Voices Of The Pacific Northwest: VANCOUVER

Beach, palms, Caribbean? Nope. Vancouver, Canada. That’s right. I said palms in Canada. Storied Vancouver was the third of my three major city stops on my summer 2017 journey through the Pacific Northwest. Known for is diversity, positive spirit, and natural beauty, the city of Vancouver, British Columbia didn’t disappoint on any front.  Through its people,…
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Voices Of The Pacific Northwest: SEATTLE

It’s a place whose name elicits an image and feel — but what are they exactly? Seattle is a tough city to summarize. The ocean, tech companies, coffee, hipsters, the the homeless: there’s an energy here all its own. The following sites and Seattleites composed my first exposure to this American metropolis–burgeoning with slices of Americana. *** SEATTLE First…
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People Of The Pacific Northwest 1: People & Places From Bemidji To Portland

Two full days of driving preceded my arrival to the Pacific Northwest, the region whose lives I am exploring this summer. But though these days were mostly in the car, I captured amazing scenes and enjoyed several interactions with the people along the way. Today I combine these encounters and captures from the Upper Midwest to the…
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Larry And Will Go To New Zealand! Part 2 Of 2

Last week Will and Larry arrived to New Zealand for a three-and-a-half journey across this land of geological splendor.  In part one of this series, we tagged along as they toured North Island: visiting Auckland (New Zealand’s largest city), Wellington (its capital), and eyeing the stunning green valleys, beaches, and steaming ponds. Today we hop a ferry to…
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Larry And Will Go To New Zealand!

Our old friends Larry and Will–the West Virginian Mountain Men–are back on the road in this week’s article. The first time we followed this traveling tandem, they took us to a rarely-visited destination: Antarctica. This time, they head south once more–as well as across hemispheres–to the equally intriguing New Zealand.  Today they reveal their discoveries from…
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Boyang Captures China

Boyang’s back.  We introduced him here on The Periphery over the winter. On those occasions, we got to see through Boyang’s lens the Asian islands Japan and Taiwan.  This time, we tour the mainland of Asia’s defining country: China. The following are Boyang’s photos and observations from various regions and settings in China in 2015.  *** The first things that…
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A Pristine Cabin In The Hills Of West Virginia–And How You Can Stay There For Free

On my Summer 2016 Southern and Appalachia road trip, I used the travel community, Couchsurfing, to arrange several stops along the way. No place was as impressive as Larry and Will’s in the hills of West Virginia. Three weeks ago, I shared their story. Today’s video is about their peaceful, hilltop, rural escape featuring a pristine cabin…
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Larry And Will Go To Antarctica, Part 2

Most of us will never go to Antarctica. Fear not. West Virginians Larry and Will did. And yes, they brought a camera. This is the second in a two-part series about an adventure south. Way south. Last week we island hopped from the southern tip of South America to the Falkland Islands. Today we get one more…
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Larry And Will Go To Antarctica, Part 1

There are the New Yorks, Hawaiis, and Frances of the world–places that jump into mind when you think “vacation.” And then there are places tucked away into the corners of the globe, overlooked beauties of authentic culture and untouched landscapes and wildlife. Last month, Larry and Will–whose life in the hills of West Virginia we…
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Boyang Captures Taiwan

“I didn’t really have any anticipation. While growing up in China, there was some propaganda about Taiwan and how it is still part of China. For me, it was just another undiscovered destination along the route of my personal trip of discovery.” -Boyang After capturing Japan, photographer Boyang island-hopped southbound to another Asian economic stronghold: Taiwan.…
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