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Changing Perspectives with Historical Tourism

Our Family’s Visit to the USS Lexington

I spent my childhood on the East Coast near many of the historical battlefields and settlements that shaped the early days of our nation. It was common for us to take field trips that let us see our history firsthand.

My wife was not so fortunate. While she received an excellent education, she grew up in a small town in rural Texas, far from any significant historical sites. I didn’t realize the significance of this until we took our kids on a tour of the USS Lexington, an aircraft carrier that served during World War II.

Using Social Media to Bring New Life to Your Vacation Plans

Social media is a given when it comes to vacations. If you’re like most people, you’re already planning on posting photos and stories from your vacation to share with friends and relatives. But did you know that you can use social media to help plan your trip? Sites like Instagram, Reddit, Facebook, Travello, and Roadtrippers can bring new perspective to your trip before it’s even begun.

Gain Inspiration from Instagram

Trying to decide where to go? Instagram  is full of amazing travel blogs with photos and videos from all over the world. Earthpix is an inspiring travel blog with over 14 million followers that compiles travel photos from a variety of contributors. Beautiful...

Five Tips for Taking Great Travel Photos

You’ve just arrived at your destination, and it’s every bit as magical as you expected. The sights, the sounds, the smells – all of it is perfect, and yet somehow you can’t escape the lingering thought that it’s temporary. In a few days you’ll return to work, and all of this will be a distant memory. Unless…

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You’ve captured the moment. Now, when you’re sitting at your desk, you can look back at this photo and relive the experience again as if you were there.

Travel photos are meaningful because they allow us to relive important experiences. They let us escape the present by transporting our minds to our favorite destinations. They also allow others to share our experiences through social media.

So how can we make those photos the best they can be?