When I was 25, my best friend and I bought one way tickets to Argentina with no real plan for the next year of our lives. We spent months bus-hopping across the continent: surfing in Peru, cuddling orphans in Bolivia, accidentally taking a drug run bus through the dead of night in Colombia. It was […]

“The greatest pleasure does not consist in experiencing new things, but in savoring the infinite variation of what we already know.” -Federico Castigliano, Flâneur: The Art of Wandering the Streets of Paris We’ve been in our house for ten days now. Each day we take a walk. Like many of us, we can’t go anywhere, […]

In 1790, the French writer Xavier de Maistre was sentenced to 42 days in house arrest for dueling. He spent that month and a half basking in the joys of traveling while homebound, and wrote “Voyage Around My Room” to celebrate what a grand journey he took without leaving the four walls of his home. […]

The first year my parents sent me off to summer camp, I remember sitting in my bed just before it was time to leave, clutching my favorite teddy bear and staring at the wall. I didn’t want to leave my mom. I didn’t want to leave my bed. I didn’t want to leave my best […]

When I first heard Tim & Laura’s idea for Moveable Feast Retreats, I wanted to go. So I booked the ticket, along with my mom and cousin, and set off on MFR’s maiden Provence voyage.  Every element of the experience was carefully planned out. The setting was perfect and Johnny’s food was exactly what you […]

Before our first trip to Chiang Mai years ago, I watched this video so many times I practically had it memorized. Now that the city feels like a 2nd home to us, I see how much this short from Monocle Magazine gets right. There’s an energy to Chiang Mai that’s as infectious as it is […]

Laura recently posted some of the origin story of Moveable Feast, how deeply connected to Thailand the brand has always been, and well, I caught that nostalgia bug real bad. I had images of our trip replaying in my head like a high school mix tape. I think I must’ve plugged in at least 10 […]

Planning trips abroad… like the really good kind, the kind that change you on a fundamental level, the kind you return to a decade later in daydreams with a buoyant smile— that shit’s hard. And you know what the WORST thing is? You can spend so much time and energy (and $$$) only to come […]

I find myself annoyed often when I’m abroad and things are so delicious and I can’t figure out why the heck food and drink don’t taste as good in the States. Yes, I suppose a solid argument could be made about how during vacation, your nervous system is more relaxed and your taste receptors are […]

The NYTimes had an article a few weeks ago about how beauty is making scientists rethink evolution. It started with a story of the male bowerbird, a bird of paradise-like little guy whose plumage has an incandescent beauty that I’m sure David Attenborough dreams about. The bowerbird’s mating ritual involves creating an elaborate stage area […]

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