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Spring in Northern Norway: Pictures from My Backyard

Our Norway Editor, Benny Høynes, is back with a glimpse of northern Norway from his backyard. 

Spring in Northern Norway: Pictures from My Backyard

Spring in Northern Norway: Pictures from My Backyard

Tips for Better Travel Photos

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Jul 19, 2017 / 1 comments

Digital photography has changed how we take and share photos. For travelers, the days of heavy camera bags and multiple rolls of film are gone. Be it technology or technique, here are some tips for getting the most out of your digital camera while traveling.


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The Land of the Arctic Light

Here are a few sunset and aurora pics. It's a nice painting we live in, here in the northern part of Norway.

The Land of the Arctic Light - aurora in Northern Norway

The Land of the Arctic Light - aurora in Northern Norway

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Magic Light and Clouds in Northern Norway

Some images from the last three days, here where I live, just outside my door, almost. Nature and clouds, and the lovely sunset we have here in northern Norway.

Magic Light and Clouds in Northern Norway. Photographer Benny Høynes

Postcard from Schynige Platte, Switzerland

by Lars Wagoner /
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May 10, 2014 / 0 comments

As I went up the mountain in an old-fashioned cogwheel train, the peaks of Schynige Platte surrounded me. If you didn’t know, Schynige Platte is a Swiss mountain region just south of Interlaken, composed of many breathtaking views.


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Eleven Types of Family Vacation Photos

Vacations wouldn't be complete without a family photo. You need something to show off to all your friends and relatives after you get back. Hearing about isn’t enough; I want the visual aids, like the picture of your family (hopefully) having the time of lives at some destination that I wasn’t invited to.

Summer in Tokyo

by jiawenp / Aug 20, 2012 / 0 comments

I remember tripping over myself in my dash through the automatic doors that separated Narita airport and the outside world for that first breath of Japanese air – of the late spring/early summer cool that I had romanticized for the last 6 years. Strangely, it was the first time that, when landing in a foreign country, I didn’t feel like I was out of place, but rather, surreal – like an explorer who finally steps off the shaking waves onto the home he had been dreaming of.

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Life's a Beach

We're water people. We live on a lake. We have a cottage on a lake. And, whenever we travel, we seem to gravitate toward water.

Along the Frozen Shores of Lake Michigan: Photo Friday

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Mar 07, 2009 / 5 comments

There is something magical about Lake Michigan - it looks like the ocean, without the salt. I've swim in Lake Michigan my whole life - and it can be cold, and sometimes (though rarely) warm.