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January 2017

Photography Tips for Third World Travel: Cameras, Uploading, and Storage Basics — By Jennifer Shipp
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Photography Tips for Third World Travel: Cameras, Uploading, and Storage Basics — By Jennifer Shipp

The Best Camera for Travel Photography

After visiting 30 countries, I should probably feel disappointed in myself for not having ever carried a large camera with me. I should probably beat myself up over the fact that I’ve never set up a tripod or waited for the right moment to take a sunset photo in an exotic location. I’m not a professional photographer, but I’ve seen some amazingly ...
A Deadly Deluge or Just Wet Socks? — By Jennifer Shipp
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A Deadly Deluge or Just Wet Socks? — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, I was in The Zone for just a few minutes. Maybe an hour. I was working on a project and for the first time since Trump got elected, I was chill.I wasn’t worried.I didn’t have anxiety.I was just working, but in a place just slightly south of the border.I have not been “chill” since November. And this is not a political statement. Not really. No. It’s an a-political statement about ...
Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism in Tijuana — By Jennifer Shipp
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Medical Tourism and Dental Tourism in Tijuana — By Jennifer Shipp

Yesterday, we crossed the Mexican border from San Diego to Tijuana. We’ll be heading south, by car to Guanajuato where we’ll stay for a while. But before we delve south into Mexico by car, John and I are getting our amalgam/mercury tooth fillings removed here in Tijuana.

As a medical writer for clients who hire me to put together data and content about controversial topics, I keep ...
Crossing the Tijuana Border
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Crossing the Tijuana Border

Crossing the Tijuana border was a straightforward process overall once we figured out where to go to get our Banjercito permit (since we were bringing a vehicle into Mexico). The wait for us in January 2017 was reasonable (30 to 45 minutes), but finding the Banjercito offices was the real challenge. We blew right through customs into Tijuana, thinking we'd find the offices on the "other side" of something. ...
International Travel Checklist for Third World Countries — By Jennifer Shipp
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International Travel Checklist for Third World Countries — By Jennifer Shipp

When we travel to third world countries, I usually start packing about a month in advance of the trip so that I have plenty of time to meditate on the travel list and decide what I really need and what I don’t. Less is more if you’re going to be traveling overland in third world countries. Don’t bring seven changes of clothes. And leave the extra pair of shoes at home. Bring what you need and nothing ...
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