Tatiana Kukanova, The Perfect Traveling Companion

There is a great difference between having a friend who you get along well with and having a great traveling companion and the truth is that not every friend makes for the best travel buddy. My friend Tatiana Kukanova is my best travel buddy and whilst she isn’t actually my closest or oldest friend, when traveling together we just mesh so well. Traveling can be tough, enjoyable, exciting and sad, it is a pastime which really tackles every emotion in your body and that is why you need to make sure that you have someone like Tatiana Kukanova on your side. Here is why Tatiana Kukanova is the perfect travel buddy, perhaps these are some qualities you can look for when choosing who you will travel with.

Stress Free

Some of my friends get so stressed out about traveling that it actually has a negative impact on my feelings and my mood. They worry about booking transport, getting there on time, losing things, being in danger and just about everything else that you can think of. Tatiana however is not like this at all, she is perfectly calm in all situations, she is pragmatic and logistical in her approach and together we are always super organized and very relaxed. Traveling can be stressful but you don’t need that stress to come from the person who you are traveling with.

Independent

Whilst you may be traveling with someone this doesn’t mean that you don’t require them to be independent from time to time. I have had friends who have stuck to me like glue during our trips, because they are unable to entertain themselves or go out and speak to strangers. With Tatiana we have a great understanding, we are both independent and do our own thing, yet we also love being together and respecting each other’s space. Independence is such an important characteristic in a travel companion.

Reading the Signs

Something else which is vitally important when traveling with someone is that they are able to read your moods. There are days on the road when I just don’t feel like talking to anyone and you need a travel companion who will be able to see this and not take offense from it, just respect the way you feel. There are days when I am on cloud 9 for example and I can see that Tatiana is not really up for it, on those days I’ll curtail my emotions in front of her and head out on my own for a bit to give her some space. It isn’t all sunshine and rainbows when you go traveling and you need a travel companion who will be able to recognize this.

The best thing that Tatiana brings to our travels is her empathy and her love for life, we almost never fight when we are traveling and we very rarely are at crossed paths. Make sure that you don’t just chose your best friend, but the best person to travel with.

Richard Radcliff Trice – 5 awesome Things to do in Alabama

Alabama was somewhere which I had never really considered visiting before and so it was quite exciting for me when my colleague Richard Radcliff Trice invited me down to his home state for a week of fun. I didn’t really know what to expect from this trip to be honest, other than Richard I had never really spoken to anyone who had been to Alabama before, at least not for a vacation. And so I accepted with gusto and I am glad to say that I had the most wonderful week down there. If you haven’t been before here are 5 things which you are sure to love in the Heart of Dixie.

 US Space and Rocket Center

The Smithsonian partnership museum is based here in Huntsville and it has one of the largest collections of rockets and space memorabilia in the world. This is one of the top Alabama attractions and we visited here in the first day of my time there. I have always enjoyed looking at artifacts from the space race and this place is chock full of them. The collection is awesome and so is the incredible IMAX theater which showcases space related footage.

Fort Morgan Museum

This part of the USA has seen its fair share of conflicts and this fort which was built in 1819 has also seen more violence and battle than most would care to imagine. This fort was the largest military base in the state for over 20 years and after it was abandoned in 1944, it has since been truanted into an incredible museum, like a place which has been frozen in time.

Birmingham Civil Rights Institute

The educational and cultural research center is designed to promote a far greater understanding of the civil rights developments in the state and it is a fascinating display which exhibits the struggle which many have had to protect their human rights. This is a sobering exhibit which is worth seeing during your time in Alabama, for no other reason than to understand more about how this state came to be what it is today.

Huntsville Botanical Garden

Two words which I very much fear in the English language are botanical and garden, more-so when they are placed together. This one in Alabama however changed my mind completely, a rich and spacious place with aquatic gardens, wildflowers, nature trails and many specialist gardens, I thoroughly enjoyed my time in Huntsville and it was the perfect afternoon activity.

