The strangest festivity I have ever seen takes place in Southern Europe

Els Enfarinats fiesta in Ibi, Spain

It seems that some countries in Europe are specializing in eccentric events that are attracting tourists to otherwise quiet towns, but these festivities also reveal a lot about local people and their culture. In Northern Europe, Finland is renowned for a football tournament played in marshland. In Southern Europe, Spain has a big fiesta in Pamplona where bulls are harassed, a tomato throwing fiesta in Bunol, and a fight of two teams in Ibi where flour and raw eggs are the only weapons available.

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360-degree camera for travel photography: a review of Wunder360 C1

Wunder360 C1 360-degree camera - smartphone required

Wunder360 C1 is a 360-degree camera that lets you record video and take photos that show everything around the camera (up and down, right and left, front and back). It is an affordable camera aimed at people who don’t want to dive deep into 360 details, but just want to snap images, perhaps apply a special effect to the image and share it. We wanted to find out how the Wunder360 could assist us in travel photography.

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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.
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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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The real Christmas party in Spain is a big fiesta during the Epiphany

I had an opportunity to join a party that entire cities and towns in Spain celebrate during the Epiphany. The fiesta is called Reyes Magos (three kings or three wise men). The main event is a parade that travels through a city’s main streets in the evening. I joined the fun in Elche, Costa Blanca.

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Where to travel for, how to view and photograph the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is a spectacular phenomenon that occasionally lights up the sky in the far north. Green, blue, red, violet and shades of these colors dance in the sky, forming shapes and pulsating like a work of art. Seeing the lights is a magical moment that you won’t ever forget. No photograph or video can reproduce the impressive play of lights. Here are tips (extracted with permission from the travel guidebook to Lapland) to finding, viewing and filming the Northern Lights.

Northern Lights in Kilpisjarvi, Lapland, Finland. Photo by Carsten Frenzl Read the story “Where to travel for, how to view and photograph the Northern Lights”

These big and small camera models of 2017 are the best for travel

Right after a credit card and a passport, a camera is perhaps the most important thing a traveler must remember to take along on a trip. Well, there are many other important things to pack, but especially people who travel frequently or for work, use a camera in so many ways that it really is an important tool on the road. Here are suggestions for cameras that have been tested to perform well in various travel situations.

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How to find, view and photograph the Northern Lights

The Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) is a spectacular phenomenon that occasionally lights up the dark sky in the far north. Green, blue, red, violet and many shades of these colors dance in the sky, forming shapes and pulsating like a work of art. It is pure magic to see the lights, an experience you won’t forget. There is no photograph or video that can show how impressive the real thing is. Here is a how-to-guide (with permission from the Lapland travel guidebook author) to viewing and filming the Northern Lights.

NOrthern LIghts in Rovaniemi, Finland. Arctic Circle in Lapland
The Northern Lights in Rovaniemi (Photo Copyright Visit Rovaniemi/Rovaniemi Tourism & Marketing Ltd)
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