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Roaming Tanzania’s Tarangire National Park on Photo Safari

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An Elephant Toothpick by Alex Berger

Enshrined in a patchwork of Tanzanian villages and cattle-trodden Masaai lands, Tarangire National Park rests like a sprawling gem just a few hour’s drive from Arusha.  With the perennial waters of the Tarangire River feeding the plans and animals throughout the park year round, it’s the perfect location for a National Park. Tarangire also provides a fantastic mixture of climates all ...

Asia

The Human Safari

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Cambodian Child by Alex Berger

As children, we often assume different roles while re-enacting grand fantasies. All hail to Cesar, riding atop a palanquin, or to the Astronaut floating above the world looking down at it.  The doctor saving lives, or the war photographer documenting the rawness of the human condition and the horrors of society as it fails. Then, we grow up.  We settle ...

Asia

The Spirit of the Moment

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Nyhavn by Alex Berger

I’m thrilled to share that VirtualWayfarer just passed 1,000,000 views on YouTube (I’m so incredibly humbled and flattered – you are all amazing!). To celebrate, I decided to dive into my video archives, sort through the footage I’ve accrued over the past six years, pull out some favorite shots and to create a travel tribute video exploring and embracing snippets from ...

Backpacking

The Night Rider’s Lament

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(Family Photo, Europe, 1995)

There’s an old country classic that has always resonated with me.  It’s one of my favorites and always touches my soul in a way few songs are able to.  The song, Night Rider’s Lament, is an old cowboy song about a cow hand reading a letter from a friend late at night. The ...