pups 1Traveling families with dogs know how challenging it can be to juggle a camera phone in one hand and a dog leash in the other while traveling with your dog. Especially when trying to get quality, crisp action pictures of busy dogs and puppies exuding their cuteness.

Making it more challenging, some colors of dogs are harder to photograph and show less definition once captured. And then there are those puppy dog eyes. All colors are adorable but how can you tell if they are washed out by flash or the color isn’t right because you couldn’t control the ISO setting?

Dogs and especially puppies, are adorable and grow way too fast so trying to catch the fleeting and precious moments is where it’s at but most camera phones just don’t deliver when the cuteness can be lost in a blur or without just the perfect lighting options. Anytime you can try out a camera phone on scampering puppies and get good shots each time, you know you’ve found a winner.

HTCThat’s where the HTC Rhyme, Verizon’s new smartphone delivers. With both portraitand panoramic settings you’ve got options on the road, and lots of them. You can capture HD video and upload it directly to your favorite social media sites. Or you can effortlessly text or email those candid canine shots to friends and family back home. It even offers slow motion video recording and action burst continuous shots. Want more choices? How about front and rear facing cameras for video chat?   

Gotta love that.

Did we mention the phone? When you aren’t busy catching their cuteness with excellent quality you can talk about it all on the highest quality, innovative and intuitive phone around.

Gotta run, the puppies are playing and we’ve got pics to snap and share.

Disclosure: The HTC Rhyme was provided by Verizon to use during our cruise.

Carmel L. Mooney is the editor of Roadtripsforcouples.com, an online travel magazine. Carmel co-hosts a travel radio show every Sunday at noon on KJAY 1430 AM in Sacramento. Her family travel column can be read in California Kids Magazine at: www.valcomnews.com You can follow her on Twitter: @roadtriplover or Facebook. Carmel is also the Executive Director of Pawsitive Service Dog Solutions, a non-profit that trains and places Autism Service Dogs. You can read her service dog blog at: www.pawsitivesolutions.org.