Alligator Alley

Alligators fascinate and scare me in equal measure so I was over the moon to go and visit Alligator Alley here in Alabama. It is a farm which is designed to be a natural environment for the alligators, and a visitor center in one. Here there are more than alligators to see and you can find an amazing nature walk which will show off turtles, ospreys, frogs, owls and all manner of other beautiful beasts.

If you are in Alabama, these are the places I’d recommend that you check out.

Anouk Govil – The Benefits of Going Kayaking

I met Anouk Govil when I first started university here in New York, he was from Connecticut and I helped him to acclimatize somewhat to this crazy city. Last month he invited me up to his home town to spend the Easter holidays and show off what people do back up in a far quieter part of the country. During our week of activities I fell in love with kayaking and I have since started to go out on a weekend to the Hudson River to get my fix! If you have the opportunity to go kayaking where you live here is why I think that you should.

The Peace

Even in a city as hectic as New York there is great peace to be found out there on the river, especially first thing in the morning. It was far more beautiful back in Connecticut I must admit but the tranquility of floating along the water is exactly the same. If you head out alone then you can enjoy taking some time out, watching the world go by as you gently sail on down the currents of the water. There is a great peace to be found out on the water when you do go kayaking.

Fitness

It is truly blissful when you are floating down stream but when the time comes to go up against the current you really have to put some effort in. This has proven great for me from a health standpoint and after just a few weeks of kayaking I can already feel me abs getting stronger as well as my arms. When you are in the kayak there is only you to power and maneuver it which isn’t always easy, regular trips to the water in your kayak will help your health.

Back to Nature

There is something very cathartic about getting in touch with nature, some do this by hiking through forests and jungles, sleeping wild, and others get it by taking to the water. I really have enjoyed this experience and floating on the water feels like something very human and something which really brings me a great deal of joy.

Buddy Up

When I hit the water with Anouk we had a great time and it is a wonderful way of catching up with someone. Together you can float downstream, slowly chatting about the world and enjoying some very personal time with your friends.

Fun

Beyond all other reasons kayaking is a just a very fun endeavor which will put a smile on your face. I’d recommend doing this first thing in the morning if you can because it will put you in a great mood for the rest of the day. This is a sport which is only as intense as you want it to be and one which will ultimately leave you happy to be alive.

Why not give it a try this week?

John Eilermann St Louis – Culture Changes For Americans in the UK

For John Eilermann St Louis, Missouri was his home for almost 35 years, a place where all of his family grew up and somewhere he expected to stay for the rest of his life. I was at a business convention in St Louis, Missouri around 4 years ago and got to talking to John. It quickly transpired that we were aiming to set up a very similar business and so we got to talking about making it a collective effort. The business went well and 2 years later John decided to move to the UK so that we could launch the business over there. Watching his adaption has been very humorous and this is what Americans are in for when they come to the UK.

Driving

In the USA, St Louis, Missouri included, the driving style is direct and borderline aggressive, if you want to switch lanes you switch, if you are trying to get out of a junction you just go and if you are waiting for someone to help you out, you’ll be waiting a long time. Here in the UK however, with the exception of big cities, driving is far easier. John was confused when people kept waving at him or allowing him to move lanes, the waves were in actual fact a thank you or an indication for him to move. John had to drastically tone down his driving style when he got here.

Portions

When I first met John in St. Louis, Missouri his love of coffee was clear to see, and he would regularly be walking around with a liter of the stuff from a local cafe. This was indicative of the portion sizes in many parts of the US, something which doesn’t happen in the UK. In fact here we are pretty reserved in terms of our portions and this was something which took a while for John to get used to. He would often think that he’d ordered a starter by accident, because his main was seemingly ‘far too small’.

