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Photo Essay: A Cathedral Carved Out of Salt in Colombia

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About an hour away from the bustle of Bogota is the placid little city of Zipaquirá. At first glance, it looks like an unassuming place. That is, until you go underground. Inside the town’s old mine lies a cathedral carved out of salt, all psychedelic and glowing with perpetually changing jewel toned lights. Here are […]

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Photo Essay: Scenes from Popayán, Colombia

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It’s only been a few hours since I left Cali, but the big city feels far away as I arrive in Popayan on a quiet Sunday afternoon. I’ve reserved a quaint little hostel room that’s decorated in shades of blue and overlooks the main square of Popayan. It exemplifies simple perfection. I settle in and […]

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Photo Essay: Finding Paradise in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

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I can’t believe this is the path I’m on. Walking through the jungle, I’d heard waves pounding against the shore in the distance, thundering and echoing like a promise of magnificence to come. Now I’ve reached a clearing where I see the jagged edges of the mountainous jungle reaching into the ocean. The transition between […]

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Photo Essay: The Charms of Villa de Leyva, Colombia

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Scenes from two days in Villa de Leyva:

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Photo Essay: Sailing Halong Bay in Black and White

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The weather in Southeast Asia has been clear skies and only short bursts of rain until the day we reach a persistently gloomy Halong Bay. As we descend the precarious steps to our junk boat, we know we will not be seeing the sparkling bay we had envisioned, but we are eager to embrace serenity […]

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Photo Essay: A Celebration of Partly Cloudy Skies

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“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky.” – Rabindranath Tagore – When I travel, I often head right into my destination’s rainy season. My short breaks occur when closer destinations tend to be rainy and my long breaks occur when […]

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Photo Essay: Mountains of Sand and Otherworldly Landscapes in Sossusvlei, Namibia

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The Deadvlei, Namibia

In a country overflowing with surreal scenery that pushes the boundaries of what you think the earth can look like, Sossusvlei is perhaps the most peculiar. There, sand is piled at its greatest heights and trees that have been dead for centuries still stand in a dried up marsh. A surprising amount of animals survive […]

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Photo Essay: Solitaire, the Namib Desert Oasis

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Rusty truck sinking into the sand in Solitaire, Namibia

It’s called Solitaire. It was not named after a card game or a piece of jewelry, but for its remoteness. There, in the middle of the desert, you’ll find rusty old defunct trucks sinking into the dust and spiky plants rising out of it. It looks like a place where vehicles have come to die. […]

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