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Kevin Richberg
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Kevin is a freelance travel writer/videographer and creator of The 30 Postcards Project. His travels have taken him to 110 countries on six continents and even included two trips to the bottom of the abyssal ocean. His current, ongoing travel projects involve reporting on the results of over 7000 postcard submissions to 30 Postcards, penetrating the world of hotel booking to discover how to beat the system, and discovering the most affordable ways to visit Africa (a destination traditionally reserved for the ultra-rich).

In addition to reporting on world travel Kevin has also held jobs in medical research (Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia), education (California Maritime Academy), drug discovery (Maxygen, Inc.), and hydrothermal vent research (Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute). Kevin completed his Bachelor of Science at the California Institute of Technology in 2000, and his Masters of Science in Biological Oceanography at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2010.

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Road Trip USA: Arkansas

(0) Comments | Posted April 10, 2015 | 12:30 PM

Last time on Road Trip USA, I explored the extraordinary man-made mine in Missouri that caters to scuba divers of all levels, even in the dead of winter.

Next, was another underground adventure, this time of Mother Nature's design, in the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas.

In this 3 Minute Postcard you'll join me on a subterranean adventure the Forest Service refers to as "Wild Caving," traveling into the undeveloped sections of the Blanchard Springs Caverns with little more than a helmet, a light, and a red jumpsuit.

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Next Stop:...

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Before We Say Goodbye to Winter: Frozen Niagara Falls

(0) Comments | Posted March 29, 2015 | 7:33 PM

Before we say goodbye to winter let's remember the good times, the wonders that only weeks upon weeks of freezing temperatures can bring us. Let's pay tribute to one of the most visited natural spectacles in North America, and the beauty of its frozen sculptural white:

This 3 Minute Postcard was filmed on two bright sunny days (February 16th and March 12th 2015) when the Falls were at their most picturesque, inundated with ice (and the temperatures were comfortably in the single digits).

The World's Three Mega-Falls:

Iguazu Falls (the border between Brazil and Argentina) -- Widest Discontinuous Falls in the World & Largest Ever Recorded Flow Rate

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Niagara Falls (the border between New York State and Ontario, Canada) -- Largest Annual Volume of Water in the World for a Large Drop Waterfall

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Victoria Falls (the border between Zambia and Zimbabwe) -- Largest Continuous Curtain of Water in the World & Considered the World's Largest Waterfall

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Photographs taken by Kevin...

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Road Trip USA: Missouri

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2015 | 9:56 AM

Last time on Road Trip U.S.A., I explored the dietary connection between the native peoples of Indiana and today's modern society (while wandering through a maze).

Next, was the drive to Missouri to explore a 155 year old lead mine, having been reclaimed by Mother Nature, and...

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Buenos Aires: Learn Argentine Cuisine With a Parrilla Tour

(0) Comments | Posted March 15, 2015 | 1:59 PM

parrilla (Argentine Spanish, [par-ee-sha] ) -- a frame of iron bars to hold a fire ; charcoal grill ; a restaurant where food is cooked on a charcoal grill

Everybody has to eat, so why not eat really well! It's become cliché for food blogs to say something like 'I...

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Dog Sledding, Minnesota Style

(2) Comments | Posted March 12, 2015 | 12:08 PM

Dogs are man's ultimate companions; no other cross species interaction has been more powerful to human/non-human co-evolution (when the other species wasn't being domesticated for food). Dogs, who are pack animals at the core of their being, consider us to be their packmates. We are their life long companions, as...

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The Apostle Islands Ice Caves Are Officially Open, And WHOA They're Amazing

(0) Comments | Posted March 2, 2015 | 4:54 PM

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The Apostle Islands Ice Caves near Meyers Beach, Wisconsin officially opened up for the season on Saturday Feb. 28th. The National Park Service (which administers the logistics of visitation) listed a count of at least 7,000 first day visitors on their

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'Worst Winter Ever': Get Out There and Enjoy It!

(0) Comments | Posted February 26, 2015 | 10:39 AM

It's been at the top of our social media newsfeeds almost every day in February: We've deemed the winter of 2015 is the craziest, coldest, snowiest, crispest, wind-chilliest, nuttiest, frozenest (not a word), intensest, kookiest, briskest, bleakest, iciest, snow plow-i-est winter in the history of time immemorial!

To watch CNN,...

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Road Trip U.S.A.: Indiana

(0) Comments | Posted February 17, 2015 | 3:57 PM

Welcome back to Road Trip U.S.A., a journey to showcase the best of America's travel-scape, one state at a time. Driving from state to state, it's my job to illustrate the breadth of possible adventures available to you in the most diverse country on Earth, and to remind us what...

