Culture | History | Travel

A Visit to Eagle’s Nest

You feel the history of the place well before you walk through the marble tunnel to the polished brass elevator that carries you more than 400 feet to the Eagle’s Nest. You feel it when you see the broken old bricks that were once the steps leading to the door of the most famous villain…

Culture | Travel

The Time to Acclimate

How long does it take to acclimate to a place? Not just the climate or the language or the way people drive, but also the way you think about the place you left behind to go there, and the way you feel about what you’ll regret leaving when you return. For aren’t these the truest…

Exploration | Learning | Personal Growth | Travel

Go, Deeply

“Nobody ever figures out what life is all about, and it doesn’t matter. Explore the world. Nearly everything is really interesting if you go into it deeply enough.” — Richard P. Feynman Each day is an opportunity to discover—inching further along on our search for more insight into who we are. We may never find…

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…