Apologies

What was hilarious to watch in his first few weeks here was his bemused face when people apologized to him. This is a serial disorder in the UK and people will apologize for just about everything, regardless of whether or not it was their fault. John crashed his shopping cart into someone and they apologized to him, he was stunned into silence and then curiously asked me what the hell was going on!

Tipping

The tipping culture in the UK is pretty non-existent, unless someone has gone above and beyond during your service. Needless to say that it cost John quite a bit of money before he managed to get his head around this idea. The biggest difference between the US and the UK in this respect is that the waiters in the UK are paid far better than in the US, thus negating the need to always tip.

Give Yourself A Chance To Explore Asian Places And Their Culture

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Asia is one of the biggest and most populated continents of our globe. Also, the continent that has experienced a vast number of historical events.

Other than this, Asia is the continent that has a vast number of culture and places which a person will surely desire to experience. And I was one of those who really want to feel the Asian culture and learn about the history and mystery related to these places.

So, to satisfy my inner bugs, I made a list of places to visit and experience their culture. Then, I pack my bag, made my air Canada booking (you can also select other flights) as per your travel route. In case, you too traveling on the same flight then I advise you to first go through the air Canada baggage information, Flight information, and policies regarding your travel.

So here I share some of the places from my list you should visit once to experience the various cultures around the globe:

 

Songkran Festival, Thailand

 

There is a Songkran festival in the south of Thailand, called Maunnak, which is a big event taking place every five to six months, but it’s the southern part of Thailand, as it is called.

In the past, it was known as the Phuket Festival, but now it is called Songkran. It’s a big one! The songs sung around the day of the festival are the local culture, but they’re also the culture of the Chiang Mai island.

Songkran festival has a different atmosphere, and you will get to meet some lovely folk and visit some beautiful places. Don’t be surprised if you spend a lot of time just watching with your favorite person.

 

Terracotta Army Museum, China

 

The Terracotta Army Museum is one of Beijing’s oldest cultural institutions. Visit the Terracotta Warriors exhibit in the Chinese consulate. It holds some fascinating stuff. This is the only place in the world to see all of the Terracotta Warriors (from front to back side) in one place:

The Museum provides an incredible overview of the ancient world and is the best place to learn about the history of the Terracotta Warriors. This unique collection of ancient sculptures have been studied and researched since the mid-1970s and are still used in China today.

The Museum also maintains the largest and most complete knowledge base about the history of the Terracotta army. The Terracotta Warriors represent all of China’s glorious past that is hidden behind the facade of history.

Visiting the Museum of the Terracotta Warriors in CHINA will bring an unforgettable historical experience with world-renowned and spectacular pieces of ceramic making history. The Museum has a unique collection of historical artifacts which are the result of hundreds of thousands of years of preparation.

 

Holi, India

 

The festival Holi in India is a famous festival for all Indians, which celebrates both Hindus and Buddhists. In fact, one person can be considered the ultimate king of India.

This festival is also a spiritual and cultural landmark as some people can become gods of their respective states.

I started to look around to find a festival that was more than simple traditionalism. So I chose Holi in India and found this interesting festival with many different aspects. This festival will provide a warm welcome to all.

So, for one day and night, you will be able to celebrate the Holi tradition with friends, family members, and even strangers. Here is what you need to know.

 

Bali, Indonesia

 

Bali is beautiful. And when you’re there, you get to experience the entire Indonesian archipelago to its fullest potential. The beautiful Bali region is a beautiful and remote region of Southeast Asia that’s really the epitome of a country, of a culture and a place.

If you want to explore every culture and history on this island, you can. From the jungle of Papua to the caves of the North Island, Bali is home.

Bali might be the most photographed island in the world, but that doesn’t mean it offers the best experiences. If you’re looking for a quiet, beautiful island to spend some time for a week, then Bali is the home country.

If you’re looking for an easy way to visit Bali with your family or friends you shouldn’t have to spend a significant amount of time there. As the locals know, a simple visit can help everyone relax!

