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Photo Focus – Yosemite by Night

While I have yet to complete my final Colombia posts, I couldn’t wait to share these long exposure shots from Yosemite National Park. We braved the crowds for Labor Day weekend and on our final night I played around with Terra’s Nikon D650, keeping the shutter open for as long as 30 seconds at a time. What …

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Photo Focus – Medellín’s Metrocable

While in Medellín we decided to venture to Parque Arví, a large ecological nature reserve that sits just beyond the ridgeline above the city. After taking a “standard” Medellín Metro train north through the majority of the city we then switched to the super-impressive gondola-like Metrocable line. It was like loading a chair lift in …

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From road to sky in 120 seconds—Paragliding in San Gil

We arrived by car to a bluff where three companies launch their paragliding businesses, and less than two minutes later Terra was airborne. We had scribbled our names and weights onto a piece of paper and Terra was immediately rushed towards a guide, strapped in to a series of harnesses, and asked if he speaks …

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Is work-related travel real travel?

Over the past eight years, I have traveled extensively for work—to the staples like NYC and Chicago—along with places well off the beaten path. There was a six-stop Pokémon video game tour where I was “iced” using the back of a toilet in Hawaii, an overnight outdoor load-in in Tigard, OR where the lights turned …

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Jumping Off Rocks in the Somoto Canyon

Canyoning is, far and away, my favorite extreme activity. I first gave it a go in Austria in 2006, and the memory of floating on my back down a deep ravine with a slight mist falling from above is one that I think of fondly, nearly every day. I don’t have a single photo from …

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Sloth Hunting in the Reserva Natural Macizos de Peñas Blancas

I hunt for a lot of things. Skittles, for one. Street dogs to pet, for another. Bottomless mimosas, craft supplies, and outfits that can be both business and casual are additional examples. So when I say that I hunted for sloths inside one of Nicaragua’s best kept secrets, I’m obviously referring to an activity sans …

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