Just one of many Explorations, I designed this chessboard after wondering why chessboards have to be flat. Start with “why?” and you never know where you’ll end
Here you’ll find insights and observations on what I’m learning as I try new experiences and offer exercises, experiments and expeditions for you to try as well.
Think of it as behind-the-scenes explorations on new ways of learning by learning new things.
Our starting Explorations are in Food, Photography, The Art of Craft and, of course, Travel.
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What’s the most important travel skill you can have? Knowing and then practicing that skill will not only improve your trips. It will make all of life more enjoyable and fruitful.
How to combine travel and creativity Travel and creativity make good partners, but often in surprising ways. We previously looked at how to use small trips, neighborhood jaunts really, to hunt for materials for two types of creative projects. One was making small sculptures. The other was making bottle openers. The intent was to help you come up with your own approach to combining travel and creativity by…
Combine travel and creativity to make something from your trip Travel and creativity make such a powerful team, they should have their own Netflix series. Travel helps you pay better attention, gets you out of ruts and generates ideas you’d never consider at home. But at this time when we can’t travel, does that mean that your creativity has to suffer as well, locked down and quarantined? Not…
Weimar, Germany offers many attractions. But the best, most meaningful moments occur when you discover for something yourself, sometimes that connects to deep personal interests, passions and purposes.
Travel is a skill, one you can practice at home, even when you can’t travel to make your future trips even better. Learn surprising 10 travel skills you can work on at home.
Travel sketching may seem intimidating, but it’s easier to learn than you may think and the benefits are more than aesthetic. Discover the magic of drawing not just for the fun of it, but also to improve your trips.