Hiking

Lake Hessian, near the entrance of Bear Mountain State Park. Photo courtesy of Jessie Festa.
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Discover New York: A Day Trip Escape To Bear Mountain [Photo Essay]

Despite living in New York City I do own a car. Actually, let me rephrase that. I pay for a car; however, because in the one month I kept it here I racked up $400 in red light camera and parking tickets I decided to store it at my parent’s […]

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The torii-lined pathway at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. Photo courtesy of  Simon Q.
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Strolling Through 5,000 Shinto Gates At Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan, is home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, one of which is the Fushimi Inari Taisha (Shrine) — not to mention the #1 Kyoto Attraction on TripAdvisor. You can reach the site — open daily from 7am to 6:30pm and a great budget-friendly travel experience as it offers […]

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Discover New York: Central Park Through The Eyes Of A Local Photographer
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Discover New York: Central Park Through The Eyes Of A Local Photographer

If an effort to explore my home like a tourist and really take advantage of the fact I live in one of the greatest cities in the world (in my opinion, anyway), I’ve started letting my camera be my guide and going on photo safaris in different locations around New […]

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Multnomah Falls
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Photo Essay: A Day Trip To The Columbia River Gorge From Portland, Orgeon

Located just 40 minutes outside of Portland, Oregon, the Columbia River Gorge is worth a day trip. On a recent jaunt to this uber sustainable destination I escaped from the city to immerse myself in nature through a hiking trip with First Nature (firstnaturetravels@gmail.com). Free farmer’s market sampling, foraging, waterfalls, […]

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Immerse Yourself In Amalfi Coast Culture On This Newly-Launched Local Living Tour
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Immerse Yourself In Amalfi Coast Culture On This Newly-Launched Local Living Tour

To many travel is about escaping reality. Through my other travel publication, Epicure & Culture, myself and team are tweaking this notion. Instead of getting away, we’re making it easy for travelers to put themselves in someone else’s reality: the reality of a local. Newly launched in June 2014, Epicure […]

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