Field Notes

A Visual Diary of Japan

This summer I took my first trip to Japan, alone. Immediately I fell in love—with the country, its people, its colors, its visuals...

Top 10 Creative Cities to Visit in 2017

The creative class is on the rise and so are the cities that support it. We have created a round-up of places to visit in 2017 that are in line with our travel interests. Whenever we visit a new city, we're always looking for the artistic and...

Metelkova and the Successful Rise of the Slovenian Subculture

Ljubljana –pronounced loo-blee-ah-nah–, capital of Slovenia, has somehow managed to stay off the radar of the flock of tourists that visit Europe every year, but little do they know that this city is home to an eccentric and unique creative scene.   A quaint little city nestled...

The Secret of Varanasi, India

Over the past seven years, Ravi Sahni has lead curious travelers and enlightenment seekers from all over the world through the corridors, temples and hidden corners of Varanasi life.   “(Varanasi) has been a center of education, languages, yoga, music and culture since ancient times,” says Ravi....

Portland’s Creative Economy & 6 Makers You Need To Know

Along our travels, we've seen how the noteworthy role of local creatives and makers in communities of all sizes is shaping local economies. How this trend, that might have started with the simple "how to" DIY, has expanded to hundreds and thousands of people around...

4 Awesome Things You Can Do in Zagreb, Croatia in Two Days

The capital city of Croatia, Zagreb, is usually not the destination people have in mind when they think of this country. Everyone comes in the summer and heads directly to the coastal towns, but the overlooked city also has some amazing things to offer.   If you...