Category: Travel

Blue Ridge Parkway in 35mm

Blue Ridge Parkway in 35mm

We take a slow ride down the Blue Ridge Parkway, the gentle ribbon of asphalt winding through some of the South’s most idyllic scenery.

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The Art of the Road Trip

The Art of the Road Trip

With all the talk about self-driving cars and prohibitively expensive fuel, we reflect upon a favorite pastime that could become history in the not-too-distant future. Road trip well, while you still can. 

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Craters Of The Moon

Craters Of The Moon

Along a lonely stretch of U.S. Route 20 in Idaho is one of the most stunning yet little known National Monuments in America. It is an otherworldly expanse whose basalt landscape is a dramatic meeting of lava flows and grasslands.

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The Cars of Beirut

The Cars of Beirut

It turns out the streets of Beirut are an unlikely mecca for classic iron, much of it from Detroit. On a recent trip through Lebanon, blogger Pauline Chardin shot a trove of rough old classics, from Buicks to Benzes.

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Hida no Sato, Japan

Hida no Sato, Japan

Nestled in the Nestled in the mountains of Takayama, Japan is a village of tied to its land like no other. Its 30 or so farmhouses are each more than 500 years old.

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Noah Emrich: Bountiful

Noah Emrich: Bountiful

The newest from our friends at Done To Death Projects is a tome by Noah Emrich on America in the vain of Stephen Shore and Joel Sternfeld. We spoke with Noah about the book and the 24-state trip he took to make it.

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Winner: Mimi McCormick

Winner: Mimi McCormick

This year’s Instagram contest for Go Explore had an unprecedented number of entrants from all over the world. The results of the popular vote are in, and we’re happy to announce the grand prize winner: Mimi McCormick, with this surreal and joyous image that captures the wonder of travel. 

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Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Volcanoes National Park, Hawai’i

Hawai’i conjures up images of beach chairs and palm trees; lesser known is that it is one of most topographically diverse archipelagos on the planet. The Big Island houses two active volcanoes and a volcanic landscape so riveting that early settlers deemed it the resting place of Pele, the goddess of fire.

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Over Japan in 35mm

Over Japan in 35mm

A Japanese road trip can be an adventure, but the best way to experience the archipelago from top to bottom is by plane. Alex Thomas has been seeing the sites from just next to the pilot’s seat for a while now and has shot some swoon-worthy scenery from Sapporo to Kumamoto in 35mm.

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Explorist: Gabriel Flores

Explorist: Gabriel Flores

The sun-soaked photos of #Explorist Gabriel Flores always make us pine for the wide-open west. He loves Latin America, too, and took us along on a journey he made to Nicaragua for the opening of its first stand-alone burn clinic.

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Explorist: Elise Mesner

Explorist: Elise Mesner

This Detroit-based #Explorist is well-known for the colorful, whimsical world she creates in her photography. We trace her sunshine roadtrip from Detroit to L.A. and back again.

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Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

Explorist: Jennifer Hagler

You might know this #Explorist as the stylist behind “A Merry Mishap.” She takes us along on her regular family escape, Oregon’s remote, placid and peaceful Cannon Beach.

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Explorist: Duncan Wolfe

Explorist: Duncan Wolfe

Like a true #Explorist, this film director has made the entire world his home. For Go Explore, we ride along on his epic journey across Zanzibar by motorbike and on to Kenya.

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City Island, Bronx

City Island, Bronx

Hanging precariously off the eastern coast of the Bronx is the sleepy fishing village of City Island. Though it is only an hour and a half away from the steely stare of Manhattan, it feels like a slice of idyllic New England.

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Explorist: Sean Hotchkiss

Explorist: Sean Hotchkiss

This #Explorist dove headlong into the raw, expansive nature of this remote Nordic nation. Its culture and nature far exceeded his expectations.

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Explorist: Molly Steele

Explorist: Molly Steele

Like a true #Explorist, Molly threw caution to the wind and hit the Australian Outback for three weeks with five people she’d never met before. The rest is history.

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Explorist: Araceli Paz

Explorist: Araceli Paz

This Spanish-Chilean Explorist has visited the far corners of the globe with a special focus on food. For this year’s Go Explore, she shares a journey to the beguiling Atacama Desert, the driest on earth.

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Explorist: Parker Fitzgerald

Explorist: Parker Fitzgerald

This Portland photographer well-known for his beautiful, evocative atmospheres is the epitome of the #Explorist. He shares one particularly transformative journey by foot across the highlands of Scotland and onto the remote Isle of Skye.

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Niagara Falls in 35

Niagara Falls in 35

Few things are more iconically American than a road trip to Niagara Falls — that icon of resplendent and plentiful nature, and a powerful symbol of cooperation between Canada and the U.S. I set out by car a few Fridays ago from Richmond, Virginia, bent on seeing Niagara Falls and being back in time for work […]

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Galerie de Minéralogie

Galerie de Minéralogie

The Galerie de Minéralogie et de Géologie of the Muséum d’Histoire Naturelle in Paris has reopened last December with a show called “Trésors de la Terre” (Earth’s Treasures) and chances are this is the kind of exhibition you won’t read about when looking at the arts section. This might sound like an outing for your 8-years-old nephew (and I […]

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