Useful travel and photography related links.
Allianz (Access America) Travel Insurance
Protect your travel investment with travel insurance
Travel insurance is a great way to protect your travel investment. By choosing to offer travel insurance, your travel agent is providing you a financial safety net for most unforeseen inconveniences.
Autumn Color Digital Imaging
Carolinas Nature Photographers Association
CNPA has a variety of benefits and opportunities available to its membership that support the needs of all levels of photographers.
Center for Disease Control Prevention
CDC - Your online source for health information.
Divi Caribbean Resorts
Discover the Caribbean. At Divi Resorts, the Caribbean is not just a destination, it’s the destination. We invite you to explore our collection of colorful Caribbean resorts located on the magnificent islands of Aruba, Barbados, Bonaire, St Croix, and St Maarten. Each resort offers spacious vacation suites and hotel rooms along some of the islands best beaches- all with your choice ofamenities.
Bill Lea and Kevin Adams have organized what has quickly become the MUST-ATTEND photography event for North Carolina and the Southeast. They’ve combined the best features from other photography events with their own ideas for an exciting and rewarding learning experience.
If you have ever witnessed the passion, dedication, and strive for excellence that Bill and Kevin have for everything they do, then you know they will succeed in making the Western North Carolina Foto Fest a big success.
Houston Audubon Society
Houston Audubon is a chapter of National Audubon Society in an assigned 11-county area surrounding and including Houston. Its mission is to promote the conservation and appreciation of birds and wildlife habitat, which it accomplishes through acquiring and maintaining critical habitat as bird sanctuaries, education programs for children and adults, advocacy efforts, and land conservation projects. Its activities extend beyond Houston and its surrounding counties when necessary to accomplish a conservation purpose. Monthly membership meetings (September through May) are open to the public, as are most field trips and other activities.
Hunts Photo and Video
New Englands Largest Photography Retailer. You will be ready to start shooting as soon as you leave the store when you purchase your camera at Hunts Photo, Video and definitely Digital. As New Englands largest retailer of photo, video and digital imaging products, we make sure every client feels comfortable with his or her purchase and confident in its use. Whether you are a student, hobbyist, or photo or video professional, Hunts Photo, Video and definitely Digital will help you choose the right equipment for all of your imaging needs.
International Galapagos Tour Operators Association
Strabo Tours has been an active member of IGTOA since 2003. IGTOA is a 501.c.6 nonprofit association of travel companies, conservation organizations, and other groups that are dedicated to the complete and lasting protection of the Galapagos. See Challenges Facing the Galapagos.
Our mission is to preserve the Galapagos Islands as a unique and priceless world heritage that will provide enjoyment, education, adventure and inspiration to present and future generations of travelers.
Membership is open only to commercial and nonprofit organizations. But we also welcome the involvement of individuals. You can sign up to receive Action Alerts, help petition for change, and support important project funding.
If you travel to the Galapagos, the most important decision you make is the choice of a responsible travel company. By choosing an IGTOA member you will travel with a knowledgeable and responsible tour operator that supports sustainable ecotourism. IGTOA members are informed, involved, and concerned.
Kropla - Electrical Help for World Travelers
Kropla - This is a guide to some important issues when deciding to use your electrical appliances in another country. It includes a table describing electrical systems worldwide, illustrations of electrical plugs you may run across, advice on using your computer and other general advice that you may find helpful. Finally, there is a list of sources for electrical travel accessories.
Unlike other evacuation services, MedjetAssist lets you decide which hospital will be your final destination. Plus, there’s no medical necessity clause. If you are hospitalized, we'll be there for you — regardless of the nature of your illness or injury. Compare the difference between MedjetAssist and other plans.
Domestic air medical evacuation averages $10,000 to $20,000, and internationally, it can exceed $75,000. But not with the medical evacuation service of MedjetAssist. As a member, if you are ever hospitalized 150 miles or more away from home, MedjetAssist will arrange for a medically equipped and staffed aircraft to pick you up and fly you to the hospital of your choice — at no additional charge. No transportation cost limitations. No pre-existing condition exclusions. Just peace of mind each and every time you travel.
New England Camera Club Council
The New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) is a non-profit umbrella group for about 80 camera clubs in the New England states (Connecticut, Rhode Island, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont). The Council was established in 1937 and incorporated in 1963.
The Council sponsors a variety of events and services for the photographers of New England.
New England School of Photography
NESOP is one of the leading photographic educational institutions in the country. Since 1968, we've been helping our students discover and refine their personal visions—and begin exciting careers in all areas of photography. We focus exclusively on photography, providing practical training while nurturing your creative development.
North American Nature Photography Association
NANPA's Mission -
NANPA promotes the art and science of nature photography as a medium of communication, nature appreciation, and environmental protection.
NANPA provides information, education, inspiration and opportunity for all persons interested in nature photography.
NANPA fosters excellence and ethical conduct in all aspects of our endeavors.
Santa Fe Workshops
Santa Fe Photographic Workshops is an inspirational resource for all photographers, from enthusiasts to professionals. Offering over 150 educational programs a year, you'll learn from today's most influential instructors to inspire your creativity and expand your technical skills. Whether engaging your imagination in Santa Fe, discovering the culture of San Miguel de Allende, or exploring far off places, the Workshops supports all levels of participants in their passion for photography.
The Red Door Inn - Canandaigua NY B & B
Jacque's cousin has recently opened a lovely bed and breakfast in the finger lakes region of Central NY. The story of the Red Door Inn begins in 1800 with noted Yale Alumnus Timothy Field's arrival in Canandaigua, NY. On the recommendation of Yale President T. Dwight IV, Timothy Field was invited to become pastor of a congregation that had recently been organized in town. On February 27, 1800, Reverend Timothy Field was ordained as the first pastor of the Congregational Church of Canandaigua. He built a stately Federal style home at what is now 439 North Main Street. More than 200 years later, this home would become The Red Door Inn.
Throughout the 1800's the surrounding forty acres of land were developed into a flourishing farm that included a vineyard and an orchard of apple, cherry, pear, quince, and plum trees. The Red Door Inn would eventually become home to several prominent citizens including distinguished businessman James Sibley, Reverend Evan Johns, influential author and activist Max Eastman, and attorney Hobart Himes.
In 2005, Kevin and Kathryn Carson purchased the home with plans to restore it to its original grandeur and create a bed and breakfast. Their labor has produced the blend of historic allure and modern luxury that define The Red Door Inn.
We started TravelSmith with one compelling mission: to make travel as hassle-free and pleasurable as possible.We set out to provide goods that made the going smoother and simpler, lighter and more convenient. We found wrinkle-resistant fabrics – both natural and high-performance - that look great after being stuffed in a suitcase for a week or worn on the redeye overnight. We created versatile, easy-care clothing that doest require dry cleaning when youre out in the Back of Beyond. We developed lightweight, innovative accessories that make travel more secure and comfortable. And we hired like-minded travelers with a passion for sharing their knowledge and experience.
U.S. Dept. of State - International Travel
The State Department’s Office of American Citizens Services and Crisis Management (ACS) administers the Consular Information Program, which informs the public of conditions abroad that may affect their safety and security. Country Specific Information, Travel Alerts, and Travel Warnings are vital parts of this program.