Exactly one month ago, Seward brought me back. I sat tracing mountains from memory at the same loft window of the Resurrect Art Coffee Shop where I currently sit writing these words, a matching cup of coffee curling steam on the windowsill. One month ago, my mind had pounded with the wind whose blunt fingers gripped […]
Tamara Lang writes from the Major Marine Tours Blog… “I write this from the end of 2016 in Port Douglas, Australia, between the Daintree Rainforest and the Great Barrier Reef. Last week my advent calendar melted in about ten minutes. At the end of my street starts the ocean, which runs out to a reef […]
Wednesday was a pretty normal day. I woke up, had breakfast in the hammock I brought back from the Philippines, and elbowed my way onto the bus for a day of teaching at my Korean elementary school. The school lunch featured barbecue, which I folded into little lettuce wraps. After school I met a friend at […]
Every morning the sun rises, and every evening the sun sets. Such is the basic assumption of human life on this planet. But today, I left that surety in LAX along with all my other assumptions. Today, I boarded an airplane and followed the sun to South Korea.
When most of us think about the places we want to explore, the list starts somewhere just over the equator or on the far side of the mid-ocean ridge. We want experiences that are exotic, new, unique. When I left for a semester in Kaikoura, New Zealand my junior year of college, I couldn’t wait […]
This post is installment one in what we can call “the home tour,” because it just so happens that Southern California is my home sweet home. Long Beach is an interesting city to live in, and it can be an intriguing place to visit as well. The city has somewhat of a double personality—though it […]
It seems ironic to begin a travel blog from home, but I can’t think of a better spot to center future explorations than the place that taught me to explore. I write this sitting a few dozen feet from the high-tide line of the Alamitos Bay in Long Beach, California. The wind is insistent for […]