Trips are our kids

Some people don’t seem to understand my desire for travel, especially the extended trips and slowly moving around a place. They see it as a vacation or a short break from “normal life” and don’t quite get when I say that I want the travel to be the “normal life”. I offer the following metaphor…

How (not) to take Self-Portraits

It is nice to have a picture of yourself while traveling. Unfortunately when traveling alone sometimes you have to take matters (or in this camera) into your own hand, stretch out your arm and click. I know you can ask others, but really I am both shy and slightly mistrustful of the photographic abilities of…

Summer Plans

August is the time for vacation in Europe. Italy nearly shuts down as every Italian flees to a cool shady place. German businesses grind to a well.. not halt, but definitely slower. The idea that X can’t be done because the one person responsible is on vacation for 2 weeks is well to be expected…