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nature / outdoors

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

How To Get A Job In The California Marijuana Fields

Did I ever tell you about the time I worked on a California marijuana farm?

Worth over $2 billion annually, California‘s world-renowned wines used to be its number one cash crop. 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. Analysts at Cowen & Co. … 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 river 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