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The Sun Lover’s Guide to Spain

Spain is the ideal holiday destination if you are looking to bathe in the sun for hours on end. This country really does have it all, spanish villas that exude luxury, beaches that seem to go on for miles, and that relentless sun that seems to beat down every minute of the day.

If you’re a bit of a sun lover chances are you’re going to love your time in Spain, but before we delve into where the best beaches are we’re going to have a look at what you’ll need to do to ensure you stay happy and healthy on your holiday:

Use that Suntan Lotion

One of the best things you can do when you’re on holiday in Spain is to cover yourself in suntan lotion. I know you plan to get a really nice tan, but you need to look after your skin. If you don’t use suntan lotion you’re going to damage your skin and it will age quicker than it would have if you used lotion. So, get that factor 50 on and make sure you re-apply it when it’s needed. You may want to have bronze skin, but the sun’s rays are harmful and it would be a shame if you damaged your skin just because you wanted to look good. Be sensible and look after your skin.

Wear a Hat

The Spanish sun can get really hot, especially during July and August, this is why it’s important that you wear a hat. If you really don’t like wearing hats just pop one on between 1 and 4 pm when the sun is at its hottest, and you will be less likely to suffer from heat stroke.

There are usually many sun hats and baseball caps for sale in various tourist destinations, so if you don’t pack one in your suitcase you can usually buy one somewhere nearby. Keep that hat on as long as you can, you really will feel better for it.

Wear Sunglasses

In addition to being quite bright, the sun can actually damage your eyes. This is why it’s important that you wear sunglasses. The good news is you can find some cheap sunglasses that suit most people, so invest in at least one pair and protect your eyes.

Drink Plenty of Water

One of the best things you can do is drink plenty of water while you’re enjoying your time in the hot Spanish sun. Take water with you when you go to the beach, and don’t forget to fill your water bottle up now and again. Many restaurants and cafés in Spain offer water for free, so make sure you always have enough with you. You don’t want to get dehydrated, so take a sip every now and then so your body stays cool.

Spend Some Time in the Shade

When the Spanish sun is at its hottest you may want to think about spending some time in the shade. Not only will the shade help protect your skin, but you’ll feel better for it too. If there isn’t a lot of shade on the beach or you don’t have a parasol with you, consider taking a walk into town as the buildings will provide a bit of shade, helping you to cool off.

A Little Bit about Spanish Beaches

– Playa Calahonda

Spain has an incredible 8,000+ kilometres of coastline, meaning there’s plenty of beach for everyone! Some of the best beaches can be found in the Costa del Sol, but more specifically Playa Calahonda, where the beaches are so incredibly beautiful. Lined with a rocky cliff and surrounded by blue sea and almost-white sands, this is the beach for you. Located nearby are plenty of shops, restaurants and bars allowing you to enjoy a good meal and a bit of a drink after you’ve spent the day laying in the sun.

– Costa Brava

Platje de Tamariu has to be one of the most picturesque beaches in Spain. Complete with fishing boats, white houses and pine trees, this beach really does have to be seen to be believed. The nearest town is Palafrugell that’s home to shops, restaurants and bars. It takes just a few minutes to get there by car, so you pretty much have everything you need close by. I recommend that you take a camera to this beach as you’ll want to snap at least a few pictures of the scenery.

– Costa del la Luz

Costa del la Luz can be found 20 kilometres from Tarifa in Andalusia, and the beach itself is huge. Stretched out over miles and miles the beach is a quiet, relatively unspoiled one that is a real contrast to some of the busier beaches. You will need to have your own transport to get to the beach, but it’s well worth it, and with a small cluster of restaurants nearby you’ll be in paradise.

Spain really is the ideal destination if you’re a bit of a sun lover. With long stretches of stunning beaches and amazing weather, you’ll be pleased you came to sunny Spain. Make sure you wear suntan lotion, drink plenty of water, and sit in the shade from time to time and you’ll be doing yourself a favour. All that’s left for me to say now is: Enjoy your holiday and the feel of the hot, hot Spanish sun on your skin.

