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Kevin Richberg
Kevin is a freelance travel writer/videographer and creator of The 30 Postcards Project. His travels have taken him to 117 countries on six continents and even included two trips to the bottom of the abyssal ocean. His current project is a documentary project celebrating the 100th anniversary of The National Park Service in 2016.

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.

Entries by Kevin Richberg

Inside the National Parks, Size Matters!

(0) Comments | Posted November 17, 2015 | 12:33 PM

We're fascinated by the size of things!

Whether they be super small, or ridiculously tall, there's a force that drives our travel compass towards the superlative. Being peppered with some of the most incredible mountains in the world, this continent boasts an almost unparalleled collection of sceneries framed by peaks....

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National Park Perspective

(0) Comments | Posted November 12, 2015 | 1:50 PM

Next year, in August, the National Park Service will celebrate its official centennial. Throughout the year the men and women who bear the title of United States Park Ranger will honor themselves, and those who preceded them, for 100 years of service to protect the greatest collection of natural, historical,...

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Traveling in a Changing Climate

(2) Comments | Posted September 4, 2015 | 10:42 PM

What happens when you travel to your Labor Day adventure destination, and you discover that it's no longer there? How does something like that even happen?

I stumbled upon this story entirely by accident, on my day off (even typing those words as a travel writer makes me feel like...

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Hotel Absurd: When Your Resort Fee Costs More Than Your Room

(16) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 10:45 AM

I'm sitting in one of Las Vegas' only NON-Resorts. A very simple, and very old, one star property adjacent to an expansive parking lot in what can only be described as an exceedingly expensive piece of Las Vegas earth with a terrifically inexpensive property sitting on top of it.

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Beautiful Utah: Bonneville Salt Flats

(1) Comments | Posted July 12, 2015 | 9:52 PM

Imagine a perfectly flat veneer of pure white salt as far as the eye can see, in every direction. These otherworldly super-strange environments exist in only a handful of places on Earth; they're called salt flats (or salt pans), the leftover remnants of extinct seas.

In Western Utah, along...

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Beautiful Utah: Arches National Park

(0) Comments | Posted July 5, 2015 | 8:17 PM

They're called "Miracles of Nature," and it's not possible to find a higher concentration of them anywhere in the world outside of Utah. Arches National Park contains so many natural red sandstone arches that there isn't a specific count (over 2000 have been found in the park), and...

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Photo Recap: Virginia's Largest Pride

(0) Comments | Posted July 2, 2015 | 2:13 PM


This year I had a strong desire to attend a unique and rare style of pride event, especially in light of the landscape-altering decision by the United States Supreme Court, forever altering America's social contracts.

The State of Virginia holds the nation's only...

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Beautiful Utah: Antelope Island

(0) Comments | Posted July 1, 2015 | 2:21 PM

This is the first in a series of photo-presentations of Utah State, arguably one of the most awe-inspiring collections within America's incredible state landscapes. Utah contains 5 National Parks, 43 State Parks, 6 National Monuments, and 4 Historic Trails, an assortment of natural, scenic, and historic wonders providing a lifetime's...

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21st Century Sarajevo

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2015 | 6:51 AM

20 years is a long time. What human beings can accomplish in just two decades can be astounding, just look back at the internet (such as it was) in 1995. Now think of how transformed 21st century lives have become by the two decade evolution of computer technologies.


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Lovers That Love Virginia

(0) Comments | Posted May 25, 2015 | 8:41 PM

They say Virginia is for lovers! She's for lovers of scenery, lovers of fine dining, lovers of history & culture, lovers of wine & music, and most importantly she's for lovers of travel.

In this episode of 3 Minute Postcard I explored the country escapes of North Central Virginia, fantastic rural retreats to spare us from the stresses of urban...

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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.


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


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


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


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


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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