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Well Travelled: Northern Peru

Committed to promoting truth through storytelling, Jessica Yurasek regularly partners with nonprofits and social good startups. Her work has brought her to over 40 countries, including a recent river journey in Peru. Enjoy Jessica’s words and photos…

The Amazon rainforest is one of the most biodiverse places on the planet. I set out from Iquitos, a port town in Northern Peru, for a river expedition up the Marañon into the remote jungle. River travel is contemplative, slow and steady. The great waters flow into the distance, weaving through lush green as far as the eye can see. It is from this vantage that I came to truly understand how important the Amazon rainforest is.

 

Made a few new friends on the boat

Made a few new friends on the boat

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The spirit of Iquitos can be seen in the details

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Collecting starfruit and curiously delicious camu camu at the market

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Rice, corn, fried chicken and plantains are staple foods here

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Welcomed into a village leader’s home for lunch

Before the sun sets along the river we stop in Maipuco

Before the sun sets along the river we stop in Maipuco

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The forest is thick, alive, and filled with curiosities

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Departing from Nauta to head up the great Marañon River

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The indigenous people of Cuninico

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Continuing down a small tributary

Again we set out on the river and go deeper into the jungle

Again we set out on the river and go deeper into the jungle

 

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Well Travelled: Hawaii

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Based in Squamish, British Columbia, Canada, professional wedding and lifestyle photographer Rebecca Bundschuh shares her words and photos from an inspirational trip to beautiful Hawaii…

Travelling with a family is a different beast. The responsibility of caring for others while navigating new surroundings can present challenges. Those who persevere are often rewarded, like I was while exploring the magical land of Hawaii with my children. I love the comfort and excitement of experiencing new places with them and capturing those moments with my camera.

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Another beautiful beach, another beautiful bay.

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The details of paradise.

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Getting my daily dose of Vitamin Sea.

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Wrapping the beach around me.

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Walking on the golden sand.

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Meditate and let the waves wash it away.

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Different directions.

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Outdoor shower.

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Getting into the swing of things.

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The essence of yin and yang.

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Reflections in a rabbit hole.

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My goodie bag.

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We are #WellTravelled.

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Every surfboard has a story.

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Never want to leave this paradise.

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Sunlight shining through the storm.

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Well Travelled: Port Reyes, San Francisco

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Will Suiter is a young landscape and lifestyle photographer from the San Francisco Bay Area, who lives to explore and share his journeys on his popular Instagram account @WillSuiter. Will has made his mark in the digital and analog photography by showcasing his unique eye for composition and fog.

At the start of summer, Will crossed the golden gate north from San Francisco into Marin County, and headed towards Point Reyes, a cape about 30 miles northwest of San Francisco. It’s beautiful grassland is bordered by thick forests, sandy beaches, and jagged cliffs. Take a look at the beautiful images Will captured while spending a few days exploring all the cape had to offer…

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​Essentials. Lots of film and camera supplies, to be tucked into my Herschel Supply bag. ​

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​​Looking south from the cliffs at Montara, along Highway 1.

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My favorite park in San Francisco (and the highest point in the city), Mount Davidson.

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​​A fallen eucalyptus tree overlooks a foggy city.

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​​The fog got thicker, and we headed north towards our campsite, making sure we wouldn’t have to set up camp in the dark.

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​We camped along the Lagunitas Creek in the heart of the redwoods. 35mm film. ​

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​6:15 am, starting a fire and getting ready for the day. ​

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​My friend Tasos whittling, right before we left and headed to Point Reyes. ​

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An old shipwreck near Iverness, CA.

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​This road was the only one that goes to the lighthouse. ​

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​​A first glimpse of the ocean. 35mm film.

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​​Point Reyes is full of cattle, and probably the only place you’ll see cows sleeping on sand dunes. 35mm film.

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​There are plenty of steep, high cliffs. 35mm film. ​

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​​Inside the old lighthouse keeper’s quarters.

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​​Looking to the ocean, as the low clouds started to clear.

