Archive for November, 2008

How to Take Care of Your Digital Camera in Cold Weather!

Friday, November 21st, 2008

Frosted Leaf or Standing out from the Crowd

Special Care is Necessary When Using Your Digital Camera in the Cold!

It’s that time of the year for many of us around the world, when the dreamy warm days of autumn slip into the bone-chilling, teeth-chattering days of winter.

But wintertime can be the best time for getting fabulous shots like the frosted leaf showing here. While there are gray days, there will also be days of brilliant blue skies, bright golden sunshine, and sparkling snow blankets, dazzled in twinkling diamonds. How can anyone resist shooting photographs under those conditions? I certainly can’t.

But along with wintry conditions comes cold, and digital cameras (and their batteries) don’t like extreme temperatures of either variety, hot or cold. So, you must take precautions when using your digital camera outdoors in the winter.

Read on . . .


As the snow begins to fall, my heart begins to yearn for an apple, a BIG APPLE!

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008


Have you ever spent a Christmas season in New York City?  No?  Then my suggestion to you, if you love a good old-fashioned Christmas complete with all the fixins’, is to spend a few days in the Big Apple when the spirit of the Christmas season is at its apex.  There is nothing else that compares.  I promise.

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Planning a trip to Brazil? Here’s the lowdown on the drugs you’ll need

Tuesday, November 18th, 2008

Yes, drugs. And the accompanying side effects.

It’s not possible to travel to many countries today without first getting topped up with a variety of inoculations and prescription drugs. Take Brazil, for instance. Getting the plane ticket or the cruise ship ticket is the easy part. Then it’s time to roll up your sleeve. The sleeve on your needle arm, that is.

Read on . . .