Monthly Archives: December 2017

Yanesen: A Hidden Pocket of Old, Authentic Tokyo

A strong combination of natural disasters (mostly earthquakes) and an immense fondness for futuristic functionality has made Tokyo the city it is today – a vast megalopolis drenched in neon, reaching to the skies. Very little of anything old or

Yanesen: A Hidden Pocket of Old, Authentic Tokyo

A strong combination of natural disasters (mostly earthquakes) and an immense fondness for futuristic functionality has made Tokyo the city it is today – a vast megalopolis drenched in neon, reaching to the skies. Very little of anything old or

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London’s Lively SoHo

There’s something about London’s SoHo that has given it a special place in my heart. In part, it’s surely because it was SoHo where I got my primary introduction into the city that has since become my favorite of all cities.

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London’s Lively SoHo

There’s something about London’s SoHo that has given it a special place in my heart. In part, it’s surely because it was SoHo where I got my primary introduction into the city that has since become my favorite of all cities.

Snapshot: Saint Lucia

It’s no longer a question of wanting; I need to escape. I fly from Helsinki to Stockholm, then Miami. I switch to a small propeller plane, which mostly propels my dormant fear of falling to a fiery death. I finally

Snapshot: Saint Lucia

It’s no longer a question of wanting; I need to escape. I fly from Helsinki to Stockholm, then Miami. I switch to a small propeller plane, which mostly propels my dormant fear of falling to a fiery death. I finally

Snapshot: Morning Mist in the Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are bathed in a majestic mist, equally beautiful and spooky. It’s still early morning, I’ve only slept three hours last night, and we are just getting our Transylvanian road trip started. This sight is more than enough

Snapshot: Morning Mist in the Carpathian Mountains

The Carpathian Mountains are bathed in a majestic mist, equally beautiful and spooky. It’s still early morning, I’ve only slept three hours last night, and we are just getting our Transylvanian road trip started. This sight is more than enough

Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy. It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as some of the others, but it sure does deserve it. The village is quintessential Normandy, with its traditional farmhouses and cute little canals forming

Pont-Audemer

Pont-Audemer is one of the prettiest villages in Normandy. It doesn’t get nearly as much attention as some of the others, but it sure does deserve it. The village is quintessential Normandy, with its traditional farmhouses and cute little canals forming

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17-Mile Drive: California’s Best Scenic Drive

California is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, and it would be incredibly hard to limit myself to even a Top 10 of the state’s wonders. Still, it would be easy to imagine 17-Mile Drive at the top

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17-Mile Drive: California’s Best Scenic Drive

California is one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, and it would be incredibly hard to limit myself to even a Top 10 of the state’s wonders. Still, it would be easy to imagine 17-Mile Drive at the top

Banksy at Amsterdam’s Moco Museum

I had a very odd experience recently at Moco, one of the coolest museums in Amsterdam. There was a Banksy exhibit, and I love Banksy. I also love graffiti. And I love art museums. Somehow I just couldn’t see this

Banksy at Amsterdam’s Moco Museum

I had a very odd experience recently at Moco, one of the coolest museums in Amsterdam. There was a Banksy exhibit, and I love Banksy. I also love graffiti. And I love art museums. Somehow I just couldn’t see this