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How To Use The Sharing Economy To Go Local On The Road

The sharing economy is a hot topic topic in travel. According to Skift, while the sharing economy model has been around for awhile, recently the travel sector has really been affected by it. In a recent article, they state, “Trust […]

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Tasty Travel: Learning The Art Of Soba Making In Japan

Izushi, Japan, located in the Hyōgo Prefecture less than two hours from Osaka and about two-and-a-half hours from Kyoto, is known for many things: an ancient theater, castle ruins, a preserved old-time feel, and, the focus of this piece, soba […]

Exploring The Largest Gin Collection At Sea (Tasting Guide Included!)

Exploring The Largest Gin Collection At Sea (Tasting Guide Included!)

“Have you ever realized you could put a slice of ginger in a gin and tonic? Well, you can.” I’m currently in the Herrenzimmer aboard Hapag-Lloyd’s MS EUROPA 2 luxury cruise ship partaking in a gin tasting experience. Led by […]

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Fijian Cooking School Offers Flavorful Lessons (Kokoda Recipe Included!)

From curry dishes to vegetable sides, Fijian cuisine can offer lessons in heritage, culture and daily island living. On one of these islands, I discovered a cooking school that gives visitors a hands-on exploration of home-style native cuisine. Opened in […]

Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

Behind The Lens: Bracketing, HDR And How To Tell Delicious Culinary Stories Through Photography

“When you have a tricky lighting situation, it can be hard to get the details in the highlights and the shadows. Two alternatives you may use are neutral density filters and bracketing.” Today in my Photography II class — taken […]

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Sommelier Certification: Exploring Spanish Wine From Sparkling Cavas To Elegant Rioja Reds

“Spain is a very small country that could fit nicely into Texas. That being said, it’s one of the most diverse in Europe, with different cultures, dialects, climates and, most important to us, cuisines.” Today’s sommelier certification course with the […]

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Behind The Lens: How To Use Lighting For Composition And Storytelling In Photography

While in last week’s Photography II class — taught by New York City’s PhotoUno Photography School — we learned about how our cameras are calibrated to set the exposure meter to 13% gray, this week we’ll be taking things a […]

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Behind The Lens: A Guide To Shooting Sharper Images, Fine Tuning Exposure And Setting Your Custom White Balance

“Hello. My name is Jessica and I am a travel and lifestyle photographer. Through this class I hope to learn how to take everyday objects and make them more compelling.” I’m at my first official PhotoUno photography class — aside […]