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Matt Van Swol is a self-taught landscape photographer, writer, and nuclear scientist for the US Department of Energy. After personally struggling with depression for many years, he is passionate about showing others the beauty of world around them.

One of the best hikes I've ever done, WAY more fun in the snow ;)

One of my favorite things to do in CO, definitely a must see in RMNP

This is definitely a crowded campground, but it's crowded for a reason: it's stunning. It's cheap to camp and it's got a beautiful sunrise, go do it!

If you haven't done this, do this before you die, it's unbelievable.

I am from Augusta GA, so I am a bit biased towards our riverwalk, but I was really surprised with how nice Columbia's was. Columbia gets a bad rap for being a dirty city, but with this riverwalk and Congaree, it's actually a gorgeous place to live. Good stuff!

Kayaked this thing last weekend and it was really quiet. When I went, no one was there, though this may change soon! Beautiful water, and surprisingly there weren't a lot of bugs in the summer heat. Definitely worth the trip.

If you want to go on the best hike in SC, hike to table rock. It's views are unbeatable. Did this hike once a year with my family and still go back! Great stuff

Easily one of the best views of the entire blue ridge. Gotta go do this!

Definitely worth hiking. Views are some of the most beautiful in the Eastern US. Extremely difficult.

This was one of the more enjoyable hikes I did in Ohio. Very fun and easy, the falls were GORGEOUS. You gotta go.

You honestly can't find a better place to camp than hocking hills. This is THE place for everything outdoors in the state. If you are camping in Ohio, go here.

This trail is by far the prettiest in the fall. It's great for normal hiking all year round, but best in the fall! Enjoy!

GUYS. Listen...if you want to be blown away by a state park...go here.

Easily one of the prettiest spots in Chatt. You gotta go.

Absolutely gorgeous area when the pond isn't under construction! Hold off for a couple months while it is being repaired! (Will update )

If you are from the CSRA area, this is by far and away the best place to camp. Very calm and quiet!

It's a fun, easy hike! Gorgeous views, but some of the views just from Skyline Drive are even more beautiful. If you are looking for a hike to take your kids on, this would be it!

Just got back from camping here and it was phenomenal. Quiet, calm, and the views are just amazing. You won't regret camping here.

Very easy short trail that leads to an incredible view! Great for families with little kids too.