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​Overlooking a seemingly endless South Beach, the wind at this spot was howling. ​

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​We crossed the Golden Gate Bridge south into San Francisco, and headed home.

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Well Travelled: Wilsons Promontory, Australia

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A Digital Creative and international nomad, Mike Dekker explores the globe with nothing but a backpack and a macbook. In the past, Mike has worked with large brands such as Nike and MTV to develop user interface designs. Currently, Mike is travelling the Southern Hemisphere, capturing his explorations of the coastal wilderness and the rocky mountain tops of Victoria’s Wilson’s Promontory along the way. Take a moment to enjoy the stunning coastal scenery around Mount Oberon, Tidal River and Whiskey Bay, Australia and words by Mike below…

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Packed and ready to go.

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Amazing scenery on our way down to the peninsula.

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Exploring the boulders around the bay.

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Spotted this poor guy between the coastal shrub.

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Amazing Surf at Norman Bay.

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Mount Oberon, seen from Tidal River.

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Probably one of the best things about camping.

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Mind blowing views of the night sky.

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Starting the day with some remote design work.

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We found this amazing beach shelter during one of our walks.

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Corvus Coronoides.

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Great day to surf.

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Wandering through the coastal forests.

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Clear sky.

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Trying to keep my feet dry!

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The end of an amazing trip.

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A Blood moon shines.

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Well Travelled: Highway 395 California

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Known for her popular Tumblr account Cheynesaw , Cheyne Brooking is a talented illustrator and photographer from the Eastern Sierra’s of California. Recently Cheyne took a trip to California’s Highway 395, capturing the sights along the way for Well Travelled.Highway 395 is the gateway to some of the most interesting places in California. In the middle of nowhere, beyond the expansive desert, dilapidated homes and “No Trespassing” signs stand deserted mining towns, abandoned airplane hangars, train graveyards, and world famous landmarks. For Cheyne, it’s also the road home – the long stretch between Southern California and the Eastern Sierra’s. Sometimes you just need to get in the car and go, follow along as Cheyne does just that…

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Our first stop well outside of OC, Kramer Junction.

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Kramer Antique’s has everything from old signs and gas pumps to hot rods and old airplanes.

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A train graveyard. These shipping containers have been here for as long as I can remember.

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Taking a walk across the Olancha Dunes. Good place for 4 wheel drive, bad place for 2 wheel drive…

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Spongebob does not live in a pineapple under the sea. He lives here.

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The Alabama Hills sit right at the base of Mt. Whitney. The Lone Ranger, Star Trek and Django all had scenes filmed here.

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Mt. Whitney and her sisters casting shadows on the valley.

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Halfway up Whitney Portal Rd. The trailhead for Mt. Whitney is only 20 minutes from the 395.

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Danika embracing her inner canine on the way to Bodie, CA.

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Bodie was a boomtown during the gold rush and the second largest city next to San Francisco before it burnt down. Peering into the crumbling electrical building.

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The mill. There’s gold in dem der hills…

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Disturbing the fishermen in Gull Lake. The water was probably still snow this morning.

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Next stop – Yosemite. Dad stands next to what could probably be considered one of the youngest Sequoias in the grove. Still, it was probably there when the Colosseum was built…

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Feeling small and loving it.

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Tuolomne meadows in Yosemite. “The lake is good to swim in, right? It’s probably warm enough by now? Let’s feel.”

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Yosemite Falls, upper and lower. Standing in the middle of the valley with granite shooting up thousands of feet all around us.

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How we know we’re on the right road and we’ll be home soon. JLA is snowboarding.

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Well Travelled: Hanoi City, Vietnam

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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. Recently Rishad travelled through South East Asia bringing nothing but his Herschel Supply bags and a camera. Take a look at Rishad’s words and imagery below…

Vietnam has been on my travel wish list these past few years. What attracted me to visit was the images I’ve seen online – the portraits of locals with so much character, the lush greenery and the sense of history that shines through each photograph. Below are a few images from my time spent in Northern Vietnam including Hanoi City and a short visit to Halong Bay.

