Hiking

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California Adventure: Hiking The Otherworldly Landscapes Of Joshua Tree National Park [Photo Essay]

California‘s Joshua Tree National Park is something from another planet, or at least that’s how it seems. In my mind, the park always had a cloak of mystery and sometimes even darkness wrapped around it, the very place where Charles [...]

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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 [...]

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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

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 [...]

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Active Exploring In Taiwan’s Taroko National Park

Encompassing 920 km² (355 square miles), Taroko National Park is one of Taiwan’s eight national parks. It spans Taichung City, Nantou County and Hualien County, and includes an array of recreational activities, attractions and beautiful landscapes. One highlight of visiting [...]

Unedited Super Shots Of The Inca Trail, Peru

Unedited Super Shots Of The Inca Trail, Peru

During my three-month backpacking trip through South America, hiking the Inca Trail was a top experience on my bucket list. The only reason I questioned whether I would do it or not is you need to book six months in [...]