Friday, May 15, 2015

J. Dawg Journeys Has Moved!

J. Dawg has moved to a new address!  I'm now at with many new travel stories and lots of new info.  Everything that you found here has been moved to my new address; all my blog posts, pages, pictures, and links that you found here.  If you subscribed to my posts with email or RSS, those have been pointed to my new address so you'll get notified when I post something at the new address.  Everything will remain here at the old address so that people can get used to finding me at my new address. 

But there's lots of great new stuff, new journeys, new travel pictures and videos, and new lessons posted at  Click on the link and check it out.  If you have me bookmarked, please change to my new address.  I also have a FaceBook Page for J. Dawg Journeys.  You can follow my new posts from there and even register a "Like" for the Dawg.

You can contact me at the new address using the Contact J. Dawg form.  I'm still traveling at the same pace and posting new articles.  I hope you continue to follow my travels and journeys at

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Eight Tips for Taking Better Travel Photographs

J. Dawg in the mirror
I am not an expert when it comes to taking photographs.  But, over the past two years, I've been working at learning how to take better pictures of my travels.  Pictures help convey the imagery and feeling of a place and they enhance the memory of a trip.  Combined with the words of a blog post, they're the visual record of what it it looked and felt like. And if done right they create a wow factor for a blog post.  Its also been a fun new skill and hobby for this "old Dawg" to learn and to try and master