Hagia Sophia is old. Very old. The building that currently stands on the first of Istanbul’s famous seven hills dates back almost 1,500 years and has had a remarkable and colorful history. It’s also a beautiful place to visit.
Opened in late-2014, the Frank Gehry-designed Biomuseo focuses on Panama’s biodiversity and how the isthmus of Panama has changed the world.
With its colorfully painted buildings, cobblestone streets, and Spanish colonial architecture, Granada is a picturesque town that wears its history on its streets.
Granada’s market is especially good. It’s large and colorful, pungent and bustling. And it’s the only show in town, so everything is concentrated here.
There are good reasons why the Blue Mosque is one of Istanbul’s prime attractions and one of the world’s iconic religious buildings.
There are worse places to be than gliding silently at water level amongst the icebergs, seals, and penguins of Antarctica.
Iglesia San Jose, in Casco Viejo and dating to 1673, is most famous for its massive Golden Altar (Altar de Oro) that survived pirate raids in 1671.
You can spot Ancon Hill from all over Panama City. It makes for wonderful views out over Panama City and the entrance to the Panama Canal. It also has historical significance.
Trinity Church is not the only church in Antarctica, but it may well be the most elaborate.
Cenote Xkeken, near Valladolid, is one of the prettiest of the 3,000 or so underground cenotes scattered across Mexico’s Yucatan peninsula.
The rugged, mountainous terrain of northern Laos is beautiful. While well off the beaten track and not really on the road to anywhere else, Luang Namtha and Oudomxai provinces are well worth seeing.
We’re on top of Mount Kilimanjaro. 19,341 feet. It’s no wonder that we’re lightheaded, breathing hard, and tired. But the view is spectacular.
Southeast Asia’s morning markets are much more interesting than the night markets. Luang Prabang’s morning market is no exception.
A monthly roundup of some of the interesting photography-related campaigns on Kickstarter that have caught my eye.
Canon has announced a raft of new products, including an updated 35mm f/1.4 lens and the new Canon EOS M3 mirrorless camera.
GoPros are tough little things. They end up in places that no camera should go. But even GoPros can do with some TLC.
The Unifun 10400mAh USB External Travel Battery is built to withstand bumps and dust and be water resistant, making it handy for taking outdoors.
If you want your photos to look their best on new high pixel density Retina displays, here’s a Wordpress plugin to help.
Many cameras come with an AC battery charger. But charging from a USB power source can be far more convenient when you’re traveling. The good news is that there are USB chargers out there for the batteries used in common camera models, even if you have to hunt a little to find them.
The WD MyPassport Wireless is a portable hard drive that can be used to stream media to mobile devices like iPhones and iPads. But it’s also a cost-effective option for backing up your photos while traveling.
The new GoPro HERO4 Session has the same recommended retail price as the HERO4 Silver. Here’s how they compare if you’re trying to choose between them.
A small, reliable flashlight is a very handy thing to keep in your camera bag just in case. I’ve been testing out the NiteCore EA11, a tiny, rugged flashlight with impressive brightness.
Syncovery is a program that offers extreme flexibility in where, what, how, and when to back up photos to the cloud, local hard drives, or network drives.
GoPro’s latest addition to its lineup, the GoPro HERO4 Session, is now out. It’s the smallest and lightest GoPro yet. Here’s how it works.
Lightroom’s new dehaze filter is designed to cut through the glare caused by haze or mist, but it is also very useful for an off-label use: finding dust spots.
Lightroom CC’s new dehaze slider can be a very useful tool in recovering detail in hazy or misty scenes. It can also have some strongly negative effects.
The Rick is a lightweight carbon fiber travel tripod from 3 Legged Thing. Here’s my hands-on review.
Nikon has announced updates to some of its pro telephotos, as well as a new, versatile DX zoom lens that is an especially good fit for travel photography.
Memory card backup devices combine a battery-powered hard drive with a memory card reader so you can back up your photos and videos without a computer. Here’s my hands-on review of the ColorSpace UDMA2.
The Photo Safe II is an inexpensive and straightforward way to back up memory cards without a computer. Here’s how it stacks up.
The latest update to Photoshop adds a new option to reclaim image space and speed up the retouching process when stitching panoramas.
If you’re looking to improve the sound quality of your GoPro videos, using an external mic will make a big difference. Here’s a rundown of what mics will work with which GoPro.
The NiteCore UGP3 can charge two GoPro HERO3/3+ batteries directly and a third indirectly. It also has an LCD screen and integrated USB cable.