Travel

Encountering Seceda

“Take the time to put the camera away and gaze in wonder at what’s there in front of you.” — Erick Widman Somehow, when visiting the one place I’d circled as a must-see on this weekend diversion south from Austria and Bavaria, I’d left both cameras behind. Realizing it halfway up the first cable car…

Travel

The Gumption to Go

“Fear is for people who don’t get out very much.” – Rick Steves Crossing borders is a thrill when we’re prepared for a trip. Landing in places foreign to us is liberating when our mind is open to fully experience it. As with anything fully realized, we get out of it what we put into…

Travel | Culture | Exploration | Hiking | Writing

Pack Light

“Travel like Ghandi, with simple clothes, open eyes and an uncluttered mind.” – Rick Steves Packing for a trip, or for a hike, informs. It teaches us what we can do without. And it turns out we can do without a lot of things. Add a few layers, a few event-specific bits of fashion if…

Personal Growth | Learning

The Magic in Emergent Knowledge

“Call it what you want. Call it belief, faith… stepping out and making a commitment without necessarily knowing what the outcome is going to be. But really leaning into it in good faith. And then you’re along for this beautiful journey of emergent possibilities and learning things and deepening your knowledge of another person and…