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Paradise Regained

Beautiful nature and dark history in the Vietnamese seas.

After eight hours of chugging  for 100 nautical miles in a ferry off the southern coast of Vietnam, the lush, rugged archipelago of Con Dao took shape.

In the sitting rooms, passengers stirred […]

By |October 12th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Arctic Blast

A photographer’s guide to Iceland

Iceland is experiencing a boom in tourism, and for good reasons. It surpasses expectations of those in search of nature, beauty and the unanticipated. I recently spent two weeks on an unforgettable road trip of the […]

By |October 7th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The City of Tombs

Villagers compete to build increasingly lavish and elaborate tombs for their ancestors

In Vietnam, belief of the afterlife and the importance of its preparation runs deep among the populace. “There’s a saying that’s really popular around here: “Life is fleeting, but death […]

By |September 21st, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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A Seaside Escape

Beyond the oil rigs and tourist traps, there’s another side of Vung Tau worth exploring

Vung Tau is a place I’d brushed over in the past and mentally scratched off the list. So when asked to return and give it another […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Mekong Mania

With its meandering waterways and flourishing farms, the Mekong Delta is a place not to be missed

The Mekong Delta is a maze of rivers, arroyos and canals, providing a much calmer alternative to transport than the roads. This complex network spirals […]

By |August 17th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Roof of Indochina

An easy 20-minute cable car ride versus an arduous two-day trek to Mt. Fansipan

I was wiping the sweat off my brow, scanning the jungle canopy we had just broken through, when the old Australian took his first fall. Seventy-two-year-old Will […]

By |July 6th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Deep North

In an ever-shrinking world, Ha Giang, with its uniquely preserved tribal culture, is one of those rare places that hasn’t been corralled by modernity or prepackaged for visitors

The sound of crunching stones underfoot was almost deafening as we hiked up the steep gravel […]

By |June 15th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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In Transit

In Hong Kong, that most cosmopolitan of cities, contrasts and energy abound

HONG KONG.

It’s neither here nor there. Sure, you can find it on the map, tucked under the chin of China, islands dangling like so many stray hairs or crumbs. […]

By |May 18th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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The Pacific Neverland

Oregon’s thousands of acres of vast evergreen forest remain refreshingly untamed

Oregon  is on fire. When we cross into the state from the southwest border beneath Steens Mountain, technically, we are the first vehicle to respond. We pass by the […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments
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Hue Away

The Glory of the Former Imperial Capital Still Resonates Long After You’ve Left the City

I remember everything

I remember it took six steps to cross the balcony to lean on the white ledge to look across the river and through […]

By |April 5th, 2016|Destination, Travel & Leisure|0 Comments