I had imagined myself to that tile floor, to those marble columns. I knew that someday I would stand on the steps, I would look at this place where civilization and worship and market took place two-plus thousand years ago and I would feel it.
Wanting to pack light and therefore prioritizing efficiency on the road? Then I’m just going to start with this. Underwear: bring lace. The differences between solid cotton and travel tech and lace undergarments became apparent to me while working in humid east Thailand for two months during the rainy season. While my hair and skin […]
Two nights in Barca (nicknames because we know each other now), seven (?) in Greece (it still confuses me), and I think three in Madrid. I will never plan such a crazy, convoluted vacay again. May you be just as inspired by our madness.
Perhaps it was just that those village dwellers of a millenia ago prayed louder for rainfall than all the rest. Or perhaps the clouds, once knowing the way, became familiar with and enjoyed holidaying there among the smooth white walls as much as the tourists.
When I walk by a display of soap and they are stacked up like milky treasures, I think to myself, mine, all mine. I want to cup each bar in my hands and take a protective stance over the rest of the pile. Soap is a weird thing to covet, I admit.
Roads and walkways. They capture and set off my imagination like the spinning of a top. Texture and fragments and weather and shade. I’m often finding myself with eyes down when maybe they should be up. But, this, this is my favorite patch, and my eyes always go down to notice the goings-ons as we […]
Excerpt from travel log: Saturday, 6:00 pm: Back at the parking garage, oh what fun, 10% battery left and Cody’s data isn’t working. No car charger. James is gettin’ fussy. Time for a nap and chance to stretch out… if we ever make it back to the hotel.
The desire to get outside and explore, to see a mountain face, had just been too overpowering from the start. Although the menu was of small proportions, Liechtenstein offered enough well developed trails and ample slopes to get lost among a hundred times over
Sage advice time: What travel documents do you need for you and the baby? Will you need your passports? Do you have the same last name or will you need to bring a birth certificate?
It’s difficult to imagine this tall structure, complete with columns, stage, statues, and seats, entombed by earth.