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Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Water Photography Tips from Ben Hicks

Shooting in and around the water is my all time favorite thing to do! I have been very fortunate to travel the world and do it for a living. Water gives off so many moods, from interesting reflections to beautiful nature scenes. Gear From $100 to $10,000. That’s pretty much [...]

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What to Know Before you Work Abroad

Do you desire to work abroad? If so, there are some pertinent details to make sure they are intact before applying and sailing away to your new lifestyle. Every country and destination has different rules and regulations as well as desired skillsets. Before you pack your bags and put in [...]

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Why You Get Such Screaming Deals This Time of Year in Mexico and the Caribbean

Summertime is the best time of year, price-wise for trips to the beach. This is their slow season and prices drop accordingly. There are many reasons for the drop in visitors this time of year and here are just a few of them. The Season This is the season for [...]

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8 Things You’ll Learn if You Study Abroad

Studying abroad is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities that not all college students experience. Studying abroad broadens one’s horizons at a young age not only to learn about various cultural differences and norms, but instills confidence when moving forward with life goals and dreams. For those who [...]

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7 Tips on When to Take That Vacation

Anytime is a good time for a vacation—one sounds good right about now—but some months, or days even, are better than others. Price, weather and crowds come into the equation when deciding when to go. Here are a few tips we hope will help. Pick the Right Days When flying [...]

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7 Tips for Overcoming Flying Anxiety

You’ve heard it a million times: flying is safer than driving—it’s the safest mode of transportation. But still, the sounds of the airplane taking off or the unsettling feeling of turbulence are enough to make you feel painfully panicked. You love the idea of traveling, but the thought of the [...]

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6 Tips for Affordable Cruises

Sailing the seven seas sometimes comes with a hefty price tag. In fact, some cruises can cost up to a half-year’s salary, thanks to new ships, technology and recreational activities. But not all cruises are expensive especially when incorporating budget-friendly strategies. When needing to keep your checkbook in mind, be [...]

Travel Tips From Photographer and Pacsafe Ambassador Ben Hicks

Travel Tips From Photographer and Pacsafe Ambassador Ben Hicks

I prefer to travel as light as possible. Being a photographer, this is an oxymoron! With a little planning and preparation along with a lot of trial and error I have a couple tips on lightning your bags. Research You can never research enough your destination! Knowing what you need [...]

6 Signs That It’s Time for a Career Break (and go travel)

6 Signs That It’s Time for a Career Break (and go travel)

Taking a career break to travel can be super scary, and while toying with the idea, some might call you crazy or say to do so would be detrimental to your financial future- but is it really? And you must ask yourself- what got you to the point of considering [...]

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8 Tips for Taking Your Kids to the Museum

Adults go to museums to learn about culture and history. They go to appreciate art, observe artifacts, and understand people and events in a totally new way. It just so happens that kids love to do these things, too—perhaps even more so than adults. Many adults are hesitant about taking [...]