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Making my way through the fields of Mỹ Đức Vạn Kim Village – 1 hour outside of Hanoi City.

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You don’t see this coming at you very often…

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A village woman close-by in the fields

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This man’s name is Do Van Thang – he asked for his photograph and pleaded I send him a copy. It’s in the mail…I just hope he gets it.

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This motorbike really caught my eye.

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Grounded.

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Poking my head in a small house in the streets of Hanoi.

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The beautiful faces, light and portrait opportunities in Hanoi City are endless…

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The woman in the previous photo allowed me to take a photograph inside her home.

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Dong Xuan Market…

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…and everything here is fresh.

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Toward the end of my trip I had to pay a visit to Halong Bay. The views here are….not bad.

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The rolling mountains and lush greenery of the Bay.

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Sundown

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Making my way down stream through Chùa Hương (aka) Perfume Pagoda.

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Taking the tram up to visit a 2000 year old Buddhist temple tucked away in the hills of the Huong Tich Mountains. You can walk up (apprx 1.5 hours) instead….but you’ll miss this perspective.

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Exploring the depths of the Huong Tich Cave in the Perfume Pagoda – one of the most sacred temples in Vietnam.

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Well Travelled: Squamish, British Columbia

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Rebecca Bundschuh is a widely published wedding photographer and mother of two based out of Squamish, Canada. Enjoy her words and images below as she shares a recent outing through the expansive natural playground that is Squamish in this special kids edition of Well Travelled…This is the next generation. Nature is what feeds their energy, flowing through them like the raging rivers. The wind fills their lungs and the mountain ranges ground them. This is their backyard and playground. This is Squamish.

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A nature walk in our own backyard.

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X marks the spot

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Best way to stay warm.. skip to my loo

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Got to keep moving

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On a mission to find the perfect picnic spot

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Our playground is magic

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Always moving

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Endless beauty

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New found treasures

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Nature is what surrounds us and defines us

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The view is always better from up top

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Wild thing in the wilderness

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Colors like no other

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A closer look

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Home is where the heart is

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The perfect pack for our treasures

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Selected Sounds: Mystery Jets

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Emerging as part of the London indie-rock scene around 2005, The Mystery Jets are an English Indie Rock band, formerly based on Eel Pie Island in London. Recently launching their fourth studio album Radlands, the Mystery Jets have transformed their sound yet again drawing inspiration from Austin, Texas southern rock roots. Get acquainted with The Mystery Jets, and listen along as Blaine Harrison, lead vocalist, shares a playlist of his favourite tracks for this week’s Selected Sounds.hsc-selected-sounds-mystery-jets

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1. How do you find the music you listen to?

I go through periods of picking up all the music papers and going on amazon binges. I think it’s to do with obsessively needing to feel connected to all the new music being released in the world, but then I have periods of resorting back to just listening to Neil Young albums. And my record collection was a pretty good reflection of that. But then my car got stolen with most of my Neil Young records in it. So now i’m just left with all the other crap.

2. What is your favourite way to enjoy music?

Driving around in my car (before it got stolen). I could never understand why people drove, or equally what the purpose of CDs were. But the minute i put my key in the ignition it all made perfect sense. Music sounds so much better with lights flying past you at 90 mph on the motorway

3. What excites you about finding new music?

I think a big part of it comes from that feeling of discovery, and wanting to keep it to yourself. But if a record is really great, other people will start talking about it too, and slowly this thing which went from being your secret, is everyone else’s secret too and then you hear it in H&M and something inside you dies. I think that’s why a lot of band’s early fans end up deserting them in time. From the perspective of someone who plays in a band, i see the arc of a band’s career as being like a long, meandering train ride. People are going to get off at some stations and others are going to get on. Some of them will realize they caught the wrong train, but others will stay and ride it till the wheels come off.

