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Review of Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 Camera: Thumbs Down and on the Lens.

March 21st, 2011 · Comments Off · Gear

The reviews led me to buy the Panasonic Lumix DMC-TS2 14.1MP Waterproof Digital Camera. Unfortunately, a couple of days into our trip, we discovered a HUGE design flaw in the camera. There is not a lens cover or cap resulting in a continually smudged lens.

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A Brief Review of India Travel Guides

September 27th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, Know Before You Go

I shared with you my process of selecting travel guides here. Having just gone through this, I thought I’d share a brief review of the guides I browsed before making my purchase decisions. The three big areas of differentiation between publishers and series seem to be: background & context, destination information, and logistics. Largely in the order I pulled them off the shelf, all of these are guides for India.

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Honey, I Dropped the Camera!

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off · Gear, Tips & Tricks

It happens. To some of us, it happens a lot. What do you do when you drop that new digital SLR camera and hear the crunch as it hits the ground? After my Nikon Digital SLR camera slipped out of its case (which I forgot to zip) and hit the floor, the battery door was clearly broken and the lens didn’t turn smoothly. Clearly my warranty wasn’t going to help so I headed to the web to find camera and lens repair options. It turns out the world’s largest camera and video repair facility is located here in Connecticut.

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Mountain Threads: New Skiwear Rental Option in Colorado

February 11th, 2010 · Comments Off · Destinations, Gear

Finally. A time, money and hassle saving solution to make your ski vacation easier (and save money). This winter, Mountain Threads has opened to offer high performance skiwear for rent to visitors to Colorado’s two dozen plus ski areas.

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Review of MyPublisher PhotoBook Publishing and Giveaway

December 14th, 2009 · Comments Off · Gear

Enter to win $75 PhotoBook giveaway.
Not being tied to the internet made this process so much easier for me. Most of my PhotoBook was created waiting at the kitchen table, in the car, and at the dentist. As a busy parent who is disorganized, working offline gave me the flexibility to finish the book.

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