Vacation Ideas & Travel Tips

Since 2013, Flytographer has captured millions of vacation photos all around the globe and knows our customers have the best travel tips to share. Explore their personal recommendations for favourite restaurants, attractions, experiences, hidden gems and ideas for travel inspiration and start planning your next getaway, road trip or bucket list holiday!


Stephanie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

Best Bagel & Coffee, Keste, Tiger Sugar and Per Se. Why? Because they were the best!

What are the best things to do in New York City?

Walking the Hudson River Waterfront. Top of the Rock is still hands down the best observation deck to visit. Dominque Ansel Workshop for a unique take on his baked goods.

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Brooklyn Bridge & DUMBO

Sehee in New York City for Flytographer


Stephanie's Travel Tips for New York City

What are the best places to eat and drink in New York City?

So many amazing places to eat but we did go to Ippudo Westside two times for their amazing Ramen for lunch.

What are the best things to do in New York City?

We went to see the memorial on 9/11 and checked out the Empire State Building & the New York Botanical Garden for the Kasuma exhibition. All were fantastic.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in New York City?

Hire a Flytographer to help capture fun moments & check out cafe La Femme for a romantic tent seating with incredible Egyptian food & I hear they have belly dancers on the weekend.

Visited New York City in September

Photo Shoot Location: Central Park

Anna in New York City for Flytographer


Abigail's Travel Tips for Boston

What are the best things to do in Boston?

Slowing down and walking on the Greenway. It's a nice addition to the City

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Boston?

Find the many playscapes and splash fountains around the city and in the green spaces. Bring a towel for your kid and allow time for them to play and explore. Don't overbook your day with planned /ticketed items. Boston has so many parks and the littles are more than happy to explore them!

Visited Boston in September

Photo Shoot Location: Beacon Hill

Sarah S. in Boston for Flytographer


Samantha's Travel Tips for Positano

What are the best places to eat and drink in Positano?

Bar Franco

Visited Positano in September

Photo Shoot Location: Positano Village

Barbara and Claudio in Positano for Flytographer


Claudia's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

Sunset Ammoundi was one of my favorite restaurants to go. Not only the view is amazing, but the food its delicious.

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

Sight seeing was definitely one of my favorite thing to do in Santorini. Every town that you go to looks absolutely breath taking. Doing Shopping in Fira was fun.

What is your best travel tip for Santorini?

Enjoy every single moment when you are there. Try no to dive so much into taking the 'perfect' photo to post. Rather enjoy the moment, because it's sad to take pictures and videos, and not really enjoying all of that in the present moment. I decided to not take my phone when going sight seeing, and the experience was even better that I could have imagined.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Imerovigli Village

Spyros in Santorini for Flytographer


Monica's Travel Tips for Dublin

What are the best places to eat and drink in Dublin?

The Dakota has excellent food; we went back numerous times Have ice cream at Murphy's (it's straight from Dingle) Our photographer, Aoife, suggested Grogan's Pub and we were not disappointed; the staff was very nice, and we felt like were in a true Dublin landmark

What are the best things to do in Dublin?

Take a tour of Merrion Square park; it's a very lovely park and there is so much history behind it I am a big fan of Irish literature, and the Irish Literature Museum [across fro St. Stephen's Green Park] was a real treat

Visited Dublin in September

Aoife in Dublin for Flytographer


Donna's Travel Tips for Charleston

What are the best places to eat and drink in Charleston?

82 Queen was amazing! The venue, the staff and the food was all 5 star! Can't wait to return.

What are the best things to do in Charleston?

Walking the cobblestone streets and all of its surroundings in historic Charleston.

What is your best travel tip for Charleston?

Enjoy the grits, bourbon and sunsets! You will be transformed!

Visited Charleston in September

Photo Shoot Location: Historic Downtown

Kelsey in Charleston for Flytographer


Katherine's Travel Tips for Santorini

What are the best places to eat and drink in Santorini?

A small restaurant in Imerovigli called Let's Eat has some of the best gyros! Any spot down in the Old Port will have great seafood as well. Fresh from the sea - you can't beat that!

What are the best things to do in Santorini?

A catamaran cruise around the island is a must! Swimming in the sea, enjoying Greek food, and being able to relax is amazing. Perissa Beach was wonderful as well! The lounge chairs are free if you eat at one of the restaurants which have awesome drinks and seafood. Wine tastings are excellent too! There's so much to do and see but make sure you take time to relax as well. Remember you're on island time!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Santorini?

It's worth it to splurge for a night or two on a villa with a private tub on the patio. We did for two nights and it made our trip! There's so much to do and see but remember to take time to relax as well. You just got married and deserve to decompress as a couple! Enjoy every minute of it because it will go by so quickly.