 

La Tomatina Festival

 

La Tomatina Festival. It’s free, it’s beautiful, and it’s got everything you could wish for! It’s La Tomatina Festival! And that’s great. But don’t let that lull you into your shell. This is truly an extraordinary festival for a reason: It’s fun.

Every year, thousands of people from around the world come to explore the island of La Tomatina, live music and festivals, food and cocktails, and the incredible beauty and nature all around it. If you’ve ever been to La Tomatina Festival, I sincerely suggest you try it out!

The Boryeong Mud Festival is an annual festival held by the Boryeong Province Tourism Administration (GRTA) and has about 30 attractions. The festival was launched in 2003, but there are still thousands of visitors during its three festival days.

It makes the Boryeong Mud Festival a wonderful and unique event for visitors of all ages and experiences and makes this will be the best chance to discover Boryeong’s unique tradition in a whole new light.

Last Words

Our globe is an amazing place that holds various histories to mysterious, mountains to beaches, different weathers, cultures. Traveling is a beauty that every person once experience and believe me guys; traveling will bring various cultures in front of you. So, pack your bags and explore the ASIA.

Enjoy your Journey!

Unique Destinations For Any Getaway

Planning that ultimate getaway that is a mix of both exciting and unique can sometimes be a challenge. In these days of Instagram, Facebook and more, it seems that everyone and their dog have been to the usual countries like Thailand, Mexico, Italy and more. What about those of us who crave something more – something truly unique? Something that doesn’t seem to always make the front page of social media? Here are some unique ideas you can consider for that getaway that might raise a few eyebrows.

Ireland

Have you or someone you know been to the wilds of the Emerald Isle? It may seem like it’s frequently visited, but it may surprise you if you sit down and really think about the people you know that travel that haven’t been! While it has a large tourist economy and is set up for tourists to enjoy the wilds of the Emerald Isle, a lot of people do tend to want warmth and sun during their holidays, something that Ireland can’t always guarantee. Never fear though – with rugged coastlines, amazing hospitality and Guinness that’s to die for, we’re pretty sure you won’t have too many complaints about choosing Ireland for your next getaway.

Russia

Want something that will really raise eyebrows? Why not try Russia? Many people haven’t gone to Russia for holidays, but we’re not really sure why. It’s a unique place with immense history and gorgeous architecture, along with absolutely scrumptious food – and we haven’t even mentioned the vodka! With cities like Moscow, St Petersburg and Yekaterinburg to choose from, the choices will impress and delight even the most discerning of travellers. Want something extra unique? Try the Trans-Siberian train route. You can take it from Moscow all the way to Beijing if you change in Irkutsk to a different line!

Iran

This is one that will really get people talking. Iran has long been seemingly closed off for tourists and travellers, but that’s a popular misconception. In fact, Iran is open to tourists of all kinds – just… not really Americans, Brits or Canadians really. To check out this beautiful and shockingly welcoming country as one of those three you’ll need to be a part of an official tour, but if you’re just about any other nationality, you’re free to go as you please. Get ready to be mobbed by friendly locals wanting to legitimately learn about you and your homeland, get invited for tea and meals, be offered lifts to neighbouring towns and more. Don’t miss the rainbow mosque in Shiraz for an impressive photo opportunity and a chance to just relax for a bit in the colourful silence.

The ‘Stans

Most people might think you as strange for wanting to visit any of the ‘Stans, but they are not just unique, but welcoming and stunningly beautiful. Their somewhat inaccurate reputation means that there’s not many tourists around, leaving you with amazing mosques and other tourist sites in the likes of Uzbekistan almost all to yourself. Don’t miss Samarkand or Bushara for ancient Silk Road sites as well as beautiful open air mosques, desert mausoleums and more that will surprise and delight you.

With so many cool, unique and often unvisited countries in the world to check out, if you’re up for a bit of a challenge, you’re likely to find yourself having the experience of a lifetime if you’re willing to go where few have gone before. Good luck!

