Spring Summer 2016

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Left: Awe-inspiring Lofoten archipelago in the Norwegian Sea once tied for third on National Geographic’s list of the top-rated islands in the world for environmental sustainability. Despite the area’s picturesque little fishing villages, it has dodged excessive tourism partly because its chilly climate (thankfully) isn’t so appealing to beach-loving vacationers.

Above: If you look up the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove in Kyoto, Japan in The Lonely Planet, you’ll learn that strolling through the grove is like stepping into another world. You’ll also read that, “You’ll be unable to resist trying to take a few photos, but you might be disappointed with the results: photos just can’t capture the magic of this place.” Gazing at Conor’s image shown here, we beg to differ.




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