When conditions aren’t conducive to color photography, give black and white a try

  While travel photography is very appealing for a variety of reasons, such as being able to visit different and exciting places, there are some potential downsides to shooting in new locations. Even if you scout locations ahead of time online, you can’t ever know a new place like you know your favorite local photography spots. As photographer Thomas Heaton puts it, travel photography can feel like a “whistle stop tour,” meaning you often visit a lot of locations in a short amount of time, never being able to dedicate enough time to each spot.

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Ten Tips for Traveling Alone

Some really good tips in this article…

Here are ten tips for traveling alone.

You might dread your next solo trip. Don’t. It could really be one of the most enjoyable experiences you ever have. Sure, it’s fun to make memories with your friends and family, but, solo travelers have plenty of fun too. You just need to have a positive attitude. And, it doesn’t hurt that technology has made the world a lot smaller than ever before.

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Planet Abled: Meet the woman making travel accessible for disabled people in India | The Independent

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“Most of the time, a person with a disability remains in their own group of other people with the same disability, or with their family and friends,” she says. There was no travel service – at least in India – where a deaf person could travel with a blind person, or a wheelchair user with a traveller without a disability. Arora was determined to change that. Then came the customisation for each client – special needs, special interests, solo travel, group travel, honeymoon, wellness, adventure.

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Berlin emerges as the number one city in the world to work while you travel

A new report by PeoplePerHour has revealed the capital city of Germany as the top spot for ‘digital nomads’ to earn a living while travelling. The study takes into account things like the number of co-working spaces, monthly salaries, the overall cost of living, visa requisites and crime rates.

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Rent your home like a hotel, you could be taxed like one – The Morning Call

Always know your local tax & other related laws before you jump into something like this.  Many communities have very specific rules & laws regarding this type of business.  Better to know first then to learn the hard way after.

Using the internet to rent out a room for extra bucks, may lose some of its financial lure for entrepreneurial homeowners in Pennsylvania.

Rep. Doyle Heffley, R-Carbon, introduced a bill Wednesday that would require online home sharing and short-term rental companies to remit the state’s 6 percent occupancy tax to the Department of Revenue. It also would require the companies to provide a list of all property owners renting their dwellings so counties’ Treasury offices can collect hotel taxes, which are used to market local tourism.

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The Hotel Where Drinking Straws are Outlawed | TravelPulse

Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa has become the first of its kind in Hawai‘i to entirely end the use of plastic straws on its property. Children’s drinks and blended tropical drinks are now served with eco-friendly paper straws, while other drinks are only served with paper straws on request at the hotel’s dining establishments, luau and other events.

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TSA Labor Day Travel Tips: 2017 | Transportation Security Administration

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As we mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations, we must not forget the families affected by Hurricane Harvey. Those in south Texas and Louisiana are just beginning to recover from an incredibly destructive storm, one that halted air and rail transportation in the region, devastated communities both large and small, and continues to threaten the safety of local residents, our colleagues and their families.

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How to Be Happier When You Travel

Joy Hvar

Step one: Stop checking Facebook.

A few years back on a solo trip to Europe, Jaime L. Kurtz found herself standing on the Croatian island of Hvar. The sun shone. Boats bobbed in the Adriatic Sea. But instead of feeling happy and free, she felt homesick and lonely.

“I realized that a lot of this was due to my own habits and personality, rather than to characteristics of the places themselves,” Kurtz, an associate professor of psychology at James Madison University and author of The Happy Traveler: Unpacking The Secrets of Better Vacations, tells Condé Nast Traveler.

More tips at Conde Nast Traveler