Armchair traveling

Yesterday was World Book Day, which gives me an excuse to discuss the combination of two of my favourite activities: reading and traveling. For the past few years, I have made a habit of reading about a place before I visit. I don't mean that I read a travel brochure or guidebook in preparation (though I might)... Continue Reading →

Luxury in travel

Inspired by: Joy is both cheaper and harder to find than so-called luxury A few days ago, a friend of mine posted a link to this article about luxury travel and joy. The point was merely that luxury travel does not equate to joy-filled experiences, which seems obvious. I had never equated the two together before and was surprised... Continue Reading →

Observations from Basel: Introduction

I would like to do a regular feature on living in Basel, where I have spent the last eight years of my life and can't help but notice the quirks that set life here apart from life anywhere else. A lot of these observations could apply to Switzerland overall, or at least Swiss-German speaking regions.... Continue Reading →

Summer School

July 2016 One does like to keep an open mind when visiting a new place. That is why one is often quick to proclaim, “I have no expectations,” upon arrival. But this is hardly convincing. It would be more accurate to say that one does not know one’s own expectations until one is forced to... Continue Reading →

Sick of travel

via Daily Prompt: Symptom The first time I traveled overseas was to Paris on one of the most convoluted paths possible between North America and Europe. After many years I now have the foresight to book as direct as possible and keep transfers short, but not too short. But I couldn't gain that knowledge until... Continue Reading →

Why am I here?

I was prompted to start this blog indirectly by my latest writing class, Writing Fiction. Which is ironic as I don't plan to post fiction here... but I have collected stories and snippets of stories over the past few years of traveling and studying Creative Writing, and more than anything want to make more of... Continue Reading →

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