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Wandering Natives

Wandering Natives tells the stories of locals traveling across and around the world. Locals include their personal perspective and relate how it has been affected by their experiences elsewhere, while telling an engaging story about a different culture.

Hello PyeongChang!


Fifteen-year-old Ellis Sass travels outside the U.S. for the first time to volunteer at the Audi FIS World Cup in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Capturing Australia


Matt Hardy, a Tahoe native, travels seven months of the year filming and photographing for actions sports, outdoor, and travel clients — read about his recent trip to Australia.

Promoting Justice 6,351 Miles from Home


Truckee attorney Mark Lasser helps to improve the rule of law in Macedonia.

Welcome Back to Cuba!


A culture rich in tradition and an environment unmarked by big-box stores and fast food franchises, Cuba is a unique gem in our world of capitalism and consumerism. If you have an opportunity to visit, do not hesitate, GO!

Silent Friday


A first hand musing on the Paris terrorist attacks.

Returning to Alaska


The search for permanent protection in the Arctic.

Sailing for Sustainability


Lucy Marcus writes about her sailing trip to the Solomon Islands to teach marine conservation and economic self-sufficiency, and in the process learns some important life lessons.

Riding in the Footsteps of History: the Pony Express Trail


Petra Keller, a lifelong horse lover, recounts tales of riding the historic Pony Express Trail in Nevada.

Learning to Let It Go on the John Muir Trail


Spencer Headley hikes the John Muir Trail and learns about more than packing enough to eat and pitching tents.

Surf and Design in Zihuatanejo, Mexico


Rascha Jelks travels to Zihuatanejo, Mexico to work on her surfing and kickstart her urban design career, and make a major life decision.


Withering on the Vine

Killing It

Setting the Record Straight

When Demand Exceeds Supply