Thoughts

What would travel be like without internet?

What would travel be like without internet?

Well, not travel per se. I know some people even travel for the purpose of getting off the grid. But imagine travel planning without the internet. It’s a question that occurred to me because I’ve been having internet issues for the past 3 days and […]

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

The Dream of Travel Writing (vs. The Reality)

I’ve always thought it would be crazy awesome if I were a travel writer. I love traveling and I love writing, so getting paid to travel around the world and write about it would be the ultimate dream job, right? I’ve realized, though, that it’s […]

Bare

Bare

* * I had been here before, only 2 years and 3 months past, but it feels like a lifetime ago. The Seine then had been lined by stately trees adorned in the glorious colors of fall. Now the same trees are pale and bare, […]

Brilliance and Darkness

Brilliance and Darkness

* The brilliance of Vincent Van Gogh is palpable in his paintings. Literally: his exuberant brush strokes give his canvasses a rough, passionate texture. This and his often riotous use of color lead many people to believe he was an artist who painted purely on […]

The SMALL-TOWN GIRLS, MIDNIGHT TRAINS Travel Manifesto

The SMALL-TOWN GIRLS, MIDNIGHT TRAINS Travel Manifesto

♥ ♥ I will see the world with wonder, with gratitude, with respect. I will strive to stay, though ever moving, right in the happy middle: the intersection of longing and contentment. I will not close my eyes to the harsh realities of life and […]

Refuge

Refuge

We travel for different reasons. Some travel to find themselves, others to escape. Some travel to seek adventure, others to find rest. Some travel to heal others, others to find healing. I’ve been feeling a little melancholy today, so I thought I’d post something I […]