Cultivating Culture

Travel as a concept of humanitarianism is getting the most out of seeing the world and meeting people. People who are in their true element and facing everyday life. I grew up in a border town in southeast California. My family and I had strong connections with Mexico, since most of our family lived there.…

Slainte!

As a traveler through Ireland, one of the things I longed to do, was to sit in an old, wooden pub and drink a pint with the locals. Public houses are a big part of Ireland’s culture. On my travels through the emerald isle, I have been to many pubs, and have encountered many different…

The Encounter

My drive through the Dingle peninsula was perhaps the most inspiring and unforgettable moment of my trip through Ireland. It was fantastic to be able to drive on a nearly deserted road for prolonged periods of time and having the ability to pull over and take in the breathtaking views. On the morning of a…

Mapping the Isle

Green clovers swaying in the breeze ... the soft caress of my hair, and the passing warm embrace of the elusive sun breaking through the thick, rolling clouds. The scent of the ocean. The still life ... the green. So many shades of green. In one sweeping look down the rolling hills, so many stories.…

A Prelude to Travel Writing

.I'd never really thought about travel writing prior to this class. Perhaps if I had been exposed to it sooner, I would have better documented my travels. Despite the lack of bloggers at that time, I did have access to books and articles… which I didn’t read. Even if I had, the adventure I longed…

Enshrine

I’m enchanted by this photograph of Mesta … The two archaic trees deceptively greet the passing traveler by upholding two tiny beams of sharp, piercing light; they speciously pose as noble and stately guards to the inn. The tiny photometric vibrance of the well-lit place, the luminous flux is emasculated by the majestic, overwhelming soft…