Saturday, May 30, 2015

80% off The Art of Travel Photography thanks to our The Great Courses coupon

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80% off The Art of Travel Photography thanks to our The Great Courses coupon.

Planning a trip can take a lot. You spend so much time carefully detailing the whole excursion. You spend hours first trying to find the location. You research travel books, friends recommendations, and news reports. You spent countless hours researching airfare - when the cheapest flights are, what seats you will be sitting in, and whether you will have enough leg room. As for the hotel, there are more hours invested in that. What is the best location? Is the hotel near a subway system? Is it near all the sites? Is the area safe?

So why when you spend so much time on all of this, do you not spend any time making sure the photos you capture of this once-in-a-lifetime trip are quality?

Now, you can take a step in the right direction with this lecture series.

Learn how to take those excellent photos. Learn the right camera to use, the right lighting, even learn how to make the photo more interesting.

You will learn from the best. Joel Sartore is a National Geographic photographer. I really don't think it gets much better than that when it comes to taking photos of travel.

At such a superb promotion price, this is one part of your trip you should definitely invest in.

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Thursday, May 21, 2015

The Great Courses coupon will save you 80% off of The Art of Travel Photography

The Great Courses coupon will save you 80% off of The Art of Travel Photography.

One of the places that I have always wanted to go is Romania. I would love to take the most expert photos of my trip there. Photos that I could cherish for a lifetime thanks to this lecture series.

My ancestry is from Romanian decent. I would love to see where some of my familial roots are from.

Orsova, Romania
Some of the highlights for me would be the authentic food. I am so into food.  Some of the top items (I ate these every Thanksgiving) from Romania are cabbage rolls, grilled sausages, and, simply enough, baked potatoes. Things that I would like to try while I was visiting would be: potato goulash, radauti (translates to chicken soup), and pomana porcului.

Some of the sites I would like to see are: Bran Castle, Corvin Castle, Merry Cemetery, the Sphinx, and Moldovita Monastery.

I also think just walking around Bucharest would be fantastic. Some of the things I would like to do there are stroll the streets, get some coffee, and try and find the "old Paris". I guess Bucharest was known for awhile back in the day as the Paris of the east. However, an earthquake and communist rule after WWII destroyed the aspects that would associate it with Paris.

Also, outside of Bucharest, the Romanian lands are mostly agricultural. I can only imagine driving through the countryside and the beauty that I would be able to take in.

I think this would be a fabulous trip only more enhanced by taking amazing pictures of it, thanks to The Great Courses.

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

My review of San Diego thanks to The Art of Travel Photography

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San Diego is a great place to take a vacation. There is so much to do! It has everything that I look for in a vacation. A city to visit, good food, sites, and easy transportation.

The city is great. The downtown area has a couple of distinct districts: the Marina, Gaslamp, and Little Italy. Each has something great to offer. In particular, the Gaslamp has all of the restaurants. You can find any type of food. Searsucker and Osteria are some of my favorites.

Don't forget about the beaches in San Diego. There are so many to pick from. I really like going to Coronado because it is so close and there are some great restaurants to go to on the boardwalk.

Other than that, you could just rent a bicycle and ride around, or go see a Padres game . I like baseball here. The ballpark is right downtown so basically from any hotel you can just walk there.

I say check San Diego out for your next vacation. Take some awesome pictures thanks to this special promotion for a lecture series on how to take travel photos. Make your trip, and your pictures, amazaing!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

The Art of Travel Photography is 80% off with our The Great Courses coupon

The Art of Travel Photography is 80% off with our The Great Courses coupon.

I have always, always, always wanted to go to Bavaria. It just seems like it would be such a great place to visit. All the scenery, the rolling hills, the food ...

But most of all, I really want to go for one reason.

Neuschwanstein Castle.

I was at work one day and we were looking up places for my friend to go on her honeymoon. I'm not entirely sure how we even fell upon this place, but there it was. I couldn't believe it. A castle in the clouds.

The castle is a nineteenth-century Romanesque Revival palace. It is in the village of Hohenschwangau in southwest Bavaria. It was completed just 6 weeks after the death of King Ludwig II in 1886. The rumor has it that the king wanted it to escape from public life. Ironically, 1.4 million people visit the castle yearly. Apparently, the king wanted to rebuild the Hohenschwangau castle. The other rumor is Cinderella's Castle is based on Neuschwanstein.

I'm no Disney fan, but I am a fan of this castle.

I'm not sure how or when I will get there, but I will. Once I do, I am going to want to take pictures that will last me a lifetime.

That's what is so great about this travel series by The Great Courses. It teaches you something that we can all use -- how to make our travel memories last a lifetime.

I want to get the full scope of the castle in my camera view finder. I want to know how to capture the light against the mountain. I want to see the clouds float in the sky.

Try the course out today and ensure your photos are fantastic.

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