The current heatwave in Japan has officially been declared a natural disaster. UK citizens have been issued warnings encouraging them to stay in their homes and out of the heat. Germany has a shortage on beer bottles as the summer blaze this year has dramatically increased demand. Here in Seattle, our pets are splayed frog legged […]

“What amazes me about landscape — landscape recalls you into a mindful mode of stillness, solitude, and silence where you can truly receive time. In urban areas, it can be difficult to reach and sustain gentleness… A friend of mine, just in the last week, was absolutely exhausted in London, came away down southern England […]

My first apartment in Seattle was right off Pike’s Market. I first moved to the Pacific Northwest in mid-January years back and got accustomed to using the historic market as my grocery store. After a few months, I got to know my veggie guy, would ask about my cheese gal’s kids, the butcher would pour […]

The first time I visited Paris, I stepped out of the Gare de Lyon and into the intoxicating Parisian boulevards.  An accordion player serenaded the passersby near the Seine as we ducked into a café for a quick espresso to check the map and figure out where our hotel was (this was 2004. No smart […]

You know those dinners that end so slowly you can barely tell the difference between mealtime and the relaxed hangouts that happen for the rest of the night? The stretching on and on of conversations both serious and trivial, the quiet warmth of being safe amongst people who left their phones somewhere in another faraway […]

“He was born in the summer of his 27th year Coming home to a place he’d never been before…” – John Denver — “Rocky Mountain High”   John Denver was the soundtrack to my parents’ early love. They fell in love to his tenor voice and dulcet guitar strums at outdoor concerts and as city […]

Hidden cenotes, slow-roasted pibil tacos, papal picado, local coffee, margaritas like whoa in the open air, 16th century Spanish colonial architecture, and the road to what’s next. Here’s 24 hours in the Yucatán in 33 seconds. Join us this October for all this and so much more. Pass the ceviche, mi amigo.

Valladolid: you magical Mayan love, you. Places this cool and undiscovered rarely stay this cool and undiscovered for long. Tucked away inland with no beaches in site, Valladolid sits as a stronghold of Mayan culture and Yucatecan delights. It’s a place where you have everything: street tacos, live music, sun bleached pastel homes, cobblestones, mamacitas […]

“I will beat you up so bad if anything ever happens to you,” Laura says to me after I cross four lanes of traffic against the light to come give her a kiss. “You expect me to wait for these yahoos? I had a lady to get to,” I say. —- These past two weeks, […]

“Space and light and order. Those are the things that men need just as much as they need bread or a place to sleep.” – Le Corbusier Often when we travel, the places that stick with us aren’t the grand or overwrought. The spaces that fill our imagination are edited, humble, and modest. When we […]

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