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Framebridge the places you’ve been

Remember that rickshaw ride to the Taj Mahal? Or the 3-hour lunch in the Marais? This collection is inspired by your colorful travels and the things you picked up along the way. Where will you go next?

a warm mustard frame with glossy finish

The Organic

5 Frames | 36" x 42" Display Size

coral red glazed frame

Influenced by artisanal pottery, we created 10 beautiful hues by layering transparent tones with a glossy finish. 
The result is a ceramic-glazing effect that’s perfectly imperfect and truly unique.

“Santorini was like the beginning of a new chapter.”

How to match frames to wall colors

Is there a method to styling tone-on-tones? What looks best on a blue wall? 
Our experts share 5 bright ideas.

Go oversized for a major impact

Hiking in Big Sur, skiing in Big Sky Country, camping under the Big Dipper. Here’s how we’re framing those big moments, from sea to shining sea.

Pro tips for editing your travel photos

Three weeks. Five cities. Six-hundred amazing images. Our guide will help you edit, print, and frame like the best of them.

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Beauty of coral reef

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Print size: 26x38cm, 10x15inch

Used: 16092 times since 21 Jul 2019

Last time used: 1 days ago

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Beauty of coral reef

For the memories of sea rest

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Print size: 38x28cm, 15x11inch

Used: 4781 times since 27 Jul 2018

Last time used: 8 hours ago

For the memories of sea rest

Photo frame for those who likes to travel

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Print size: 38x26cm, 15x10inch

Used: 5125 times since 26 Apr 2017

Photo frame for those who likes to travel

Your photos from Paris

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Print size: 38x22cm, 15x9inch

Used: 4542 times since 26 Apr 2017

Your photos from Paris

Welcome to Africa

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Used: 12514 times since 09 Apr 2017

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The dream of Venice

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Print size: 25x38cm, 10x15inch

Used: 8991 times since 14 Nov 2016

The dream of Venice

Travel by car

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Travel by car

Great traveller. Wonders of the sea

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Print size: 38x35cm, 15x13inch

Used: 6155 times since 28 Aug 2016

Last time used: 2 days ago

Great traveller. Wonders of the sea

Heart of Africa

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Print size: 24x34cm, 9x13inch

Used: 20652 times since 12 Aug 2014

Heart of Africa

Sea frame with colorful exotic fish

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Print size: 25x34cm, 10x13inch

Used: 13731 times since 19 Aug 2013

Sea frame with colorful exotic fish

An unforgettable experience

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Used: 17176 times since 06 Jul 2013

Last time used: 7 days ago

An unforgettable experience

Rome greatness

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Last time used: 22 days ago

Rome greatness

Postcard from Paris

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Print size: 38x25cm, 15x10inch

Used: 32933 times since 08 May 2013

Postcard from Paris

Ancient China

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Ancient China

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Print size: 8x11cm, 3x4inch

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Adventures

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Tropics

Paris. Eiffel tower

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Print size: 12x8cm, 5x3inch

Used: 22573 times since 24 Jul 2012

Last time used: 4 days ago

Paris. Eiffel tower

Beauty of underwater world

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Used: 26285 times since 18 Jul 2012

Beauty of underwater world

London. Big ben

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London. Big ben

Sea cockleshell

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Sea cockleshell

My best travels

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My best travels

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Sea bottom

Underwater world

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All around the world

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All around the world

Let's go to Africa

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Let's go to Africa

Paris we love

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Paris we love

Faraway islands

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Faraway islands

Pleasure of desert island

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Ocean theme

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Ocean theme

Desert island

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Desert island

Tropical birds

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Tropical birds

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Vacation

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Paris

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Egypt

Windsurfing

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Windsurfing

Paradise island

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Paradise island

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Exotic islands, beautiful landscapes, romantic cityscapes...we all have those photo memories from our vacations. We keep thousands of pictures which remind us about happy funny holidays. You are welcome to our professional pictures editor where you can find your perfect travel photo frame! Don’t miss a chance to improve your photos and add some new features to your photo album. Try it now and you’ll get real journey to unseen places of Earth with the greatest catalogue of travel photo frame online.

Even one single traveling photo frame can instantly change the whole picture and revive your memories about fabulous vacation. Bring back to life brightest moments of your holidays!

You will be amazed how easy it is to use our traveling photo frame editor. Unlike other web services we do not require registration, as well as don’t ask the money for our exclusive artistic frames. Find tenth new frames every week and more fresh lovely styles for you travelling photos. Be different and never get tired of your imagination!

What does it take to get an exclusively framed picture? You only need to upload the photo you want to frame and start to create! What are you dreaming of – pure sea shores? You want to find yourself near warm Ocean or at the virgin jungle forest? Find your perfect match, get your best travel photo frame and show result to the world through the social net! We warn you – you will not notice how fast time runs while diving into the frames world. And this world is totally yours now!

Traveling photo frame is way more then ordinary decoration. It’s a static performance which takes your dreams far away – to the beautiful exotic lands, sunny sea shores, jungles. Even if you have never been there, beautiful travel photo frame online will turn your fantasy into reality.

At our next pages you will find more frames to make funny, inimitable pictures! Surprise your friends and family, get travel photo frame online and turn ordinary pictures into real art of photography!

It’s absolutely safe to upload pictures to our server. We take great care about confidentiality, so any of your pictures will be seen by a third party. Find your most beautiful travel photo frame, apply it to your vacation photo and share it with all you want to impress. We guarantee you mind-blowing effect and largest feedback!

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Framing travel photos.

Of all the disparate emotions 2020 has thrown our way, wanderlust is one that seemingly unites us all. Whether you had to cancel a trip this year or are just feeling stir-crazy, you’re undoubtedly familiar with the longing to be anywhere but your own living room. So, what better time to reflect on past adventures?

Not only do custom framed travel photos make the ultimate keepsake, but they’re perfect for updating the decor you stare at all day in a personal, timeless, and joy-promoting way.

Here are five creative ideas and tips to get those travel photos custom framed using Simply Framed ’s online Print and Frame service, and put on your walls—while still staying put.

Make a big statement. Framed travel photos are great in pretty much any shape or size. But if you’ve got the space (and perhaps a penchant for drama), we recommend printing one in an extra-large size and custom framing it in a classic Gallery Frame for maximum impact.

custom framed travel photo of Joshua tree

Try something unexpected. Not every travel photo needs to be of the vast landscape variety. Remember that pictures of people, animals, architecture, or exotic plants count too—as long as they remind you of a trip you took. Choosing an unexpected subject to frame and hang turns the original travel photo into a conversation piece with a story behind it, making it all the more special.

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Go with the 'gram. When taking your artwork from phone to wall, consider keeping the Instagram aesthetic by adding a weighted mat that has a wider bottom than top. ( Email us for help placing your order.) This is an especially great option for images smaller in size, as it allows you to make the final framed art larger without lowering the photo’s resolution to our required 300 dpi.

custom framed travel photos

Shake up your shelfie . Not ready to commit to redecorating your walls? Take it slow by adding a custom framed travel photo to a shelf. Easy to move around or swap out as you please, it’s a low-risk way to reap the reward of year-round vacation vibes.

custom framed travel photo

Grow a whole gallery. Can’t decide among your favorite travel photos? Don’t! Dedicate an entire gallery wall to your love of travel. In order to maintain some sense of order, we recommend choosing a color scheme or common theme or destination—or let us simplify the process with our complimentary Gallery Wall Concierge Service .

custom framed travel photo gallery wall by Denise Crew

 Ready to print and custom frame those travel photos? Let’s get you started at simplyframed.com .

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Travel sale social media banner post template design with agency logo, icon and abstract background for travelling business marketing. Summer beach holiday online promotion poster. Traveling flyer.

Travel sale social media banner post template design with agency logo, icon and abstract background for travelling business marketing. Summer beach holiday online promotion poster. Traveling flyer. Stock Vector

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Travel and tour social media banner post template. Stock Vector

Summer shopping typography. Summer vacation illustration.Web banner.Korean Translation "Hot Summer Cool Sale"

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Mockup for social media post with photo carousel Stock Photo

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Summer shopping typography. Summer vacation illustration.Web banner.Korean Translation "half price Summer Sale"

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Happy mother making finger frame with daughter on sunny day Stock Photo

Travel promo vector banner template with discount text and famous tourist landmarks elements in a frame for travel and tour promotion. Vector illustration.

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3d refreshing summer sale template. Composition of blue glass board with cute beach object and swimming pool. Concept of island vacation.

