SoCal Plant Life

It’s incredible to see how much vegetation transforms and frames our understanding of a space. Los Angeles, and much of Southern California is rugged, arid and painfully in the midst of a devastating drought.

SoCal Escape

There’s a moment in air travel (specifically) when all the planning, packing, researching and organizing becomes real. I wish there was a word to describe that little moment where you go from picking up your bags to strolling on Venice Beach.

Quito's Canines

The hundreds of dogs roaming Quito’s streets can’t really be called stray. Free might be more appropriate. Well-fed and often well-dressed, they seem happy to go about their day’s business.

Wildsam Guides

A  refreshingly minimal travel book arrived in my mail box last week. Without photography or any of the traditional guidebook devices, the pocket-sized volume weave interviews, anecdotes, personal essays and stunning design.

Rooster, Portugal

The legend of the Rooster of Barcelos tells the story of a dead rooster's miraculous intervention in proving the innocence of a man sentenced to death. The rooster has since become the unofficial symbol of Portugal.