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Why I love to travel in shoulder season

This is a Hipmunk post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads When people ask for advice on when to travel to a certain destination, I usually respond that they should chase the weather they want. You like your torrential downpours? Head to Southeast Asia during the monsoons. Of course, with global warming and changes in weather patterns,…

iPhone users: Blurb is now supporting Instagram photos

  This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg of Legal Nomads. For Hipmunks who never leave home without their iPhone, Blurb has partnered with photo darling Instagram to print books of your Instagram albums. Blurb already lets you create photobooks with SmugMug, Picasa and Flickr accounts. I’ve actually used it to make a photo album…

Now you know what Kópavogur, Iceland looks like in winter (thanks to a redditor). It literally means “seal pup bay” (adorable!) and is the second biggest city in the country with - I kid you not - “one of Iceland‘s finest collections of molluscs and crustaceans.” Why haven’t you booked your flight?

Optical Illusion Fun at Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni

This is a Hipmunk guest post from Jodi Ettenberg.  At 4,086 square miles in size, Bolivia’s Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat, located in Southwest Bolivia. And while it remains an incredibly impressive place to visit, it also provides hours of fun taking optical illusion photos.  The flats are actually set high up in…

Taking Great Travel Photos (Part 2 of 2)

Hope you enjoyed Part 1 of our travel photography tips. We got such a great response (and a shoutout on Elle.com) that we’ll find some excuses to bring professional photographer (and friend of hipmunk) Mike Scrivener back onto the blog. Now without further ado, here’s Part 2! Use your surroundings Get creative. Low-light scenes (interiors, dusk, etc.) require…

Taking Great Travel Photos (Part 1 of 2)

Even if you’re not about to run off on vacation, be sure to bookmark this collection of fabulous photography tips from professional photographer (and friend of hipmunk) Mike Scrivener. And if you are about to go on vacation, have fun! We’re not jealous or anything… Inject life into your landscapes Beautiful, sweeping landscapes are great, but…

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