Amazing Asian Destinations For First Timers

Travelling to far flung, exotic and unique places in Asia is often times high on the bucket lists of many people. Who wouldn’t want to traverse unknown places, explore bustling cities, try new and strange food, see beautiful sights and more? It’s one of the most time honoured traditions that has luckily become more accessible to the masses these days thanks to cheaper flights, more competition with hotels and great travel deals to be had all over the globe. Sound like something you can get behind? Here’s a list of our favourite destinations for the traveller who wants something exciting, challenging and unique – whether it’s their first for fiftieth time abroad.

Vietnam

Vietnam is one of the most beautiful countries in South East Asia, with stunning coastline that runs the length of the country, unique rock formations in Ha Long Bay and bustling cities brimming with tasty opportunities to try local cuisine either through food tours or cooking classes. Don’t miss out on some of the historical side of the country with many different ways to learn about the Vietnam war, either through visiting the Cu Chi Tunnels, countless museums or some of the battlefields themselves, such as those near Da Nang.

Japan

Easily one of the most desired destinations for travellers to Asia, Japan has it all, a bit of something for everyone. Visit in the springtime to experience the deeply loved tradition of ‘hanami’, the enjoyment of picnicking under the sakura blossoms or its night time equivalent, ‘yozakura’. Whether you like modern and futuristic vibes or traditional culture, you’ll find something to tickle your fancy in Japan. Dine at a robot restaurant or sing karaoke in a neon lit karaoke room before touring the bright lights and strange sights and sounds of both Shinjuku and Harajuku. If you want a real physical challenge, you can try climbing Mount Fuji, or for those who want relaxation, kicking back in some hot springs is just what the doctor ordered. Whether you want tradition or modernity, Japan has it all.

China

China is a vast country with a whole host of interesting landscapes, regions and things to see and do. Whether you want a nature based experience in the likes of Yunnan province with its green, lush mountains and lakes or you want to stroll through the bright neon districts of Shanghai or Hong Kong, China is a great mixture of East meets West. For the real adventurer, check out Western China and even further into Tibet – a place that few people seem to go.

Indonesia

Beaches, bikinis and boarding is a great way to sum up Indonesia. Parts of it anyway. On the island of Bali you can laze the days away on the beach just chilling out or you can hit up beach parties, swim with turtles or explore ancient temples. For some of the best beaches, check out Gili Trawnagan island. The best temple experiences are arguably on Java island near Yogyakarta. Whatever you decide, you’ll be in awe at the beauty, nature and adventure you can have in this nation made up of a string of islands.

Wherever you decide to head for your Asian adventure, one thing is for sure – you’ll be tempted back to the region time and again. Enjoy!

European Destinations Not To Miss In 2019

Europe is one of the most sought after destinations when it comes to travelling – whether it’s a first time traveller, a seasoned globetrotter or a family getaway for the summer holidays. It’s got a bit of something for everyone, and with so many amazing countries to visit, it’s the perfect way to get the most out of any trip, whatever the length. But just which country or countries should you choose for that epic European adventure? Each has its own flavour, vibe and attractions, so how can you pick? Here’s a couple of top European destinations you should try this year.

Italy

One of the most popular options when it comes to European travel, Italy has a whole host of places to experience and things to do. Not only this, but it’s rich with history and beautiful cities to explore and even offers up some island life such as visiting the southern island of Sicily. If you’re looking for the real Italian experience though, consider a week or more in rural Tuscany, where the wine is to die for and the rolling hills will keep taking your breath away day after day.

Ireland 

Ireland may seem sometimes rainy and gloomy, but that’s part of the charm. Don’t forget some warm clothes and waterproofs and you’re sure to have the time of your life exploring the Emerald Isle and all its unique villages, towns and cities. Kiss the Blarney Stone at Blarney Castle just outside Cork, catch the majestic Cliffs of Moher in county Clare or take a road trip around the Ring of Kerry – a well known route that takes you through some of the backcountry wilderness past lakes, through hills and tiny villages – some of which only got electricity in the last decade or two.

