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international / jordan / middle east / travel

HOW TO PREPARE FOR THE CINEMATIC SIGHTS OF JORDAN

Petra in Jordan

Photo: Peter Langer

North American travelers know more about Jordan than they think. That is, if they’ve seen a movie or two.

Cinematic classics and modern favorites alike have counted on Jordan to serve as their respective backdrops, namely the country’s famous desert, Wadi Rum. We’re talking everything from Lawrence of Arabia to 2015’s The Martian where the aforementioned desert played the role of Mars. Not coincidentally, Wadi Rum has stepped in for the Red Planet on at least two other occasions. Continue reading

photography / podcast / travel

HOW TO INTERVIEW AND PHOTOGRAPH PEOPLE IN TRAVEL

Approaching subjects can be an awkward, yet necessary task as a professional travel journalist. This week, Laura and Joe share experiences and tips on how to best interview and photograph people for travel stories.

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Europe / international / ireland / travel

DUBLIN BLENDS HISTORY AND MODERNITY TO INSPIRE TRAVELERS

Castle Market in Dublin, Ireland

Originally published at Global Traveler.

Ireland’s capital city brings to mind two distinct images. One is a literary paradise where the likes of Oscar Wilde, Samuel Beckett and James Joyce left their mark. The other is the traditional pub culture where anyone with a guitar can start a folk tune, sure to be joined by a chorus of drinkers armed with perfectly poured pints. Continue reading

podcast / travel

THE ADVANTAGES OF TRAVELING SOLO VERSUS IN A GROUP

Traveling solo versus in a group make for a very different experiences no matter where in the globe you are. But is one inherently better than the other? Or do they each have their advantages? Laura and Joe share stories from their own group and solo travels. Then, Joe asks Laura for some tips in data storage after having nearly lost his life’s work when his external fried in less than a year.

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North America / travel / United States / Utah

AMAZING, ONCE IN A LIFETIME ADVENTURE IN CAPITOL REEF COUNTRY

Capitol Reef National Park

Photo: capitolreef.org

I love nature and I love adventure. Something about fresh air filling my lungs with a western backdrop will always appeal to me. Despite my preference for city-living, few things satisfy me more than a week (or two) away from it all.

Capitol Reef country offers that and then some. That’s why it’s high on my list for an adventure getaway. Continue reading