writers. In …

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