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    Patricia Garcia-Gomez

    Patricia Garcia-Gomez
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    Patricia Garcia-Gomez is a writer and artist working with visual media and sound. She is the editor of Travel by Ageist and a contributor to the Discovery Channel, Travel Channel and The Private Journal (Europe). Her work is also part of the permanent archives of the Tate Modern, the Museum of Arts & Design in New York, the Buhl Collection, and The Harwood Museum in New Mexico.

    Eating Bugs and Other Things in Oaxaca, Mexico

    Oaxaca is a place bursting with flavors, aromas, songs, and stories to be discovered. It’s people the generous keepers of so many wonderful things that they are so happy to share with you. The food culture is vibrant, brimming, and goes back to ancient appetites.Here is my top-five list...

    At Home Feeling Like You Should Be Rested, But You’re Not? Escape With a Virtual Sound Bath

    We're literally grounded at home but many of us are feeling more ungrounded than ever. Central nervous systems are running wild. To the rescue: a virtual sound bath. We tried it (joining hundreds of people around the world), and we came away feeling refreshed and back-to-self. We talk to...

    Reconnecting to the Ancient: A Visit to the Medicine Women of Oaxaca

    For our Oaxaca issue, I answer a few questions about a recent adventure there. I went to learn about sacred plants, and I came back with a few important lessons and huge appreciation for the things that link us back to the ancient.Oaxaca is on our wishlist of places...

    My Favorite Boots for Getting Lost in the Woods

    Right outside my back door is 120 acres of protected forest and the reward of a little-known pebble beach, if you know how to navigate the trails. So while I’ve resisted hiking boots in the past (running shoes have always been enough) they are now part of my most...

    Field Trips and Chanterelle Toast: Seattle, Washington

    A great place to forage that's easy to get to from SeattleEnumclaw. A town in the foothills just north of Mt. Rainier, about an hour and a half drive southeast from Seattle.  Best guided foraging and nature adventuresField Trip Society Check out their other spring trips, like wild spring edibles,...

    Buy This Field Guide Whether Heading Outside or Not

    We love this Field Guide series by Laura Silverman and Gilian Rappaport. Volume 1 is Summer, volume 2 is Spring — or, now. In a moment when I appreciate wide open spaces more than ever, these books are focusing my mind on the rewards of going outside.The guides are...

    Go for a Hike (and a Forest Cocktail): Hudson and Upper Delaware Valleys, New York

    Top 3 nature walks that are easy to get to from New York CityAbout an hour away: Harriman State Park, right off the Palisades Parkway. Try Reeves Brook Loop or the Diamond Mountain Trail. At Ten Mile River, where this tributary joins the Delaware River, in Narrowsburg, NY, there...

    Forrest Mushroom Hunting

    If you follow fellow adventurist Jim Henkens on Instagram you will see glorious shots of things like paella for 200 in France, gnocchi with cacio e pepe and nettles in Seattle, and fireplace cooking with master chef Renee Erickson. Jim's no stranger to the insider food community.For this story,...

    The Tree Hotel: Our Current Fantasy

    We are homebound, but we can still dream. Our fantasy right now is the Tree Hotel in Swedish Lapland. The fantasy starts to get really specific when I look at these beautiful tree rooms perched way up (4-10 meters) in the branches. You can sauna suspended in the high...

    Escape to the Outside Institute

    Fellow adventurist Laura Chávez Silverman wants to help us connect to the healing and transformative powers of nature. She's also created a modern field guide to reacquaint us with the plants, critters, and curiosities that roam right outside. Spring is in the air. Trees are good company. We talk to...
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