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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.

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 Seattle Enumclaw. 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 adventures Field 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 City About 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...

Mind. Body. Tummy.

Travel-Tummy Savior There are those whose tummy travels well, and those whose doesn't. Mine is in the category of doesn’t. Especially after an overnight flight. There are many schools of thought on how best to avoid stomach distress while traveling, from not eating anything on the plane (your system can't...
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