Gear and Tech

Learning Curve: How To Use a GoPro for Travel Photography

When I travel, I have two desires which are constantly at war with each other: the desire to travel light and the desire to capture quality images. Typically the latter desire wins. I took my dSLR and an extra lens with me on my personal-item-only trip to South Dakota; it took up exactly half of of my total luggage space. While I will choose a camera over an extra pair of shoes every time, I can’t help but wish there was a better way.

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Disney

Six Decisions in Six Minutes: A Busy Person’s Guide To Planning a Disney Trip

Do you want to plan a Disney trip for your family but have no idea where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the sheer mass of information available online or by the inches-thick Disney planning guides? Are you a busy parent who just wants to plan a magical vacation for your kids, but is too busy raising them to actually plan it? Fear not! You’ve come to the right place.

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Travel Narrative

Introducing A New Thing: Vacation Blogging

Do you want to be a tourist and not a traveler? That’s absolutely fine! Want to go on a vacation and relax rather than work your way across South America by cleaning toilets? Probably a good call! Because here’s the thing: travel isn’t for everyone.

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Personal Stuff

The Me-Who-Was: The Possible End of The Suitcase Scholar

Early last month, I wrote about my next trip, a week and a half in Paris. Yesterday I packed my backpack, checked in to my flight, and added my virtual boarding pass to Apple Wallet. This morning I got up, called the airline, cancelled my flight, emailed the hotel, cancelled my room, and apologized profusely…

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Current Events

Seven Years of The Suitcase Scholar: A Hastily-Written Happy Birthday

The world is different now. Today there’s Instagram and Snapchat and Pinterest. Images are in and words are on their way out–in 2016 if you’re not a meme, you’re tl;dr. People like to say that blogging is dead. But I disagree.

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