21 Best Travel Shots Of 2017 Nat Geo Competition

An incredible collection of amazing photos!

#1 Grand Prize Winner: The Power Of Nature, Rancho De Aguirre, Colima, Mexico

A powerful eruption illuminates the slopes of Mexico’s Colima Volcano on December 13, 2015. I was in the town of Comala when I suddenly saw incandescence above the volcano’s crater and started shooting. Seconds later, a powerful volcanic explosion expelled a cloud of ash particles and a massive lightning bolt illuminated most of the dark scene. It was one of the most exciting moments of my life.


Marble Caves, Chile

I won’t share every single photo, you can check out the SOURCE below for that, but this cave photo is really cool.


 

 

 

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Ten Immaculate Specialty Coffee Shops Worth Booking a Trip to Japan For

If anyone is going to Japan soon, review this list of 10 coffee shops to visit (link at bottom). I was very impressed that their opening image was of % ARABICA in Kyoto. Which I believe is one of the best coffees on the planet.

Here is my own photos of % Arabica from my trip to Japan in Feb 2016;

 

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How to Fold Dumplings

Dumplings are one of the best foods in the world. I love the fact that so many cultures have their own versions (mandu, dim sim, pot sticker, xiao long bao, gyoza, momo… *drools*). I think the idea of actually making dumplings yourself is a little daunting. Though they may look elaborate, it’s actually not that hard to fold a dumpling, here is a video that can show you how;

Source: Easy Ways to Fold Tasty, Perfect Dumplings

NameCheckr Finds Out If Your Name Is Available Across Dozens of Sites

This is a really handy service that quickly checks dozens of sites to see if the name is free. I tested this with a few names and it seems to work well.

Source: NameCheckr Finds Out If Your Name Is Available Across Dozens of Sites

The Six Qualities of Good Feedback

Giving feedback in a meaningful and constructive manner is important. This article covers 6 things to keep in mind!

No matter what you do for a living, at some point or another you’re going to have to communicate how you feel about someone else’s work. On the surface, giving feedback may sound easy. However, when you’re put on the spot—whether it’s to share your thoughts on a new website design or on a colleague in a 360 review—the moments we’re asked to give feedback can be tough.

Source: The Six Qualities of Good Feedback

This Calculator Shows You The Right Way to Hang a Hammock

I love Hammocks, this article shows you how to Hammock properly. (Added bonus is that it was written by the awesome Heather Yamada-Hosley / @Curious_Heather

Everyone loves lounging in a hammock, but hanging one securely can be tough. This calculator will do all the math for you so you get a perfect fit and safe mount.

Source: This Calculator Shows You The Right Way to Hang a Hammock