Have you ever found yourself wishing you knew how to take better travel photos? Do you enjoy travel photography but you want to “up your game” a bit? Well, then…we have the advice you need! This post is the first in a four-week series loaded with our top travel photography tips for beginners. We’re starting this series with our top five equipment-related tips for beginning travel photographers.


Just a quick 12 mile (19Km) drive from the hustle and bustle of San Francisco and the more populated areas of Marin County, Muir Woods National Monument is a place of peacefulness, quiet and stunning natural beauty. In this post we’ll discuss the history of this unique old-growth forest, provide helpful suggestions for your visit and explain ways to get there.

Read the full blog post at Travel Stories and Images.

Originally published at travelstoriesandimages.com on May 7, 2018.


Many people approach the prospect of traveling with a misconception that they need gobs of money to do it right. In reality, this is only true to an extent. If “doing it right” means traveling first class, dining on the finest cuisine, and living like royalty, then this is … http://travelstoriesandimages.com/5-easy-tips-travel-youre-broke/


After a wonderful couple of days in Tarangire National Park, our guide took us just a few kilometers up the road to Lake Manyara National Park. We spent about half a day there, but it was enough time to really get a feel for the place. The park is known as one of Tanzania’s premiere… http://travelstoriesandimages.com/lake-manyara-national-park/


Despite the fact that I don’t speak or read Japanese, I find Tokyo to be a very easy city to get around. That’s largely due to the efficient train service provided by its network of trains and subways. One line in particular does a great job of taking tourists and residents around… http://travelstoriesandimages.com/yamanote-line/


I never thought that I’d feel so close to getting frostbite in Hawaii — but it happened on our trip to Haleakalā National Park. The peak is cold, windy and the weather is raw. Despite the cold, I’d do this trip again in a heartbeat. My expectations for our excursion to watch … http://travelstoriesandimages.com/haleakala-national-park/


I’ve been an avid reader since I was a young boy. I was (and still am) a strong introvert, and so I spent (and spend!) a lot of time on my own. Books have always been my window to the world. A few years ago I started reading books about travel — not just city or country guides, but great stories by authors who recounted their trips to exotic parts of the world. I fell in love with the stories of adventures, of faraway lands, and unfamiliar cultures. I’ve also found a few like-minded travel bloggers who have a similar interest in books like these. I reached out to ask for their travel related book recommendations, and I’m sharing them below to pique your interest. Read more on my blog at http://travelstoriesandimages.com/travel-related-book-recommendations/

Jim Jones

World traveler, award-winning photographer and travel writer. Inspiring you travel to beautiful destinations, take great photos, and tell exciting stories.

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