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Mar 21st 2011 10:20PM Love this cafe, discovered on first trip to Zurich, and is always on my list whenever I return. I last stopped in Zurich in May last year, the tail end of a wonderful round the world trip, and I stopped by the cafe then, too!
Check out the zurich/europe chapters and the book of my whole trip: around the world in 18 days, available on the App Store for iPad now, only 2.99! check it out at http://www.aroundtheworldbook.com and don't miss the new 48 Hours in... chapters, only .99c!
Jan 20th 2011 7:50PM Back up, back up, back up!
Couple of pointers regarding that:
1. try to use a number of smaller memory cards as opposed to one really big capacity one -- that way if one falls off the boat/train/dock you only lose some of your holiday images
2. subscribe to shutterfly or similar as recommended above and upload all your favorites whenever you can - always pays to be safe
3. I carried a laptop and a spare external drive, both had the capacity to store in duplicate my over 85 gigs of RAW images. Again, it's about having a back up in case of loss or theft, the external drive was always with me, laptop always in hotel safe.
4. check out my new book for iPad: Around The World In 18 Days there's tons of photo and travel tips, as well as great photos! Please check it out at http://www.aroundtheworldbook.com
Jan 6th 2011 12:27PM On a recent round the world trip, I felt the itinerary was simply too complex to handle on my own. I've booked hundreds of flights directly, but this one I wanted to be sure to have someone to help me work out the details. It paid off. First, with a major itinerary change at the last minute due to violent protests in Bangkok (switched to Singapore, a wonderful place!) and second, with a ticket snafu between Cairo and Istanbul. Having someone to call when the airlines weren't answering (it was 9 pm EST when I was stuck) was priceless, and I made my flight with no problems.
You can read all about my round the world trip in Around The World In 18 Days, now available for iPad. Please check it out at http://www.aroundtheworldbook.com
Dec 30th 2010 11:51AM Personally, I prefer to carry a compact - a step above point and shoot - but still a compact interchangeable lens camera. It's easier to travel with and also important, it is less intrusive and conspicuous while you are shooting.
Knowing what results you can get with your camera before you go is a a good idea. Do test shots at night to see what ISO is acceptable noise-wise. It doesn't hurt to use a small table-top tripod (stabilized on a wall or even a tree) so you can reduce your ISO (and noise) and get the picture you want.
I took my camera on an 18 day round the world trip, never shooting over 200 ASA - point being I carried that little tripod everywhere and got excellent night shots in every place. You can see the results in my new book for iPad: Around The World In 18 Days. Please check it out at http://www.aroundtheworldbook.com
Cheers and happy travels!
Dec 22nd 2010 11:28AM I've found that I lose valuable mileage points if I book through discount travel brokers. I used to do all my booking, hotels and flights, through the main travel booking engines, but I realized that besides the discounted basic cost, there wasn't much advantage. Now, I book directly through hotel and airline sites and I get my mileage rewards, and a number of other important benefits, including (sometimes) ability to change reservations without penalty.
I recently completed a round the world trip and I made the mistake of booking some hotels through a discount site, and lost all the miles I should have earned at those hotels. Frustrating. Great trip though!