3d refreshing summer sale template. Composition of blue glass board with cute beach object and swimming pool. Concept of island vacation. Stock Vector

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square backround of cherry blossoms and an airplane Stock Vector

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person on road trip in car points at old map Stock Photo

Modern Travel Banner for Holiday Social Media Post

Modern Travel Banner for Holiday Social Media Post Stock Vector

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Travel concept background. Summer concept. Header format with copyspace, vertical stories collection

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Airplane is taking off in front of black blank photos frame with copy space. Clouds floating beside Isolated on blue background. Travel memories record concept. Empty photos 3D Vector EPS10.

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Time To Travel Ads Banner Up To 50% Off in White Space for Text with Vector 3D Realistic Traveling Item Elements in Yellow Background. For Promotional Purposes

Time To Travel Ads Banner Up To 50% Off  in White Space for Text with Vector 3D Realistic Traveling Item Elements in Yellow Background. For Promotional Purposes Stock Vector

March 29, 2019: Aerial view of frame surrounded by clouds during sunset, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

March 29, 2019: Aerial view of frame surrounded by clouds during sunset, Dubai, United Arab Emirates Editorial Stock Photo

Vertical social media summer stories geometric design templates with copy space for text. Summer backgrounds for banner, greeting card, summer beach poster and advertising - summer fun concept

Vertical social media summer stories geometric design templates with copy space for text. Summer backgrounds for banner, greeting card, summer beach poster and advertising - summer fun concept Stock Vector

View of the sea through the window of the old building

View of the sea through the window of the old building Stock Photo

Sea frame with pearl shell and starfish. Vector illustration.

Sea frame with pearl shell and starfish. Vector illustration. Stock Vector

Summer season illustrations and frames drawn with simple lines. sunflower,Beach,Flowers, Fruits, etc. (Text translation:“Summer”,“Sample text”,“Frame”)

Summer season illustrations and frames drawn with simple lines. sunflower,Beach,Flowers, Fruits, etc. (Text translation:“Summer”,“Sample text”,“Frame”) Stock Vector

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Traveler accessories, tropical palm leaf branches on white background with empty space for text. Travel vacation concept. Summer background. Road frame set. Flat lay, top view.

Traveler accessories, tropical palm leaf branches on white background with empty space for text. Travel vacation concept. Summer background. Road frame set. Flat lay, top view. Stock Photo

Summer backgrounds with tropical palm leaves. Texture in blue and yellow. Jungle and beach theme. Editable vector template

Summer backgrounds with tropical palm leaves. Texture in blue and yellow. Jungle and beach theme. Editable vector template  Stock Vector

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Camera, touristic maps, headphones, wallet with credit cards, phone, colorful pens, euro banknotes and coins on the white desk. Travel background. Journey planning. Tourist essentials. Space for text Stock Photo

digital scrapbooking kit: Journey - assorted ephemera and paper objects for your travel and vacation layouts (eps10 file)

digital scrapbooking kit: Journey - assorted ephemera and paper objects for your travel and vacation layouts (eps10 file) Stock Vector

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Magic fantasy portal. Round light frame, Futuristic teleport. light effect. Blue, purple, neon lights illuminate the night scene with sparks on a transparent background. Light effect of an empty podiu Stock Vector

Set of the editable square banner template. Blue background color with a photo collage. Usable for social media posts, banners, and web internet ads.

Set of the editable square banner template. Blue background color with a photo collage. Usable for social media posts, banners, and web internet ads. Stock Vector

instagram template post set 90s retro trendy cartoon style for Social media post and web internet ads

instagram template post set 90s retro trendy cartoon style for Social media post and web internet ads Stock Vector

Famous landmarks collage in France

Famous landmarks collage in France Stock Photo

A set of social media story layouts with hand drawn doodles: travel, flight, beach. Vector editable illustration for stories. Insert photos and text, create your unique content.

A set of social media story layouts with hand drawn doodles: travel, flight, beach. Vector editable illustration for stories. Insert photos and text, create your unique content. Stock Vector

Travel sosial media post template vector

Travel sosial media post template vector Stock Vector

Clip art set of frame and sunflower in summer. Fireworks, cute summer material. Vector decoration.(Translation of Japanese text: "Summer frame set, Summer only, Travel Fair, Shopping Coupon".)

Clip art set of frame and sunflower in summer. Fireworks, cute summer material. Vector decoration.(Translation of Japanese text: "Summer frame set, Summer only, Travel Fair, Shopping Coupon".) Stock Vector

Abstract template travel for social media post. Web banner square for travel ad.

Abstract template travel for social media post. Web banner square for travel ad. Stock Vector

Editable template post for social media ad. web banner ads for travel promotion .design with blue and yellow color.

Editable template post for social media ad. web banner ads for travel promotion .design with blue and yellow color.  Stock Vector

Clip art set of frame and plant in autumn. Leaves turning red, cute autumn material. Vector decoration.(Translation of Japanese text: "Autumn frame set, Autumn only, Travel Fair, Shopping Coupon".)

Clip art set of frame and plant in autumn. Leaves turning red, cute autumn material. Vector decoration.(Translation of Japanese text: "Autumn frame set, Autumn only, Travel Fair, Shopping Coupon".) Stock Vector

Summer sea flyer set. Summer holiday background, seamless pattern, frame. Vector illustration of waves, birds, seashells, starfish, water splashes

Summer sea flyer set. Summer holiday background, seamless pattern, frame. Vector illustration of waves, birds, seashells, starfish, water splashes Stock Vector

Summer Holiday and Summer Camp poster.

Summer Holiday and Summer Camp poster. Stock Vector

Girl shows picture frame of their family to her parents

Girl shows picture frame of their family to her parents Stock Photo

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Blank postal stamps set.illustration vector Stock Vector

Aerial view of Dubai Frame, Downtown skyline, United Arab Emirates or UAE. Financial district and business area in smart urban city. Skyscraper and high-rise buildings at sunset.

Aerial view of Dubai Frame, Downtown skyline, United Arab Emirates or UAE. Financial district and business area in smart urban city. Skyscraper and high-rise buildings at sunset. Stock Photo

Mockup for carousel of photos posted on sample social media app

Mockup for carousel of photos posted on sample social media app Stock Photo

Post stamps. Empty stamps set. Postal shapes border. Blank frames for mail letter. Postage perforated templates. Collection paper postmarks isolated on background. Vector illustration. Flat design.

Post stamps. Empty stamps set. Postal shapes border. Blank frames for mail letter. Postage perforated templates. Collection paper postmarks isolated on background. Vector illustration. Flat design. Stock Vector

Different world city direction boards. World travel concept

Different world city direction boards. World travel concept  Stock Vector

Postage stamps set. Post marks designs with perforation frame. Paper mail stickers with London bus, animals, food, flowers and cosmos. Colored flat vector illustrations isolated on white background

Postage stamps set. Post marks designs with perforation frame. Paper mail stickers with London bus, animals, food, flowers and cosmos. Colored flat vector illustrations isolated on white background Stock Vector

Time to Travel and Summer Holiday poster.

Time to Travel and Summer Holiday poster. Stock Vector

World Travel. Photo. Planning summer vacations. Holiday, journey. Tourism and vacation theme. Poster. Flat design vector illustration.

World Travel. Photo. Planning summer vacations. Holiday, journey. Tourism and vacation theme. Poster. Flat design vector illustration. Stock Vector

A set of hand-drawn illustrations of items related to outings. Also related to picnics and leisure activities. There are illustrations of cars, bicycles, weather,etc. Japanese means going out.

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Vector banners set with green tropical leaves on black background. Exotic botanical design for cosmetics, spa, perfume, beauty salon, travel agency, florist shop. Best as wedding invitation cards

Vector banners set with green tropical leaves on black background. Exotic botanical design for cosmetics, spa, perfume, beauty salon, travel agency, florist shop. Best as wedding invitation cards Stock Vector

Vector illustration of cherry blossoms, cityscape and people translation: haru-no-kyanpen (Spring campaign) 

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Autumn shopping frame illustration. Korean Translation "welcome fall, Fall benefits"

Autumn shopping frame illustration. Korean Translation "welcome fall, Fall benefits" Stock Vector

Editable template post for social media ad. web banner ads for travel promotion .design with white, blue and yellow color.

Editable template post for social media ad. web banner ads for travel promotion .design with white, blue and yellow color.  Stock Vector

Set of Social media post template design for travel, holiday, vacation, resort promotion. Editable modern banner with blue color background and place for the photo.

