Posts by Jeremy


Last updated: 04/19/17Are you traveling to Vieques for a vacation? Great! You’re going to absolutely love this little Puerto Rican paradise just off the coast of the main island. But while you’re exploring the stunning Vieques beaches during your stay, one thing you absolutely must do (and I’m not giving you an option here), is to experience the Vieques Bioluminescent Bay (Mosquito Bay). This wonder of nature is so...

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Last updated: 04/19/17There are many Vieques beaches to choose from during your visit to this tiny island off of the east coast of Puerto Rico, and depending on your length of stay it may be somewhat difficult to visit them all. Don’t worry, we did during our five-day visit, and after our exploration of the island we have come to the conclusion that these nine are the very best that cannot be missed. So jump in your 4-wheel...

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Last updated: 11/7/16We often see travel photographers on Instagram who take a lot of jaw-dropping photos using only their smartphones. We wonder in awe how they’re able to pull it off, feeling sorry for ourselves as our phone’s Gallery is filled with mostly blurry images. The thought of resorting to the more expensive and sophisticated DSLR camera scares us, though. But don’t despair. You can step up your travel photography game and...

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Last updated: 12/12/16I absolutely adore my Sony a6000 camera. The mirrorless camera is light, portable, and takes some of the best images I’ve ever taken in my 8+ years as a travel photographer. However, simply buying the camera itself is just the starting point. As with all cameras, there is an incredible number of accessories you may want to consider purchasing to really step-up your photography game. After extensive use of...

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Last updated: 12/12/16Since founding Living the Dream we’ve been on two long-term trips and have had three staff members go off on year-plus journeys of their own around the world. Over that time you can say we’ve learned a thing or two about what is essential in preparing a long-term travel packing list. In the past we’ve all published our own personal packing lists across numerous pages and posts on this blog (you...

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