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Well Travelled: South Korea

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Darrell Mathes is a well respected professional snowboarder and creative. Leading a generation of youth into street snowboarding, his eye for unique features and photography have brought him all around the globe. This year his travels led him to Korea to explore the cities for their unique architecture and opportunity. Take a moment to view Darrell’s photographs and words below:A trip I never thought I would get to go on – happened. I headed out with a crew to South Korea to do a story for Transworld Magazine and so it began…We landed right outside of Seoul and explored for a few days, seeing the sites and getting to know South Korea bit by bit. We then headed to the mountains to visit a few ski resorts to snowboard and to see what South Korea’s terrain had to offer. All of us were hoping to get a glimpse of the DMZ, so when it happened we were all timid but enthralled by this place that gives the few who dare, a glimpse of what North Korea appears to be. Being there gave all of us such an eery feeling, but a once in a lifetime experience that I’ll never forget. The people, the food, and the culture of South Korea truly enriched my life.

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A bus full of jet-lagged snowboarders finally made it to Seoul

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Taking in the sights

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Well monitored

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Morning view from Highland Resort

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A quiet moment in the hotel common area

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A well traveled backpack

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Chad Huff soaks in the sunrise

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Dammit – Arrived at the hill too early

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Pep talk

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Jake Kuzyk bunny hops after a day of snowboarding

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Tre-Flip

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Fascinating woman greets us at the DMZ

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Spotted- Korean Soldier

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Well armed from any trespassers

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I dare you

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On guard

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Holds all the goodies

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You can’t sit here

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Commuting

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Koreans fly kites in parking lots

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ZEN

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Slow and steady

Enjoyed South Korea? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Darrell’s photography here.

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Well Travelled: Varanasi, India

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Rishad Daroo is a street photographer born in Hong Kong and raised in Vancouver, Canada. Now working for the Canadian Tourism Commission, Rishad shares his love of travel and imagery across all aspects of his career. Take a look at Rishad’s words and imagery from India below and stay tuned for another series with Rishad from Vietnam soon:

Although I’ve travelled to India several times before, I’ve never had the opportunity to visit the Ganges River and the sacred land of Varanasi. This city is one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world and the oldest in India. I came here to capture a few portraits and create a short film with filmmaker Rohaan Daroo….who also required a visit to the hospital after a stray dog got the best of him (see below). The people of Varanasi and the local ‘Sadhus’ are the true soul of this city. Below are some images captured from my journey through Mumbai City and Varanasi.

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The vibrant colors of Mumbai.

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Friends

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The Bandra-Worli Sealink seen from Bandra.

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Abandoned vessels

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Canoes along the Ghats in Varanasi.

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Daily boat trips through the Ganges.

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Waiting for their next trip

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A Sadhu seated along the Kera Ghat

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Time for chai

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A stroll through the market. This man asked me to take his photograph which I gladly obliged.

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Daily practice along the River Ganga

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In search of light

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Toolbox

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A trip to a local hospital. Rohaan Daroo needs a rabies shot after being attacked and bitten by a stray dog. Not good….

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Prep work

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Rohaan Daroo gets his meds. Stray dogs are nothing to mess with in India.

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The log book

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Supplies

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Needle dispenser

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When providing the medication instructions there was a little bit of a language barrier. This took a while….

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A fresh shave: 8 Rupees

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Speaking with a local Sadhu. His eyes told most of the story.

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I really loved the raw vibrant colors of India.

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The only way to get around Varanasi is with one of these

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Taking a minute to review my shots. Photo by: Rohaan Daroo

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Delhi time zone. Time to go.

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Devoted Hindus bathing in the Ganga River. This practice is believed to purify their sins and cure illness.

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Shooting with photographer Jenny Friesen.

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In search of light in an abandoned cement yard.

Enjoyed India? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Rishad’s photography here.

Well Travelled: Oaxaca, Mexico

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Adrian Morris is an artist and photographer currently traveling the world and creating beautiful imagery. Join him on a recent trip through Mexico as he captures his surroundings for Well Travelled…

This series of photos is the start of a journey I have begun in Mexico, that I will carry through to South America. Initially I just wanted to escape a cold and rainy London winter, but life on the road has been too great to stop now. The trip you see here is of me and a few friends adventuring along the Pacific Coast of Mexico and up through the mountains of Oaxaca. Enjoy!

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Planning the Journey under the shade of Palm Trees

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Playa de Mermejita

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Exploring Punta Cometa

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The guys trying to look like studs on Playa San Augustinillo

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Making use of my Herschel Tote bag in La Punta, Puerto Escondido

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Boat riding through Laguna Chacahua, Herschel luggage up the front

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Local kids fishing in Laguna Chacahua

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Lazy afternoon in Chacahua

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Local kids of Chacahua

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Back of a truck heading up the mountain backroads

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Climbing up to some mountain caves in Tepoztlan

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Looking over Tepoztlan

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Siesta with a view

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Mountain Caves, Tepozlan

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Mexicano local

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Looking over Oaxaca from Monte Alban

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Hierve el Agua – the most ridiculously beautiful place

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Swim time!

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Swim time part 2

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Back down the mountain – Back of a truck sunset style

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Back of the truck down the mountain camera in hand

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The lush life in San Jose Del Pacifico

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Mountain Shave

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Our Spot in San Jose

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Enjoying the late afternoon cloud show from the roof

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Cheesy San Jose Sunset shot

Enjoyed Oaxaca? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Adrian’s photography here.

Well Travelled: Sayulita, Mexico

Here is a blog I worked on with Herschel SupplyAlana Paterson and Mila Franovic.

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Based on the West Coast, Alana Paterson is a Canadian photographer known for her notable work with lifestyle publications and brands worldwide. Take a look through some of her recent images and words below…

I took this trip with my good bud and favourite stylist Mila Franovic. It was meant to be a relaxing holiday to celebrate the end of my seasonal work year on my family farm… and Mila wanted to tan. But of course we ended up making it a working holiday. A stylist and a photographer travelling together could never just chill. So we shot an editorial down there for this french surf magazine, Desillusion and also this photo-set for you all.

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Its only a four hour flight!! Two rom coms and your there. But the flight will go faster if you don’t watch the rom coms.

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As you can see it was pumping in Sayulita

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This kid…

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Dog

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Lost

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The road to San Pancho

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William Eggleston tribute

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The mighty Mignot family home

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Only the finest of robes and ropes for this beast

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Friendz

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Still Lost

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Mila matching the local geology

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Clam down everybody

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Sea caves

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More sea caves

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Some fine Herschel Supply goods and some fine Mexican flora.

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Israel the chill homie

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Playa Los Muertes

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Some fine mexican fauna.

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Catch me poolside

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Still poolside

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Magic moments

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Later Mexico!!

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