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Take As Many Selfies As You Want At This Instagram-Friendly Hotel

Sep 3rd, 2013 at 11:35AM: In the last year, travel and Instagram have grown to go hand in hand. Seriously, how many photos did you post during your last trip? Banking on our selfie and hashtagging obsessions, the new boutique 1888 Hotel in Sydney, Australia has made Instagram a key part of its visitors' experience. The lobby features a digital mural of Instagram shots, the front desk has a map of top picture taking...

The Drive-In Movie Theater Photography Project

The Drive-In Movie Theater Photography Project Jun 6th, 2013 at 1:00PM: Copyright Craig Deman Today we have an interview with a very interesting travel photographer. Craig Deman has done a number of photography projects, including The Drive-In Project, a look at abandoned drive-in movie theaters across America. Since today is the 80th anniversary of the drive-in theater, we decided to have him as a guest. Welcome to Gadling, Craig! Tell us a little about the...

Photo Of The Day: The Signs Of San Francisco

Photo Of The Day: The Signs Of San Francisco Apr 21st, 2013 at 6:00PM: Over dinner recently, a fellow Gadling blogger, some other travel lovers and I were discussing the merits of San Francisco. We decided that our favorite part about it was that it just has that special amount of "funk" that is hard to find in other cities. It's hard to describe, but if you have been to San Francisco, you know what I am talking about. That feeling is perfectly captured in...

Photo Of The Day: Framing The Louvre

Photo Of The Day: Framing The Louvre Mar 28th, 2013 at 6:00PM: It's not easy to frame a scene perfectly for a photograph, especially at a popular spot full of tourists. But Flickr user Kumakulanui did it twice for today's Photo of the Day. Taken at Paris' famed Louvre museum, he captures both the larger scene of people and architecture, as well as the close-up his travel companion is shooting on her camera. The result is a very clever double take, giving...

Go #OnTheRoad With @GadlingTravel On Instagram

Go #OnTheRoad With @GadlingTravel On Instagram Feb 13th, 2013 at 11:00AM: The Gadling crew is one of the most diverse groups of travelers on the web. But different as we are, we're united in our thirst for adventure and our hunger for the open road. You read about our adventures here. Now, we'd like to invite you to travel with us in real-time – on Instagram at @GadlingTravel. Each month, a member of our team will take over the @GadlingTravel Instagram...

Exploring The World's Largest Cave (VIDEO)

Jan 9th, 2013 at 1:00PM: In the video above, veteran photographer and National Geographic award winner Carsten Peter talks about exploring and photographing Vietnam's underworld inside the Sơn Đoòng cave, which is inside the country's Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park, close to the Laos border. The cave was discovered in 1991 by a local man named Hồ-Khanh, but locals were afraid of the cave...

Photo Of The Day: Swezigon Pagoda, Southern Approach

Photo Of The Day: Swezigon Pagoda, Southern Approach Dec 29th, 2012 at 5:00PM: This Photo of the Day is titled "Swezigon Pagoda" and comes from Gadling Flickr pool member American Jon and was captured with a Canon EOS 5D. Swezigon Pagoda, the most sacred Buddhist pagoda for the Burmese, with relics of the past four Buddhas enshrined within, is an exact replica of Shwedagon Pagoda in the new capital of Burma, Naypyidaw. Upload your best shots to the Gadling Group...

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Isles

Photo Of The Day: Sunny Isles Dec 22nd, 2012 at 6:00PM: This Photo of the Day is titled "Sunny Isles" and comes from Gadling Flickr pool member Bens640. The scene is of a typical beach in Florida's North Miami and, looking around the weather map, some of you could use a warm-weather photo to focus on. I lived in the Midwest for about half a century before relocating to Florida almost a decade ago and saw plenty of ice, snow, stupid people driving...

Photo Of The Day: Airplane Over Houston

Photo Of The Day: Airplane Over Houston Oct 23rd, 2012 at 6:30PM: With modern photo editing techniques, it's often difficult to tell the real from the, well, embellished. Today's Photo of the Day was snapped by Flickr user Neil Marek with an iPhone during an airplane descent on George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston, Texas. Its vintage feel is courtesy of Snapseed, an easy-to-use photo editing software for the iPhone, iPad and desktops, which...

The Greatest Photo I Never Took

The Greatest Photo I Never Took Sep 24th, 2012 at 11:00AM: The Iranians love Ferris wheels. When I spent a month in Iran back in 1994 I saw them everywhere. The parks in the big cities had the big, brightly painted ones we're familiar with in the West. Smaller towns and villages had more modest Ferris wheels, some small enough that they could be cranked by hand. I saw dozens of them. The one that stands out most in my memory was in a dusty little...

