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Lava Flow from Helicopter Tour

Trip Review: See Hawaii’s Volcano Lava Flows with Paradise Helicopters’ Doors-Off Tour [2018]

Outdoor Adventures

It was just over a month ago that Hawaii’s Kilauea began to significantly and seriously erupt. Seeing the early images was of course devastating as lava flows carved right through towns — places I’ve spent time, had adventures in, and that are just a few quick turns from where members of my family have a place of their own. But amidst the devastation is also an incredible natural sight and one I most certainly wanted to experience for myself, one…

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Befree tripod in action - review

Gear Review: Manfrotto Befree Aluminum Travel Tripod for Adventure & Landscape Photography

Gear Reviews

It’s no secret that a tripod is an essential part of capturing landscape shots but as a hobbyist, it’s easy to fall in the trap of grabbing a super cheap setup on Amazon or get caught up debating the downright expensive options at the local camera store. While photography is not my 9-5, it is a huge part of my life and like many travel bloggers, something I’m continually investing in with gear upgrades. So, when I decided to upgrade…

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Exploring the Frozen Wonders of the Guler Ice Caves (Mount Adams / Trout Lake)

Outdoor Adventures

After several years of consistently exploring around the Pacific Northwest, I’d like to think I’m aware of most of the major local sights or at least know where to turn for new ideas (hello Instagram!) but sometimes things just manage to pass under the radar. For whatever reasons that’s exactly what happened with the Guler Ice Caves, an incredible place that I completely missed. In fact, it wasn’t until I was flipping through a Washington State tourism brochure that I even heard of…

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Scratched up Canon 24-105 Lens Before Repairs

Review: Adventure Photographer? Why that SquareTrade camera warranty might just be worth buying.

Gear Reviews

When I decided to step up to a full frame dSLR camera I spent months researching everything from the body to the lenses to the accessories that I would need. Included in that was a seemingly endless debate in my head around protection plans. Most sites dismissed these of course; photography forum members said they’ve never broken anything, consumer blogs talked about limited use and getting your money’s worth but carrying a single item worth well north of $2,000 seemed like…

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12 Outdoor Adventurers & Travelers to Follow Along with on Instagram

Travel Talk

I really hate the idea of picking favorites but I love Instagram for the amazing stories you can watch unfold and the people behind them to connect with, with so it seemed about time to share some of the names that have inspired me to chase my own adventures over the past few years.  To make this a little different from other lists I’ve avoided anyone with more than 10,000 followers to pass along names you may not have heard of as much or…

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