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Unique & Offbeat Things To Do In Sri Lanka

Aerial view of Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka

Pristine beaches. Lush jungles. Delicious food. Spectacular weather. Endless adventures and possibilities. This is Sri Lanka, one of the most amazing island nations I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. Every year more and more tourists visit Sri Lanka but they always tend to do the same few things. Yala National Park. Temple of the … Read More

Hiking Diamond Head Volcano in Hawaii

View from the top of Diamond Head Vocano in Hawaii

Located on the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is a young but extinct volcano that makes for a fantastic and affordable day trip. Entering into the crater through a large tunnel in one side of the volcano wall, immediately the place just opens up and the sky is revealed around you. One small corner of … Read More

Photo Journey Through Thiên Đường “Paradise Cave” Vietnam

Thien Duong "Paradise" Cave in Phong Nha, Vietnam

When Thiên Đường “Paradise” Cave was discovered in 2005 within Phong Nha-Kẻ Bàng National Park it took the title of longest cave in Vietnam away from the name star of the park, Phong Nha Cave. At 31km in length Paradise Cave is more than four times longer than it’s nearby sister and has much more … Read More

FriFotos: Enjoying The Frozen Mountaintops Of The World

North Shore Mountains, Vancouver, Canada

When asked to choose between beaches or mountains I invariably opt for higher altitude. Don’t get me wrong, beaches can be nice, but after seeing several hundred all around the world they are essentially all the same — sand and water. However all frozen mountaintops offer both a unique view and a different method of … Read More

The Hidden City: Machu Picchu “Lost City of the Inca”

Machu Picchu, Peru

Few people are lucky enough in life to get to see this incredible Inca treasure for themselves. Machu Picchu is not exactly on the beaten path, and certainly not somewhere that you can spontaneously bop down to for the weekend. It is a journey to get to, that is for sure. And that is one … Read More

Exploring Tangkuban Perahu, A Semi-Dormant Volcano

Tangkuban Perahu, Bandung, Indonesia

Indonesia has no shortage of mountains to climb and volcanoes to explore. Many require long hikes to reach but others are also accessible by car or motorcycle via road. This one happens to be one of latter. Plus after my last rather depressing post on Kebun Binatang Bandung it was time to highlight the city’s … Read More

Trekking the National Parks of Queensland, Australia

Daintree Rainforest, Cape Tribulation, Australia

Australia is a continent of extremes with Queensland generally going through two types of weather per year; dry, clear and cool or wet, muggy and hot. The recent bout of arid conditions, coupled with crystal-clear sunshine days means that the national parks in Queensland, Australia are in top condition for discovery through camping, hiking and … Read More

Outdoor Adventures in Hocking Hills, Ohio

Photographing the beautiful Hocking Hills State Park in Logan, Ohio

Recently I had the pleasure of discovering a refreshing new side to Ohio, the hidden gem known as Hocking Hills. Nestled in the southeastern portion of the state, this area is known for its rolling hills and glacier-carved valleys. As a result of these iconic valleys the region is also home to a surprising amount … Read More