Choosing The Best Camera For Seniors For Travel And Leisure – Travel and Leisure

Choosing The Best Camera For Seniors – Check out GoPro HERO3+So Why Is The GoPro HERO3+ Better Than Any Digital Camera Around When It Comes To Seniors Using A Camera For Travel And Leisure?What all seniors need when it comes to choosing a camera is that it must be:1. Simple to use.2. Take great images and videos.3. Small and compact.4. Sturdy and hopefully waterproof too.Just imagine, as a senior, taking the time to travel or visiting your grand children or even getting outdoors to do some trekking or even kayaking and then being able to capture those beautiful or memorable experiences that you and your partner just had. Wouldn’t that be just great?Seniors around the world can now do just that, all thanks to the latest extremely easy to handle GoPro HERO3+. This new extremely lightweight camera is packed with powerful new features to give all that needed versatility and convenience. Its “Super View” is a new video mode that captures the scenery in the most immersive wide-angle perspective and its Auto Low Light mode intelligently adjusts frame rate to give stunning low-light performance.Seniors can now shot videos just like the professionals.With the built-in high-resolution and high-frame rate of 1440p48, 1080p60, 960p100 and 720p120, stunning video quality can be achieved and this has made GoPro the world’s best-selling camera company. The video modes result in very high quality videos and also allows for smooth slow motion playback. Just imagine how impressed the whole family will be watching the stunning videos that you have just taken.Seniors can also easily capture high quality photo images.The GoPro HERO3+ can capture up to 12megapixels images at up to 30 frames per second. This is just right for seniors who may be a bit slow in reacting to changing image situations and can also help them take fast-action sequences. Such great added features like the time Lapse mode will enable seniors to take automatic photo capture at 0.5, 1, 2, 5, 10, 30 or 60-second intervals. Also, the Continuous Photo mode helps seniors shoot full-resolution stills at a steady 3, 5 or 10 frames per second when holding down the shutter button.Another great feature that is very beneficial to seniors is the “Super View.”The new GoPro HERO3+ now incorporates the new “Super View” mode, a video mode that captures videos with the widest-angle perspective possible. It allows the seniors to capture more of themselves and the sceneries into the shot resulting in captivating and engaging footages.There are many other great features for the senior photo enthusiasts.1. Seniors can now take sharper images with Less Distortion.With its sharper lens and 2x reduction in imaging artifacts, the GoPro HERO3 is able to reduced distortion thus enabling the senior photographer to be able to take crisper, clearer images with a 33% increase in image sharpness.2. Improved Audio QualityGoPro HERO3+ incorporates advanced wind and noise reduction technology and this feature will greatly help seniors in recording their voices or music or even just the surrounding sound quality to match the image quality that they are recording. This new technology helps to keep the audio clearer during high-speed activities.3. Seniors can now also enjoy high speed Wi-Fi connectivityThe new GoPro delivers 4x faster² video preview and faster photo and video sharing and this is enhanced with Wi-Fi connectivity to enable control of up to 50 cameras from distances of up to 600ft/180m. These great features are going to get the seniors seriously up to speed when using this new GoPro model. They can now even control their camera remotely! Yes, now the seniors can use the GoPro App to control their cameras remotely, preview the shot and then play back the content on their smartphones or tablets. Plus, it is now easier for the seniors to share their favorite photos and videos via email, text and even on Facebook!The GoPro HERO3+ basic package includes the following items:• GoPro HERO3+ Camera• 131’/40m Waterproof Housing• Wi-Fi Remote unit• Higher Capacity Li-Ion Battery• Quick Release Buckle• Vertical Quick Release Buckle• 1 Curved + 1 Flat Adhesive Mount• 3-Way Pivot Arm• USB Charging CableMicro SD card is usually sold separatelySo here again are the features and benefits that all seniors will ever need when they get the GoPro HERO3+1. Small and very lightweight.2. Take great images with little distortion.3. Have that fantastic “Super View” feature.4. Long battery life – no need to worry about frequent re-charging.5. The lighter housing is also waterproof up to 131ft/40m.6. Has an f/2.8-6.0 six-element aspherical lens.7. Many high-resolution video modes.

