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Thomas Aaron is an entrepreneur, a traveler and a photographer.

The Bare Minimum Words You Need to Know When Traveling in Non-English Speaking Countries

The first time I traveled to a non-English Speaking Country (Italy), my wife and I took an Italian course and studied a few books to prepare ourselves. To my way of thinking, attempting to communicate to people in their own tongue is far more respectful than demanding they know yours.

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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Manual Mode Photography with a DSLR

So, you are ready to move beyond Auto Mode with your DSLR and you would like to know how to use it in Manual Mode. This article will help you understands a few basic concepts, give you some basic instruction on setting up your camera, and provide an outline of steps to follow when you practice taking pictures in Manual Mode.

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Three Things I Learned About New York City

There have been many times that my wife Linda and I have either landed at JFK Airport only to rush to make another connection, or driven by New York City and not been able to work the Big Apple into our plans. But this time, on our way to Palermo, we decided to check out the city. And we are glad we did.

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Ships of the Baltimore Inner Harbor

If you like old ships, I recommend a trip to Baltimore Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland.

My wife and I recently took a business trip to Maryland, and we had a chance to see some of the antiquated ships that call the harbor home.  While there are several historic vessels there, two of them grabbed my attention more than the rest.

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Review: Lowepro ProTactic SH 200 AW Camera Bag

I recently purchased the Lowepro ProTactic SH 200 AW camera bag from Amazon for an upcoming trip to Sicily. But before taking it abroad, I wanted to run it through its paces in an easier environment. So, I packed it full of gear and took it with me on a business trip to Fredrick, Maryland. Here are the results of my assessment.

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