Essential accessories for lightweight travel photography

Picture by Joana Bourgard.  Most articles on travel photography gear you can find on the Web are either trivial (“don’t forget the memory cards!”), or apply strictly to people traveling with their own camels (“don’t forget a spare body and a studio lighting set!”). However, people Read more »

Best free online tools for maps and route planning

I have been collecting tools for planning routes and mapping for couple years now. Some of my favorite projects are already offline (not really a good business I suppose), and a few new were recently published. However, planning travels is not about maps only. Read more »

Safety in a polar bear country

Behavior of polar bears is much different to other bear species, mostly because of their complete isolation from the civilized world and not many opportunities to interact with people. Especially the younger ones are more likely to approach in order to investigate at a Read more »