A new Canadian start-up is forever changing the concept of travel photos. Flytographer connects travelers with a network of more than 230 local photographers in 130 destinations worldwide. The first-ever company to market global vacation photography services, the company aims to provide one-of-a-kind photos to travelers.
Former Microsoft Marketing Manager Nicole Smith founded Flytographer in 2013; the company recently received its first round of funding from angel investors. The concept behind the company was to save travelers from missing out by being constantly behind the lens, instead of in front of it. Available on every continent but Antarctica and in cities including Reykjavik, Milwaukee and Shanghai, the concept is perfect for families on multi-generational trips, romantic couples’ trips, friends getaways, solo travels and engagement trips.
Travelers can book photography services via Flytographer’s website in minutes, browsing photographers and their portfolios. The Shoot Concierge can answer any questions, and once booked, travelers receive a Shoot Scoop confirming logistics. On the day of the photo shoot, travelers will receive candid and documentary images throughout the destination. A link to download high-resolution photos will follow; prices range from $250–500 for up to 90 minutes. All photographers have been vetted on skill, style and personality.
Flytographer’s official partnerships include Fairmont, Raffles, Swissôtel and Context Travel.
The babymoon trend is adding to the number of women traveling while pregnant. Expecting moms often need special items to take on the road. If you plan to travel while pregnant, you may want to consider adding these products to your suitcase.
For most of us, time in the car is “me time.” You can listen to that podcast you’re captivated by, blast that pop song and sing along at the top of your lungs or listen to the next chapter in that biography e-book you’re almost finished. A road trip only amplifies those opportunities. So, next time you’re traveling by road, take the wheel and take control. Opt for a rental car on your next vacation, rather than a rideshare, taxi or public transportation, and enjoy the open road on your own terms.
Online shopping continues to soar in popularity with more people choosing to browse an entire catalogue of options instead of making a trip to the store. It makes sense because people are busy and sometimes don’t have time to spend hours browsing a store only to buy a few outfits. When shopping online, people can buy items sporadically or fill up carts and purchase them later. Online shopping is now more than just searching on the web, it’s also swiping through an app. Apps make it easier than ever to keep up with sales, new items and trends.
With the early days of spring behind us, the busy days of summer festivals and events will be here before you know it. Most festival favorites, like Bonnaroo, Firefly, Coachella, Lollapalooza, CMA Music Festival and Austin City Limits, have lineups already announced, early-bird pricing expired and tickets mostly sold out or close to it, but, don’t worry, there are far more unique events taking place all over the world. If not this year, at least keep them on your radar for next.
Mana is the life force Tahitians believe connects all things. Feel the mana for yourself on a visit to the islands of Tahiti, and sample some of these activities as you connect with the breathtaking nature of the South Pacific. Fly Air France from the United States to Tahiti in the most convenient and comfortable way and let your holiday start on board.