Field Notes

The Holy Contour of Inner Landscape

Words by Vanessa Shukyi Wong | Photography by Jessica Thompson   It is our third day on the road trip; our bodies have adjusted to this otherworldly landscape of Arizona. The body is quick to learn, but when I started this journey in Salt Lake City, it took four or five...

Lifting the Veil Off Transylvania

By Norman Dacanay   Crisp. February mornings in Bucharest are downright crisp. After a couple of days in Bucharest, my wife and I were ready to get out of the city. We wandered through the train station looking for our ride out of the city, only to...

The Mysterious Blue City of Jodhpur, India

Jodhpur, one of the largest cities in the Indian state of Rajasthan, is also known as the Blue City. Although nowadays the buildings have different colors and as a visitor you are most likely to walk around the markets and new town, the old quarters...

Diesel, Dust and Frankincense: Adventures in Ethiopia

Depending on your comfort zone, or willingness to abandon it, a journey through Ethiopia is like an epic adventure story you wish you wrote. Life is simple, hard–beautiful. The people are kind and inquisitive, guided by faith and strong ties to family. There is also...

Chasing Imperfections in Barcelona

The house breathed, heaving slowly underneath me, a living entity. Or perhaps the undulating rooftop I stood upon aroused that sentiment. Twisting spires next to me, like the flared nostrils of a dragon, wheezed out ventilation. Casa Mila was not what I expected: fanciful for...

Unexpected Madrid: Why I loved This City

I am a strong believer in exchanging time for experiences. Which is why I use the most of my time in between client meetings and photoshoots, to travel and experience the world. When the opportunity to travel to Madrid, Spain came along, I rearranged my...

Get it Cheap! 3 Apps For Finding The Most Affordable Flights

By: Oliver Wilson   When it comes to budgeting travel expenses, most tourists find airline flights the most expensive part of vacations. In fact, early last month, Fortune revealed that the top US airlines announced that they have raised the cost of flights since last year. Despite...

The Undiscovered Town of Puerto Colombia

Located on the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, and once the country's main port city, Puerto Colombia is now a town where time goes by slowly, where artists have settled, and families have found affordable homes. Famous for the "Pier of Puerto Colombia", that served as...

Stopover in Barranquilla: Places to Eat, See and Enjoy

Barranquilla, located on the Caribbean coast of Colombia, is not your common tourist destination. The main tourism this city receives is commercial, meaning executives flying in for business meetings. I'm from Barranquilla and for years I have struggled to recommend things to do to people...