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.
Come back soon for more.
Meeting new people on a trip isn’t as hard as most introverts might think. There’s a secret tool that hides in plain sight available almost anywhere you go.
Extroverts and travel just seem to go together. But what if you’re an introvert? How do you have those great moments of conversation and discovery with others? A trip to Toledo, OH showed one way.
What is design? And why does it matter? Understanding some of the many definitions of design helps us understand our world…and travel… better.
Coming home from a hard trip can not only wear you down, it can make you not want to travel for a long time. But it can also help you travel differently.
The contest for creators and innovators that my son Connor entered led to a more meaningful trip than we expected. Most of our best trips are like that.
Not every meaningful trip requires you go far or travel for a long time. The impact is measured by what you become as a result of the trip as my son found out when creating a new kind of surf board for a contest for creators and innovators.