Category Archives: Community

Wherever people gather, I’ll be there

Morelia, Mexico: The Roots of Why I Travel

Something from the Vault: Volume #6 Just a week before my sixteenth birthday, I’m standing on the street in front of my language school in Morelia, Mexico, a bit bored, waiting for my ride to my home-stay. Or at least … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Something from the Vault, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Traveling with Others

On several occasions, I’ve heard the phrase “it’s not where we travel to but who we travel with that matters.” After a summer of visiting friends and family throughout the country, this saying has never rung so true. And I … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Conversations on Travel, Travel | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

Inspired Travel

Regardless of our attempts to act congenially, patient, happy, kind – you name the generous adjective – we are finicky, contentious, and easily frustrated creatures. And nothing highlights our irritability more than travel. Travel jerks us from our daily routines, … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Conversations on Travel, On the Road in America, Travel | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Road Music

Inspired by last week’s post about educator and dulcimer musician, Steve Hudson, I’ve been thinking a lot about music and the soundtracks we compile for road trips in the U.S. and adventures over seas. After The Doors self-titled album kept … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Conversations on Travel, On the Road in America, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ode to the Teacher and Dulcimer Musician

Whenever I drive out onto the open highway, the inevitable question, “what is the road?” enters my mind. And every trip offers additional answers to the inquiry, prompting the question again and again. Most recently, while driving from my family’s … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Conversations on Travel, On the Road in America, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

A Glass Filled With Travel

Different Modes of Exploration #10: Wine My nose leans in towards the last sip of a Central California Pinot Noir, a grape varietal (one of my absolute favorites) described as “silky, complex, subtle and beautiful,” by the experienced wine enthusiast … Continue reading

Posted in Beer & Wine, Community, Different Modes of Exploration | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments

A Conversation on Ethics

Conversations on Travel: Discussion 1 During the recent themed discussions on the present moment and enjoying the nuances of life, I began thinking about how traveling motivates a deeper awareness for the world around us, and that this awareness certainly … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Conversations on Travel, Travel | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Reflections on the Present Forgotten

Different Modes of Exploration #8: Music — Part 2 Curtis Fuller sits on the edge of his padded stool, almost standing. He pulls the trombone to his lips, a brass instrument as tall as he is, but surely not as … Continue reading

Posted in At Home in Denver & the Rockies, Community, Different Modes of Exploration, Travel | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

When the Written Word Wanders Us to New Worlds

Different Modes of Exploration #7: Reading I leaned back in the moldy recliner that sat on the porch of my dorm with Cannery Row in-hand.  From my perch, I read half a semester worth of novels. I felt snub.  And … Continue reading

Posted in Community, Different Modes of Exploration, Travel | Tagged , , , , | 3 Comments

An Irish Pint Named Croagh Patrick

Something from the Vault: Volume 2 After dinner in Westport, Ireland, we saw an inviting pub with a red awning and green lettering beckoning us inside.  Then again, there are very few Irish pubs that don’t shout, “come join us … Continue reading

Posted in Beer & Wine, Community, Food, Something from the Vault, Travel | Tagged , , , | 1 Comment