Here is the best dash cam for a road trip

It was on a road trip to southern France where I realized I should have filmed some of the spectacular sceneries along the route that went over and through the Alps. After that trip, I began testing different types of dash cams (small cameras that are attached to the car’s dashboard or windshield). To my own surprise, I finally settled for an old camera phone that got a new life as my dash cam, but this article features recommendations for ordinary types of dash cams as well.
Samsung Galaxy II camera phone as a dash cam Read the story “Here is the best dash cam for a road trip”

Top 5 destinations for nature photographers in Europe’s Arctic wilderness, Lapland

Lapland in Scandinavia is a large Arctic region where wildlife strives and unique landscapes await outdoor lovers and photographers. The land of reindeer, fells, fjords, rivers, and Sami people is accessible by air, road and rail. Erin Dahl, who has written a travel guide to Lapland, had a chat with us, and this is what she told about landscape photography opportunities in the far north.

Rovaniemi, Finland, Lapland. Arctic Circle.The Arctic Circle in Rovaniemi. Read the story “Top 5 destinations for nature photographers in Europe’s Arctic wilderness, Lapland”

Unesco designated 13 geoparks that feature the great outdoors, evolution and culture

If you are an outdoors lover looking for new places to visit that are not popular tourist destinations (yet), Unesco has designated 13 new fabulous geoparks to consider for your next adventure. Unesco Global Geoparks are territories that promote geodiversity through community-led initiatives. Sustainable tourism in these regions is also an important factor.

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The best camera phone for travel photography in 2018: it is not the iPhone X

The best camera is the one that you have with you when there is something exciting to shoot. Often, this is exactly the situation on the road. Sure, serious photographers carry a camera with interchangeable lenses to all their journeys, even to long trips, but the camera may be safely waiting in the hotel room for the next morning’s excursion to the mountains when it is needed on the street. Another important factor is that the smartphone camera must be good in all situations because you never know what is around the next corner.

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Top 10 electric cars in Europe by market share: vehicles with long range are winning

Electric vehicles are on a strong growth path in Europe, but which brands and models are attracting the most customers? NewMotion, a company that builds vehicle charging networks conducted a survey to find out the bestselling models. Compact cars with a long range are popular, as well as models suitable for road trips.

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Algarve in Portugal assessed as the most affordable vacation destination in Europe

Recently, Portugal has won plenty of different types of best-tourist-destination awards, and now also statistics reward the good fortune of this southern European country. Algarve, the province on the south coast, is the most low-cost European region to stay in during a vacation.
Algarve, Portugal: beach of Armacao de Pera Read the story “Algarve in Portugal assessed as the most affordable vacation destination in Europe”

France is a popular travel destination, but which places the French appreciate?

Travel d’Or Award (Golden Travel) is an annual industry event where French travel professionals and also ordinary tourists vote for the best destinations and travel services in France. This award, however, focuses solely on travel products that can be ordered online.

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Toyota pick-up truck converts into a camper with Leentu popup tent structure

Making use of a pick-up truck’s platform for camping purposes is an old trick, but a startup called Leentu believes it has a winning proposition. Leentu has designed a compact, light-weight camping system for Toyota pick-up trucks.

Leentu camper packed on Toyota pickup truck's platform Read the story “Toyota pick-up truck converts into a camper with Leentu popup tent structure”