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Category: Travel Tips

Niue- Paradise in the Pacific.

Imagine yourself sitting on the deck of your hotel with a fresh coconut in your hand watching dolphins and whales swim past as you bask in the warm sunshine and a soft breeze bristles the lush greenery surrounding you. You might be imagining yourself in some sort of otherworldly paradise, but this is exactly what Niue has got to offer.

Falling in love with Lebanon.

When a friend suggested we meet in Beirut for a couple of days I said yes without hesitation (as I always do) then suddenly realized I didn’t know a lot about the destination itself. So, I did a little research on things to do and places to stay and really went there with no expectations or idea of what it would be like. What I discovered far surpassed any preconceived ideas of Beirut or Lebanon I may have had.

Getting to know Ghana.

Lying on what’s known as the Gold Coast of Africa, located between the Ivory Coast and Togo is the enthralling country of Ghana. Hailed as the most developed nation in Western Africa with a growing economy, easy transport and stable democratic government Ghana has become known as “Africa for beginners”.

The most photogenic locations in Paris.

It’s no secret that the city of enlightenment is also one of the most beautiful and photogenic cities in the world. As a photographer specializing in tourist portraits, I have gotten to know a few very special parts of Paris that have become my “go-to’s” when scouting for locations, and I thought I would share a few of those with you here. Keep in mind, that even though these are pretty popular photoshoot destinations, each finished image can look incredibly different depending on who’s behind (and in front) of the camera, the time of day, and the temperamental Parisian weather. So don’t think for a minute that your photos will look the same as everyone else’s! Here are a few of the best locations for photo-shoots in Paris.

Your first time in Paris.

Everyone remembers their first time. But if you don’t know what you’re doing it can be an awkward and unpleasant experience which may leave you feeling less than satisfied.

Luckily, there are plenty of people who have gone before you and have blazed the path for the best possible experience. Paris has a lot to offer, it can be a little daunting if you don’t know where to start. I get a lot of requests for advice from friends coming to the city of light for the first time, so I have compiled a few pointers.

Why I would still visit Tunisia.

For those who aren’t quite up to scratch on their geography, Tunisia is a small country in North Africa squeezed in between Algeria and Libya. It’s an incredibly vibrant country, with a diverse range of French, Italian, Arabic and African cultural heritage, and a landscape which stretches along the coast of the Mediterranean down to the Sahara dessert. I was lucky enough to spend a year living there as a student in 2007, and completely fell in love with the country and its people.

Solo escape in St Malo.

 

A friend and I had made plans to return to his home town in Bretagne. A region are on the west coast of France that we had visited last time I was here.

He was going to already there visiting family, so I bought a train ticket on Friday with plans to join him on Monday night. He was going to pick me up from St Malo and we were going to drive around exploring Bretagne for a couple of days and stay in his family’s home in Dinard.