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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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.
Use your trip to find what you love Trips provide intriguing opportunities to find what you love. And for me, the best moments on a trip — those powerful, defining, magic moments — are ones so filled with meaning and emotion that I wish to linger long and absorb them. And yet, I never quite can, for I must inevitably move on. That leaves me with a poignant…
When visiting The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in St. Petersburg, Russia, the best thing you can do there is to look up. Its a practice that once you try it, you’ll begin to find wonders every time you stop and look up.