Passport Stamps and the Stories They Tell

National Geographic Traveler recently shared a photo essay through their Intelligent Travel blog, depicting various passport stamps from some of their contributors and the stories behind them. This got me thinking about my own passport and how much I treasure the stamps inside. The US State Department must realize that travelers tend to get sentimental [...]

Taking Better Travel Photos

I've admired Jim Richardson's images for many years and even had the opportunity to hear him speak a few years ago as part of the National Geographic Live series in Chicago.  Sometimes the difference between a good photo and an amazing photo is perspective.  Shooting only from eye level won't yield the same shot taken [...]