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Lenticular “meat and potatoes”

So much of  travel is about the visual aspect. The break from the routine, the escape from the mundane. I’m sure it’s been said somewhere, but it’s like life “on steroids”. And beautiful travel photos are like a drug, but for your eyes. Not that I ever took drugs, so this is just an assumption!

Something I recommend is, instead of buying expensive art, frame your travel photographs and hang them up on the wall. You can  get the right size ordered through sites like Snapfish and others. All it takes is a picture frame and voila, you have something, that is unique and special to you. We did that in our living room and every time I look at the photos, for the moment I’m back to those places. It’s the gift, that keeps on giving.

It’s probably hard to tell from my blog, but I absolutely love sites with visually stunning images. It’s not my forte and I know it. For one thing, we don’t travel that often, so trip reports are limited. Most of what I say is about the tools of how to get to those places. The “meat and potatoes” in this hobby, so to speak. The sad part is I enjoy it just as  much as the “dessert”: the actual travel !

In fact most blogs are good at either the written content or the visual aspect, usually not both. There are some exceptions. Of the top of my head: “New girl in the air” and “Mommypoints”, that excel at both the content and the images. But normally it’s one or the other.

A few weeks ago I came across an interview at Million Mile Secrets, that completely blew me away. He sure does catch a lot of flack for this series, but some amazing blogs have been discovered that way.   When I saw this particular interview, I was amazed. I see a lot of stunning pictures, but when I looked at these, I got goose bumps. The photos were truly  incredible, they almost didn’t look real!

The  blog is called Lenticulartravel   and is SO visually captivating. But it got me thinking about my blog. This person is good at the photo aspect of travel blogging and he knows it. That’s his niche. Even though I have limited myself somewhat  by making my blog so focused, I’m hoping to do this one thing, but do it well.

I have a confession to make. I get bored by baby magazines. I keep getting talked into renewing my subscription to ” Parenting” by this sweet sounding lady from Minnesota. Boy, is she a good salesman! But  mostly it is left untouched. There goes half of my readership. I can hear the blog “unsubscribe” button clicking like crazy!

But I am happy to pay for one subscription : ” Islands”. In my opinion it is the best travel magazine, hands down. So many out there are full of ads and fluff. But “Islands” has substance, even though it is very focused. I am hoping to make this blog reminiscent of “Islands”, though without the amazing travel photos. Or rather with  photos of meat and potatoes !

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Author: Leana

Leana is the owner and founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.

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4 thoughts on “Lenticular “meat and potatoes”

  1. So I guess all that means you like my pictures, but “written content” – not so much, right? LOL And a picture of my face could greatly increase my chances… Let me think…

  2. No, no , no, Andrew! I think you are a full package, or your blog is. Do you see how I get into trouble, even when I give out a compliment? It’s a gift! And the reason I put Matt’s face in the post is simple. He is more handsome, than you. And I’m trying to get more female readers. 🙂

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