3 Tips for Taking Better Travel Photos with Your Phone

A lot of us are guilty of taking as many photos as we can when we’re travelling, but then when we look back at them at home we realise that a lot of the photos weren’t worth the memory they took up, due to the way they turned out.

You’ve probably scrolled past plenty of blurry or badly-lit shots as you went through your holiday snaps, but think that that’s just what happens when you use your phone as your camera too. That couldn’t be further from the truth!

If you want to take your travel photos to the next level, whether they’re for your blog, your Instagram or just for you to enjoy, these three tips will greatly improve your photos!

The Right Light
To have your photos looking better, avoid taking snaps when the sun is very bright, before sunrise or after sunset, because there’s usually too much light, or not enough at these times of the day.

When light is soft, diffused and evenly distributed over whatever you’re photographing, it’s the perfect time to snap a photo! Photographers call the time just before sunset or just after sunrise ‘the golden hour’ because it’s a fantastic time to take photos.

2. Hold Your Phone Steady
This seems like an obvious tip, but you’d be surprised how many people snap photos one-handed, which means shaking and that leads to blurry pictures!
Use both hands to hold your phone while keeping your elbows close to your sides, to help you steady your hands.

To take photos from different positions, you can look up other ways of holding your phone to keep it steady too.

If you’re really serious about your photos, you could invest in a portable tripod. There’s plenty that you can set up quickly, so you don’t miss your shot.

3. Try Different Angles
While it’s always nice to have photos that have been taken at eye-level and head-on, it’s hard to get a photo that really stands out when you use this perspective.

Start experimenting with different angles when you take your photos, like from overhead or at ground-level. Different perspectives create interest and help showcase your subject in different ways. Take a couple of photos at each angle, and get creative!

Even if these tips may seem a little obvious, it’s the basics that form the foundations of great photos. Have fun with taking your holiday photos, and be sure to practice to improve your skills. You never know, you might just find a new calling in life as a photographer!

Luxury Holiday Destinations – Spectacular Overwater Bungalow Resorts In The World

luxury holiday destinationsAre you looking to spend a romantic getaway or dream holiday at a paradise-like destination? If your idea of paradise is with an overwater bungalow rested above the blue ocean then you may want to check out some of the most spectacular overwater bungalows in the world.

Cheval Blanc Randheli

Maldives is home to over sixty per cent of overwater bungalows on the planet. But Cheval Blanc Randheli takes the cake for being the icon for everything high-class. LVMH, world leader in luxury and owner of luxury brands like Moët Chandon and Louis Vuitton, made sure the 46-villa resort leads in class. Private seaplane transfers and haute cuisine from chef Yannick Alléno, a three-Michelin star chef, round out the luxury package.

Sandals South Coast

This sensational seaside oasis will feature twelve Tahitian-style honeymoon bungalows by mid-December. Rested above the clear blue waters, the glass-floor panels of the bungalow offers a unique viewing experience of the breath-taking views of the ocean.

The well equipped cabins have tranquility soaking tub for two, spacious sun deck, outdoor shower, and an overwater Hammock. In addition, room service is provided on a 24-hour basis. If you are looking for an ultimate classy adult-only escape, then this is a perfect location.

Hotel Palafitte

The Hotel Palafitte offers you individual luxury pavilions with breathtaking views of Lake Neuchâtel. It holds the distinction of uniqueness as the only hotel in Europe constructed on stilts. The inspiration for the stilts came from ancient Swiss structures found nearby. Known as the birthplace of absinthe, so when staring at the lake becomes boring, go ahead and live on the wild side and have some absinthe.

European Holiday Tour – Exciting Destinations To Include In Your Travel List

european destinationsEurope offers some of the exciting holiday destinations. If you are planning for a European holiday tour, then consider these exciting holiday destinations in your travel list.

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in the world, is becoming a favourite tourist attraction for many travel lovers. The city offers a lot of things to do and there are unique must-see attractions that you have to visit. Go to the historic landmarks, the beautiful beach, and of course the famous food market where you will the city’s best chefs in one area.

Barcelona, Spain

Many of Barcelona’s most famous attractions are building designed a Spanish architect from Catalonia – Antoni Gaudi. You will love the art and beaches of this beautiful holiday destination. Barcelona boasts some of the best architecture in the world but it is not just the scenic view that you want to come here for. You will also enjoy the great menus and tapas every day.

Paris, France

Enjoy the architecture, museums, wind, and food as you stay in the city of love. It is also worth noting that Paris is not actually that expensive as airfares are consistently low. You can stay in a hostel and use public transportation and enjoy the lovely atmosphere. There is always something awesome to see in Paris whether you just want to sightsee or just lounge at a café for hours.

Rome, Italy

Some may immediately think that Rome is a great location for lovers, but you will definitely have fun if you bring your family and friends with you. Enjoy walking the city and visit the major ancient sites like the Colosseum. And of course, your shouldn’t miss to try the good food of Italy. Try their gelato because they are also the best.

Tips To Stay Healthy While Travelling

healthy travel tipsTravel is an enjoyable part of life. While travelling can be a wonderful experience for all, it is important to stay healthy to fully enjoy the journey. Here are some of the best healthy travel tips for you.

Stay hydrated while travelling

Travelling or not, drinking water is always important. However, you need to stay hydrated while you travelling and during flight. Your body will need to adjust when travelling to other places with a new climate and staying hydrated helps a lot. Remember to drink water while travelling as it can be easily forgotten as you roam around and enjoying your journey. Stay hydrated while travelling to avoid getting sick during the trip.

Eat a healthy meal per day.

As much as you want to try the local food, eat one healthy meal per day.
Look for the nearest grocery store in your place to grab some fruit or fresh food. Eat healthy foods like fruits, veggies, nuts, and salads.

Bring a healthy travel bag

You do not really need to be fancy here, you can use a quart size ziplock or a small travel pouch to store good food. Include green teas, raw nuts and seeds, healthy bars, extra vitamin C, and your supplements in a small bag in your carry on. You may consider to include small packs of almond butter in your pack.

Bring healthy snacks with you

You don’t have to bring a lot, just grab a piece of fruit that can last long like apple, banana and orange. You may bring your own healthy trail mix, and/or low sugar bar. These quick to eat healthy snacks will energize you while travelling and also prevent you from spending more buying these items at the airport or the gas station.