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10 Places Not to Miss in Death Valley

I was incredibly fortunate to be able to visit Death Valley as a field course for geology. The coolest thing about visiting Death Valley with a bunch of geologists is that we were all into the rocks and what happened to make Death Valley look like it does today. These […]

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Exploring Lower Antelope Canyon

Years ago when our family vacation was in Page, Arizona I remember seeing the brochures for Antelope Canyon tours.  The photos were gorgeous and I wanted to see it, but it was August.  And that means that the temperature mirrored the surface of Venus or the Sun.  Why would anyone […]

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Sometimes, I Need a Break

Don’t get me wrong, I love what I do here at Chasing Departures. I love sharing my view of the world with you through photography and writing. And I love that I have hopefully inspired some of you to get out and see the world! But sometimes, I need a […]

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5 Best Tips to Explore Indian Roads

This is a guest post from Denise at Vintage Rides.  Preparing for a road trip in India? Follow our advice to make sure you enjoy your experience at its best. 1.  Be careful with the seasons With 3,287 million km² and 1,324 billion inhabitants, India is the 7th biggest country […]

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The Waikiki Sand Villa in Honolulu

The Waikiki Sand Villa isn’t on the beach, but it is within walking distance.  I opted to skip Waikiki and find beaches outside Honolulu. During my last trip to Hawaii, I didn’t have anything planned.  I figured I could show up on the island and I would find a place […]