Tag: travel

Seattle Times: Gadgets on Vacation

My most recent Practical Mac column for the Seattle Times was published the day I left for vacation, which was apt: It’s all about technology while traveling. (And because I was on vacation last week, I forgot to post a link to it!) In the article, I talk about TripMode 2, the Mac software that ...

My Favorite Coffee in Seattle

If you're just visiting Seattle, or you've just moved here, or if, like me, you want to expand your coffee knowledge, here are some of my favorite coffee spots.


TripMode Keeps You Under Your Data Cap While Traveling

When I was co-leading a photo workshop in May, we spent several days at a hotel that had meager (to be polite) Internet access. Fortunately, my cellular-equipped iPad picked up an LTE signal easily. So, using the iOS Personal Hotspot feature, I connected my MacBook Pro to the iPad… …and swiftly burned through my cellular ...


Article: Portable Power Options

My latest column for the Seattle Times looks at power—specifically how I found a few gadgets useful during the holiday break for charging devices. I also mention the WD My Passport Wireless, which was quite useful for backing up the photos I captured while out of town. Read it here: More device power and storage ...


Ritzville Moonrise

The moon emerged from behind clouds during a drive from Seattle to Spokane, so I couldn’t help but pull off the highway and grab a few quick long-exposure photos. (It’s pretty grainy at 1000 ISO on my trusty old Nikon D90, but not bad for an impromptu photo capture.) If you like the work I ...


Tips for Making Photos on Airplanes

Flying home after the holidays? Grab your camera from your bag under the seat and point it outside. Scientist and photographer Bryan Jones offers 11 great tips for capturing good photos while on airplanes. (Photo by Bryan Jones. Some rights reserved.) Shortly after I published this, Sam Grover chimed in on Twitter with two other ...


Using ShutterSnitch on the iPhone

On my iPad for Photographers blog, I wrote about how I turned to ShutterSnitch on my iPhone—more often than on my iPad—to transfer many of my photos at Disneyland. Although the iPad is much lighter than a laptop, I found it easier to carry just the iPhone around the park. (I know, lots of ShutterSnitch ...