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5 tips for better vacation pictures: This is how to get the best out of your pictures

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Article translated from German version.

Hand on your heart: How many times after a wonderful trip have you sat at home, annoyed that your photos couldn’t capture the same emotions you felt at that time and place. How many times have you shown friends and family your vacation photos and said with a twinge of melancholy: “It was really much nicer than this.” How often have you thought: “Next vacation, everything will be different.” Seem familiar again? If so, then today we’ll tell you five ultimate tips that will finally help you shoot more beautiful, expressive, and inspired photos.

 

 

Your camera is your potential

Let’s start with the most important thing: Get to know your camera. It sounds so simple, but yet it’s so essential. ISO, aperture, shutter speed – sorry, what was that again? Only when you’ve mastered the basics can you use your camera properly when it counts. Remember: A camera is only as good as the photographer.
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Explore London’s most extraordinary sights

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London is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. Every year over 16 million tourists visit the British capital. But if you want to get off the beaten path from the usual tourist spots such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace or the Tower Bridge, your first stop should be www.couporando.co.uk, where you’ll find top-notch information and travel vouchers that can have you on the way to an extraordinary London experience in no time!

Smallest Police Station

Just about every visitor to London makes a stop a Trafalgar Square. Whether you realize it or not, on your way through you’ll pass by the smallest police station in London. At the corner of Trafalgar Square / Charing Cross Road, the small stone cabin seems more like a telephone box or even a public toilet. This one-man police station used to serve as an observation point, to keep things under control in what was then known as “Mob Square.”

Photo: flickr, John W. Schulze.

Photo: flickr, John W. Schulze.

Shakespeare in Carnaby Street

Shakespearean statues and monuments are a dime a dozen in London, but one of the most charming can be found in the Great Marlborough Street 29. From a small window above the pub called “The Shakespeare’s Head” the playwright and poet looks out poetically at the tourist crowd below. Allegedly, the founders of the pub, Thomas and John Shakespeare, were distantly related to the famous bard – but who knows if this is true, or just great fiction. Read More »

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Vienna off the path from the tourist traps: 10 spots you have to see

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This article has been translated form the German version.

 

Who makes the best ice cream in town? Where can you really let your soul free? Which areas are popular, and where do you find the perfect souvenir for friends or family? Today we’ll introduce you to 10 highlights off the beaten path from the Eurovision song contest that will bring you closer to the most beautiful corners of Vienna. And just to make sure you’re fully equipped for your stay, you can download the Vienna travel guide free until the end of May!

 

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Lainzer Zoo: Wild boars in the big city

Untouched nature in doesn’t exist in the big city? Far from it! Deer, stags and other animals cavort on the Lainzer Zoo‘s 2,450 acres. In the 45-minute hike to the Rohrhaus, it’s not uncommon to cross paths with a pack of wild boars. For guests in a hurry, we recommend at least a short stroll to the Hermes Villa. Anyone who wants to recharge their batteries away from the hustle and bustle of the city center is in the right place. Read More »

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From door to door with Uber. € 20 voucher for your first trip in Vienna!

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It’s your first time in Vienna? During your stay, you can get from point A to B during without all the worry with Uber – get to the airport or be chauffeured in comfort to the Eurovision Song Contest.

 

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We’ve teamed up with Uber to give our travelers in Austria a voucher for €20 off their first Uber ride!

It’s this easy:

1) Download the Uber app (it’s free for iPhone, Android and Windows Phone)
2) Register
3) Before your first trip, enter the code “tripwolfAT” under “Promotion”. Read More »

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Stay connected with FLINK – 1 day of free wifi in Vienna!

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Roaming charges were yesterday! Share your experiences with family and friends and stay connected during your stay in Vienna with mobile internet – and with promo code “TRIPWOLFFLINK” you’ll get one day free when you purchase 3 days or more!

With FLINK, you won’t need to hop from one wireless hotspot to the next when you’re out and about in Vienna: with Austria’s first rentable wifi hotspot, you’ll always have the internet with you in your pocket. Hotspots can be delivered to any address in Vienna, they’re convenient to take along and easy to return.

 

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Here’s how it works:

 

1. Rent a FLINK hotspot and have it delivered to any hotel or private address in Vienna. With promo code “TRIPWOLFFLINK” you’ll get one day free when you book 3 days or more! Read More »

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5 thrilling amusement parks that will take you for a spin

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The adrenaline makes butterflies flutter in your stomach, but afterwards a pretzel will calm them down again as you pose for a selfie with Obelix. You’re never too old to let out your inner child at an amusement park and to immersed yourself in fantastic glowing fantasy worlds. We’ll introduce you to a small selection of well- and less-known parks that will take you along for a thrilling ride!

 
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Photo: iStock.

 

Dyrehavsbakken (Copenhagen, Denmark)

Dyrehavsbakken, “Bakken” for short, is situated just outside of Copenhagen, and is the oldest amusement park in the world, with more than 400 years under its belt – even if it is less well-known than the city-central Tivoli. Just the same, Bakken exudes a unique nostalgia and is situated in the most beautiful natural surroundings – and beyond that, the entrance is free!