5 Reasons Why A Digital Camera Is Better Than A Smartphone For Travel Photos

5 Reasons Why A Digital Camera Is Better Than A Smartphone For Travel Photos Aug 17th, 2012 at 8:00AM: There is an old adage in photography that says the best camera is the one that you have with you at any given time. This holds especially true in the age of smartphones, which have evolved into solid shooters over the past few years. Owning a smartphone is a lot like having a decent point and shoot camera on you at all times, which has, for good or ill, allowed us to share many more personal...

On Traveling Without The Big DSLR Camera

On Traveling Without The Big DSLR Camera Jul 23rd, 2012 at 10:00AM: I own a Nikon D200 with some extra stuff, including a 28-300 telephoto lens that weighs a ton. I have a Panasonic Lumix (that's what I used to shoot this picture of dusk in the Serengeti), and an iPhone. I have a video camera, too (the only thing on my list of gear that I did not pay for – I got the video camera in a promotional scheme two years ago). I've traveled with all of this stuff...

Photo Of The Day: Amateur Photographers At Big Sur

Photo Of The Day: Amateur Photographers At Big Sur Jul 10th, 2012 at 7:30PM: How often do you arrive at a famous monument or stunning vista and encounter a line of amateur photographers peering through camera lenses and iPhone screens? It seems that as a culture we've become more intent on capturing the perfect shot than on taking a moment to be still and appreciate the beauty of what's in front of us. In today's Photo of the Day, Flickr user David Lytle trains his...

Is Instagram Helping Or Hurting Travel Photography?

Is Instagram Helping Or Hurting Travel Photography? Jun 24th, 2012 at 11:00AM: It's always fun to look at vibrant images of faraway destinations – a sun ray hitting the perfect piece of sand on a beach, an indigenous woman selling fruit at a weekend market or a mountain glowing 10 different shades. And, with all of the photography technology and apps we now have, it's making it easier and easier for people to take flawless and exciting photos. Do you ever wonder,...

How To Put On A Travel Photography Exhibition

How To Put On A Travel Photography Exhibition Jun 12th, 2012 at 9:00AM: You got back from an amazing adventure travel vacation a few weeks ago. Your friends and family have heard all your stories and seen all your photos. Now what? Instead of tucking your photos away in an album or hard drive, why not show off your travel photography to a wider audience? I've run two photography exhibitions and been in several more. My first exhibition was on the painted caves of...

Remote control plane captured (and caught) some of the world's most beautiful places

Mar 20th, 2012 at 6:00PM: Ever wonder what it's like to be a bird? Now you know. This remote control airplane captured (and was caught) at some of the world's most beautiful sights, all strung together in this quick four-minute video. Want to see more? Crazy Horst, the video creator, has a robust Vimeo page offering a number of similar views. ...

Lomography launches travel photography competition

Lomography launches travel photography competition Feb 26th, 2012 at 5:00PM: Lomography has teamed up with Virginia is for Lovers for a new photo competition that will award the most talented camera-toting travelers the chance to win limited edition cameras and vacations in Virginia. Called "Love Unexpected," the year-long competition marks the first time Lomography has partnered with a tourism office for a special promotion. The competition combines the analog...

10 best photography apps for travelers

10 best photography apps for travelers Dec 30th, 2011 at 2:00PM: Sometimes, your basic camera just doesn't cut it. With all of the advancing technology we now have, the possibilities for travel photography are endless. Before your next trip, make sure to download these ten photography apps that will help you capture, edit, and share the perfect picture. Pro HDR Pro HDR is perfect for people who want to take high dynamic range shots without investing in an...

Travel the world through the photography of Kyle Marquardt

Travel the world through the photography of Kyle Marquardt Dec 24th, 2011 at 3:00PM: While there are a lot of beautiful travel photos out there, the images of Kyle Marquardt have a way of capturing those quick, often missed moments while helping people to discover places not often seen by tourists, like a penguin the first second he goes to jump out of the water, a cheetah in hot pursuit of a gazelle, or an iceberg half underwater and half above. So how does he capture such moving...

Henry Rollins, Punk Rocker and Travel Philosopher

Nov 4th, 2011 at 10:30AM: World Hum's Jim Benning spent some time talking with musician Henry Rollins about his new book and the results are freaking excellent. Henry Rollins says one awesome thing after another about travel, photography, climate change, globalization, and lots more. I had a hard time choosing, but here's one short excerpt: I hit the streets every day with no real plan besides walking and seeing...

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