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If we’re talking about some of the most underrated spots for nature photography, Central America is most definitely up there.

Breathtaking landscapes. Fabulous flora. The list goes on and on for tourists willing to make the trek.

Unfortunately, Central America has somewhat of a bad reputation due in the eyes of the public and travelers at large.

Source: Mari Marakatti

Although tourists should certainly keep an eye on warning advisories for certain areas, there’s also no denying that the region attractions millions of tourists per year. Given the sheer amount of expats relying services such as Remitly to send money back home to Central America, these areas rely on such payments in addition to tourist dollars in order to thrive. As such, many locals in the regions want visitors to help sustain the local economy.

As long as you do your homework in regard to safety and don’t mind the occasional hike, you can find some amazing spots sprinkled throughout Central America to take the perfect photo.

But what spots are worth your time and attention? We’ve broken down six of the most beautiful, tourist-friendly sites for starters.

Source: Simon Dannhauer

Lake Atitlan (Guatemala)

When’s the last time you took a picture of a volcano? In addition to the famed San Pedro Volcano, you can get up close and personal with colorful, quaint Mayan villages. Oh, and the view of the sunset over the Lake is really something to behold.

Copan (Honduras)

If you’re on the hunt for shots of Mayan sculptures and ruins, this is the place for you. Wildlife photographers will likewise find plenty to see in Copan, as the area is notable for its stellar birdwatching.

Pacaya (Guatemala)

Representing another popular hiking hotspot boasting yet another volcano, those who trek to the top are rewarded with a stunning stream of smoke that makes for a fantastic photo op. The nearby hot springs that you’ll encounter during your journey are likewise a nice added aesthetic bonus.

Arenal Volcano (Costa Rica)

Seeing a trend here? Although this volcano is indeed inactive, it still makes for a nice snapshot in addition to the nearby mountains, rivers and waterfalls for nature lovers. If you’re planning a trip to Costa Rica, this spot is a must-see.

Source: Ross Louis Klein

Ambergris Caye (Belize)

For those seeking the traditional island vibe for a photoshoot such as white sands and crystal clear waters, look no further. Extremely friendly to tourists, this is also a great spot for those seeking underwater snapshots given the island’s world class snorkeling and scuba diving.

Monteverde (Costa Rica)

Representing a world-class tropic forest, the Monteverde Cloud Forest Reserve boasts an incredible journey through jungle-like conditions. Perfect for those who want to see wildlife including birds and monkeys, visitors are also quite literally surrounding by eye-popping plant life every step of the way. In short, Monteverde practically screams “natural beauty” at every turn.

Don’t totally count out Central American when it comes to snagging your next awesome snapshot. Even if you only get to check out one or two of these spots,the photos you bring home will be that much more valuable as you were willing to take the road less traveled.

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6 Amazing Photograph Opportunities in Sin City

No Las Vegas shindig is complete without maxing out the memory card of your digital camera. However, this doesn’t mean that you should just randomly snap pictures throughout your vacation. Taking pictures in a city that’s teeming with life and countless photo opportunities 24/7 means that you need a plan. Let us help you out with this short list of interesting places/events to shoot.

1. The Neon Museum 

Remember those classic neon signs you used to see in really old photos of Vegas? A bunch of them ended up in The Neon Museum.

Forbes points out that the museum is home to the weird and wonderful signs from the businesses that used to dominate the famed Las Vegas Strip. This includes dry cleaning services, random advertising, defunct casinos, and even “Nevada’s best fried chicken”. Since the museum was founded in 1996, the people behind it have been dedicated to collecting and preserving these signs as vital and educational pieces of Las Vegas history. The outdoor exhibition space aka the Neon Boneyard is a particularly impressive sight to behold.