Where? Dyrehavevej 62, 2930 Klampenborg, Dänemark

 

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From spicy curries to sweet sticky rice: this is how good Thailand tastes

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We love to eat. And let’s be honest: We love eating even more in foreign countries. We feast our way through the cuisines of the world, we try a little of this and a little of that, and don’t leave anything out – after all, you only live once. Show of hands: who has chosen a vacation destination because it’s known for its excellent cuisine? Yep – that’s what we thought. And in our opinion: There’s no better place to indulge than in Thailand. From curries to sweet sticky rice: Today we’ll give you five unbeatable reasons that will have you ready to book the next flight to Bangkok.

 

Curries

Whether red, green or yellow, with or without coconut milk, soupy or creamy, mild or hot: We love Thai curry in all its variations. You could eat a different curry every day for three weeks and still not have had enough. Even vegetarians can join in the curry-frenzy, since every restaurant has at least one meatless curry on the menu.

 

Photo: flickr, Aaron Goodman

 

Pad thai

Paradox: Thais don’t eat pad thai. The most famous noodle dish in Southeast Asia made its way onto the menu in quite a roundabout way. No problem, we love it anyway. By the way, the very best pad thai comes from street vendors. Whether in Bangkok or Chiang Mai – for the equivalent of less than a euro, this delicious dish is conjured up right before your eyes.
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Here’s how to find the cheapest flights

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This article has been translated form the German version.

 

One of the most wonderful feelings in life is and always will be the moment when you book a flight. The trip is finally on the books, anticipation is limitless, and thoughts are doing somersaults in your head. For many, this moment is drawing closer and closer, as summer isn’t far away. Today we’ll give you tips to help guarantee that you’ll also find the cheapest flight.

 

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Don’t rely on flight search engines

Flight search engines are great – really. But they’re not the last word. They don’t always spit out the cheapest flight. Period. This is because many small airlines are not listed on the major platforms and are therefore not included in the search results. A good example is Nok Air in Thailand: You won’t find Nok Air flights on some search engines – you have to go directly to the website for the airline. Look up all the airlines that operate in the country you plan to visit, and search for flights directly on their websites. Read More »

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Springtime is bike time: These cities are best explored from the saddle

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This article has been translated form the German version.

Out with the humdrum, in with the sunshine. It’s spring, and our hearts are dancing. When the trees start to bud, you can finally sit outside again in short sleeves, and the sun’s rays start tickling your nose, then we all know: The most beautiful of all the seasons has arrived. And what better way to welcome the spring than a trip to a new city? Today we’ll introduce you to five cities that are perfect for exploring by bike. After all, what could be better than mixing in with the locals, feeling the wind on your face, and relaxing as you discover a city on two wheels?

 
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Photo: Shutterstock.

 

Amsterdam

Young and old, business suits and flip flops: Absolutely everyone bicycles here. Bicycles are practically sacred to the Dutch: Hip Hollanders decorate their bikes with flowers and garlands, and chauffeur their kids around in so-called “bakfiets.” Amsterdam is the ideal city to discover from the saddle, thanks to its flat topography and extensive network of bicycle lanes. From the Central Station it’s off to Haarlemmerstraat, bursting with charming cafes and thrift shops. You’ll cycle through the neighborhood of Jordaan onward to the 9 Straatjes, the 9 streets: each one more magical than the last. After you’ve replenished your reserves, a trip through the Vondelpark beckons, where you can let the sun caress your face. Finally we’ll visit the Museumplein and the Albert Cuyp market.

Where to borrow? Bicycle rentals in Amsterdam are a dime a dozen. “Yellow Bike” is a proven option.

 
Photo: Katharina Werni.

Photo: Katharina Werni.

 

Barcelona

Would you believe that Barcelona is ideal for exploring by bike? In the most bike-friendly city in Spain, more and more bike lanes are gradually appearing, many of which are even separated from the road traffic. Anyone who truly wants to experience the Catalan way of life should cycle the 4 km long beach promenade, enjoying a cocktail at the end with ocean views.

Where to borrow? The friendly bike-lover Ramiro Sobral has opened the extraordinary rental shop “El Ciclo” in the heart of the city. Read More »

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5 exciting open air and living museums

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This article was translated from the German version.

 

“Spring lets its blue ribbon again flutter through the air” (Eduard Mörike) – stated otherwise: Hooray, spring is here! When the days finally start getting longer, everyone wants to spend as much time as possible outdoors. An idea for those who nevertheless don’t want to miss out on culture and museums: Open-air museums! We have five suggestions.

1) Skansen (Stockholm, Sweden)

Houses like those from an Astrid Lindgren fairytale, waving people in traditional northern dress, and reindeer: The open air museum Skansen in Stockholm offers visitors a version of Sweden straight out of a picture book. In some of the 150 old buildings from different parts of Sweden, traditional crafts are demonstrated – by people in traditional dress, of course. If a horse-drawn carriage carrying blond children suddenly came around the corner, no one would think twice. Incidentally, when Skansen was opened in 1891, it was the first open-air museum in the world.

 

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Photo: Shutterstock.

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