4. What tracks/and or artists comprise your personal soundtrack right now?

Im listening to a lot of space rock. There is a lot of rock around but not enough space. Certainly not in Pop music. Actually i think that is why people really took to artists like the XX and James Blake, because there is room to breathe in their music. For the first time in so long you could actually hear something on the radio that had dynamic range instead of all this disgustingly compressed crap that made you feel like your brain was being squished out of your ears. They call it ‘brickwalling’.

Alex from the Monkeys recently commented that all he listens to know is hip hop which is exactly what he did before guitar music came back around ten years ago. And i feel kind of the same way. We are at the end of a cycle. All the stokes have kids and are recovering alcoholics. The scene isn’t as tribal as it was when we came out, everyones kind of out there, floating on their own. I think thats why i’m listening to a lot of space rock.

5. Who do you trust to give an honest evaluation of new tracks?

As in who do i play my own new music to? I guess my dad, he is very involved with my songs, we finish the words together. I bring him the lyrics and basically say ‘make this sound eloquent and articulate!’. But mostly I am quite private with it until the last moment. Iv’e always felt the creative process is a lot like childbirth in so many ways. Why would you want to tell the world all about your baby before its even born? i mean, it might have red hair, it might have black hair, who knows? it might not want you to tweet videos of it to everyone you know before it even knows what it is. I feel like that about songs. But then after we put the record out i always distance myself from it. The mastering process is the last time i usually hear the album and then i’m done. I have to step away or else i carry on hearing all the things i still want to change, but by that time it’s too late. You have to relinquish control and go let it out into the world and live a life of it’s own.

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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

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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

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Selected Sounds: The Vaccines

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Formed in 2010, indie rock group The Vaccines are no strangers to success. The band’s freshman album was the best-selling debut album of 2011 in the UK, propelling the group into the spotlight and drawing sound comparisons to The Ramones, Jesus Mary & Chain and The Strokes. Their second album landed them at #1 on the same charts and led to their first headlining tour in 2013. Taking time out from a busy tour schedule, guitarist Freddie Cowan shares an exclusive playlist inspired by his favorite artists for this week’s Selected Sounds.

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How do you find the music you listen to?

I like to find a starting point then work backwards to find the deeper roots of what I’m listening to – a lot of good stuff crops up like that. I guess that’s the old fashioned way to do it…

Mixcloud is a good one because you can see who is DJing what, which artists and other musicians are really into.

Another great way is to ask friends for mixtapes. You get all their hard trawling compacted into an hour’s worth of their own personal greatest hits. In fact compilations from friends or labels are usually where I find the most new music I like.

What is your favourite way to enjoy music?

I like walking around with my iPod on shuffle. I was in Hyde Park at dusk when an early Ray Charles recording came on. It really intensified all my senses and what I was seeing and hearing was made more beautiful by the pairing.

What excites you about finding new music?

It’s exciting to hear new innovations and people with bold ideas. I think hip hop is in such a healthy place and it’s attracting some of the best talent. It feels like its being pushed in a direction of ‘say what you want and do what you want’, rather than trying to adhere to any safe and tested structure, which I think is healthy and cultivates some of the most interesting music.

It’s similar to how jazz was in the 1950s. One person does something that totally changes the game and then somebody else takes that, rips it up and develops it into something else. It’s exciting to witness.

What tracks/and or artists comprise your personal soundtrack right now?

One artist I’m really into now is Robert Fripp. The guy is so heavy – the way he plays encapsulates everything I love about the guitar. He has great ideas and an enormous technical vocabulary, which he lends to the song, never overplays and fills the right space. All in aid of the song, rather than any kind of technical showmanship.

‘Heroes’ by David Bowie has Fripp on it – that wonderful soaring sound, totally from another world. In borrowed words, it makes the experience of listening to it almost transcendent.

Also, Paul White, a British hip hop producer who’s starting to break. What he does with his sound is amazing.

Who do you trust to give an honest evaluation of new tracks?

We trust each other really. I don’t think anyone is a harsher critic of what we do than ourselves. But we also welcome critique if it’s coming from the right place.

Enjoyed the interview? Explore the rest of the Selected Sounds series or listen to more mixes on the Herschel Supply SoundCloud page.