2. Elvis Impersonators Everywhere

The King’s legacy is still very much alive and well in Las Vegas. Whether you’re in a casino, wedding chapel, or checking out one of Vegas’ many street stages, you’re likely to find the trademark hair, sideburns, sunglasses, and glittering white jumpsuit being donned by at least one Elvis fanatic. Try and take a picture of every one you see, and then later, pick out which ones did the best job of channeling The King.

3. The Bliss Dance Sculpture

As a city that’s known for its entertainment value, you’re also going to find a bunch of art everywhere. One of these is called the Bliss Dance sculpture. Created by artist Marco Cochrane, this impressive 40-foot public sculpture first appeared at the music festival Burning Man. Today, you can visit it Park Avenue – the part of The Park between the Monte Carlo and New York-New York. You literally can’t miss this awesome artwork, which Vital Vegas explains took approximately 10,000 hours to construct.

4. The Stratosphere

Speaking of things that are impossible to miss, the Stratosphere tower is literally the tallest structure in Las Vegas. Standing at 1, 149 feet or 350 meters tall, it’s home to four thrilling rides: The X- Scream, Insanity, SkyJump, and Big Shot. Even if you’re not planning to test your mental and physical limits with these thrill rides, the tower is an awesome vantage point for taking unique photos. Although Las Vegas Review Journal reveals that there’s currently a legal debate over whether or not the Stratosphere is technically located on the famed Vegas Strip, don’t worry about it because it’s really easy to find.

5. The Wynn

Almost all casinos in Vegas boast that they are the most elegant. In the category of looks alone, this ideal elegance is perhaps best exhibited by The Wynn. From the flower-filled lobby to the unparalleled view of the city from its subtly whimsical suites, being in The Wynn almost feels like being in the latest Wes Anderson movie. And the Telegraph agrees as they gave The Wynn a 9 out of 10  score for style & character.

6 . The Bellagio

Every tourist has a shot of The Bellagio and its majestic fountains. It’s up to you to capture an image that’s uniquely yours. On weekdays, the fountains’ water shows run for half-hour intervals from 3PM to 7PM and then 15-minute intervals from 7PM till midnight, while PartyPoker states that the show starts at 12 noon on weekends. So no need worry, as there are plenty of photo opportunities to experiment with.

We understand here at Photler that a little research goes a long way in composing good shots. Remember: as Ansel Adams said, “A good photograph is knowing where to stand”.

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3 Best Ways For Editing Your Travel Photos On The Go

Learning travel photography has been an unbelievable journey over the last few years. Nevertheless, something actually astonishing happened when I finally learned photo post processing techniques with Adobe Lightroom.

During travel, it is very difficult to devote time for photo editing because you are always on the go, and there is no time to waste on Photoshop. However, there are 3 great ways to save your time on it and share your colorful photographs with your friends on Instagram and Facebook right now, and not after arrival at home.

Method 1 – Using Lightroom photo editing while traveling

The Lightroom presets are the quickest way to edit your travel photos naturally. You need to pre-download several bundles of LR presets, and they’ll make all color corrections and endow your photos with unique styles.

To convey the brightness and juiciness of nature, use free Lightroom landscape presets. Apply them to various travel images where you capture the nature, beautiful sceneries, lands, lakes and rivers. They will correct shadows and play with color palette. Editing the landscape photos is very simple and pleasant. Simply – because you do not need to correct your skin imperfections, reshape your body, but it’s nice because these photos are our emotions and memories of the trip and new acquaintances.

To show the freshness of the morning in the woods or the first rays of the sun’s warmth apply free sunrise Lightroom presets, which will not only improve the quality of your photos but also hide the small light flaws.

When you want to share with friends or relatives a romantic moment during the sunset, but your photos turn out to be darkened, the Lightroom sunset presets free will come to the rescue. After using them, the photos will be ready for publication in social networks to collect a bunch of likes and enthusiastic comments.

