Travel Inspiration: Puglia in Photos

After Marseilles, the next shoot I did for On Running was in Puglia. The concept was “Discover Outer Spaces”, a metaphor for how the strange beauty of our own planet is just as worth exploring as that of other planets. Understandably, the theme of the shoot was “otherworldly outdoors”, and we sourced off-the-beaten-track, fantastically beautiful…

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My Ten Favorite Cities

My dear friend Lauren, who runs the lovely blog, Writes with Wolves, recently asked me for my ten favorite cities. And I realized with some surprise that I had never really thought about it before. How was that possible? I had to soul-search a bit, but when I put my brain to it, the list…

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Travel Inspiration: Marseilles in Photos

As an advertising creative director, I’m professionally very lucky in that I get paid to travel to some pretty amazing places. Like to Marseilles, on a photoshoot for On Running. This port city just oozed charm (and sunshine), even on its rougher corners. I couldn’t get enough. Curious what we were making? Check out the…

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Why it’s surreal to travel in Europe during Covid

While the global Covid-19 situation is changing every day, for those living in Europe, the borders between countries in the Schengen region have recently reopened. This allows those who assume the risk to travel for tourism outside their home countries for the first time in months. There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion about what…

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18 Incredible Vacation Destinations Without People

Sometimes you just need to get away—from cell service, small talk, and civilization. For that, here’s a list of incredible vacation destinations without people.

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New Travel Requirements for U.S. Travelers to Europe

Starting in 2021, there will be new travel requirements for U.S. travelers to Europe. While it’s nothing too intimidating or complex, the new travel requirements for U.S. travelers are going complicate entry into Europe—“complicate” here being a relative term. As U.S. citizens, we’re currently pretty lucky. Beyond the 90-day limit within the European Schengen zone,…

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The Big List of Every Berlin Christmas Market

Before we jump into this list of Berlin Christmas markets, I’m going to start by making the bold statement that anyone who doesn’t love Christmas markets must be the Grinch himself. Even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, or if carols make you cringe, or if you think gift-giving is consumerism at its worst—you’re going to…

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Things We Are Not Taller Than: Aachen, Germany

Things We Are Not Taller Than: Aachen is part of a series. You can read about the origins of our travel tradition here. Before I met Tim, I didn’t know anything about the city of Aachen. Even after I met him, I understood that it was a “study town”, home to one of the best technical…

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Things We Are Not Taller Than: The Highlands, Scotland

This post is part of a series. You can read about the origins of our travel tradition here. It was a dark and stormy day in the Scottish Highlands. Mist was lying low over the lochs. We were on the last bite of our haggis toastie. The damp was seeping through the windows, but in front…

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