Posts filed under: Thoughts From Abroad

“I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious.” –Albert Einstein The word ‘curiosity’ has been getting a lot of attention lately.  So much so, in fact, that it...
  • Mesa Verde Roadtrip-45
Relief has arrived after 10 years of merciless drought in Southwestern Colorado.  This was visible last week driving through lush hillsides and neon green valleys from central Colorado en route...
According to my travel-tracker app, PolarSteps, in the past 13 months, I traveled 41,698 miles, through 21 countries. My homes consisted of 13 different apartments (one for each month), but...
What does a metal flower, a cemetery, and Dante’s Inferno all have in common?  The answer:  Buenos Aires.  A blooming 105-foot stainless steel flower comes to life every morning at...
  • Lee Wagner BA-15
Buenos Aires is the most visited city in Latin America.  It’s known as the ‘Paris of Latin America’ due to its nightlife, sophistication in the arts, and beautiful European architecture....
  • Lee Wagner Buenos Aires-26
Buenos Aires is immediately charming.  It feels warm, accessible, clean… and incredibly familiar.  It looks like Paris, it looks like New York City, it feels like Rome and Madrid.  Yet...
Artistic Locale The place to be in Córdoba is the bohemian neighborhood of Güemes.  Speckled with early 20th Century architecture, Güemes has primarily been occupied by ‘starving artists,’ intellectuals and...
Our final month of Remote Year begins in less than 1 week and the tears are already starting to flow.  While the last 11 months have been nothing short of...
  “One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” – Henry Miller 20 years after graduating from Saint Andrews (Class of ‘96), I made some...
You know those mornings when you wake up, stretch, smile at the sun, breath in the clean air… and then notice a tarantula the size of a dessert dish about...