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Road Trip USA: Kentucky

(0) Comments | Posted February 5, 2015 | 9:10 AM

Welcome back to Road Trip USA, a journey to showcase the best of America's travelscape, one state at a time. Driving from state to state, it's my job to illustrate the breadth of possible adventures available to you in the most diverse country on Earth, and to remind us what...

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Buenos Aires: Learn Argentine Wines With an Urban Wine Tour

(0) Comments | Posted February 3, 2015 | 7:57 AM

Wine is a passion! For the producers, for the consumers, for Argentina, and for me, wine is most certainly a passion. Viticulture is the 7,000 year old hobby we continually love to celebrate.

But what happens when you travel to a spectacular, world famous wine producing country, but end up...

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The World's Most Amazing Freaky Haunted Touristed Cemetery

(0) Comments | Posted January 9, 2015 | 11:26 AM

Most travel destinations don't have a must-see cemetery on their list of "Top 5 Attractions"; most travel destinations are not as special as Buenos Aires!

Following the Argentine War for Independence, the nascent state, with its capital of Buenos Aires, made a plan to create an opulent new cemetery to...

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One Day in the Serengeti

(0) Comments | Posted January 6, 2015 | 9:20 AM

Imagine how much you can see in just one day -- What's the limit to the number of scenes you can absorb in just one day?

A single day can completely surprise you, overwhelm you and provide your senses with so much to process that it burns into your memory for the rest of your life. This 14-minute short documentary shows you the scenes from October 31st, 2013 -- A single day spent in Serengeti National...

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Buenos Aires: Learn to Play Polo in Just One Day (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 30, 2014 | 12:56 PM

I'm a huge fan of educational tourism.

It's becoming more and more popular for vacationers to take a class in local offerings while on their far-flung adventures. You want to learn local cooking techniques? Take a class! You're interested in the language? Take a class!

Buenos Aires stands out as...

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Road Trip USA: Ohio

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2014 | 11:56 AM

Welcome back to Road Trip USA, a journey to showcase the best of America's travelscape, one State at a time. Driving from State to State, it's my job to illustrate the breadth of possible adventures available to you in the most diverse country on Earth, and to remind us what...

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The Ultimate "City of Cats" (PHOTOS)

(1) Comments | Posted December 9, 2014 | 1:05 PM

Yes, yes, yes, I know! The Internet is full of cats. Cats are cyber-everywhere, and this travel piece is no exception, but I want to tell you where you can plan your next vacation to be guaranteed a cute-kitty overload in real life (not just on the Internet at work)....

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Best Airport Day Ever!!!

(1) Comments | Posted September 27, 2014 | 2:13 PM

Today has been the most amazing day I've ever spent at an airport ever in my life!
And I've only been here for 40 minutes.

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Let's start at the beginning... And forgive me, I'm still a little bit excited. My...

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Hoodoos of Cappadocia

(0) Comments | Posted July 6, 2014 | 7:35 PM

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Turkey's central plateau is home to a very unique set of geological features known as "hoodoos." Over the centuries these hoodoos, also known as "fairy chimneys," have been carved out to create monasteries, castles, homes, churches and entire cities.

This is the 3 Minute Postcard of Cappadocia, Turkey, a destination with so many sights it's possible to return again and again, never seeing the same things...

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The World's Largest Intact Volcanic Caldera

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 4:33 PM

This is the three minute postcard of the Ngorongoro Crater, the world's largest intact volcanic caldera...

Between two and three million years ago one of the largest mountains in what is now Tanzania collapsed in on itself during a powerful volcanic explosion. The resulting crater would become one of the most unique wildlife environs on the African continent. At the moment of the crater's creation the animals and plants within site of the explosion would have been totally wiped out. The entire area had to begin again; life would go on to recolonize an almost perfectly circular volcanic bowl with a rich tapestry of various species.

Today the Ngorongoro Crater is one the most visited safari sites in Africa, a true gem in...

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Guess Who's Joining the Safari Picnic?

(1) Comments | Posted July 1, 2014 | 10:41 AM

Pretend you are about to have a picnic lunch in the middle of safari-country, inside a beautiful extinct volcanic crater. You might be worried that the region's big mammals (buffalo, lions, leopards, hippos, zebra, elephants, etc.) could make your picnic a little dangerous.

But as it turns out, when...

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That's Gross!? -- Eating Internationally

(0) Comments | Posted June 26, 2014 | 11:50 AM

We've all seen people eat the most "disgusting" things on various TV shows, either to win prizes or just to show it can be done. But should any culture's food be considered GROSS?

In this Moments in Travel I visit the Jagalchi Fish Market in Busan, South Korea, escorted by a group of local hospitality students. They introduce me to a fundamental staple of Korean cuisine, fresh seafood, so fresh in fact, that pieces of it are still "alive" when I consume...

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