Even a Weekend of Disaster Can’t Get in the Way of Switzerland’s Ethereal Beauty

Even as we take the rail from Lyon to Lucerne, Switzerland, my girlfriend Thyme is already coming down with a fever. Still we enjoy the ride, taking in the glorious green mountains and pastoral landscape of rural France, then the mountainous wonderland that is the neutral state of Switzerland. It is a place where the … More Even a Weekend of Disaster Can’t Get in the Way of Switzerland’s Ethereal Beauty

The Canadian Rockies are Calling, the Wolves Howling at the Moon

Since we know we’re headed the furthest north either of us have ever been, my girlfriend and I begin our road trip by driving the full expanse of California, starting south of Los Angeles, stopping for the delicious Temple Coffee in Sacramento, and staying overnight in the undesirable town of Redding, the only benefit being the … More The Canadian Rockies are Calling, the Wolves Howling at the Moon

A Blanket of Snow in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

The moment I fly into Denver, after renting a car, I go for some noodles at a local fusion joint that boasts chili verde ramen. Then, I have a few beers from Breckenridge Brewery in the heart of downtown Denver, before I retire for the night to prepare for what turns out to be a week full of outdoor … More A Blanket of Snow in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado

A Weekend in Slovenia: Medieval Landscapes in the Most Beautifully Overlooked Country in Europe

Slovenia is a country I knew nothing about until I knew I was going there. On a winding backpack trip through Europe we had hit a handful of influential countries, loads of famous sites, and decided to make it somewhere we knew nothing about. After having a miserable time in Italy, a tragically crumbled ancient … More A Weekend in Slovenia: Medieval Landscapes in the Most Beautifully Overlooked Country in Europe

Chiang Mai: Food and Culture in a Green Mountain Wonderland

Chiang Mai, Thailand’s second most populous city, wouldn’t be described as sprawling. The pace is slow and the buildings are dwarfed by Bangkok’s financial districts. As we fly in, the mountains roll above the city, covered in a lush green. The languid streets come alive at night as the former capital of the Lanna empire turns … More Chiang Mai: Food and Culture in a Green Mountain Wonderland