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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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.
How to “travel” while sheltering in place The best thing you can be doing as you shelter in place is to find new, creative ways to stay connected with others. The second-best thing is to learn how to not go nuts at home. And one way to do that is to get to discover your home. Umm… Discover your home? I know: How can you discover something…
Souvenirs can be cheap throwaways or powerful reminders of your trip and all you experienced. They can also serve as great gifts. Learn how to choose the best ones on any trip.
Goerlitz is one of Germany’s most beautiful cities but one unfamiliar to most Americans. Take this photographer’s walking tour to see the highlights and explore some hidden wonders.
A travel journal can be a great tool for extracting meaning from your trips. But how do you set one up or use it to its fullest potential? Find out how.
A visit to Buchenwald concentration camp memorial outside Weimar, Germany reveals many things about the past and the present, the world around us and, to a surprising extent, the world in us.