Method 2 – Is VSCO filters a new standard in mobile photography?

One of the best photo editing applications VSCO offers a myriad of filters for travelers. They can edit their photos directly on the smartphone, quickly applying plugins to images and experimenting with colors.

The VSCO user-friendly design application can also be used as a gallery for viewing the compatibility of photos before publication and as a photo editor.

The app can be downloaded online for Android and iOS devices. Among them you will definitely find a favorite filter for your travel-photos, which you will use. Spend less time on the phone, but get more impressions and more new photos.

Method 3 – Snapseed adds drama effect.

This is a Google editor, which allows you to make a selective correction, create a film effect or add a Bokeh effect. This application will be easy to use for Photoshop professionals, but also those who have never used pocket photo editors in their life. You will be able to get used to the application, trying to apply the effects of double exposure, noir, coarse grain or selective correction.

The advantage of SnapSeed in front of VSCO is that it independently determines the genre of the image (portrait, landscape, etc.) and prompts the user for possible tools for work.

The tools of this application will help you quickly cope with the editing of photos directly on the smartphone and continue the walk/sightseeing/communication further.

Take time to travel, not to edit photos. Collect impressions and store them in memory or on beautiful photos.

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Everybody loves travelling but sometimes the reason why people can’t afford to travel is lack of money. So, I hope this article will help you to save money on your next trips.

1. Travel alone

If you want to save some money, don’t use a travel agent. Planning a trip by yourself is cheaper than buying it. But you should keep in mind that traveling alone requires more responsibility and organization. You have to consider every detail like where you will live, what you will eat and how much money you will need. Setting your travel budget is the most important thing. It’s worth to remember about extraordinary situations, e.g. when your car suddenly breaks down or you need to buy new tickets because you missed the flight. Don’t afraid to travel alone, it’s easier and cheaper.

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2. Book flights in advance

The earlier you start planning , the cheaper your trip will be. Using a flight comparison sites will help you to find low cost flights. Being flexible will help you to lower the costs of your trip. It means that using the ‘everywhere’ search function you can find out where it’s cheapest to travel to. Try to adjust the date of cheap flights to you. Don’t afraid connecting flights, usually it’s not so expensive. It’s worth considering buying flights from a neighboring city. Sometimes you can find really good propositions.

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3. Find cheap accommodation

Hostel dormitory rooms are the cheapest paid accommodation out there. Such places like hostels can help you to struck up acquaintances with new neighbors. You have to share a room with a lot of people, but if you are on a budget, it is your best way to save money. Sometimes you can find good options even for free. There’re a lot of services that offer accommodation available at no costs. Stay with a local who will give you a free place to rest and give local information. On the Internet there’re lots of websites that make this happen.

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4. Cook for yourself

One more tip is cooking for yourself instead of eating out. Trust me that it’s really helps you to save money. Food is one of the most expensive thing on the road. That why I recommend you to bring it with you. If you have no this opportunity to take food with you, a good solution it’s to cook in hostel kitchen. Visit supermarket and cook ahead. It’s help you save not only your money but also your time. Ask the locals for advice, maybe they know where you can taste good local cuisine and don’t pay a lot.

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5. Travel light

Don’t lug with you unnecessary things, take only essentials. Make a list of thing that you really need. When you buy cheap flight tickets usually you can take with you only one small bag for free. That why you should remember the more your luggage is the more fees you pay. Check the weather in place where you go. Take with you several articles of clothing that correspond to various weather conditions When traveling in cold weather or across multiple climates, dress in layers. Clothes should be comfortable It will help you save place in your suitcase.

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6. Visit museums for free

Usually the admission to museums or other local attractions like zoos, exhibitions and arts institutions is rather expensive. But some days you can go there for free. Lots of museums open their doors free of charge once a month, or sometimes more often. If you couldn’t find the way how to visit a museum without paying full ask about discount for and students and families with children. Use all possible opportunities to pay less.

