Want to take better photos? The key is practice, practice, practice. And, if you get the chance to practice in the company of a pro, do it! Taking a photo tour with a legit photographer gives you the chance to ask all kinds of dumb questions and to correct one or two things that will immediately improve your shots.
Wandering around the Donaldson Farm, I kept waiting for the big tractors to talk to me as if I was in a Disney cartoon. Photo: The Open Suitcase LLC
Getting the chance to bum around with a professional photographer with an all access pass is a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon. And you don’t have to have tons of equipment or years of experience to have a great time and to learn to take better photos. I self-identify as a beginner-intermediate when it comes to using my DSLR camera, meaning I still have to think really, really hard about whether the aperture needs to be big or small to get a crisply focused background. Continue reading
I need to make a confession.
It’s a bit embarrassing, since I’m a travel writer, consider myself an organized and experienced adventurer, and routinely dole out advice to others. But, here goes…
During my last vacation, I lost my rental car.
I’m about to reveal the answer to one of life’s nagging questions.
What’s the secret to packing light?
Have one top that you will wear multiple times during your trip.
Great, Einstein. But what is that one top?
My vote is for the classic white button down. Continue reading
Got a bad case of wanderlust and no money for a vacation? There’s a super simple cure – give your bedroom a beach villa makeover! Here’s how.
An aerial view of Colombier beach. Photo: The Open Suitcase LLC
We go to St. Barth every April.
I know what you’re thinking.
“My, aren’t you a fancy Nancy?” Continue reading