Visited Santorini in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oia Village

Alex in Santorini for Flytographer


Christie's Travel Tips for Whistler

What are the best places to eat and drink in Whistler?

Araxi

What are the best things to do in Whistler?

Vallea lumina

Hometown Shoot in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Emily in Whistler for Flytographer


Amy's Travel Tips for Jackson Hole

What are the best places to eat and drink in Jackson Hole?

Pizza and beer with a view of the mountains! You gotta try Dorans.

What are the best things to do in Jackson Hole?

Yellowstone. No explanation needed.

What is the best tip for a romantic getaway in Jackson Hole?

All the lodges inside Yellowstone are great.

Visited Jackson Hole in August

Photo Shoot Location: Outer Park Road

Trenna in Jackson Hole for Flytographer


Rachel's Travel Tips for Cape Town

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cape Town?

Babel at Babylonstoren was exquisite!! We also really enjoyed the Kloof Street House. The food, ambiance and wines were all phenomenal!

What are the best things to do in Cape Town?

Driving on the cape, doing a walking tour of the city, exploring some breweries and just sitting outside at Kensington Place and sip some champagne!

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Cape Town?

Climb table mountain together. It is a great bonding experience as a couple :) Eat and drink your way through the city...there is so much fresh seafood and amazing wine to be had. Definitely head to wine country and Babylonstoren...it was one of our favourite experiences!

Visited Cape Town in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Nadine in Cape Town for Flytographer


Milina's Travel Tips for San Diego

What are the best places to eat and drink in San Diego?

Thai Join on Adams street - great authentic Thai food. I can't wait to visit again!

What are the best things to do in San Diego?

La Jolla

What is the best tip for going on your babymoon to San Diego?

Stay in Little Italy - close proximity to a lot of great food and shops!

Visited San Diego in August

Photo Shoot Location: Windansea Beach in La Jolla

Bree in San Diego for Flytographer


Jacoba's Travel Tips for Cape Town

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cape Town?

Willoughby’s at the waterfront, waiters very attentive.

What are the best things to do in Cape Town?

Sunset on the beach at Clifton

Visited Cape Town in September

Photo Shoot Location: Cape Town Waterfront & Attractions

Nadine in Cape Town for Flytographer


Barb's Travel Tips for Los Angeles

What are the best places to eat and drink in Los Angeles?

The Girl and the Goat in LA was phenomenal! We had eaten at their location in Chicago many years ago, and were pleased to see a location in Los Angeles. The ambiance, cocktails, and food menu were amazing. The service was also top-notch. Highly recommend checking out the Girl and the Goat!

What are the best things to do in Los Angeles?

Cycling along the boardwalk in Santa Monica was one of the many highlights in Los Angeles. The boardwalk stretched for miles, and it was beautiful to see the beach meet the ocean.

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Los Angeles?

Book a stay at the Fairmont Miramar! It's a wonderful place to celebrate an anniversary. Make sure to book an oceanview room. We had views of the Santa Monica Pier and it was beautiful both day and night. The cocktails in the lounge are stellar. The food options on the property (Fig, SOKO) were amazing. We also loved the styling of the Miramar. The customer service was wonderful, everyone was extremely friendly and helpful. We can't wait to go back!

Visited Los Angeles in August

Photo Shoot Location: Venice Beach Boardwalk

Dipan in Los Angeles for Flytographer


Vincent's Travel Tips for Florence

What are the best places to eat and drink in Florence?

All’Antico Vinaio is a must for a huge panini!

What are the best things to do in Florence?

Piazzelle Michelangelo for wonderful views. Loved Ufizzi, and we did a walking tour with Airbnb about the Medici family which was awesome!

Visited Florence in September

Photo Shoot Location: Oltrarno Neighbourhood

Ellie in Florence for Flytographer


Lisa's Travel Tips for Charleston

What are the best places to eat and drink in Charleston?

5 Church and Snob were our favorite bites!

What are the best things to do in Charleston?

Magnolia Plantation is worth the trip.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Charleston?

Make reservations in advance for brunch and dinner!

Visited Charleston in September

Photo Shoot Location: French Quarter District

Kelsey in Charleston for Flytographer


Jennifer's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Down the Hatch in Lahaina. Excellent food, fun atmosphere, and tasty drinks!

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Snorkeling: you can’t go wrong with any particular location. You can find great beaches along the highway even and see so many beautiful reefs and fish.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Maui?

Don’t plan too many activities! Just take in the moments with your kids and savor the memories of just being together in a beautiful place. When you take away the pressure of doing the Pinterest-perfect vacation, that’s when you can relax and appreciate the special moments.

Visited Maui in September

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Bay (West Shore)

Ali and Stevie in Maui for Flytographer


Clara's Travel Tips for Honolulu

What are the best places to eat and drink in Honolulu?

