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Out of Focus – Travel, Photos and Food (preview)

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Deep fried tarantula, anyone?

By Ethan Meleg

Let me give you the straight facts: I love outdoor photography, travel and food. But you know what’s even better? All three at once. I’d pass up dinner with Ansel Adams, a Pulitzer Prize for my literary efforts in this magazine and a chance to go back in time to photograph dinosaurs for just one more day in some far-away, interesting place where I can shoot photos and scarf down the local cuisine.

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My early travels were motivated entirely by photography, but my appetite for exploring new places quickly grew to include food. Food is a great expression of culture, so my stomach is basically a portal for understanding more about the world and its people. Well, at least that’s what I’ve convinced myself of to justify eating more, the gluttonous pig that I am.

In the same way that I search for unique landscapes and wildlife to photograph, I also look for weird and wonderful foods wherever I go …

To read about Ethan’s humorous travels and food choices and to read more of this not-to-miss issue please pick up the Spring 2018 issue today online or at your local newsstand. To never miss an issue you can subscribe here

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