Always Wanderlust https://www.alwayswanderlust.com Travel Photography Blog Thu, 20 Sep 2018 03:06:28 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.8 https://y4j4s3q9.stackpathcdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/AWLogoRetinia-32x32.png Always Wanderlust https://www.alwayswanderlust.com 32 32 5 Life Changing Things To Do In A Gap Year https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/gap-year-travel/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/gap-year-travel/#respond Thu, 20 Sep 2018 02:49:38 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=20982 If you have just finished school and are not sure what you want to do with the rest of your life than taking a year off is a great way to figure things out. There are so many different things that you can try and so many great ways to learn more about yourself. If you have the money saved you can travel to interesting destinations or you can find a job in a foreign country and work and travel at the same time. Here are 5 life-changing ways to spend your gap year. Volunteering and Making A Difference Volunteering is a great way to spend a gap year and there are plenty of opportunities in your local area and around the world that you can take advantage of. You can work with wild animals in developing countries, work in animal shelters in your own neighborhood, become a mentor for…Continue Reading

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Chimney Beach in Lake Tahoe Nevada https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/chimney-beach/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/chimney-beach/#respond Sun, 02 Sep 2018 18:08:42 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=20934 Chimney Beach, Lake Tahoe There’s an obscure area in Lake Tahoe’s North Eastern Shores that used be hidden from the masses. Tucked away in azure coves of blue just right off Nevada’s SR-28 are hidden gems: Secret Cove and Chimney Beach. Both are well hidden from view off the highway, but if dare to step off your car or bike for a minute, you’ll see the amazing wonders that this area has to offer. It’s not a long hike either, so are just a few yards and meters from the road. Lake Tahoe sits above 6,500 ft in altitude making it an Alpine Lake. As such, it does see its fair share of an optical phenomenon called Alpenglow. If you happen to have some clouds in the sky as the Sun sets, look out because you’re about to get an eye candy treat! Surrounded by tall mountains, there’ no shortage of Alpenglows…Continue Reading

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Palouse Falls in Washington State https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/travel-photo-palouse-falls/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/travel-photo-palouse-falls/#respond Fri, 31 Aug 2018 14:33:19 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=19783 Guess what? Palouse Falls is a dangerous State Park. Why? When I was there taking photos various signs are everywhere warning visitors of the possible doom if taken lightly.

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Beaches & Culture: 5 Interesting Destinations You Need to Visit https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/interesting-destinations/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/interesting-destinations/#comments Fri, 24 Aug 2018 20:39:53 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=20837 Booking a flight to these remarkable destinations guarantees you cultural excursions, alongside much-needed downtime to soak up the sun and listen to the ocean. If you love immersing yourself in the vibrant newness of a town, but don’t want to be far from the sea, these holidays are ideal. 1 – Barcelona Barcelona has arguably some of the most vibrant cultural heritage in Europe. The art and architecture alone are a worthy reason to visit this lively city. Be sure to check out Gaudi’s surreal buildings, as well as the work of famous Catalans Salvador Dali and Joan Miro. By night, a whole new cultural experience opens up. Begin with a few drinks at Las Ramblas, where any good night out begins, before working your way through the rabbit warren of bars the city has to offer. Parties start late and end late in Barcelona, so don’t expect to be…Continue Reading

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Here are 5 of the Best Islands to Visit around the World https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/best-islands-to-visit/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/best-islands-to-visit/#comments Thu, 23 Aug 2018 22:39:43 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=20772 For all beach lovers, nothing compares to an island holiday. Lying on the warm sand, listening to the sound of the waves rolling in is one of the most relaxing experiences you can have. There are a lot of brilliant options available, but here are some ideas to inspire your travels. 1 – Lombok, Indonesia The Indonesian island of Lombok offers a much more peaceful experience as compared to the rather busy beaches of Bali. Well branded for exquisite beaches and surfing locations, principally in the island’s southern parts of Kuta and BankoBanko, the island is entirely free of any motor vehicles making the island heaven for nature lovers. The west coast offers more beautiful beaches and preserved coral reefs for diving. Lombok is also a great viewing spot to see thousands of sea turtles hatch from their eggs along the peaceful shores. You can find out more about visiting…Continue Reading