Cafe Kopi, Alicia’s Market

What are the best things to do in Honolulu?

Ko Olina lagoons, Lanikai, North Shore eateries

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Honolulu?

Do a flytographer photoshoot at Lanikai with Natalie!

Visited Honolulu in August

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Natalie in Honolulu for Flytographer


Melanie's Travel Tips for Paris

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Paris?

Don‘t plan to much :) we loved to wander around and explore with the kids.

Visited Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Champ de Mars & Eiffel Tower

Olga in Paris for Flytographer


Adrienne's Travel Tips for Positano

What are the best places to eat and drink in Positano?

Yes there are many instagram, scene-y restaurants you probably have been recommended to visit. Here is a couple off the beaten path options that you will have a good quality meal at: 1. Da gabrisa 2. La taverna del leone 3. terrace bar at Il San Pietro or splurge dinner at Zass Il San Pietro's michelin starred restaurant

What are the best things to do in Positano?

We have a lot of cool off the beaten path memories because our hotel offered some excursions daily including: 1. insane hike up to the iron cross above Nocelle... wear trainers or hiking shoes if you have this is a challenging one. 2. Take a boat trip to Nerano and eat lunch at Taverna Capitano 1 michelin star restaurant- hyper local food. 3. If you enjoy the beach, rent a daybed at La Scogliera spend the day swimming, people watching, dining, drinking and catnapping.

What is your best travel tip for Positano?

If you consider yourself a discerning/ sophisticated diner and you are going to read tripadvisor/google or yelp reviews, read the Italian reviews when making decisions for dining. Also look at the ratios of Italian reviews to other languages.

Visited Positano in August

Photo Shoot Location: Positano Village

Barbara and Claudio in Positano for Flytographer


Courtney's Travel Tips for Maui

What are the best places to eat and drink in Maui?

Merrimans Kapalua

What are the best things to do in Maui?

Sunset sail

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Maui?

Make sure to make reservations and let the Restaurants and hotel know you are celebrating an anniversary - they will Make it extra special

Visited Maui in September

Photo Shoot Location: Kapalua Ironwoods

Ali and Stevie in Maui for Flytographer


Baraka's Travel Tips for Paris

What are the best places to eat and drink in Paris?

Bistro st Dominique, beautiful and calm atmosphere

What are the best things to do in Paris?

Late night strolls through the streets with no specific destination, beautiful

Visited Paris in September

Photo Shoot Location: Bir-Hakeim Bridge & Eiffel Tower

Krystal in Paris for Flytographer


Gabrielle's Travel Tips for Edinburgh

What are the best places to eat and drink in Edinburgh?

We loved Monteiths - it’s off High Street (the Royal Mile). It’s definitely a foodie spot and has a great atmosphere. We also love Mother India’s Cafe for something warm to eat. If you are looking for something quick, grab a sandwich at Oink or something healthy from Hula Juice.

What are the best things to do in Edinburgh?

We love exploring the Royal Mile, Princes Street Gardens, hiking Arthur’s Seat and walking around Water of Leith.

What is the best tip for going on your honeymoon to Edinburgh?

Book a session with Flytographer! Explore the city and then head north to the highlands and enjoy a dram or two.

Visited Edinburgh in September

Photo Shoot Location: Custom Route

Kim in Edinburgh for Flytographer


Liliana's Travel Tips for Boston

What are the best places to eat and drink in Boston?

We really enjoyed the bar at the W. It was a rainy day and it was a bummer to not be able to go out. The W provided great ambience, good food and drinks.

What are the best things to do in Boston?

We had the best weather on the duck boat tour. Our guide was phenomenal and we learned so much about the city.

What is the best tip for travelling with kids to Boston?

The kids loved the Tea Party museum. They loved the overall vibe of the city and learned so much.

Visited Boston in September

Photo Shoot Location: Beacon Hill

Sarah S. in Boston for Flytographer


Catherine's Travel Tips for Cancun

What are the best places to eat and drink in Cancun?

We stayed at Secrets Playa Mujeres Spa & Golf Adults Only Resort. There was a bar on the resort called Rendezvous and they made the BEST Patron Mango Margaritas. I couldn’t put them down!

What are the best things to do in Cancun?

We took a catamaran cruise over to Isla Mujeres. It was a 7 hour affair. They served cocktails and snacks; played music and took photos. They waited on us hand and foot. We shared the experience with others on the boat. Great time!

What is the best tip for celebrating your anniversary in Cancun?

Let your resort know it’s your anniversary and they will roll out the red carpet.

Visited Cancun in September

Photo Shoot Location: Isla Mujeres Beach & Town

Claudia in Cancun for Flytographer


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