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People Footwear: Death Valley, California

National Parks are a magical place. A place where people from all walks of life join to look at things they may not find at home. To enter into an ecosystem foreign to them and come out educated and awe-inspired. In this #DayOutWithPeople join photographer Caley Vanular as she ventures into a place, not like home, Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley National Park in California, USA. View some images from her road trip below…

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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: 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: Krysuvik, Iceland

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Katrin Braga is a young inspiring photographer from Iceland who is currently jumping back and forth in between Vancouver and her homeland. She loves traveling and photographing her experiences along the way. Enjoy the words and images by Katrin below…

As an Icelander me and my friends often go on road trips together to experience the beautiful scenery of our homeland. In this trip we decided to visit Krysuvik which is known for it’s geothermal fields, mud pots and colorful soil. The hikes there are short and breathtaking.

HSC_Blog_Iceland_1The road trip begins driving through lava fields

HSC_Blog_Iceland_2Preparing to hike up the mountain

HSC_Blog_Iceland_3The scenery is breathtaking

HSC_Blog_Iceland_4We walk around boiling hot mud pots

HSC_Blog_Iceland_5Burning hot water

HSC_Blog_Iceland_6The weather and the color of the soil changes drastically

HSC_Blog_Iceland_8The colors are breathtaking

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A hot spring seen far away

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Taking a break and enjoying the scenery

HSC_Blog_Iceland_10Andrean takes a brake after a long hike

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Walking to the mist of the hot springs

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Trying not to fall into the burning hot springs

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HSC_Blog_Iceland_14End of a beautiful day

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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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Well Travelled: Los Angeles, California

Check out the latest Well Travelled I worked on with Herschel Supply and Rachael Wright

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With winter creeping in, photographer Rachael Wright escaped to the West Coast to avoid grey skies and falling temperatures. Experience her trip to California with the words and images captured below.

I’m thinking about moving to LA at some point, so this trip was kind of a reconnaissance mission to see if my New York sensibilities could handle laidback LA living. I’m in love with the light in California – they don’t call it the Golden State for nothing – so it wasn’t too hard to win me over.

Los Feliz and Silverlake are great, and Echo Park delivered some very strong tacos (Guisados – big thumbs up) but my heart belongs to the Westside, specifically Venice, with its palm trees, epic sunsets and the Pacific Coast Highway to Malibu…

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The best kind of trip

2. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-2Someone forgot to tell Hollywood the sun isn’t supposed to stop shining in California…

3. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-3Teeny-tiny library in Larchmont Village

4. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-1Be-smogged palm trees in Los Feliz

5. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-4An alternative view of the Hollywood sign and Downtown LA. Well worth the two-hour hike.

6. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-6Venice Canals

7. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-5The houses on the canals have parking spots for their environmentally-friendly Priuses in the back and moorings for their environmentally-friendly rowboats in the front.

8. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-7Only in LA and only on Venice Beach

9. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-8Making friends with the locals

10. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-9My favorite LA neighborhood by far

11. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-10Where’s David Hasselhoff?

12. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-25Every route to Malibu is the scenic route. This one takes you through the Santa Monica Mountains.

13. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-14The perfect size for road tripping

14. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-15Malibu digs

15. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-11Staircase to El Matador Beach – a hidden cove off the PCH

16. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-12Stranger on the beach with a Settlement Backpack

17. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-13Faceless self-portrait… while being photobombed by a shooting star

18. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-18Fish tacos and root beer for breakfast at Neptunes

19. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-16Morning surf

20. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-19Beach color palette

21. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-17Searching for the perfect break

22. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-20Hanging around

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I almost don’t want to tell you about The Old Place, as it’s a locals’ only secret spot… It was Steve McQueen’s favorite hangout back in the day and it’s the most vibey place I’ve ever been

25. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-24The gates at the back of The Old Place look like they’re made from giant antlers

26. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-27I can think of worse places to meditate

27. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-26All tuckered out

28. Herschel Supply Co_Well Travelled_CALIFORNIA_Rachael Wright-28Sunset/Moonrise. Goodnight Malibu.

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Well Travelled: Kalalau Trail, Hawaii.

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The 11 mile trail edges beautiful cliffs and provides a scenic view of waterfalls and steep narrow valleys leading to the wild ocean. Take a moment to view images and words from Caley Vanular below.

The journey starts off with a well travelled two mile hike in mud… Watch your step.

Take a break at the first beach.

Have a snack and soak up some rays.

Watch the power of the ocean.

Double knot your laces, you are in for a long walk.

The endless path ways, rugged river crossings and step valleys below are sure to keep your mind racing as you walk the 11 mile trail.

The long and testing trail eventually comes to an end in a big open oasis.

Wild green grass and vibrant red mud welcomes you to the start of paradise.

Finally. Your sore muddy feet have made it to paradise, Kalalau Beach. Take off your shoes, jump in the ocean and sleep in the caves. Stay as long as you can, this is beach is just the beginning…

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