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Travel pick up lines!. vol.6

Travel pick up lines!. vol.6

Modern tourism does not promise transformation but rather the possibility of leaving home and coming back without any significant change or challenge. Tourists may enjoy the visit only because it is short. The memory of it, the retelling, will always be better. Whereas travel is about the unexpected, about giving oneself over to disorientation, tourism […]

Best Travel Pick up Lines vol. 5

Travel pick up lines!. vol.5

The act of traveling is an impossible broad category, it can encompass both the death march and the cruise ship. Travel has no inherent moral character, no necessary outcome. It can be precious or worthless, productive or destructive. It can be ennobling or self-satisfied. The returns can be only as good as what we offer […]

Weekend Cabin Series #5 Post pic

A Cabin For My Weekend! #5

The Stone House, Fafe, Portugal Note to self: If you ever build a weekend cabin, don’t make it so unique that it becomes a tourist attraction. In 1974, Vítor Rodrigues built a family retreat in the Fafe Mountains of Portugal by connecting a series large glacial erratics with stone and mortar. It has become so […]

Weekend Cabin Series #4

A Cabin For My Weekend! #4

Gulf Islands, British Columbia. The modern cabin is all too frequently more modern than cabin, but the four small dwellings designed by Osburn Clarke in the Gulf Islands of British Columbia are decidedly grounded in the traditional. Yet they still retain the open and airy nature of the contemporary. They take advantage of coastal B.C.’s […]

The Walled City of Dubrovnik

The Walled City of Dubrovnik

  Dubrovnik, also known as Ragusa, is a city on the Adriatic Sea coast of Croatia, positioned at the terminal end of the Isthmus of Dubrovnik. It is one of the most prominent tourist destinations on the Adriatic, a seaport and the centre of Dubrovnik-Neretva County. Its total population is 42,615 (census 2011). In 1979, […]

Weekend Cabin 1 Post #12

A Cabin For My Weekend! #1

Hood Canal, Washington The waters near this re-designed boathouse stay chilly even at the height of mid-summer, making it a haven for oystering. It’s this temperature that keeps the waters clear, but the cold also makes winter storage space important. Near the water on the shores of the Hood Canal, Seattle-based architects Bosworth Hoedemaker have […]

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