Source: Eduard Militaru

7. Walk instead of drive

Everybody knows that walking is better than driving. It’s not only good for your health but also cheaper. By living without a car, you can do your bit to help the environment. It might even be quicker than driving. You don’t need to get stuck in traffic jam for hours. You save money on petrol and car rental. Avoid taxi and public transport. Walking on foot is the way to improve your health and well-being. So, just take a camera with you and enjoy sightseeing and beautiful views of the place you go.

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As you can see, travelling is not expensive and lack of money is not a problem. Everyone can afford to travel even if you’re on budget. You just need to plan and organize your trip well. If you have no ideas about your future travel destination, welcome to Photler’s gallery to get inspired https://photler.com/inspire/. So, I hope these simple money-saving rules will help you not to pay a fortune for your future journeys.

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There are three words that can describe the character of Lisbon – peaceful, relaxing and popular. So if you’ve never been there and you need to break your daily routine, then it seems to be a perfect destination to take a rest from everyday stress and pressure. Let yourself immerse in Portugal rich culture, taste a bit of street life and explore this magnificent city.

R. Herbst

It won’t be an exaggeration to say that a large number of beautiful spots in Lisbon suits every taste. You can easily feel the energy of this city. Just look at the architecture, its forms, shapes, districts. It may be compared to the big terrace. From Baixa, the lowest district to the imposing San Jorge’s castle at the highest point, you can enjoy the amazing view of the city.

Praca do Comercio, P. Kulczycki

Let’s start the trip from Baixa, the central district. In this part of the city you can see the very famous Praca do Comercio – the main square of the Lisbon with its U letter shape. It is definitely the right place to feel the local vibes. Back in the day, there was a residence of the Portugal kings destroyed in 1755 by a terrible earthquake. There are two columns saved from the past in front of the Tiago that witnessed the ancient times and the glory of the Portuguese empire. Nowadays it is a city center full of the street artists and handcrafted manufacturers no matter when you go there. You can stroll on Rua Augusta street and visit one of the fashion boutiques, shops or local restaurants.

Rua Augusta, D. Campos

The district is crossed by a lot of tram lines and buses. Exactly in the middle of Rua Augusta passes Tram 28 famous for his specific yellow color. This is the form of transport that you must take during your trip! Visit the city without this tram is like going to Rome and haven’t see the Pope.

Tram 28, R. Herbst

After a few minute journey that you can spend admiring the beautiful streets and city corners from a different perspective we arrive on other significant district called Alfama. It may be seen as the most hipster area in the city because of its famous fancy bars, posh restaurants and many locals where you can order a typical meal based of cod and attend the most Portuguese performance – Fado dance, with its psychedelic movements and music.

Don’t miss Miradouro de Santa Luzia and San Jorge’s Castle. Surely you have seen these locations many times on the pictures but the view is really incredible and worth seeing. You can take some photos there and then appreciate the real peace of mind moment.

Mirador Santa Luzia, P. Kulczycki

Visit Barrio Alto for its bustling nightlife, picturesque streets and azulejos – blue ceramic tiles covered with small patterns or historical and traditional pictures.

The last place of our list is the Belem district situated near the Praca do Comercio. It is the historical part of the city where all the ships directed to the new world were departed. It is unique because of the buildings gothic style – sacred and profane both – and that gives an austere and immaculate beauty at all his environs. It is also famous for the mouthwatering sweets pastéis do Belèm. It might be the sweetest thing that you would probably eat there.

Belèm’s tower, K. Hudaszek

If you are just falling in love with Lisbon because of these few words, don’t hesitate to book a flight and accommodation as soon as possible!

Only there, on the streets, squares, tram, restaurant and bar you can find and see the glow of the further east capital in Europe and maybe one of the most genuine, beautiful and cosy city in all the continent.

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Written by Stefano Salero

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