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I traveled on Swiss public transportation for one full month and the only time I was late was when we dipped into Italy. Yes, I’m blaming Italy for making the Swiss late. My Swiss post bus from Tirano to Lugano left right on time and the driver timed each of our pit stops with a…

12.19.19.2.5; 13 Pax 1 Chicchan; 314 days left If you want to crack a code, start with the letter “A”. Thus I began my investigation of the Mayan calendar by traveling back to the ancient site of Izapa—a place “where time began” (according to Dartmouth geographer Vincent H. Malmström). It might have taken me a…

Faces of Japan

Travelers know that it’s people who define the places we visit and that it’s often the people that we remember the most. I have spent the last three weeks in Japan, traveling across much of the country and enjoying all of its magnificent scenery. Still, it’s the Japanese that I have fallen for, in a…

I kicked off my first day in Japan by waking up super early (4 a.m.!) and heading down to the world-famous Tsukiji Fish Market. A tradition that dates back to the Edo period, the riverside market is renowned for its massive size, collective expertise in fish, and its almost surgical tuna auction. Although it’s not…

I travel with several different cameras but it’s my phone that I always have in hand. While I sent hundreds of photos out into the social media nebula, the following images are a selection of my favorite phone memories from my travels in Québec.

After the excitement of Canada Day and the pastoral idyll of the farm, I turned my wheels westward and set off into the wild. Algonquin Provincial Park lies less than three hours from Ottawa. In fact, Algonquin is probably the most accessible wilderness area in Ontario, given that 12 million people live within a three-hour…

St. Helena marked the midway point for my journey across the Atlantic Ocean and another dream destination fulfilled. Arriving on such a green and tropical mountain island was a nice reprieve from traveling so long at sea, but I certainly felt the remoteness of this little island. Luckily, there were people. Unlike Tristan Da Cunha,…