Greece

Who doesn’t want to while away the hours on a Greek island for their holiday. It’s the thing that dreams are frequently made of. With dozens of islands to choose from, plus a vast and interesting mainland rich with history and myths, Greece continues to delight visitors year after year and is almost always in the top five or ten for many people visiting Europe. Not to mention – the food is to die for, too!

Czech Republic

Known for being one of the stag party capitals of the world, the Czech Republic (sometimes known today as Czechia) is far more than just cheap beer and seedy bars. The beautiful and unique architecture of the place brings visitors from around the world to experience its museums, history and amazing food – a combination of Eastern European, German and Hungarian, the perfect mix! With spa towns and crazy sites to visit like the Ossuary at Sedlec in Kutna Hora, the Czech Republic will easily keep you guessing and engaged at every turn.

With so many cool destinations to choose from, how do you pick? If you like the sound of more than one place, why not consider a couple. The nice thing about Europe is the array of budget airlines meaning you can get from country to country quickly, easily and for far less than you might expect. Enjoy!

Top Places To Check Out In The UK

Are you looking for something truly awesome for this summer’s holidays with your partner, family, kids or friends? Whether you live in the UK or somewhere else, a trip to old Blighty never goes awry, with so much to see, do and great deals to be had on hotels, car hires and more. The whole country is awash with amazing experiences to be had, but what are some do not miss places? Check out this handy guide to helping plan your summer UK travel itinerary.

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London

Easily one of the best places to start in the UK is the city of London. Home to so many things to see and do you might need to come back for round two, it’s a city that never sleeps and always seems to have something going on. Whether you explore solo or join one of the many amazing tours of London that are available, you’re sure to have a great time. Top notch locations for any visit to the capital include Covent Garden market, the Tower of London, Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, the London Dungeon, and don’t forget that almost all of the museums in London are free. Add to this the enormous collection of restaurants, bars and nightclubs and you have the perfect place to start any trip.

Brighton

Not far from London, on the southern coast, is the small city of Brighton. This cute seaside town is known perhaps the best for its famous ‘Brighton Pier’, the UK’s take on California’s Santa Monica pier, but with a distinctly British flavour that includes penny arcades, the popular ‘Brighton Rock’ candy and a few fairground style rides and amusements. The city itself is a wonderful place to explore with tiny backstreets, hidden gems of restaurants and pubs and a vibrant night scene. The Brighton Pavilion, also known as the Royal Pavilion, a former royal residence, is a perfect way to spend an afternoon, wandering through its impressive halls and gardens. Hotels and accommodation in Brighton can vary from basic and budget friendly to lavish and luxurious with seaside views. What do you fancy?

Wiltshire and Somerset

If you like cider, beautiful country lanes and unique historical points of interest, you won’t want to miss Wiltshire and Somerset. Easily done in a day or two, these two counties are about an hour and a half to two hours from London by train, although renting a car is advisable if you want to get out of the main cities of Salisbury and Bath. Salisbury is home to the impressive Salisbury Cathedral, which also houses one of the last remaining original copies of the Magna Carta as well as some truly unique pubs and points of interest such as the Poultry Cross, Old Sarum and of course, Stonehenge is a short drive away (although you can take the Stonehenge tour bus which departs regularly from Salisbury station).

Somerset is similar and is a hilly, beautiful area with many villages you don’t want to miss including Wells and Glastonbury. Bath is the main city with its gorgeous Bath Stone architecture, the Roman Baths and the impressive Thermae spa, giving visitors the opportunity to bathe in the same waters as the Romans.

So what are you waiting for? Come check out the UK – or if you live there, take this opportunity to explore your own unique, engaging and impressive backyard. You honestly won’t regret it!