Set of Social media post template design for travel, holiday, vacation, resort promotion. Editable modern banner with blue color background and place for the photo. Stock Vector

Baggage retro tags. Traveling old tickets flight labels stamps for luggage vector set

Baggage retro tags. Traveling old tickets flight labels stamps for luggage vector set Stock Vector

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social media template post for promotion. template post for ads. design with yellow and black color. Stock Vector

Abstract template post for social media ad, design for travel ads

Abstract template post for social media ad, design for travel ads Stock Vector

Spring template with beautiful flower. Vector illustration

Spring template with beautiful flower. Vector illustration Stock Vector

Background with many photos from vacation on beautiful a seaside with effect ofripped paper. Design, advertising, concept

Background with many photos from vacation on beautiful a seaside with effect ofripped paper. Design, advertising, concept Stock Photo

Dubai Gold Line Icon style building in Dubai palm jumeirah vector The dubai fountain jumeirah mosque Atlantis the Palm dubai frame dubai camel illustration

Dubai Gold Line Icon style building in Dubai palm jumeirah vector The dubai fountain jumeirah mosque Atlantis the Palm dubai frame dubai camel illustration Stock Vector

aged nautical treasure map illustration background

aged nautical treasure map illustration background Stock Illustration

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circular wooden frame, Circular wooden frame, large size for wall mounting, opening the wall for views or picture frames isolated on white background. Stock Photo

Flat lay traveler accessories on yellow background with blank space for text. Top view travel or vacation concept. Summer background.

Flat lay traveler accessories on yellow background with blank space for text. Top view travel or vacation concept. Summer background. Stock Photo

Dubai Frame Landmark Skyline view

Dubai Frame Landmark Skyline view Stock Vector

mock up frame photo with film camera

 mock up frame photo with film camera Stock Photo

Cute Travel Planner in Watercolor Doodle Style Vector Illustration

Cute Travel Planner in Watercolor Doodle Style Vector Illustration Stock Vector

Cloud frame set. Cloud shaped headline frame, title background, cute illustration decoration. Vector material. (Translation of Japanese text: "Cloud frame set, Sample text, Travel Gifts, Island tour")

Cloud frame set. Cloud shaped headline frame, title background, cute illustration decoration. Vector material. (Translation of Japanese text: "Cloud frame set, Sample text, Travel Gifts, Island tour") Stock Vector

Travel summer accessories and items on color background with copy space, Travel planning concept

Travel summer accessories and items on color background with copy space, Travel planning concept Stock Photo

Summer shopping typography. Summer vacation illustration.Web banner.Korean Translation "cool summer sale"

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The 6 Best Digital Picture Frames to Display Your Travel Photos

Show off your travel memories with these digital photo frames.

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I’ll be the first to admit that as much as I want to create scrapbooks and photo albums of my travels, somehow I never get there. Life gets busy, the hundreds (or let's be real, thousands) of photos end up buried in my camera roll, and I never take the time to go back and look at them. Enter the digital picture frame: a modern yet nostalgic solution to showcase your cherished travel memories.

Before purchasing your digital frame, take a moment to think about some of the qualities you want to prioritize. Do you want it to look like a traditional frame, or do you want a more tech-forward look? Do you care about the orientation your frame will sit? Do you want to hang it on the wall? Do you want your frame to do more than just display photos? 

Our team tested 12 digital picture frames for ease of use, photo and video quality, aesthetic, and more. We evaluated and compared each option based on the setup process, frame design, display quality, features, and value. (Read more about our comprehensive testing process below.) Our testing is ongoing for six more months to ensure each option’s reliability. Keep reading to find the digital picture frame that will best show off your adventures!

Best Overall

Aura carver digital picture frame.

  • Design 4.8 /5
  • Display 5 /5
  • Features 5 /5
  • Value 4.8 /5

This digital frame is stylish, user friendly, easy to set up, and features unlimited storage so you can keep adding pictures to your liking.

You cannot hang the frame on a wall due to the design of the wall outlet. 

Every little detail of this photo frame, from a speaker that plays sounds from videos to the automatic turn-off feature at night (that also automatically turns on in the morning), make this Aura option our top pick for any user. We had a very positive experience setting up the digital frame, using the Aura app for easy photo and video uploads over Wi-Fi. The sturdy frame will adjust the photos and automatically crop them based on whether it’s placed vertically or horizontally.  

The display’s high resolution provides bright and high-definition images without graininess. Videos play super crisp as well, and the frame includes a speaker for video sound. Additional features include an automatic turn off at night and turn on in the morning, the ability to preload images and messages for gifting, and unlimited storage. We also love that you can also email photos to the frame’s unique address to easily add photos. Or, you can share a link with other loved ones in your life for them to add photos to your frame — and if it’s photos you haven’t seen before, the experience is a total welcome surprise.

The Details: 10.1 inches | 1280 x 800 resolution | Unlimited storage | Interactive touchbar | Works with Apple (iOS 12+) and Android devices (5.0+) | App required

Best Touchscreen

Aeezo 10.1-inch digital photo frame.

This digital frame is super customizable, featuring a clock, a weather report, brightness adjustments, ability to add photo captions, and more. 

While the display is clear, the image resolution is not as sharp as on high-end smartphones, especially when viewed up close.

We love that this option looks more decorative, appearing to be a traditional, wooden photo frame with a white area that makes it look like your photos are matted. The setup process is straightforward, and the frame is easy to use in both landscape and portrait modes. It automatically adjusts photo orientation, and the cord is designed for easy concealment. The photos don’t look as clear on the frame as they did on our phones, but it is fine if you’re displaying photos from afar.

The frame offers a range of features including a touchscreen; notifications for new photos; video playback with sound (although notably quieter compared to the volume of notification sounds); and customizable settings like a clock, viewing the weather, adjusting brightness, and adding photo captions. Plus, all of these features are easy to navigate right on the frame itself with the super responsive touchscreen. Users can also tap a photo currently being displayed and change how it fits in the frame in real-time.

The Details: 10.1 inches | 1280 x 800 resolution | 8 GB memory | Touchscreen | Works with Apple and Android devices | App required | USB and memory card slots

Best Display

Aura mason digital picture frame.

  • Features 4.8 /5
  • Value 4.5 /5

The 9-inch frame displays photos and videos crystal clear, every time.

If you want to play video with sound, you have to manually turn the volume on for each video that cycles through, as opposed to toggling a volume button on and off.

A picture’s worth a thousand words, especially when the quality is so clear that you feel transported back to a moment in time. The display on this Aura frame has the highest resolution of our entire list, boasting 224 pixels per inch, and the quality is consistent from photo to photo and video. Even the photos that the frame has had to crop or adjust (in situations where the orientation of the images doesn't match the orientation of the frame) have displayed quite clear and filled the frame. The frame's setup is straightforward, with an intuitive app to add photos and videos. Its design is high-end and non-techy, giving it a beautiful aesthetic that would complement any room. We especially love the unlimited cloud storage for all users (even for those who you invite to add photos to your frame), automatic turn off when the room gets dark, and customizable slideshow timings. 

The Details: 9 inches | 1600 x 1200 resolution | Unlimited storage | Interactive touch bar | Works with Apple and Android devices | App required

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Google Nest Hub

This smart home device offers several features and doubles as a photo frame.

Since the Google Nest Hub is designed with a stand, it is only functionable in landscape mode.

Get yourself a frame that can do both: for those who want a smart home device integrated into their photo frame, look no further than the Google Nest Hub. The digital display is clear with high-resolution images and videos, ensuring no distortion in the displayed content. The setup is managed through the Google Home app with step-by-step instructions and uploading photos via Google Photos is seamless, especially for those already using the app. Beyond being a digital photo frame, it offers various smart features like music streaming, calendar integration, voice recognition, web access for recipes, the ability to control other smart devices, and more.

The Details: 7 inches | 1024 x 600 resolution | 2 GB memory | Voice control & touchscreen | Works with Apple (iOS 15+) and Android Devices (9.0+) | App required | USB or memory card slots

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Most Versatile

Pix-star digital picture frame.

  • Setup 4.5 /5

There are additional smart device features while also maintaining somewhat of a traditional photo frame look. 

The frame is restricted to landscape mode because it relies on a stand and lacks wall-mounting capabilities.

Although this Pix-Star frame is one of the more expensive options on our list, all of its additional features definitely make up for it. The setup process is simple, with various ways to transfer photos, including an app, a dedicated email address, and importing from social media or cloud services. The frame displays crisp, clear, high-resolution images and videos, as long as the original image size is used. Beyond photo display, the frame includes features like reminders, games, web radio, music upload capability, and the option to connect external speakers, adding more to its functionality than solely displaying photos. 

