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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There are many reasons to travel. But as this video from Monmondo poignantly reveals, one of the most compelling reasons is to show us just how much we share in common.
Collecting, particularly on a trip, looks different to different people. For some, collecting is an end to itself. You travel in order to find objects that you tote home and add to some existing collection (or that start a new one). For others, collecting is only a means to an end. They find that the best things to collect aren’t things per se but sparks of the imagination,…
What’s the best way to find a great local guide? A great local guide can dramatically enhance your trip. But how do you find a great local guide? This means more than looking up a list of options. The best way to find a great local guide starts with knowing what you’re looking for in a guide, doing some research and then asking the right questions. Let’s explore all of those…
Even if you despise group tours as I tend to do, hiring a great guide can take your trip to a whole new level of cultural intimacy and understanding. Here’s how to do it.
The debate of tourist vs traveler and which one are you rages on. But does it really matter? Here are 25 ways to be a traveler even in touristy places.
How can you get to know a place before you arrive? The answer is you can’t. That’s why you travel there because reading about it and experiencing it firsthand aren’t the same. But you can get a taste of it which significantly helps you prepare for your trip. I’m putting together a comprehensive guide to planning your trip due out later this year. But for now, here’s a…