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Blogger Dana Murph

Introducing another new blogger at Gadling, Dana Murph...

Where was your photo taken?
Poipu Beach in Kauai, Hawaii! I leave a piece of my heart there when I'm away.

Where do you live now?
North Carolina, born and raised.

Favorite city/country/place?
My favorite city (so far!) is Tokyo. It's a huge culture shock from what I'm accustomed to, but in a great way. The skyline is gorgeous, the people are incredibly kind and the food is awesome. The sunrises are second to none, too, and let's not forget the warm Toto toilet seats.

The USA is definitely my favorite country -- I'm sure being able to call it home has a lot to do with it. But I also love a good ole' road trip, and America is probably the best place in the world for that. The roadway system here is incredible, and there's so many remote locations that can be driven to with relative ease.

My favorite place is the Na Pali coast of Kauai, Hawaii. While there, I viewed it from boat, prop plane, and the Kalalau Trail, and I simply couldn't get enough of it. I'm a self-proclaimed sucker for natural beauty, and it doesn't get much more awe-inspiring than this!

The ideal vacation is...
Visiting remote destinations (or popular ones in the off-season). I've found myself smiling at a slew of typical tourist traps before, but given the option, I'd greatly prefer to stray from the beaten path. The setting of my ideal vacation? Beaches, a rainforest or two, mountains... basically Kauai.

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