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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

How To Get A Job In The California Marijuana Fields

How to get a job in the California marijuana fields

Worth over $2 billion annually, California‘s world-renowned wines used to be its number one cash crop, but now they’ve been surpassed — err..blown away — by the marijuana industry, which according to a 2011 report is worth $14 billion, a whopping seven times that of the vineyards! And it’s growing every year.   Quick gift … Read More

Caño Cristales — Colombia’s “River of Five Colors”

The rainbow-colored Caño Cristales River in Colombia

Known as the “River of Five Colors” and the “Liquid Rainbow,” Caño Cristales is a multicolored channel in a Colombian national park. Everyone has seen algae, that icky often green stuff that grows in water all over the world — but have you ever seen rainbow-colored algae? That is what happens for a brief period … Read More

The 7-Colored Sands Of Chamarel, Mauritius

7-Colored Sands of Chamarel, Mauritius

This place baffles the experts and has started attracting tourists! Ever visited the African country of Mauritius? It is an island nation east of Madagascar in the southwestern corner of the Indian Ocean that was the only known habitat of the now-extinct Dodo bird. Mauritius has long-since had a reputation as a very beautiful island … Read More

Exploring The Venado Caves of Costa Rica

My buddy Jared got stuck in the Venado Caves of Costa Rica

If you should find yourself near Arenal Volcano, be sure that you visit Venado Cave, which is located about a 45-min van-ride south of La Fortuna. Officially known in the cave registry under its original local Indian name, Caverna Gabinarraca (well, what has been explored so far) consists of over 2,700 meters and is believed … Read More

Where My Dogs At!? Dogsledding in British Columbia, Canada

Dogsledding in Yellowknife, Canada

The late December snow and ice crunched almost rhythmically under our feet as we approached the isolated dog kennel nestled in the backwoods of Whistler, BC. Dusk was rapidly turning into dark, but the fleet of Alaskan huskies designated to pull our sled were bouncing with energy like it was high noon. “Don’t let them … Read More