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9 Unforgettable Adventures to Take in 2017

A new year brings new goals and new challenges—and for many of us, that means new travel plans. From exploring Cuba by kayak to sleeping in one of the most remote places on earth, these unforgettable journeys...

Northern Adventures: Chasing the Aurora

Travelers around the world are enchanted by the aurora. From its tales of origin, to its sun-paired cycles, to its soft green glow, the more you learn about the northern lights, the more you want to chase them...

Blue Lagoon, Iceland
Unwind from Your Iceland Adventures in the Blue Lagoon

Iceland's Blue Lagoon might as well be on another planet. Its milky aqua waters ringed with rough black lava are an otherworldly sight. You reach it only after traversing miles of stark volcanic plain, a daunting landscape of jagged basalt boulders covered in moss. National...

Tips for taking panorama photos by Rick Sammon
Perfecting Panoramas

Rick Sammon explains the ins and outs of creating perfect panoramic images using a few simple tools. ...

three blurry waterfalls
Exploring Iceland’s Composition Possibilities (Part Two)

Check out Part One of Exploring Iceland's Composition Possibilities here. In this second part of my two-part series, I’ll share with you some of my favorite photographs from my adventures in Iceland, along with seven composition techniques not covered in the previous installment. 1. Golden Spirals Are...

Sunset over icebergs in Iceland
Exploring Iceland’s Composition Possibilities (Part One)

These days, Iceland seems to be the “hot spot” when it comes to travel destinations – and for good reasons: spectacular landscapes and seascapes, photogenic Icelandic horses, easy and direct access (via Icelandic Air) from several major U.S. cities, good food (and local beer), good...

Five Things Kids Love About Iceland

When dreaming about a family trip to Europe, most people don’t seriously consider Iceland. Maybe Iceland has an image problem? In 900 AD, a Scandinavian settler came up with the chilly moniker after spending a winter on the island. Had he...