Experience the places we love through our eyes. These are the places we go to escape, to recharge, and to be inspired. They ground us, they move us, they challenge us, but above all, they leave a lasting impact that resonates through all aspects our lives.
Below is a small sampling as seen through the eyes of Zappos Family employees: Anji, Bill, Erica, and Song-I. Enjoy their perspectives and photographs from their personal collections, unedited and unfiltered.
“Central Nevada is chock-full of amazing remote peaks such as Toiyabe Dome. This vast area is one of my favorite summertime spots to hike as it offers a great escape where you can fall off the grid. The mountains will humble you with their beauty, challenge and dominating views.” --Anji
“I planned my entire three-week Thailand adventure on a photo of this climb as I was surfing the web one night. One year later my girlfriend snapped this picture of me on my first red point on the wall.” -Bill
“My favorite hike is the Mosquito Flat Trailhead in the Sierras. It’s one of the most stunning places I have ever seen in person and every step of the hike makes me grateful that I’m there to see it. It runs into the John Muir Trail and when I read this quote I understand why he said it given such surroundings: “Few places in this world are more dangerous than home. Fear not, therefore, to try the mountain passes. They will kill care, save you from deadly apathy, set you free, and call forth every faculty into vigorous, enthusiastic action.” Being in nature clears my mind and has a way of removing all the unimportant thoughts clogging my brain. I always leave feeling renewed and inspired.” -Erica
“I love scrambling up rocks after a difficult week. This is me in a high crevice we found at the Valley of Fire, and the colors were absolutely breathtaking. There's just something so meditative about scrambling -- you have to be both focused and relaxed as you take each step, making sure you're in sync with your momentum, footwork, and the boulders beneath you. It's incredibly satisfying to constantly re-shift and focus your mind away from every thing else happening in life with every step you take deeper or higher into the solace and comfort of nature.” -Song-I
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