Ljubljana Day Trip: Hiking My Way Through Slovenia

One thing I loved about home-basing in Ljubljana is the accessibility to countryside and nature. As the purpose of my Croatia-Slovenia journey was to be outside clearing my head in a beautiful place as much as possible — especially with my […]

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Azores Travel: Exploring Adventure & Artisan Culture On São Jorge Island

It takes me a bit to get used to the hairpin turns, the almost Mario Kart-like feeling of zooming right into basalt rock walls or toppling down cliffside. Luckily, the idyllic scenery of São Jorge, a mix of water, mountains […]

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Exploring Hydroelectricity Through Hiking On São Miguel In The Azores [Photo Essay]

There are over 20 designated hiking trails — not to mention 10+ unofficial ones — on the Azorean island of São Miguel. If you enjoy the outdoors, it’s recommended to do at least one, even if you only have a […]

Piestewa Peak

Urban Adventures: Summiting Piestewa Peak In Phoenix, Arizona [Photo Essay]

One great thing about Phoenix, Arizona, is that while it has the amenities of a city (great restaurants and bars, shopping, accessibility), it’s also full of outdoor adventures. On a Monday morning I decided to take one on: Squaw Peak. […]

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Hiking & Mule Riding My Way Through Arizona’s Grand Canyon [Photo Essay]

When I was 16, my parents took a trip to Arizona‘s Grand Canyon. As I couldn’t skip high school classes, I had to stay behind and stare enviously at stunning red rock and colorful sunset Grand Canyon photos from from […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]