Travel Writing

Resorts have a tendency of detaching you from a destination. They purposefully seclude guests in an effort to predict and control your travel experience. This works for several reasons. Most importantly, it allows the resort or hotel to ensure your safety, which is a common concern among tourists. High gates, regulated visits, and hard to reach locations ensure that the guests encounter fewer unknowns, leading to a more filtered experience. Massive structures act as a barrier to entry - and exit,...

While traveling, it's inevitable to collect and lose things along the way. My favorite collection is not comprised of things at all, but the scattered and often unraveled memories from past places. At the end of each adventure, usually on the overnight flight home, I attempt to file away the highlights. I sort and organize each tangled and impossible to describe moment, trying desperately to find a permanent spot on my gluttonous list of unforgettable experiences. Over the years, I’ve realized...

Sprawling landscapes, vineyards, olive farms, rugged mountains, picturesque islands, and a food scene that rivals neighboring Italy make Croatia an absolute paradise and a traveler’s dream. Like most places, the charming towns are those lesser known to tourists and tucked away from major cities. The Istria region of Northern Croatia is home to some of the most beautiful and unique towns in the world. Here are three small towns in Croatia that demand attention – and a visit....

The greatest memories are often plucked from unforgettable moments, not particular locations. Sometimes the beauty of a place lies in it’s challenges and unpredictability. When asked to recommend my favorite places, I sometimes struggle to find the words to explain this concept. The idea that sometimes a place is nothing more than a backdrop for something bigger....

It was promised to be a luxurious beach town in the desert, Palm Springs with water, and the next picturesque vacation destination for the rich and famous. Investors, developers, and enthusiastic vacationers poured their heart, soul, and savings into making The Salton Sea the next big thing. Now, it is a disappearing and slightly disturbing museum of failed dreams and post-apocalyptic landscapes. This place might not be a sought-after resort town, but it has a charm all its own....




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