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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.

Did you enjoy Hawaii? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series and view more of Rebecca’s photography here.

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: 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: Nova Scotia, Canada.

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For our latest Well Travlled we bring you, Kealan Shilling. Kealan Shilling was born and grew up on the North Shore of Massachusetts in a small town called Marblehead. Chasing dreams of snow, surf, and a rambling roadside, Kerouac inspired life; at age 18 he hit the road and never looked back. Ride along with Kealan as he ventures off on a surf trip to Nova Scotia, Canada with professional surfer, Dean Petty.

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Dean Found His Long Lost Friend

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It is always interesting trying to find time to do work on the road

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Especially when wondering around Nova Scotia

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We searched for the perfect surf

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The endless fields and adventures lead us to some amazing spots

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Found some swell just down the way

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Dean surfed until dawn

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Our friends came out to watch

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We stayed in this rustic house that looked like it was going to topple over

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From there we would drive for hours searching for new breaks

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Equipt to rip

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The landscapes in Nova Scotia are amazing

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And so is the surf…

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Wet and cold seal-looking human

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I could explore this area for months

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In the morning we would check the swell & drink coffee

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Testing his toes on the nose

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Surfing camp fires were essential…

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…To stay warm for sunset sessions

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The view from our rickety old house was insanely beautiful

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Reviewing the work captured

Enjoyed Nova Scotia? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Kealan’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: 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.

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HSC_Blog_Iceland_6The weather and the color of the soil changes drastically

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A hot spring seen far away

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Taking a break and enjoying the scenery

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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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Enjoyed Krysuvik? Explore the rest of the Well Travelled series or view more of Katrin’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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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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