If you are planning a trip to London and want to spend some time admiring great artwork and visiting grand royal palaces, you’ll likely save money and time by purchasing the London Pass. The London Pass not only allows for free admission to over 60 of the top-visited attractions in London (i.e., Windsor Castle, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey), but it also allows you to skip the long entrance lines at several of these attractions and includes a 1-day free Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour ticket. In many cases, the London Pass is good value and will save you money; however, in some cases, the London Pass may not be a good deal for you, especially if this is not your first visit to London or you have very limited time in the city. In this London pass review, we’ll provide all the information you need to know to… Read the rest
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22 Items to provide inspiration for your Travel Themed Wedding! The goal of this article is to provide inspiration for couples planning a travel themed wedding or destination wedding with a focus on handmade items and items that can be customized to fit the style of any wedding couple. I guess you could say that Laurence and I had a travel themed wedding; getting married at sea aboard the RMS Queen Mary 2 in the Atlantic Ocean in a private ceremony and then we had a small ceremony for family and friends in Venice Italy. However, we never had a traditional wedding so we didn’t purchase many of the traditional wedding items (e.g., cake toppers, wedding invitations, favor bags); however, this did not keep me from spending quite a bit of time online researching awesome items and ideas about ways a couple could incorporate their wanderlust into their wedding, reception, and honeymoon. We’ve put together a list of 22 items that we think would be perfect for a travel themed wedding; some of these are items we purchased and others are one’s we reviewed specifically for this article. We physically reviewed all these items and we give our opinions about ways you might incorporate them into your own travel themed wedding, bon voyage party, or destination wedding.
Laurence is a professional award-winning travel photographer (and my husband!) and today he is going to answer some of those essential travel photography questions that we are often asked. If you have ever looked at other people’s photographs of a travel spot you’ve been to and wondered why their photographs were so much better that yours, this post will give you some helpful tips as well as point you to further resources if you are interested in taking your photography to the next level. This Q & A post is designed to share some of the basics on travel photography, including things like how a camera works, advice on camera gear, how to protect your gear while traveling, the essential basics of composition you should know, tips for mobile photography, best photography editing software, and even tips on how to take a better selfie! Laurence Norah has been traveling as… Read the rest
Oak Alley Plantation is one of over a dozen Louisiana plantation homes open to the public that line the Mississippi River between Baton Rouge and New Orleans. In the mid-nineteenth century, over 300 plantations lined the river in this area, most of the plantations growing sugar cane which became the principal cash crop in this area by the early nineteenth century. Oak Alley Plantation is often considered the Grande Dame of the Great River Road with a lovely Greek Revival style main house and a number of dependencies built between 1837 to 1839. Oak Alley is no longer a working sugar cane plantation, but the original main house and a few other original buildings remain on the property as well as the famous 300-year-old alley of oaks that gives this plantation its name and photogenic fame. It is also famous for being shown in numerous TV shows and films, including Hush Hush… Read the rest