Month: May 2013

In-Flight WiFi? Why Not?

In-Flight WiFi? Why Not?

GoGo laptop-user-2_0
(Gogo Photo)

If you’re like me, you are used to accessing the Internet through a Wi-Fi “hot spot” at home, in coffee shops, stores, hotels, and other public places.

So installing Wi-Fi capability on commercial airliners—at least aboard ones that fly only over land and not the broad oceans—ought to be a piece of cake.

But apparently that isn’t so.

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Travel Photo Thursday: Cue the Clouds

Travel Photo Thursday: Cue the Clouds

Cloudy days. Good news and bad news for photographers.

Bad news: Not much light means colors can be washed out.

Good news: Not much light means shadows won’t obscure features, such as people’s faces.

Bikes on a Bridge, Amsterdam

Bad news: Not much light means few, if any, shadows will be cast to create contrast.

Happy medium: Just enough clouds added to your image without blocking all of the sunlight.

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When “The Movies” Say “Don’t Go There!”

When “The Movies” Say “Don’t Go There!”

(This story has been made available to Tales Told From The Road by the news syndication service Repost.us.)

7 places not to travel, according to movies (via Matador Network)

The Outback World-famous travel spots in the bush — the arid central and northern areas of Australia that lack urban centers — include Uluru and Alice Springs. But before organizing a walkabout here, you may want to watch Australian cowboys blast one another’s heads off and suffer from cannibalistic…

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