New England, May 2018 GoPro Travel Video

 

There isn’t too much new about New England, essentially the oldest part of the United States by a considerable amount. But that’s part of the attraction, right? The castle-like Bunker Hill Memorial, the Boston Public Library, even Fenway Park feels like a relic compared to most of its colleagues. Our weekend was spending walking through the Boston Commons and Harvard University, swinging life away at Food By Chloe and the Lawn on D, and bundling up for the rain in Little Italy of Providence, Rhode Island. Lastly, the beach of Quincy, MA served as the perfect backdrop for some sunset stone-skipping to the serenading sounds of the Go! Team.

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Brainerd MN, March 2018 GoPro travel video

The quiet mid-state town of Brainerd, Minnesota is known (alongside several others claiming the title) as the birthplace of Paul Bunyan. While the “Welcome to Brainerd” statue of Paul and Babe featured prominently in the Coen Brothers classic Fargo was actually just a stage prop dismantled after filming, the town does boast one “life-sized” statue at the Brainerd Area Lakes Welcome Center. As our Deerwood cabin weekend happened to fall on St. Patrick’s Day, we also enjoyed the cultural experience of a local parade and walked across the frozen lake at Cuyuna Country State Recreational Area. I only had four short video clips to work with, but luckily the best band in the world (The Go! Team) had the perfect 52-second song to bring it all together.

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Maui Hawaii, December 2017 GoPro travel video

The long and rich history of inhabited Hawaii stretches to the fourth century and comprises the vast majority of its identity before becoming the fiftieth U.S. state in 1959. One might argue that no state in the U.S. has such a distinct culture as Hawaii, and there’s no doubt it’s a pleasure to experience firsthand. My girlfriend and I hopped the five-hour flight to Maui from Seattle and hit the ground running with scooters, snorkeling, hiking, whale-watching with the Pacific Whale Foundation and driving the treacherous Road to Hana. Some other landmarks seen are the Dragon’s Teeth in Kapalua and Queen Ka’ahumanu Center in Kahului in addition to the waterfalls, bamboo forests, and black rock beaches along the Road to Hana.

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San Francisco / Seattle, September 2017 GoPro travel video

A month after Chicago, another wedding sent me west; this time to the small coastal town of Mukilteo, Washington by way of San Francisco to Seattle. Along the way, I made time for Oakland A’s baseball and a visit to AT&T park, Alamo Square and the Painted Ladies, a trip on the Subway/BART, and viewing the iconic cable cars of San Francisco. The brief stopover in Seattle afforded an opportunity to get sushi downtown at Japonessa before shuffling quickly to Pike Place Market for ice cream and down to the water near the Seattle Great Wheel. Though I’d been to both cities before, the crunched timetable on this journey made for a whirlwind captured here with moderate success.

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