Archives for February 2013

Writing Lesson: Is This Tucson…? Or Is This…?

This week's post is the first in a series of reflections on writing lessons. Based in part on my experience working with writing students as well as my own experience as a traveler and writer, I hope these pieces inspire you to take a journal or laptop outside and write your heart out! - Kristin Whenever I talk with my students about writing … [Read more...]

One Question with Wendy Gunderson: Photographing People

Wendy Gunderson, a freelance travel photographer, has devoted much of her work to the Caribbean, a place that, in her words, has helped her attain a true sense of irie, which in Jamaica means "an overall feeling of well-being." (Love it, wish I had it). Today, she inaugurates our new One Question segment in which I ask a writer or photographer to … [Read more...]

Bringing the Sampran Riverside Cooking Class Home

Every time I travel somewhere, I make a promise to myself that I nearly always break: that I am going to attempt and prepare the delicious cuisine from the country I traveled to for my friends and family so that they, too, can share in all the delicious tastes of our world. After all, I've always believed that there is nothing more intimate and … [Read more...]

The World’s Top 5 Most Unromantic Places

In the mood for something a little different from the usual holiday fare of "most romantic places in the world" this Valentine's Day? To honor the places I've been that I find weird and, at first glance, oddly unsettling, here is an honorary round-up of my top five picks for most unromantic places I can remember visiting. Of course, any place can … [Read more...]