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How to Not Hate Flying: Real World Advice for Happier Air Travel

Flying can be a bit… Stressful. Just check the news. Airlines have been gaining a pretty bad rep. Fortunately, those experiences aren’t the norm – that’s why they’re news. But even without that extra drama, lots of people still hate flying. Getting checked in, going through security, finding some sort of decent airport food, the tiny itty bitty airplane seats, sitting next to strangers for hours, the waiting – in the airport, in the lines, on the plane – filling out all the right paperwork, figuring out your luggage – packing it, deciding how many bags to take, will you check something, will you carry something on, what are the regulations… Etcetera. Etcetera. Etcetera. So if your pretty much dread flying, I can’t blame you. But there are ways to make the whole thing much more pleasant. I could get really stressed about flying if I let myself. I can’t really…

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12 Cozy Cabins on Airbnb

Sometimes nothing sounds more perfect than a remote Cabin tucked away from the world. Ya know, the kind of place where you and your S/O can curl up by a quiet fire, or you could spend a few days chillin’, drinking, cooking and exploring with a group of friends… or maybe even get murdered if you’re a group of young people that decide “let’s split up” is the best course of action when you hear a mysterious noise out in the woods. Yes, sometimes a weekend cabin getaway is all you need. And now that fall is moving on in, a weekend out somewhere where the leaves are changing sounds even better. I’ve been tossing around the idea of finding a cabin to rent with some friends (without the threat of murder, hopefully) so I thought I’d check out some cabins on Airbnb, and came back with waaay too many amazing…

Macro lens review

Altura 2-in-1 Fisheye and Macro Lens Review

I keep an eye out for new lenses I might want to try. And there are two types of lenses I’ve been wanted to try forliteralever: Fisheye and macro. What’s a fisheye lens? Fisheye lenses are famous for creating an interesting “bubble” perspective. They’re ultra-wide-angle lenses, good for when you’re trying…

Pack these 10 essentials to make sure all your summer photos are amazing!

10 Summer Photography Essentials

Is your photography gear summer ready? The sun, the sand, the water, the wind, the people – a camera’s got a lot to do during summer. Hopefully you’ll get the chance to take some rad photos. Maybe some high-shutter speed actions shots? Maybe some macro shots of all the cool…

First Impressions of Iceland

I spent New Years and a good chunk of January overseas between England and Iceland. It was cold. It was hectic. And kinda fantastic. I’ve been to England several times before, but this was my first time visiting Iceland. This post should serve as a little guide to Iceland, from a…

7 unique gifts for photography geeks

7 Unique Gifts for Photography Geeks

Oh Internet, you know me so well. I’ve been digging around in the depths of the Internet for some good xmas gifts and, as usually happens when gift-shopping for other people, I got distracted by stuff I really wanted. Of course I got sidetracked by all the things, not just photography things. I mean for the love of all that’s cozy, shiny or dog-adjacent, how’s a person supposed to NOT get sucked into the Internet’s bottomless supply of all things amazing. I mean I just know this planner would change my life. Right? RIGHT??? But I did find some really cool photography-related items that inspired me to search out more awesome stuff for photography nerds, like myself. Just FYI if you buy through some of the links on CuriousWriter I might get a small percentage of the sale, and I very much appreciate the support! 1. This motivational poster that puts…

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