“How an Elaborate International Scam is Making the Rounds Among Instagrammers and Photographers”

This sounds like a really well-done scam that could fool many, including professionals. Please read if you are in the photography industry at any level.

It all started with an email from Wendi Murdoch. She claimed that she had found us through a personal recommendation from a senior editor at Conde Naste Traveler. We had just finished talking with Conde Nast Traveler about doing some Instagram featured work on both my and Zory’s accounts, so the timing made sense.

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12 things you should know before traveling to Italy for the first time

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Somewhat spontaneously and mostly out of sheer exhaustion, my significant other and I booked a nine-day trip to Italy. Partly due to the fact we had booked our tickets a few weeks before our trip, we didn’t prepare ourselves the way we normally do before traveling to another country.

Here are 12 things that you absolutely need to know before traveling to Italy if you’ve never been before.

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A sleeping fox, a leaping whippet and a straggly terrier: Winners of global photography competition revealed…and they were all taken on iPhones

First Place – Animals goes to 'Django' shot by Robin Robertis. The old man baby dog. His owner says: 'Django is a Shaolin Temple Terrier, born and raised in a Buddhist monastery in the northern province of Hunan China. Django likes long walks on the beach and listening to Miles Davis.' Location: Carlsbad, California

A sleeping fox, a leaping whippet and an ‘old man baby dog’ have topped the animals category of a prestigious photography competition.

The images beat off thousands of entries in the international competition that saw photographers only use iPhones to capture their shots.

The iPhone Photography Awards is now in it’s eleventh year and has seen entries from more than hundred countries.

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Michigan family sells their home to travel the world with young daughter

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A Michigan couple and their young daughter are trading in their careers to travel the world and grow closer as a family.

Ben and Kelly Lutz are selling their home and heading to Europe. Then they’re going to Southeast Asia, then to Germany and then likely a few more stops before heading back to the mitten state.

The young couple, along with their young daughter Liesel, is taking a break from the rat race and traveling the world.

“House is gone, jobs are gone,” they said.

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I’ve traveled to 25 countries, and here’s my checklist for exactly what to do weeks, days, and hours before an international trip

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Summer travel may be relaxing, but the two weeks before an international trip can often be a stressful ordeal.

We’ve laid out the most important things to do in the weeks, days, and hours before your big trip.

They include confirming your reservations, buying an international adapter, and setting up an out-of-office email.

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515 Travel Experts (Including Me) Choose The World’s 50 Best Journeys: Do You Agree?

The World’s Best Journeys list for 2018 was created by a collaboration between Canada’s Flight Network and 500+ of the world’s top travel journalists, agencies, bloggers, and editors. (I was one of them, asked to select a listing of my all-time favorite travel experiences.)

What resulted is a collection of the top 50 trips every traveler can aspire to in their lifetime, a guide to diverse and dynamic adventures and activities in some of the most stunning and culturally-rich lands on the planet.

As you read, you’ll be tempted to travel to massive icebergs in Antarctica, night skies in the Sahara, unique creatures roaming the Galapagos Islands, blue waters from the Aegean Sea to the Caribbean. You can enjoy the landscapes of Greenland; the seas of French Polynesia or the Greek Islands; or maybe Patagonia, the Nile, Mount Kilimanjaro, and other of the world’s greatest destinations.

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In Photos: Travel + Leisure readers name the world’s best cities 2018

In this year’s edition of the World’s Best Awards, readers of Travel + Leisure magazine were particularly enchanted with the Mexico, India and Southeast Asia, with cities from these countries and regions dominating the list of world’s best cities 2018. Take a look to see if you’ve visited any of the world’s best cities — or to see if you agree.

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