Archive | January, 2012
The next adventure: crossing the pond

The next adventure: crossing the pond

I was thirteen the first time I went, armed with a free ticket, a film camera, and one of my closest friends. This time, I’ve got a cheap ticket, a digital camera (or two), and a smattering of old and new acquaintances. And slightly better …read more

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An experiment in untethering: the epic Pacific Northwest road trip

An experiment in untethering: the epic Pacific Northwest road trip

There was one thing I had to do before leaving California. This trip had been a fantasy for years upon years, something I always wanted and figured that I’d do, but that had continually fallen by the wayside while I planned bigger adventures. In fact, …read more

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The perfect summer weekend: Munich, Germany

The perfect summer weekend: Munich, Germany

It hasn’t been that cold this winter, unlike last year, but the chill is still enough to make me miss warmer weather (just a bit). The other day I came across some photos from a perfect summer weekend I had once, with hot, sunny weather …read more

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A long stroll through Puerto Princesa, the Philippines

A long stroll through Puerto Princesa, the Philippines

Beware the tourism industry. Anytime we travel, we’re constantly told that we need to both do and buy something to truly experience the place we visit. Entrance tickets. Outdoor activities. Quintessential meals. Packaged day trips. Organised tours. Gone to Paris and didn’t visit the Eiffel …read more

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