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Ok, I realize I might be more of a thrill-seeker than the average person, but LOOK at that photo! That’s a perspective you have to experience at least once.

If you’ve never heard of Flynyon, they are a helicopter company that boasts itself as “The Ultimate Helicopter Photo Experience”. They offer flights above New York City, Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Miami. You can choose to take a typical helicopter ride, as you would imagine it to be. However, if you want to take it to the next level, which is what I chose obviously…

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You know the hype about the beaches of the Amalfi coast, and Naples, and Sicily, but Italy’s best beach is actually one that you’ve never even heard of. If you make it to Italy, you have to include a stop to this beach in your itinerary.

Welcome to San Fruttuoso! This hidden gem is the best beach I have ever been to, anywhere that I’ve traveled. Able to be accessed only by boat, it’s definitely worth the trip to get there. To find it, first you have to go to Camogli. …

Finally, after years of manifesting a trip, I made it to Nashville! If you’ve never been, I can tell you it truly lives up to the hype. I went for about three days, and was able to do everything I wanted with time to spare. The weather was perfect, and there are endless things to do. Even if you’re not a country music fan, there are plenty of things to enjoy- however, the live music was by far the best part. Check out my itinerary below to help give you ideas for your own trip to Music City.

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Wednesday:

The first…

Before you write off swimming with sharks before thinking twice, I want you to take a second to hear me out. I recently went shark diving for the first time, and it was one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. I discovered a newfound respect for the ocean and can’t wait to do it again!

Busting myth #1: You don’t need to go halfway around the world to swim with sharks (that said, Cape Town cage diving is still on my bucket list!).

We booked a trip down to the east coast of Florida for a few days this past February, and knew that swimming with sharks was going to be incorporated into the trip’s plans. Important note: we included this excursion seamlessly into the trip and…

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For most people, traveling is the ultimate luxury and what they look forward to all year. That said, taking a trip is fun and easy when going with a group; you can rely on each other and split up responsibilities as well as financial responsibilities. Traveling with friends or family is also great to bond and make memories with one another. However, I recently overcame one of my biggest fears and present to you the argument that traveling alone offers a multitude of benefits. Specifically, I recommend this experience to anyone in their twenties, whether you think you would enjoy…

I was in a group chat with three of my friends the other day, who are also in their early twenties. We wanted to plan a trip in early summer to go abroad, relax, and make lasting memories together. Turns out, we decided it wasn’t the best time and to postpone until a later date to be determined. I was hesitant but wanted to let them know that while I was sad we weren’t going, that it was partly a relief due to the overwhelming uncertainty I’ve been feeling about my future and everything I had to figure out. One…

Before you write this off based on the title, I want to say that running a half marathon in 6 months starting from zero training is actually possible. How do I know? I did it! Even if you don’t think you could possibly be a runner, or you “hate running”, I promise that it’s possible to learn to love it just as I did. The benefits of running are so good and long lasting, that I would recommend it to anyone who is physically able to, to try it. …

Mirrorless cameras are the new rage. Some people are saying that they are the “future” of the camera business. I wasn’t so sure. As a professional photographer who shoots most days, I was pretty happy with my DSLR lineup. I use the Canon 1DX Mark II as my go-to and the Canon 5D Mark IV for my second body. Just between these two, there’s a big difference in quality, especially for sports photography, so the 1DX II is my main squeeze. Across the board, I was (and am still) in love with these DSLR models. I won’t speak too much…

It seems like every week there’s a new form of technology we have to decode and figure out how to use. Most of us don’t have the time or energy to commit to scouring webpages to explain what’s new in the tech world. And, let’s be real, most of us didn’t graduate from MIT or study robotics or finance, so a lot of what’s out there is difficult to follow. Luckily for you I’ve done the dirty work and laid out all the info you need to know in simple terms. The newest sensation sweeping the Internet is called NFT…

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A little bit about me. I am 24 years old, and employed as a full-time photographer as my main job. I now work in the sports and entertainment industry, shooting for the NFL, NHL, MLB, NLL, and more. However, I didn’t just get lucky when it came to finding a job out of college that I loved and allowed me to use my talents to make a living. …

Sara Schmidle

I am a professional photographer in my 20s with a passion for sports, music, tech, fashion, and healthy living. I shoot for the NFL, NHL, MLB, NLL, & freelance.

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