Month: November 2014

Three Days Loving Long Beach

Three Days Loving Long Beach

Southern California isn’t my favorite region of my adopted home state.

But after a trip there earlier this year, I’m loving Long Beach.

It’s a bit like Hawaii, Venice (Italy) and San Diego (one part of So Cal that I also fancy) rolled up into one easy to reach destination.

And it’s so not L.A.!

Here’s a plan for a “three night stand”  that will let you savor the flavor of  Long Beach enough to leave you almost sated, but hungry to come back again.

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GoPix App Makes Your Photos into “Movies”

GoPix App Makes Your Photos into “Movies”

One feature of the iPhoto program on my iMac desktop computer is the ability to produce “animated” slideshows with music, like this one entitled “Best of Europe 2009,” that are rendered as “movie” files which can be uploaded to YouTube.

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Unfortunately, the iPhone app on my iPhone and iPad weren’t capable of making similar slideshows, a somewhat academic criticism since that app has been made non-operative by Apple’s updated mobile operating system, iOS 8.1.

But just this week the developer of the Fotor still photo editing app released a new app called “GoPix– Slide Movie Maker for Instagram” ($1.99 on the iTunes App Store) that lets you create somewhat similar slideshows that can be uploaded to YouTube and shared on Facebook and Instagram.

Here’s how the app works.

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Travel Photo Thursday: At The Berlin Wall

Travel Photo Thursday: At The Berlin Wall

This past Sunday Germany celebrated the 25th anniversary of the breaching of the Berlin Wall and Tales Told From The Road featured that event in two stories published on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Five years ago, and nearly two decades after The Wall began to crumble, I was in Germany’s once and present capital city. Here are photos I shot of the murals painted on the section of the Berlin Wall known as the Eastside Gallery.

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

East Side Gallery, Murals on The Berlin Wall

(Click on an image to enlarge to full-size. Visit Budget Travelers Sandbox for more of this week’s Travel Photo Thursday shots.)

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