February 2011

Share the tulip love

Today’s photo was contributed by Marisa of MarisaWilliams.com. On an otherwise dreary spring visit to Amsterdam in 2002, she and her friend took advantage of one of the few dry days to visit Keukenhof Gardens in Lisse. If you like flowering gardens and tulips in particular, this is the mother of all such situations. More […]

February 26, 2011 Continue reading…

A stylish year in one suitcase

The suitcase that my life is packed in is recommended for trips of five to eight days. I’m going to make it work for an indeterminate amount of time: perhaps six months, perhaps more than a year. Boys, believe me, I’m jealous. If I could wear a T-shirt and flip-flops every day, whether sightseeing or […]

February 24, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Berlin

Berlin isn’t exactly the type of city you’ll need your sunglasses for: it used to be a swampland and has maintained much of its former Eastern Bloc capital charm. Despite its rather depressing history, Berlin is a city worth visiting: the history alone is staggering.

February 23, 2011 Continue reading…

Welcome to Sydney: a review of Sydney Harbour YHA

The Sydney Harbour YHA is the perfect introduction to this sprawling city. I only stayed for a night, but I would have happily stayed for many more if I didn’t have a friend who offered up her room for free while she’s vacationing in Thailand for a few weeks. Here’s my round-up on one of […]

February 21, 2011 Continue reading…

Share the Hampi Love

Today’s photo was contributed by Connie Hum of ConnVoyage. In one of the Hindu temples around Hampi, India, she came across a group of raucous monkeys clambering around. Out of the corner of my eye, she saw a lone monkey sitting among the rocks, staring out toward to serene landscape in quiet reflection. The image […]

February 19, 2011 Continue reading…

How do your things define you?

Before leaving for Australia, I sold the car that I bought when I turned 16: the one that I drove back and forth to high school lacrosse practice and my first job, as I moved a few hours away to college, halfway across the country for a newspaper internship in Colorado, to my first real […]

February 17, 2011 Continue reading…

Postcard from Lyon Hôtel de Ville

I stumbled across these gems on a cloudy day in Lyon, and they were an instant burst of unexpected joy. I have no idea why they were there, or how the creator figured out how to create tropical creatures out of twigs, but I got a kick of them. Enjoy.

February 17, 2011 Continue reading…