The Details: 10 inches | 1024 x 768 resolution | 8 GB memory | Remote control | Works with Apple and Android devices | App required | USB slot

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Amazon Echo Show 8 (2nd Gen)

  • Setup 4.2 /5

The touchscreen, built-in speaker, camera, and access to various apps like Netflix and Spotify enhance its functionality beyond being a digital photo frame.

The setup process, while generally straightforward, may pose challenges for less tech-savvy users.

The Echo Show 8 impresses with its high-quality display and versatile features. While the initial steps may be a bit clunky, once you get the hang of using both the Amazon Alexa and Amazon Photos apps, the ability to share images remotely and the variety of display options make it worthwhile. While the aesthetic is tech-oriented, the device's landscape-only mode and white cord blend well in various spaces. The high-resolution display and clear video are reliable, with multiple display options available. We deemed the Echo Show 8 as a great value for its size, brand reputation, and multitude of features, making it an ideal gift option. 

The Details: 8 inches | 1280 x 800 resolution | 3 GB memory | Touchscreen | Works with Apple, Android, and Fire OS devices | App required

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Other Digital Picture Frames We Liked

Two additional digital photo frames we tested couldn’t quite earn a spot on our list but had standout features that may be appealing to some shoppers.

Nixplay 9.7-inch Smart Digital Photo Frame : We like that this frame features video capabilities, sound, adjustable brightness, transition options, a timer, motion activation, sleep schedule, and a clock. However, the remote control, essential for setting up and connecting to Wi-Fi, was initially non-functional and difficult to open, delaying the setup process and making it frustrating. 

Atatat Digital Picture Frame : While the frame is feature rich — including a clock, calendar view, brightness adjuster, a motion sensor, an alarm setting, USB and SD card slots, a headphone jack, music settings, a volume adjuster, and the ability to use the frame vertically — we found that the resolution of both photos and videos is not as clear as on high-end devices like modern smartphones, especially on the large 15.6-inch screen.

We tested 12 digital picture frames over two weeks to assess the setup process, frame design, display quality, features, and value. The testing period included the practical use of the photo frame, evaluating aspects such as the ease of adding and removing photos from various devices, adjustability of the slideshow, storage capacity, display duration, photo orientation options, hanging capabilities, resolution of images and videos, sound and music clarity, and testing additional features like timer settings, clock and calendar displays, weather information, motion activation, and adjustable brightness. For Wi-Fi models, testing involved having someone from a separate household send photos to the digital photo frame.

Our long-term plan includes testing for an additional six months to monitor each jacket’s durability, performance, and user satisfaction over an extended period. We will update these results if our findings should change.

Tips for Buying a Digital Photo Frame

Prioritize high-resolution displays with your desired size.

The display quality of your digital photo frame will make or break your relationship with it. Opt for a frame that boasts a resolution capable of showcasing your photos with clarity and sharpness. Whether you prefer a compact frame for a side table or a larger one to command attention on the wall, ensure the size aligns with where you intend to place your frame. A high-resolution display paired with the right size ensures that each image is presented with the utmost detail, making your investment in a digital photo frame truly worthwhile. 

To make an informed decision, evaluate the intended size of your displayed pictures and consider whether you plan to showcase them vertically, horizontally, or a mix of both? Understanding the specific dimensions and aspect ratios that your chosen digital frame supports ensures that your cherished memories are presented in optimal clarity.

Pay attention to storage space

Enough storage space on the device you choose ensures that you can showcase a vast collection of your favorite moments without constantly shuffling or deleting images. Before making a purchase, consider how many photos you intend to display and opt for a frame with sufficient internal storage or external memory card support.

We recommend choosing an option that has built-in memory (most of the frames on this list feature 8 GB of memory, allowing for approximately 30,000 photos) or one that uses cloud/unlimited storage so you never have to worry about running out of space.

Check compatible devices

Most digital photo frames nowadays require dedicated apps for streamlined photo management. These apps play a crucial role in uploading, organizing, and deleting photos on your digital frame. Check for compatibility with your smartphones, tablets, and other devices you commonly use so you can transfer and manage your photos easily. The best way to ensure your device(s) works with the app is to ask the manufacturer, read the frame’s product description, or check that your device’s app store has it available to download. 

A digital picture frame is an electronic device designed to display photos in a slideshow format, constantly rotating through a selection of images of your choosing. Digital picture frames may offer features such as touchscreen functionality, adjustable slideshow settings, compatibility with different photo orientations, and the ability to display videos. Some advanced models even include built-in speakers for playing music or videos, internet connectivity for accessing online content, and smart home integration. 

While some digital photo frames allow you to upload photos through a USB drive, a cable via built-in storage, or a memory card, most options today cater to our penchant to use phones as our sole cameras. Most options today will require you to download a compatible app on a smartphone or tablet to easily upload and manage your photos, and even allow access to friends and family to add photos to your frame (making this a grandparent-friendly gift). Always follow your device’s instructions to ensure a seamless and pain-free setting up experience. 

Not all digital picture frames require Wi-Fi, and there are both Wi-Fi-enabled and non-Wi-Fi models available in the market. The choice depends on the specific features you want and how you plan to use the digital picture frame. 

Wi-Fi-enabled frames offer additional functionalities such as the ability to connect to the internet, access online photo-sharing platforms, receive remote photo updates from friends and family, or even display weather and news updates. Non-Wi-Fi digital picture frames are standalone devices that don't rely on internet connectivity, and use local methods of updating your photo selection, including memory cards and USB drives.

Yes, many modern digital picture frames come with the capability to play videos, and many that do also have speakers to play sound. Keep in mind that the specific features and supported formats may vary between different models and brands, so it's advisable to review the product details before making a purchase.

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An expert on shopping trends and a frequent traveler, Maddie Michalik has been professionally reviewing products since 2014. For this story, she combed through Travel + Leisure ’s detailed testing insights for all types of digital photo frames, reading through testing feedback for each frame, then referenced product descriptions and additional research to create a comprehensive roundup of the best digital picture frames today.

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The Best Coupler Systems for Traveling with Your Bike

Coupled bikes are easier, and potentially cheaper, to travel with. Here are five great options.

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But first, let’s talk about bike transport. While packing your regular bike into a good case is always an option, a modern coupled bike offers the performance of full-size wheels but packs smaller than an uncoupled bike. Plus, coupled bikes usually avoids airline fees. Below is my rundown of the best coupler systems and a few of the bikes equipped with those systems.

Before the folding bike stans scream at me; Yes, I know all about the mini-wheeled bikes from Brompton, Bike Friday, Tern, Dahon, and others. I also know about full-size folding bike options like Montague and Split Bikes. In this column I’m focusing on high-performance drop-bar bikes with full-size wheels. Frankly, when you’re taking a bucket list trip to ride in incredible places, you want to be on a performance bike—not something designed to serve as compact, last-mile transportation for urban environments.

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No. 22 Bicycles Couplers and Brake Break

No. 22 is known for its artful and clean bikes , so it’s no wonder that its bespoke coupler system follows suit. The bike has a flush, interlocking coupler joined by a single bolt that can be tightened with a 6mm hex wrench—something most riders probably already have in their seat bag. The coupler system is so sleek that it’s hard to tell a coupled and noncoupled No. 22 bike apart.

Mike Smith, No.22’s cofounder, told me that the company decided to develop its own coupler because they wanted something that worked well with internal routing and a hydraulic disconnect. (I’ll talk more about this in a moment.) That wasn’t possible with existing systems. Aesthetics were also a consideration; “We really try to make our bikes gorgeous and timeless and sweat the details on how they look,” Smith says.

No. 22’s machined titanium coupler isn’t a unique concept or design; connecting two tubes through a machined interface is an idea that Smith says has “been done to death.” He describes the No. 22 design as similar to those used for race car roll cages . (No. 22’s other cofounder, Bryce Gracey, calls it “scarf-style” interface). But, applying that design to a bike took special consideration. “We really needed to make sure that we designed [to] hit the tolerances so that it can handle the loads of a bike, so it’s dead quiet, no dirt gets in, its light enough that it is not going to impact your ride quality, and you can pass cables through on the inside,” Smith says.

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Smith says one of the big reasons No. 22 designed this bespoke coupler was to have a system that worked with the internal routing of hydraulic hoses. But the coupler is only one part of No. 22’s system. The other part is the Brake Break, a tool-free quick connector for the rear brake hose. Based on a system designed for motorcycles, but downsized for bicycle use, the Brake Break allows the rider to separate the brake hose when packing the bike and then reconnect it when reassembling—no bleeding or adjustment necessary.

