Discover our travel websites
Since we bought our first digital camera in 1998 (Kodak DC-210 +), we take photos to create websites for each of our trips, and share our passion with Internet users. These sites are not official websites as we do not have any contracts with the hotels, but rather detailed and informative sites based on our understanding and experience of the place.
We are not professional photographers and do not pretend to be. This is a hobby and the goal is to show you what we have been fortunate to see. All our travel websites are open to the general public, without restrictions nor any logins. We are among those who believe in free information on the web. It's our way of contributing to this wonderful database that is the internet.
Click HERE to access the index page of all our travel sites. Formerly hosted under the name of npsmicro.com and since 2008 under the banner of destilino.com and now bilingual.
This is our web presence!
Our web sites receive annually millions of unique visitors. It's a hobby that requires a lot of hours in maintenance to ensure that our sites are always fully functional. Not counting the hours of creation of our websites and on top of it .. the hours we spend at destination for the photos and to gather info. If you wish to be notified of updates and new content from our website destilino.com, you may subscribe to our mailing list. This list is confidential and has only one purpose: to inform you.
I absolutely need to mention this essential tool for a webmaster wishing to improve the geography for their visitors. © Google Earth is a free software that changed the style of all our travel websites. This software allows you to view satellite images from around the world. I always add info on every capture screen. The only downside is that many of these images are not up to date.
For several years, all our websites were hosted in a single server: JaguarPC in Fulshear, Texas. It offers a range of tools, as well as scripts, including phpbb (forum), Coppermine (photo album) and many others. It is quite reliable and fast. However, in 2010, we decided to divide our sites in two servers. We now have destilino.com and all sub domains on JaguarPC and all our other registered domain names under the banner of InMotionHosting. Both are located in United States.
In March 2011, we registered the domain name forumscuba.com for the reason to host our three discussion forums. This gives more stability to all our websites. We experienced problems with forums in the past that put our account on hold. Now if something bad happens to our forums, this will only affect our forums and not our websites. A smart decision but ... again ... with extra costs!
For those curious about our digital cameras visit the section of our website destilino.com. As we take hundreds of photos to each of our trips, we frequently change cameras. Our modus operandi is always the same, a compact-style camera with great zoom, stabilizer with « hot shoe » for flash picture and a rugged-style camera, waterproof, small for our underwater photos, during some excursions or small enough to carry the camera everywhere.
Normand and Lily
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