Travel Resources



IMPORTANT TRAVEL INFORMATION AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

Need a Passport or have to renew? 

Click here for U.S. passport information.

Do you need a visa?

Click here to see whether your destination country requires Americans to get a visa.

Is there a travel advisory about your destination?

Click here to see whether you destination country is the subject of a travel alert from the U.S. Department of State.

Do you need a vaccination or other health-related information about your destination?

Click here for health information about your destination from the Center of Disease Control.

Do you need Travel Insurance?

I highly recommend travel insurance when embarking on a journey. Even if you don’t care about getting reimbursed (though can’t imagine why), at the very least get medical coverage, especially if you’re going someplace remote. Click here for Insuremytrip, a website that enables you to compare policies from a variety of companies.

How to let the nearest U.S. embassy know you’ll be visiting

Best for remote destinations or countries with civil unrest. Click here for the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP), a free service that allows U.S. citizens traveling or living abroad to enroll with the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate.

 


WHERE TO FIND INSPIRATION

National Geographic YourShot Community

A fantastic resource for a treasure chest of photos from all over the world that are sure to inspire.

BBC Travel “Destinations”

One of my favorite websites for narrative travel storytelling.

Instagram

Instagram is a great resource to find inspiration from destinations around the planet.


HELPFUL TRAVEL TIPS

Why You Should Apply for Global Entry

Enjoy Stress Free Travel When You Follow This Pre-Trip Checklist 

Make Traveling Easier with These 7 Great Mobile Apps

10 Tips on How to Travel Together for Years Without Killing Each Other

Tips for Traveling Alone: A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Started

5 Tips That Will Help You Enjoy A Long Coach Flight

10 tips to Help You Break Out of Your Travel Bubble

THE Trick For Beating Jet Lag (I Swear It Works)

Exploring a New City? Hear are 4 Reasons to Go to a Dog Park

Great Gifts for Travel Lovers (Most under $50.00)

A Stylish, Super Comfortable Hiking Shoe


PHOTOGRAPHAY ADVICE

My Camera Gear and Accessories

How to Shoot Street Photography with Renowned Photojournalist Peter Turnley

8 Reasons You’re Taking Bad Photos and How to Make them Better

A Lesson in Light with Famed Photographer Timothy Allen

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7 Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing a Travel Photography Tour

Pro Photographer Shares 9 Tips for Taking Great Street Portraits when You Travel

How to Make My Super Easy, Ridiculously Cheap, DIY DSLR Rain Cover

Six Photography Tips I Learned From A Wildlife Photographer You Can Use Anytime, Anywhere

Tips for Taking Amazing African Wildlife Photos

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