While No. 22 does not offer its couplers to other builders, it does sell the Brake Break in its online store for $250 in versions for DOT fluid (SRAM) and mineral oil (Shimano, Campagnolo).

No. 22’s bikes are dream machines any day. The strength and toughness of titanium make it the best material for a travel bike frame. Add in the Brake Break and sleek coupler system, and a No. 22 coupled bike—with SRAM’s wireless eTap AXS drivetrain—becomes the ultimate travel bike you can buy right now, in my opinion. It’s also a damn sweet bike you can ride every day.

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S&S Machine Bicycle Torque Coupling (BTC)

The S&S BTC is the original high-performance coupler system and still the standard by which all couplers are judged. CNC-machined out of titanium or steel in S&S’s shop in Roseville, California, the BTC consists of two interlocking tapered-toothed fittings pulled together by a threaded collar. This system adds about a half pound to a bike, and it is durable—S&S has reports of riders getting over 90,000 miles on their coupled bikes with no issue. The coupling is often stiffer and stronger than the tube on which it’s installed .

Many builders ( more than 100, says S&S ) offer BTCs as an option, including premier builders such as Seven Cycles , DeSalvo , Independent Fabrications , and Waterford/Gunnar . Though most BTC-equipped bikes are steel or titanium, Calfee offers a coupler option for many of its carbon frames.

If you’re not in the market for a new bike, one of the cooler things about BTCs is that they can be retrofitted into a steel or titanium frame with relative ease. Again, several companies offer retrofit services, but if I were in the market for the service, I’d start with one of the experts in the travel bike space—Bilenky. Bilenky’s retrofits start at $695 for the basic steel; the titanium retrofits start at $1,115. Bilenky also does tandem coupler retrofits, and it offers a small selection of “Travel Package” frames—new frames from other brands like Soma with couplers preinstalled.

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Ritchey BreakAway

Ritchey’s BreakAway coupling system is ultralight and low-profile. Unlike the other systems, Ritchey employs two unique couplings—one for the down tube, and one for the seat tube.

The down tube coupling consists of flanged fittings on the tubes held together by a lightweight clamp. The other coupling is quite ingenious. For Ritchey’s steel frames, it is essentially two nested seatpost clamps—one attached to the top tube, and one built into the seat tube. The seatpost goes through the top tube clamp, and then through the seat tube clamp. Once the two clamps are properly torqued on the seatpost, the frame is locked together. The carbon frame’s seat tube coupling is a bit different, and even cleaner. Instead of using two separate clamps, the top tube clamp slides over a lug in the seat tube. Once that’s done, you can just install the post and torque the clamp like any other bike.

Though the BreakAway system is primarily on Ritchey’s frames—including road , tandem , and gravel/adventure options—Ritchey does offer it to other frame builders. Right now, Holland and Crust offer BreakAway-equipped frames.

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BTC with BreakAway

This is a somewhat clever hack that merges Ritchey’s BreakAway system with the S&S BTC. Examples of this hybrid system from Rock Lobster and Sklar use an S&S BTC in the down tube with the Ritchey seat tube coupling. In theory, this combination is a bit lighter and sleeker looking versus using two BTCs, but more robust than the full BreakAway system.

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Santana/Paragon Machine Works Z Couplers

Developed by the tandem specialists at Santana , and manufactured by Paragon Machine Works for the craft builder crowd, the Z-Coupler is a flush, interlocking coupler held together by a single M6 cap screw. It’s similar to No. 22’s couplers, and much like that system’s bikes, a Z-Coupled bike looks ultra-clean. Check out this Z-Coupled Engin —it’s hard to tell it’s a take-apart frame.

Offered in both steel and titanium, the Z-Coupler is available from Paragon to any builder to use on a single frame—Santana has exclusive use of Z-Couplers for tandem frames. It’s not (yet) as popular as S&S’s couplers, but I can see Z-Couplers taking away some BTC market share simply because it is a much sleeker and simpler system—no special spanners required.

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A gear editor for his entire career, Matt’s journey to becoming a leading cycling tech journalist started in 1995, and he’s been at it ever since; likely riding more cycling equipment than anyone on the planet along the way. Previous to his time with Bicycling , Matt worked in bike shops as a service manager, mechanic, and sales person. Based in Durango, Colorado, he enjoys riding and testing any and all kinds of bikes, so you’re just as likely to see him on a road bike dressed in Lycra at a Tuesday night worlds ride as you are to find him dressed in a full face helmet and pads riding a bike park on an enduro bike. He doesn’t race often, but he’s game for anything; having entered road races, criteriums, trials competitions, dual slalom, downhill races, enduros, stage races, short track, time trials, and gran fondos. Next up on his to-do list: a multi day bikepacking trip, and an e-bike race. 

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Can You Pack A Glass Picture Frame In Your Carry On Luggage?

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Perhaps you’re planning a trip and want to bring along a cherished photo in a glass picture frame. Or maybe you’ve just purchased a beautiful frame on your travels and want to carry it home safely.

TSA rules and regulations can be confusing. The last thing you want is to have your picture frame confiscated at the security checkpoint or to face any unexpected issues during your journey.

Can You Carry A Picture Frame In Your Carry On Luggage?

Yes, you can absolutely bring a photo frame in hand luggage, even if it’s a glass frame. While larger items made of glass are usually problematic in hand luggage – as they could be used as a weapon – frames made of glass are generally tolerated at the security checkpoint.

As an experienced traveler and luggage enthusiast, I’ve navigated these rules countless times, and I’m here to share my knowledge with you. If you are a sentimental traveler, or a photographer, or just love a pretty picture frame, this guide is for you.

Together, let’s navigate the TSA guidelines to make your life just a bit easier.

What Does TSA Say About Picture Frames?

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the U.S. agency responsible for airport security, has clear guidelines about what you can and cannot bring in your hand luggage. 

TSA picture frames are allowed in both hand luggage and checked baggage. This applies to both glass and non-glass frames.

The TSA’s primary concern is safety, so they’re not interested in the material of your frame. Their job is to screen for dangerous items, and glass frames do not fall into this category. 

However, as with any other items, it’s important to pack your picture frames so they can be easily screened. If your bag triggers an alarm during the screening process, the TSA officers may need to check your frame.

Remember, while the TSA sets the guidelines for airport security in the U.S., other countries may have different rules. When asking, “Can I bring a picture frame on a plane” always check the regulations of your destination country and airline before traveling.

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Can I Put Picture Frames In Checked Baggage?

Yes, you can also safely stow picture frames in your checked baggage. Whether they’re made of glass or not, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that. Remember to pack it securely so it reaches your destination intact.

What About Other Glass And Ceramic Goods?

Carrying other glassware in hand luggage may have different regulations. But today, we will focus on picture frames. 

Can I Carry A Large Painting On The Plane?

The transport of a larger picture with a frame can be a bit tricky. Some travelers report that they were allowed to transport such pictures in the plane as hand luggage, while others say that their pictures did not make it through the security checkpoint. 

If your picture violates the regulations for hand luggage regarding size and weight, you may be forced to hand in your picture as bulky baggage. For smaller pictures, transport in checked baggage is possible.

So if your frame will fit in your carry on bag, you can take it with you; however, if it is too large, please contact your airline for further regulations. 

Alternatives For A Large Picture Frame

Transporting a large picture frame can be tricky, especially if it exceeds the size limits for hand luggage. If you find yourself in this situation, don’t worry, there are alternatives:

1. Checked Baggage: If your picture frame doesn’t fit in your hand luggage but isn’t overly large, you can pack it in your checked baggage. Make sure to wrap it well to protect it from damage.

2. Shipping Services: Consider using a shipping service to send your picture to your destination. This can be a good option if the frame is particularly large or valuable. Many shipping companies offer services specifically for artwork and fragile items.

3. Special Luggage: Some airlines allow you to check in special items separately, like musical instruments or artwork. This could be an option for your large picture, but you’ll need to check with your airline.

4. Carry-On Art Bags: Some companies sell carry-on bags specifically designed for artwork. These bags are designed to protect your artwork while fitting within the size limits for hand luggage.

Remember, the best option will depend on the size and value of your picture frame, as well as the specific rules of your airline.

Clarification Of Hand Luggage

There may be some confusion when we use the term hand luggage. Hand luggage and carry on luggage are somewhat interchangeable. Hand luggage is a personal bag and must fit under the seat in front of you. While carry on luggage must fit into the overhear bin. You can take a frame in either one of these bags to fly as long as it fits in the bag.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Frames In Hand Luggage

Navigating the rules and regulations of what you can bring in your hand luggage can be confusing, especially regarding items like glass frames. To help you, we’ve compiled a list of the most frequently asked questions about carrying picture frames in hand luggage.

