A GoPro, an XShot, & a Toddler – Germany Bucket List Made Reality

Athena and I covered Germany in true bucket list style. The expression on her face says it all.

****Our trip to Germany was sponsored by the German National Tourist Board. Thank you for making the impossible, possible!***

You Deserve to Be in the Picture – XShot Giveaway

June 29th Update: The winner has been chosen for the XShot contest. She has been notified. If I don’t hear from her in the next 3 days, I will choose another winner. Thank you to everyone who has entered! Stay tuned for more contests and giveaways including two free tickets to Fiji!

I’m always trying to find innovative products that will make my travel life easier so when I Hard Rock Vallartanoticed a friend in Fiji with a camera extender single-arm that stretched out to allow him to be in the picture, I knew that it would be on my product bucket list. The XShot camera extender includes you in the pictures that you take! With the XShot you can capture a full background instead of just faces and because the XShot extends over 3 feet, you can have up to 10 people in the picture! It closes to 9 inches for easy transport and it’s a durable metal that only weighs 5 ounces! Perfection! Do you want to win one for yourself? Continue reading

Get the Picture

I’m never in the picture! I’m always the one behind the camera or the one holding the Hard Rock Vallartacamera out taking the shot of everyone. It’s a constant struggle that results in a disappointing photo that can’t capture the background. During my recent trips to Aruba and Hard  Rock Vallarta though, I found a simple, yet fantastic solution. The Pocket XShot Camera Extender is a telescopic arm that holds the camera or video camera and can be extended to take a full picture, including the background. Now I can say, “cheese” because I’m actually in the shot.  Continue reading