Sunday, October 5, 2014

Best of Las Vegas

Today I am writing about a few of my favorite places in Las Vegas.
Best Italian Restaurant:  Trevi (in Caesars Palace Forum Shops)
Best Chain Restaurant:  Cheesecake Factory also (in Caesars Palace Forum Shops)
Best casino resort for a deal on a hotel room:  Southpointe (off-strip) be sure to sign up for their e-mail list
Best Shopping:  Las Vegas Premium Outlet Malls (corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Warm Springs)
Best Place On Strip For Souveniers:  ABC Store in Planet Hollywood Shopping Center
Best Pool:   Caesars Palace pools
And last but not least Best Las Vegas Calendar:

Big Las Vegas Calendar 2015
Big Las Vegas Calendar 2015 by TravelWithPaula
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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Great Backup Photography Gadget - Mportable

Today I would like to tell my readers about an awesome new photography gadget that I just learned about.  It is called MPortable and my friends who are developing it are launching a project for it on indidgogo.    For those who are not familiar with it indiegogo is a crowdsourcing platform for entrepreneurs to raise funding to make their dream products a reality.

The gadget is MPortable and it is is a lightweight, highly reliable backup device for photographers to use while traveling. It allows users to backup memory card to solid state disk without a computer. More than a simple backup device, it can work with iPad or other tablets via wifi. The Smart Preview feature makes it fast to preview large RAW files on iPad in a second. Users can preview and sort the photos with its powerful app easily. And it can work like a wireless hard drive also. Travelers can view any movies, documents saved in the device with an iPhone. With the MPortable device, travelers won't have to bring a laptop on the road. This looks like a very cool gadget for photographers so please be sure to support it on indiegogo.   I really like the idea of not having to travel with a laptop to be able to back up your digital photographs.

MPortable is being developed by a startup company called MAJC IT and they hope to have it in production and shipping sometime in November of 2014. The device will come in versions ranging from 64G to 512G with a price range of $139 to $440.

To read more about this awesome project on IndieGogo please visit 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The South of France

I absolutely love the french riviera and have been there a couple of times over the years.   My favorite town in the south of France has to be Cannes.   But Nice, St. Tropez, and the other towns are really nice too!  I stayed in Canne at  the Carlton hotel many years ago and really enjoyed the beach that was across the street.  

For my next trip to the south of France I will most likely be considering  french riviera villa rentals for a place to stay.  There are many nice hotels on the french riviera but I really like the idea of having a villa with more space and a kitchen.

I came across these lovely french riveria products on Zazzle and thought I would share them.

cannes beachside postcard
cannes beachside postcard by cardart
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Thursday, January 2, 2014

Italy Photography

While doing some research for future travel to Italy I came acorss the Facebook page of professional photographer Jim DeLutes

On his page he shares the beautiful images he took while driving 11,000 miles over a 3 month period in Italy. Jim has some amazing Italian travel photos.  
If you will LIKE his page he is glad to send you weekly updates.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Key West Fishing

Anglers love catching fish, but when they can’t get out on the water, they love looking at photos of fish other people caught! So, if you’re dreaming of catch dolphin or sailfish in warm Florida waters, check out Key West Captain Rich Houde’s Catch Of The Day fish photos.   They have some awesome fish photos so be sure to check them out.

All these fish were caught aboard the Southbound fishing charter in the waters off Key West. Fishing is great year round in the Florida Keys and if you're a saltwater angler, you’ll be ready to head to the Southernmost City for your next fishing vacation after looking at these fish pictures!    

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Images by Key West Photographer Michele Strub

Today we are featuring the work of photographer Michele Strub of Michele Strub Images.    Michele, a resident of Key West, Florida,  is a very talented photographer and I love her tropical plant images that are featured on her facebook page.  Michele's beautiful photographs can be purchased at her Zenfolio online photo store,  Michele Strub Images.    Her images are available on the cover of photo books and individual photos can also be purchased.


Monday, November 11, 2013

Key West Florida

While doing some research for my upcoming Florida vacation I came across this Facebook page dedicated to Key West photos.  My travels will not take me to Key West this time but Key West is definitely one of my favorite Florida destinations. Below is a sampling of the beautiful beach and sunset photos that I found.    They also offer some great key west travel tips like free things to do in Key West and information about Key West History.  So if you are going to Key West, Florida be sure to checkout the this page.


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