Can I bring a glass frame in my hand luggage?

Yes, you can bring a glass picture frame in your hand luggage. Most security checkpoints tolerate picture frames made of glass. But please pack it securely to prevent breakage during the flight.

 Are there any size restrictions for picture frames in carry on luggage?

While there’s no specific size restriction for picture frames, they must fit within your airline’s hand luggage size limits. The airline might insist on a different transport method if your picture frame is too big for the cabin.

Can I bring picture frames in my checked luggage?

Yes, you can bring picture frames in your checked luggage. Whether they’re made of glass or not, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Navigating the rules and regulations of what you can bring in your hand luggage can be tricky, especially regarding items like picture frames. However, with some knowledge and preparation, you can travel with your cherished picture frames without any issues.

Whether carrying a small glass picture frame in your hand luggage or figuring out how to transport a large framed artwork, the key is understanding the rules and planning accordingly. Always check with your airline and the TSA (or equivalent organization in your country) to ensure you’re following all the necessary guidelines.

Remember, the journey is just as important as the destination. So, pack your picture frames, carry your memories with you, and enjoy your travels.

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These 17 Unique Places To Stay In Wisconsin Will Give You An Unforgettable Experience

A s with anywhere you travel, if you are planning a trip in Wisconsin , you have tons of options when it comes to where to spend the night. Where you stay can make or break your vacation, so we are determined to make sure you have some great choices. Whether you are putting together a nature-filled adventure exploring forests and waterfalls, a romantic getaway for two, a reunion with family or friends, or anything else, there are some really fun vacation rentals that will not only serve as the perfect home base for your activities but offer privacy, seclusion, and character that even the most unique hotels can’t provide. So, without further ado, let’s check out some of the most cool and unique places to stay in Wisconsin.

Tiny Home Rentals in Wisconsin

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There is no denying the uniqueness of tiny homes, with all the comforts of a house tucked perfectly into a compact space. These particular little vacation rentals have far more to offer than meets the eye and are really cool places to stay in Wisconsin.

1. Tiny House on the River

  • Address: Black River Falls, WI
  • Size: 1 bedroom, 1 bath
  • Price: $135/night
  • Amenities: Heating/AC, fireplace, BBQ, Wifi, outdoor fire pit, EV charger
  • Ratings: 4.9 Exceptional

Sitting right over the Black River in a quiet neighborhood, this tiny home offers a fully-stocked kitchen, plush furnishings (including a comfy day bed on the screen porch), a wall of windows to soak up river views in any season, and everything you need for the perfect getaway. The adorable Tiny House on the River is close to downtown shops and restaurants, trails, parks, and more.

2. Bluebelle Tiny House in the ‘Hundred Acre Woods’

  • Address: Grand Marsh, WI
  • Size: 2 bedroom (plus living room futon), 1 bath
  • Price: $125/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, pet friendly, AC, BBQ, fire pit
  • Ratings: 4.6 Wonderful

Enjoy tiny living surrounded by natural beauty in this cute little rental situated on a nearly 100-acre property with a beautiful lake and lots of trails to explore - all less than 20 minutes from downtown Wisconsin Dells. Despite its size, the house sleeps six, with a queen bed in the bedroom, a loft with two twin beds, and a pull-out futon sofa in the living room. Great for families, the house is close to local attractions like Chula Vista Waterpark, Pirate’s Cove Adventure Golf, and Timber Falls Adventure Park. Check out the fantastic little Bluebelle Tiny House on Vrbo for more photos and availability.

3. Lupine Landing

  • Address: Cornucopia, WI
  • Size: 2 bedroom, 1 bath
  • Price: $158/night
  • Amenities: Lake view, Wifi, BBQ, fireplace, games

Lupine Landing , the “tiny home on the big lake,” is small in size but huge on charm and comfort. Perfect for a weekend getaway, this lakefront cutie lets you enjoy spectacular views on the shore of Lake Superior, an all-season porch, vaulted ceilings, a fully-stocked kitchen (it even has a popcorn maker!), and the perfect location for exploring Cornucopia Beach, Meyers Beach, Port Wing, the Apostle Islands, and more.

There is something about the shape of an A-Frame house that takes the appeal of a typical cozy cabin up to a whole new level. These sweet vacation rentals have loads of character and comfort for anyone wanting to get away.

4. A-Frame Cabin with Private Boat Dock

  • Address: Butternut, WI
  • Size: 3 bedroom (plus sofa bed), 1 bath
  • Price: $207/night
  • Amenities: Keyless entry, washer/dryer, AC/heater, Wifi, fireplace, washer/dryer, 2 fire pits, private boat dock
  • Ratings: 4.8 Exceptional

This cozy, and not to mention pretty, A-frame cabin in Butternut is great for family trips with sleeping space for up to 10 and outdoor spaces every nature lover will enjoy. The pet-friendly cabin has a lovely deck, a well-equipped kitchen, a spacious yard with fire pits and lake views, and a private dock. Whether you love swimming, fishing, kayaking, hiking through the forest, or making S’mores around the fire, outdoor adventure in Wisconsin’s Northwoods has never been more accessible.

5. Beechwood Cottage

  • Address: Sister Bay, WI
  • Price: $170/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, AC, washer/dryer, fireplace, screened all-season porch

Beechwood Cottage in Sister Bay may be the most charming cabin in Wisconsin and looks like something out of a fairytale, from its gently curved A-frame walls to its spiral staircase to its lush wooded surroundings. Rustic charm is combined with modern mid-century furnishings, high ceilings, and huge picture windows to enjoy the outdoors from the warm, cozy living area. The spacious loft has a queen bed and its own relaxing sitting area with a view, and the enclosed porch has a sofa and dining table to relax and dine surrounded by nature. It almost feels like a treehouse!

6. A-Frame on Horseshoe Lake

  • Address: Newton, WI
  • Price: $212/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, fireplace, BBQ, fire pit, kayaks, rowboat, outdoor furniture
  • Ratings: 5.0 Exceptional

With all the cozy feels of a log cabin in the woods but with modern amenities, this A-frame on Horseshoe Lake has earned incredible reviews. Not only is the house lovely, but the wooded surroundings with lake views are just gorgeous and the host provides lots of extras to make the most of it including a large deck, a gas grill, a fire pit, two kayaks, and a rowboat. With two levels of living space, three beds, lake views from the living room, and more, it is ideal for a relaxing family escape. Want to venture out a bit? Explore farther along the shores of Lake Michigan or head just 15 miles up the coast for ice cream sundaes in Two Rivers.

7. Lake Pepin Cottage

  • Address: Stockholm, WI
  • Size: 2 bedroom + loft, 1 bath
  • Price: $217
  • Amenities: Pet-friendly, Wifi, fireplace, outdoor dining, BBQ, AC/heating, private beach, BBQ

Sitting right on the beach, this surprisingly spacious cottage sleeps six with two bedrooms and a sleeping loft. The large furnished deck and high ceilings with a full wall of picture windows allow guests to enjoy natural beauty whether inside or out. Some 100 feet of private waterfront space are a perfect jumping-off point to explore everything Lake Pepin and the Mississippi River have to offer, including fishing, swimming, boating, and more. Back at the cottage, there is a wonderfully equipped kitchen, a cozy retro fireplace, and lots of seating space. Find more details by checking out the Lake Pepin Cottage on Vrbo.

When traveling, we love seeking out historic places full of old-fashioned charm and details, but it is not every day that you can stay overnight in a place that takes you back in time. These highly unique places bring history to life with authentic vintage details and a genuine taste of a time gone by.

8. Abby’s Century Old House

  • Address: Baraboo, WI
  • Size: 4 bedroom, 2 bath
  • Price: $468/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, AC, washer/dryer, fireplace, BBQ, child’s highchair and crib
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Abby’s Century Farm House was built in 1905. It is full of turn-of-the-century American charm, feels like an old-fashioned bed and breakfast (but it’s private!), and is focused on providing families and groups of up to 12 with everything they need for a fantastic stay. Families with little ones can pack light as the house includes a travel crib, a highchair, a children’s table, toys, and more. Outside, you not only have a grill, fire table, and seating, but access to the Sauk County ATV/UTV trails system - so bring your big toys in summer and enjoy snowshoeing in the winter! This stately home is also close to the Wild Rock Golf Course, Canyon Creek Riding Stables, and Oschner Zoo, among other attractions.

