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Be The Best Travel Photographer Ever
Traveling often means that for the duration of your trip, you become the world’s greatest photog (regardless of skill level).
Whether you’re the artsy type who frames elegant shots of diners in the square or a manic I-need-a-photo-of-everything shutterbug, you’ll want to get focused for your next adventure (haha, get it?) with these tips from seasoned traveler and global photographer William Hereford. 
He’s got advice for everything from picking the right camera, to easy photo-editing apps, to capturing the moment while enjoying it at the same time.
Check out his tricks here!
—Ashley
Before you get busy snapping pictures, read up on these tips for getting to know a new city in 48 hours!

Be The Best Travel Photographer Ever

Traveling often means that for the duration of your trip, you become the world’s greatest photog (regardless of skill level).

Whether you’re the artsy type who frames elegant shots of diners in the square or a manic I-need-a-photo-of-everything shutterbug, you’ll want to get focused for your next adventure (haha, get it?) with these tips from seasoned traveler and global photographer William Hereford.

He’s got advice for everything from picking the right camera, to easy photo-editing apps, to capturing the moment while enjoying it at the same time.

Check out his tricks here!

—Ashley

Before you get busy snapping pictures, read up on these tips for getting to know a new city in 48 hours!

5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours
When you’re planning your next big trip to an exciting locale, it’s easy to rely on the standard tourist spots to fill your itinerary (hello, Eiffel Tower!). But you could be missing out on some incredible cultural experiences by following a tour guide’s list of “must-sees.”
Thankfully Birchbox Man has compiled easy-to-follow tips that will help you get to know your destination better than Anthony Bourdain. 
Here’s how to explore on your own, get insider local advice, and even where to stay (get ready to ditch traditional hotels!).
—Ashley
Going somewhere across the pond? Arm yourself with these tips to fight jet lag.

5 Tips For Getting To Know A City In 48 Hours

When you’re planning your next big trip to an exciting locale, it’s easy to rely on the standard tourist spots to fill your itinerary (hello, Eiffel Tower!). But you could be missing out on some incredible cultural experiences by following a tour guide’s list of “must-sees.”

Thankfully Birchbox Man has compiled easy-to-follow tips that will help you get to know your destination better than Anthony Bourdain.

Here’s how to explore on your own, get insider local advice, and even where to stay (get ready to ditch traditional hotels!).

—Ashley

Going somewhere across the pond? Arm yourself with these tips to fight jet lag.

An Insider’s Guide to Barcelona: Birchbox City Guides

Our subscribers received adorable postcards in their June boxes illustrating the four cities that Birchbox calls home: New York, Paris, London, and Barcelona. But since we could only fit so much information on each card, we decided to provide even more insider intel on our blog—straight from Birchbox staffers around the world. Get your passport ready and check back each week for a new installment of Birchbox City Guides.

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Eating

Contemporary design nuts will love of-the-moment bakeries Turris (various locations) and Crustö (Mercat de la libertat, 80-81), while the more traditional-minded should make a beeline for Forn Mistral (Avinguda de Mistral, 20) to find the city’s flakiest croissants, and Baluard (38-40 baixos, Barceloneta) for whole-grain, spelt, and dried-fruit varieties. No visit to Barcelona is complete without some serious tapas time, and you’ll find the best options in the old fishermen’s waterfront neighborhood of Barceloneta—in particular, Jai-Ca (Carrer Ginebra) and La Cova Fumada (Carrer Baluard, 56; order the bombas). For a slightly more upscale destination, try El Vaso de Oro (Calle de Balboa) and their filet of beef tapas accompanied by a caña (draft beer).

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