Best Travel Moments, 2015

This post is a reflection on 2015, but the featured image was taken in 2010 at a train station in Granada, Spain. It’s a favorite of mine because it’s the best I’ve been able to capture the feeling I get as I’m about to embark on a trip of any kind. The train door stands…

Google Maps runs my trips now…

…and I’m not sure how I feel about that. I remember back in high school biology class (which, though admittedly quite a while back, would not be considered Ancient Times), my classmates and I discovered, while shirking actual learning, that our town website provided satellite imagery of every property within its borders. We looked wide-eyed…

One-Week Wander: Malta

Desperate to escape Lyon’s unrelenting damp and grey, I took advantage of the university break this past week and fled to Malta, a tiny Mediterranean country made up of three islands south of Sicily. January/February is the off-est of seasons for Malta. Visiting felt a little bit like walking in on somebody half-naked in a fitting room, because everything was…