9. The Historic A.C. Carter House

  • Address: La Crosse, WI
  • Size: 3 bedroom (plus futon and air beds), 1 + 1/2 bathroom
  • Price: $140/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, washer/dryer, AC, pet-friendly

The Historic A.C. Carter House is like a living art museum. It is an authentic Victorian-era “gingerbread house” that was nominated to the National Registry of Historic Places es and is listed on the La Crosse historical walking tour. Though fully restored and appointed with modern amenities, it is full of genuine antique furnishings such as ornately carved mahogany and cherry beds from the 1820s and 1850s, a stunning stained glass window, and tons of vintage fixtures. A stay in this historic building whisks you away to the elegance of the 1800s.

10. 1897 Historic Victorian

  • Address: Milwaukee, WI
  • Size: 8 bedroom, 3 bath
  • Price: $615/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, pet-friendly, AC, washer/dryer

This spectacular Victorian home is located in one of the top three “Historic Registered” neighborhoods in the USA. Featuring antique fixtures, arched windows, pretty views, hand-sewn quilts, a rec room, multiple fireplaces, a beautiful half-round front porch, and outdoor furniture, the 1897 Historic Victorian sleeps 20 in eight guest rooms - perfect for weddings, family events and gatherings, friends weekends, etc. There are even bicycles available - explore the are with an old-fashioned biking adventure.

If you are looking for something completely out of the ordinary, skip the boutique hotel and book a truly one-of-a-kind getaway. These unique rentals in Wisconsin may have kitchens and beds and sofas now, but they had a whole other life before this, making them among the most unique places you can stay.

11. Blue Store

  • Size: 5 bedroom (plus sofa bed), 2 bath
  • Price: $358/night
  • Amenities: AC, washer/dryer, lake view, custom arcade, party friendly, BBQ
  • Ratings: 4.7 Exceptional

Aptly called the Blue Store , this historic building - constructed in 1923 - was, in fact, a neighborhood grocery store in the 1950s. It has been beautifully renovated into a perfect entertainment space with a 70-inch TV, an arcade with over 1100 classic games, a separate family room, a fully stocked kitchen, a 9-foot dining table, and sleeping space for 14. The converted rental is close to Miller Brewing Company, New Berlin Hills Golf Course, Pettit National Ice Center, and more.

12. Devils Lake School House

  • Address: Barbaoo, WI
  • Size: 3 bedroom (plus 2 queen beds in living space), 2 bath
  • Price: $363/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, pet-friendly, AC, fireplace, screened porch, outdoor furniture, games, printer

Formerly known as Park View School, this pre-1877 school house is now a stunning vacation rental for up to 12 guests with spacious living and entertainment spaces, furnished with authentic Amish Crafted furnishings. There are even a few remnants of the building's school life such as a wall chalkboard. Devils Lake School House is in an excellent location for hiking and exploring the bluffs around Devil’s Lake, being walking distance from the entrance to Devil’s Lake State Park. It is also close to Tumbled Rock Micro Brewery, downtown Baraboo, Wisconsin Dells, and Devil’s Head Resort for skiing in winter.

13. Historic Calderwood Lodge

  • Address: Luck, WI
  • Size: 6 bedroom, 3 bath
  • Price: $1,099
  • Amenities: AC, pet-friendly, BBQ, washer/dryer, RV parking, fire pits,

The amazing Historic Calderwood Lodge is another unique rental with a past life. In the 1920s and 1930s, Al Capone, John Dillinger and scores of wealthy patrons parked their Model T’s near the lake and stayed here at what was known as the Old Supper Club. The original 20-seat bar is a one-of-a-kind feature and is complemented by a pool table, 11 flat screen TVs, a massive open floor plan living space and sleeping space for at least 20 guests. Rumor has it that when Prohibition struck, this place still served alcohol, storing it across the lake in secret concrete vaults. How is that for a place with a past? This storied lodge is like having your very own boutique hotel.

We have already mentioned a couple of great rentals that will accommodate larger groups, but there are a few more of these massive rentals that we just have to share because if you are planning a group event or getaway, there are some truly special properties that will elevate any vacation with family or friends.

14. Lighthouse Waterfront Adventure

  • Address: Algoma, WI
  • Size: 6 bedroom, 3 + 1/2 bath
  • Price: $354/night
  • Amenities: Private lake access, AC, pet-friendly, washer/dryer, fire pits, basketball and tennis courts, rec room, kayaks, fire pit, fireplaces, home theater, child/baby supplies, sports equipment, bikes, fishing gear

This Lighthouse Waterfront Adventure is a storybook-like mansion on a huge private estate near Door County. It is located just south of Sturgeon Bay directly on the shore of Lake Michigan. Private lake access, an epic game room, a bar room, a theater room, multiple fireplaces, sleeping for 28, tons of natural light, and stunning views from every room, you simply cannot ask for a more lovely place to spend time with a group of friends or family. Outdoor spaces include fire pits with seating, sports courts and equipment, kayaks, winter adventure equipment, fishing gear, and much more.

15. Big Sky Barnhouse

  • Address: Arena, WI
  • Price: $661/night
  • Amenities: Pool, hot tub, fire pit, mini golf, theater, slide, gym, sauna, pet-friendly, washer/dryer, arcade, game room

Like the Calderwood Lodge, Big Sky Barnhouse is a historic building and converted rental that has received a great deal of attention nationwide. Formerly a typical Wisconsin dairy barn, this is now an extraordinary 7000-square-foot rental home full of modern luxury and extravagant amenities. Quirky and elegant, guests enjoy indoor mini golf, a spiral tube slide, multiple living spaces, a stunning home theater, a pool, hot tub, sauna, fitness center, office spaces, epic game room, indoor basketball, three decks, and tons of other amenities for a spectacular group vacation just 30 miles west of Madison - essentially a private resort!

16. The Castle Vineyard

  • Address: Cleveland, WI
  • Size: 4 bedroom, 3 + 1/2 bath
  • Price: $754/night
  • Amenities: Hot tub, Wifi, AC, theater, fireplace, fire pit, BBQ, pool table, foosball, arcade game, travel crib, child’s highchair, basketball

A European-style castle on the Great Lakes? Yes indeed! Sitting majestically on a working vineyard, The Castle Vineyard provides the ultimate luxury to travelers wanting to experience the Tuscan countryside without ever boarding a plane. The magic of the rolling vineyard hills and stone walls of the castle only hint at what awaits inside. A gorgeous piano room features a mini baby grand piano chandelier overhead and a grand piano for musical guests to enjoy. Vintage details like a gas streetlamp from Fort Wayne in the entry, church lights from an 1800s church in Plymouth, a dining table made from a 1914 John Deere plow, and more, add to the elegant country charm. Unmatched amenities include a wine hall, game tables, a video arcade, an incredible home theater, a hot tub, a sauna, an indoor putting green, a state-of-the-art kitchen, and comfortable spaces throughout.

17. Garden of Eden

  • Address: New Berlin, WI
  • Size: 6 bedroom, 7 bath
  • Price: $1,764/night
  • Amenities: Wifi, indoor pool, AC/heating, washer/dryer, fire pit, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, canoes, BBQ, game room, arcade, baby and toddler supplies

Did we leave the most unique rental until last? You be the judge, but the quirkiness of this custom-designed rental, named The Garden of Eden by the host, definitely sets it apart from the rest. Secluded on 17 acres of forest, this one-of-a-kind group rental has to be seen to be believed. Dine together at the stunning dining table with its 16 hand-made custom butterfly chairs. The almost prehistoric jungle-themed great room, indoor koi pond, stone interior walls, quirky murals, indoor stone pool, incredible game room with vintage popcorn maker, and individually designed bedrooms with boutique hotel linens just touch the surface of this unforgettable escape. Outdoors, enjoy a private spring-fed lake with a sandy beach, fire pits with s’mores kits, and various outdoor seating areas, and plenty of water toys.

From tiny living to massive private lodges, there are unique places to stay in Wisconsin that will make your trip unforgettable. Which of these rentals would you love to stay in? Feel like you need a few more options? We’ve got you – check out even more amazing places to stay in Wisconsin .

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Amid crumbling U.S. support for Ukraine and Donald Trump’s rising candidacy, European nations and NATO are making plans to take on Russia by themselves.

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Lara Jakes reported from Tallinn, Estonia, and Christina Anderson from Stockholm.

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia once proclaimed the dissolution of the Soviet empire “the greatest geopolitical catastrophe of the 20th century.” At the time, back in 2005, few expected him to do anything about it.