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The Best Full-Frame Travel Cameras of 2018 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/best-travel-camera/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/best-travel-camera/#comments Thu, 09 Aug 2018 23:31:21 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=16616 For the best in the photo and video imagery without compromising portability, I will review the best full-frame DSLR and Mirrorless cameras in 2018. Full Disclosure: I am part of the Amazon and Adorama B&H affiliate. I earn a small commision if you use my links to purchase a product at no extra cost to you. If you’re looking to produce the best travel photographs then you need the best camera to procure those images. Full-frame sensors are the way to go if you want the best in image quality. The camera you chose will also need to be light and portable without sacrificing comfort. While in the past, bulky DSLRs have dominated the full-frame market, there are now several options that are lighter and more compact. For example, Sony now offers the Alpha a7 Mirrorless series that aims to disrupt the market while Leica has always been at the forefront…Continue Reading

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How To Take Traveling Pet Portraits That You Can Keep Forever https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/traveling-pet-portraits/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/traveling-pet-portraits/#comments Mon, 06 Aug 2018 15:31:20 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=19784 Traveling with your pet is a fun and unique experience. You’ll be able to share new memories with your favorite cat or dog which can make your bond stronger. You’ll also have the chance to know your pet better and improve how you communicate with each other. After all, a pet and owner relationship also demands effort and patience to work, right? Aside from sharing these experiences together, capturing traveling pet portraits can also serve as a reminder of the good times you’ve had with your pet. Everything that happened during your travels will remain a fresh memory – all thanks to the traveling pet portraits you took! But taking traveling pet portraits can become a challenge especially if you don’t have any idea how to do it. Unlike humans, pets are complicated models. One minute they might seem interested in what you’re doing but the next thing you know…Continue Reading

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Bali – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/bali-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/bali-the-good-the-bad-the-ugly/#comments Wed, 11 Jul 2018 22:39:47 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=17113 I lived in Bali for 6 months. That’s so cool! Is the response I get most of the time. “You are so lucky, you got to live in paradise!” something like that. Which yes, they are right. I am lucky, I am SO lucky, I am privileged. I found a way to make money online, that is, reviewing and managing content over at supboardguide. I get to play around on inflatable SUP’s. Though when I was in Bali that didn’t happen because of their 50% tax laws. Not even our cheap SUP review is financially viable with those rates.   The difference between visiting/ traveling and living in foreign countries is HUGE. You start to see the foundations on which everything was built when you get past the culture shock. You stop spending the days in hyper tourist mode looking at all the things. You stop walking around like a…Continue Reading

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Anacortes from Mt. Erie https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/anacortes-mt-erie/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/anacortes-mt-erie/#comments Tue, 26 Jun 2018 17:56:05 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=16929 Lakes along the Puget Sound Anacortes from Mt. Erie Little is known about the little gem of a viewpoint that is Mt. Erie. I only discovered it by accident as I am slowly finding and exploring Washington. The not so tall mountain sits at a mere 1,273 ft, but it is the tallest peak in the Fidalgo Islands and offers the best views in the area. There’s a hiking trail that starts from the base and meanders all the way to the summit, but you can drive all the way up the peak – which is what we did. The mountain itself is covered in a thick forest so I could imagine there wouldn’t be any views until you get to the very top. On a bright day, you can see Mt. Baker as well as Mt. Rainier and the Cascades. There are a few options for impressive views as…Continue Reading

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Tipsoo Lake https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/tipsoo-lake/ https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/tipsoo-lake/#respond Sat, 23 Jun 2018 16:59:33 +0000 https://www.alwayswanderlust.com/?p=16900 Tipsoo Lake sits at an elevation of 5,298 feet above sea level in the Northern Cascade Range just under the summit of Chinook Pass. It's about 86 miles from Seattle in Pierce County, Washington.

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