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10 Less Obvious Things to Pack for a Trip Packing for the unexpected Who doesn’t dream of traveling the world and immersing themselves seamlessly into the local culture. Absorbing the exciting newness, and forging new personal bonds with interesting people?  But the dream requires we establish a base of reality and practicality.  And practicality starts with packing. We’ve just come off…

Things I’ll Talk about in this article: Smartphones and how to use them in other countries Prepaid SIM Cards and how to find them Wifi, Internet, and why you should love it. (hint: it’s because…) International travel is made easier and cheaper by smartphones and the internet Some resources on how to research your own details and get technical advice.…

As I sit on the Dalmation coast trying to keep up with the pace of creating content that I set for msyelf and fall further and further behind, I decided I needed to just get the rest of the photos from Italy off my plate and onto this blog.  I've tried to make them faster to load by compressing them…

I'm not a pixel peeper. The specs of a camera only matter as far as they impact the end results that you need to achieve. What matters to me is how a camera performs for my needs. And my needs have changed.  I'm switching from a location based production model to a location independent travel vlogging, freelancer, stock footage, etc…

I'm more of a video guy.  For tons of great info and great writing about Firenze, see Melynda's blog at TravelingMel.com. I'm hoping to make this blog much more scopophilic. I came to Florence, Italy (here on referred to as Firenze) 20 years ago.  I studied Italian at Scuola Lorenzo De Medici in the mornings and explored the city in the…

Or "Hello Mrs. Polar Bear, nice to see you again." Returning to Old Haunts Last year, I didn't see a polar bear. I didn’t go up to Churchill.  I thought I’d enjoy an autumn off after 4 consecutive years helping Polar Bears International with their media outreach initiatives but, truth be told, I really missed it.  It was rewarding to once again…

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