But then came Russia’s occupation of Abkhazia and South Ossetia from Georgia in 2008, its backing for Ukrainian separatists and the annexation of Crimea in 2014 and, most resoundingly, the full-scale invasion of Ukraine in 2022.

Now, with the rise of former President Donald J. Trump, who in the past has vowed to leave NATO and recently threatened never to come to the aid of his alliance allies , concerns are rising among European nations that Mr. Putin could invade a NATO nation over the coming decade and that they might have to face his forces without U.S. support.

That could happen in as few as five years after a conclusion of the war in Ukraine, according to some officials and experts who believe that would be enough time for Moscow to rebuild and rearm its military.

“We have always kind of suspected that this is the only existential threat that we have,” Maj. Gen. Veiko-Vello Palm, the commander of the Estonian Army’s main land combat division, said of a possible Russian invasion.

“The past few years have also made it very, very clear that NATO as a military alliance, a lot of countries, are not ready to conduct large-scale operations — meaning, in simple human language, a lot of NATO militaries are not ready to fight Russia,” General Palm said during an interview in December. “So it’s not very comforting.”

Anxiety over what experts describe as Mr. Putin’s imperial ambitions has long been a part of the psyche of states that border Russia or are uncomfortably close. “I think for Estonia, it was 1991” when his country’s alarm bells started ringing, General Palm said wryly, referring to the year that Estonia declared independence from the crumbling Soviet Union.

Just as Mr. Putin played down the Biden administration’s warnings that he was planning to invade Ukraine, Moscow has dismissed concerns that Russia is planning to attack NATO. The head of Russia’s foreign intelligence service, Sergei Naryshkin, said in an interview last week with the state-owned news agency RIA Novosti that they are part of a Western disinformation campaign to stir up discontent against Moscow.

Europe’s worry has been further fueled in recent months by Mr. Putin’s militarization of the Russian economy and huge spending increases for its army and weapons industry while, at the same time, some Republicans in Congress look to limit American aid to Ukraine.

“If anyone thinks this is only about Ukraine, they’re fundamentally mistaken,” President Volodymyr Zelensky of Ukraine warned at the World Economic Forum this month . “Possible directions and even a timeline of a new Russian aggression beyond Ukraine become more and more obvious.”

NATO maintains that it is prepared to defend the borders of all 31 member states which, collectively, have increased national defense spending by an estimated $190 billion since 2014, when Russia first invaded Ukraine. But that was the start of building back what had become a hollowed-out military network across Europe in the decades following the end of the Cold War, a process that still could take years, analysts say.

That “peace dividend,” as the shift was called, diverted trillions of dollars from military budgets to increase spending on health care, education and housing. Europe’s defense industry also shrank as demand for battle tanks, fighter jets and submarines plummeted.

In 2006, worried about being unprepared for conflict, the top defense officials from each NATO country agreed to spend at least 2 percent of their annual domestic output on their militaries. But it was not a requirement, and when military spending hit a low point in 2014, only three of the 28 member nations of NATO at the time met the benchmark. As of last year, only 11 countries had reached the 2 percent threshold, although a Western diplomat said last week that around 20 member states are expected to meet it in 2024.

The alliance will test its readiness in a monthslong military exercise — including 90,000 troops — that began last week in what officials are billing as the largest drill NATO has staged since the end of the Cold War. That the exercise is a test of how NATO forces would respond to a Russian invasion has rattled nerves in border states, particularly the Baltics and Nordics.

“I’m not saying it is going wrong tomorrow, but we have to realize it’s not a given we are in peace,” Adm. Rob Bauer of the Netherlands, the chairman of NATO’s Military Committee, told reporters on Jan. 18 .

Noting NATO’s plans for responding to its top two threats , he added, “That’s why we are preparing for a conflict with Russia” as well as what NATO considers its other top threat, terrorism.

The NATO exercise, known as Steadfast Defender 2024 , is just one reason allies are approaching a “fever pitch” of concern that Russia could invade sooner than later, according to Christopher Skaluba, the director of the Transatlantic Security Initiative at the Atlantic Council in Washington.

He said Russia’s resilience in the face of Ukraine’s Western-equipped counteroffensive last summer had shown that Mr. Putin was “sticking around for the long term” and could redirect his economy and population to reconstitute the military within three to five years. “Just because it got all chewed up in Ukraine doesn’t mean they’re off the board for a decade or more,” Mr. Skaluba said.

And the prospect of Mr. Trump’s returning to the White House has forced Europeans to come to grips with the possibility that American support for Ukraine, or even its leadership role in NATO, could be drastically reduced as soon as next year, Mr. Skaluba said.

Taken together, “that is overcharging these broader concerns about Russia,” Mr. Skaluba said. “It’s just this unique mix of factors that is combining to make this long-held fear about Russian reconstitution, or a Russian attack on NATO, become just a little more tense than it has been for the last couple of years.”

The worries have become more pronounced just in the last several weeks.

In a Jan. 21 interview , Norway’s top military commander warned that “we are short on time” to build up defenses against an unpredictable Russia. “There is a window now that will perhaps last for one, two, maybe three years, where we will have to invest even more in a secure defense,” said the commander, Gen. Eirik Kristoffersen.

On the same day, President Sauli Niinistö of Finland sought to calm concerns prompted by reports that one Steadfast Defender scenario will test how NATO would respond to a Russian invasion of Finland. “None of the war games played over decades have been played out in real terms, and I wouldn’t overreact here,” Mr. Niinistö said on a national radio program.

And this month, Sweden’s top military commander, Gen. Micael Byden, and its minister for civil defense, Carl-Oskar Bohlin, each warned that Sweden must be prepared for war.

“Let me say it with the power of office” and “with unadorned clarity: There could be war in Sweden,” Mr. Bohlin said at a security conference.

The warnings kicked up a storm of criticism from Sweden’s opposition party and pundits, who called the remarks scaremongering and hyperbolic.

“Swedes are wondering what the government knows that they do not know,” Magdalena Andersson, head of the opposition Social Democrats, wrote in a follow-up opinion article . “Scaring the population will not make Sweden safer.”

Yet Sweden is poised to join NATO, following Finland’s accession last year, as both countries set aside years of military nonalignment over nervousness about Russian aggressions. And even as he described the commotion as “exaggerated,” Prime Minister Ulf Kristersson of Sweden made clear that Russia remains a top threat.

“There is nothing to suggest that the war is at the door now, but it’s clear that the risk of war has increased significantly,” Mr. Kristersson said in an interview with Sveriges Radio.

It hasn’t escaped Estonia’s government that the land mass that Russia seized in the initial days of its Ukraine invasion in February 2022 — before it was pushed back to the current front lines in eastern Ukraine — is roughly the size of the Baltic States.

“Their ambition is to restore their might,” said Col. Mati Tikerpuu, the commander of Estonia’s 2nd Infantry Brigade, which is based about 30 kilometers, or 18 miles, from the Russian border.

“We don’t think that this question is whether or not” Russia will try to invade, Colonel Tikerpuu said last month from his command headquarters at Taara Army Base. For many Estonians, he said, “It’s only a question of when.”

Johanna Lemola contributed reporting from Helsinki, Finland.

Lara Jakes , based in Rome, reports on diplomatic and military efforts by the West to support Ukraine in its war with Russia. She has been a journalist for nearly 30 years. More about Lara Jakes

Our Coverage of the War in Ukraine

News and Analysis

After weeks of standoff, E.U. leaders brought Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary on board and agreed to create a 50-billion-euro fund for Ukraine , providing a critical lifeline  to a country at risk of financial meltdown in the midst of war with Russia.

Moscow is sending a chilly message to Russians abroad  who oppose the war: A new law will allow their property back home to be seized, and other countries are being pressured to crack down on them.

The fate of Ukraine’s top commander, Gen. Valery Zaluzhny, appears to be hanging by a thread  — not over his standing in the army, where he is well regarded, but over tensions with President Volodymyr Zelensky.

Broadcasting Rage: Residents of the battered Ukrainian city of Kharkiv turn to a station called Radio Boiling Over to vent their anger at Russian attacks .

Reined In: Ukraine’s oligarchs have lost billions from the shelling of their factories. Now the government hopes to break their political influence .

Staying Put: The front line in Ukraine is largely populated by the elderly these days. Some can’t afford to get out, while others say they won’t leave their homes .

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Our team of visual journalists analyzes satellite images, photographs , videos and radio transmissions  to independently confirm troop movements and other details.

We monitor and authenticate reports on social media, corroborating these with eyewitness accounts and interviews. Read more about our reporting efforts .

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