Kymri Wilt

Kymri Wilt

Kymri Wilt is a freelance travel photographer, writer, travel director, and passionate world explorer based in Cardiff by the Sea, California. She studied and lived in Europe, got engaged in South America, and married in Africa. An extensive background in the travel industry created the network from which she has grown her own business - Mira Terra Images Travel Photography & Services. Her travel images have been published in guidebooks, textbooks, travel magazines, calendars, and brochures. She shares both her professional and family travel adventures and photos at her blog, Mira Terra Travels. Follow her on twitter, instagram, and vine @kymri.


How to Take Better Holiday Photos

Happy Holidays! This is the time of year when many people want to know how to take better holiday photos. This new series of posts will give you a lesson each month in how to take better photos. This month’s focus: December holiday photos. Get Up Close and Personal When we stumbled upon this decorated Christmas Tree at Disneyland’s California Adventure, my daughter was mesmerized, and tried earnestly to take a good picture of the entire tree with my iPhone. She wasn’t pleased with the results – it was night time, people would walk into frame, and the details...

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Tips for Using a Point & Shoot Camera

Whether you are a novice picture-taker who shoots everything with your smartphone, or an SLR photographer looking to downsize your gear, there will be moments when you wish you just had a lightweight multi-functioning point & shoot camera. Especially when you are traveling and want to take the best possible photos with the least amount of gear and effort. These tips will help you make the most of your point & shoot camera, whether or not you have any real understanding of the technical aspects of photography. When I was assigned to write this article, I panicked. Not only...

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Disney Conservation Fund and Dr. Jane Goodall Look to the Future: Roots & Shoots

As Disney Conservation Fund celebrates two decades of conservation efforts to reverse the decline of endangered animals around the world, that is only half the story. The real legacy lies in their continued commitment to the future: to increase the time kids spend in nature, and to engage them in the process of conservation. To this end, they have collaborated with and supported numerous programs around the world. One such program is “Roots & Shoots,” founded by Dr. Jane Goodall, who spoke about their partnership recently at Disney’s Animal Kingdom.   “You’ve probably heard people talk about conservation. Well,...

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Awaken Summer with a Splash at Typhoon Lagoon

Does the Florida summer heat and humidity get to be too much of a good thing? Are there times when you find yourself dragging from one shady spot to the next, avoiding lines and attractions that aren’t air-conditioned? If you’re at Walt Disney World and dreaming of a cool tropical paradise, look no further than Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park.   Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park is home to 11 thrilling water attractions for all ages and interests. The main attraction is debatable, because there are a few that make Typhoon Lagoon unique. My stand-out top three picks for...

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Exploring Arizona’s National Parks and Monuments

Arizona is best known for the Grand Canyon National Park, but did you know there are over 20 other National Parks, Monuments and Sites in the state? As the National Park Service celebrates it’s 100th birthday this year, Arizona is the perfect destination to check a whole bunch of parks off your list with one well-planned road trip. Here’s a brief quick-start guide to visiting the best of Arizona’s National Parks, by region. Arizona Beyond the Grand Canyon The National Park Service celebrates its 100th birthday this year, so it’s a great year to check a few off your...

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Resort Review: Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto, Mexico

The Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto is a secluded hidden gem of a resort in Mexico waiting to be discovered. Situated in the stunningly beautiful natural landscape of Baja California Sur, on the coast of the Sea of Cortez, it is a short two hour flight from Los Angeles, yet a world away. Read why Mexico’s first “million star resort and spa” is an ideal vacation destination for families, getaways, and romance, too. Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Resort As the sun rises over Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto Resort,...

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How to Make the Best of Whale-Watching Season in San Diego

Did you know that San Diego has a front row view to one of nature’s greatest wonders? Every winter, migrating Gray Whales travel between Alaska and Mexico, and pass close enough to shore to be seen from several vantages along the California coast. But to really appreciate them, you’ll want to get out on a boat and take a whale-watching cruise. My recent cruise on San Diego’s Hornblower Whale & Dolphin Watching Adventure was the ideal experience for whale-watching…and more! Whale Watching Season in San Diego Between December and April, one of the longest migrations of any mammal on...

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The Ultimate Harry Potter Road Trip Adventure in England and Wales

Great Britain is the ideal destination for renting a car for vacation. You can design your own road trip stops suited to please everyone, with flexibility to explore and linger. For my family, that meant mapping out film location sites of the Harry Potter movies, sprinkled with a few Dr. Who locations, Welsh castles, and other scenic areas of interest along the way. Join our adventure through England and Wales as we visit some of the more remote film sites from the Harry Potter movies. Harry Potter Road Trip: Off the Beaten Path Visiting Harry Potter film locations by...

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Tips for Taking Better Fall Photos

The transition from summer to winter can be brutal, but in many parts of the world, nature puts on a colorful and spectacular show to hold our attention. These tips for taking fall photos will help you make the most of shooting the transitional season’s colors and themes no matter what kind of camera (or phone) you are using. Where to Shoot As a San Diegan who suffers season-deprivation, I recently had the great pleasure to travel to Vermont, where I magically experienced not only the fall colors in their prime, but all four seasons in a day! If you...

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Review of the Panasonic HC-WX970 4K Video Camera, Part I: Shooting

Photo Traveling Mom Kymri Wilt reviews the Panasonic HC-WX970 4K video camera and offers tips for better video shooting! Take the 4K Video Challenge! When I was selected to test out and review the Panasonic WX970 4K video camera, I committed to using nothing else (except my phone) for two recent trips: a 3-day trip to Orlando’s Walt Disney World, and a weekend in Chicago. I left the cumbersome SLR and heavy lenses behind, and headed to the airport with the Panasonic video camera (charged up and ready), an empty 32 GB 600X SDHC memory card, and the owner’s...

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