The best times of day to take great travel photos

The best photos are taken when most of us are either happily snoozing or relaxing over dinner—an hour before and shortly after sunset and one hour on either side of full dawn. That’s when the light is gentle and golden, and when your photos are less likely to be overexposed and filled with harsh shadows or squinting people. If you want the most beautiful shots, start snapping early and stick around for sundown.