2012 Travel Tips for the Social Activist – Travel and Leisure

Is the daily work grind or the continual schoolwork bringing you down? Is your wanderlust inner voice telling you you’re ready for a travel vacation? Yet this year you want a different travel objective, not the typical vacation, designed around personal pleasure and leisure. This year you also feel a desire to get involved with some worthy cause, to challenge the power elite status quo and make the world a better place to live. Well, if travel AND social activism are your interests, I have the 2012 travel tip solutions that will please both your traveling and social activist desires.1. My first recommended travel destination for 2012 is Chantilly, Virginia, USA host to this year’s annual Bilderberg meeting May 31st – June 3rd. Chantilly, Virginia, at the Westfield Marriot Hotel, was the host for the 2008 Bilderberg meeting.Chantilly, Virginia is within close proximity to Washington, D.C.; the nation’s capitol offers a unique historical, cultural experience as well as a great place to voice dissent! Fortunately too, for the budget traveler, Chantilly has a youth hostel on the outskirts of the Washington, D.C. area. Why not book your reservations now, and enjoy the beautiful Virginia countryside and Washington, D.C. cultural activities while also vocalizing your displeasure to a passing banker, politician, or corporate CEO? Your opinions and discussions may plant the inception seed activating a pang of conscience that will eventually lead to less harmful world policies. If you discover the overt sidewalk protests are less successful, may I suggest an alternative, stealth approach: position yourself as a well-dressed hotel patron in the lobby where the Bilderberg members are staying. Act as an unassuming gadfly, listening for telling conversations from Bilderberg meeting attendees.Granted, such intimate access may prove to be difficult; however, for the determined spirited social activist, the challenge enhances the adventure and the success sweetens the reward.Are you ready for summer outdoor fun, a freelance journalist’s dream, and a proud sense of moral accomplishment? That’s what I experienced when I planned my fall 2000 vacation in Europe to coincide with the scheduled IMF / World Bank meeting in Prague. A well-organized anti-globalization protest was waiting for the banking attendees, similar to the successful anti-WTO protest in Seattle, November ’99, which I attended. I wanted to continue being a part of this proud movement.I’m certain at the Washington, D.C. youth hostel, and around town, you will meet kindred spirits who are also knowledgeable of this Bilderberg meeting event (global citizen individuals and various NGO members). As I had experienced during the Seattle ’99 and Prague 2000 protests, you will form lasting friendships with these fellow travelers / activists.2. To start your summer season, I recommend planning a visit to Los Cabos, Baja California, Mexico for the annual G-20 meeting, June 18-19. What fun you will have mixing summer outdoor fun with social activism. Cabo San Lucas offers scuba diving, fishing, nightlife, and so much more. Even though the rich elite will be staying at expensive resorts, there are ample inexpensive lodging options at Los Cabos, including youth hostels. You can even pitch your tent near the beach!3. To start your fall season, I recommend a trip to Switzerland for the WTO public forum meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, September 24 – 26. A good central location for fine nearby skiing, autumn color hiking, and a piping hot cappuccino next to a roaring fireplace as you listen in to some powerful banker’s insidious plan.4. Continuing your fall season travels, I recommend visiting Tokyo, Japan for the IMF / World Bank meeting, Oct. 12-14. Enjoy social activism by day and exotic bustling Tokyo nightlife by night.For budget accommodations, Los Cabos, Geneva, and Tokyo, all have several hostels in the city and nearby vicinities.Last, for those planning on traveling through California, I recommend an outdoor excursion north of San Francisco. Besides marvelous vineyards, inspiring redwoods and dramatic coastline, there’s also an elite power broker retreat called Bohemian Grove nestled in the redwoods near the town of Guerneville and the Russian River.
The retreat of course has security ( as I discovered many years ago) so an undercover role as a naive hiker is a good start. While peering through the redwoods, you may find an influential politician or CEO performing some decadent, hedonistic ritual in a yellow chiffon dress! Don’t forget to bring your camera!I hope you find these travel tips useful for your future 2012 travel plans. You may even come across yours truly, the author. Happy travels!