GoPro: The Best Setting To Make Awesome Travel Video

GoPro is the king when we talk about action cams as it’s the first action-cam on the market and inevitable leader in this category. It actually plays a great role in two main sectors: travel and sport. Many of us own a GoPro but each and every one of us don’t know how to actually use it to its full potential. Most of us don’t know to set it up properly while it can benefit us from all the functions it offers. I don’t claim myself to be an expert but I’d like to share you some tips throughout my career as a traveler.  My suggestions may also help the action-camera owners from different brands. So, let’s get started.

What GoPro camera is best for traveling?

Traveling doesn’t need that much of looking at the rear display as it needs while shooting action sports. However, a GoPro with an LCD screen is an essential one to get the perfect framing or your photos and videos. If you want to just take some simple photos and videos while traveling, then I’d suggest you go with the GoPro 4. But for a bit more professional editing GoPro videos, you should buy the GoPro 5 as it has the integrated video stabilization mode. The price of these two cameras varies but your choice depends on your budget. You’ll need to consider spending quite a bit of money if you’re thinking about buying a GoPro.

Why is a GoPro the best for traveling?

GoPro is a very tiny camera and it’s one of the most important features of this camera. With this small piece of technology, you will be able to take spectacular photos and videos. It has only a few centimeters in length and height, and it’s very easy to use. As it’s not a cumbersome thing, it’s very easy to be handled and to be carried around.
It has an integrated external case which makes it the best camera to take with you to the beach, sea, swimming pool and even on the ski slopes, as the case protects it from sand and water. It’s even the best camera to snap some photos with while you’re doing snorkeling because of its great handle floaty backdoor. You can use its incredible number of accessories in many different situations. You can also use it while practicing a sports activity rather than simply traveling. It allows you to take amazing panoramic shots and outstanding selfies as it has a 170° wide angle lens. You can also take gorgeous landscapes behind your shoulders when mounted on a selfie stick. You can remotely control the camera with the WiFi connection service and download the photos and videos you take from your smartphone directly. It helps you to share the photos on your social media apps and share them with your friends.

How to Set your GoPro for Traveling?

Here I have tried to cover all the detail on the five settings, both with photos and videos.

  1. Video Setting: 1080p wide at 60fps is the all-around best video setting. You can capture a good quality video with decent slow-mo capabilities with this setting.
    You can experiment after getting the hang of shooting video with GoPro but choosing this setting would be ideal for you to get started and for dependable quality.
  2. Burst Mode: Burst mode should be chosen on 30 in 1 second or 30 in 3 seconds. If you want to capture the quick bursts of action, it’s the best mode then. When you press the shutter, the camera fires off your shots in a fast burst. Stop shooting right there. Either you can use a single shot from a burst or combine them together to show a nice sequence of action.
  3. Auto Low Light: With the help of auto low light, you can go from bright to low light settings without doing anything. If you do a lot of driving or biking videos while passing through sunny and shaded areas, this feature is perfect for you.
  4. Quick Capture: You can turn your GoPro camera into the one-button camera with the QuickCapture feature. It’s not a default setting, so you have to turn it on. You simply press and release the shutter button while your camera is powered off, and it starts recording video on its own. You can also start shooting time-lapse by pressing and holding until you see the time-lapse icon.
  5. ProTune:  Turn on the ProTune in order to get the best quality photos and videos. It gives you a range of options while you’re shooting and editing. It enables you to edit for a truer color result when you’re shooting in ProTune. But you can also just leave it off if you’re not interested in editing.

So, these are the five best settings for you. After some simple adjustments, your video will look amazing. Hopefully, these settings given above will help you to produce awesome travel videos. You can also invest in a carry case for your GoPro and its accessories. It helps to keep your GoPro, batteries, charger, LC screen, etc. in a safe place while you drift around shooting awesome footages.