About

Montmartre, Paris

From NYC to London to San Francisco, and everything I can fit in between. On a scavenger hunt to suss out the subtle differences and choice trivia that define each place–the more-than-meets-the-eye. A walker more than a traveler; a nester more than a nomad. Interested more in the people who make a place what it is, than in the place itself.

I do sightseeing by osmosis. Before going anywhere, I read the guidebook cover-to-cover; once I’m there, I set out in whichever direction and see where I end up. Travel blogging has trained me to be more adventurous, curious, observant. Every day is what you make of it!

The inspiration for this blog comes from a favorite quote by Eudora Welty:

It is our inward journey that leads us through time—forward or back, seldom in a straight line, most often spiraling. Each of us is moving, changing, with respect to others. As we discover, we remember; remembering, we discover; and most intensely do we experience this when our separate journeys converge.

Eudora Welty, One Writer’s Beginnings

I hope you’ll come along for the ride. I promise to keep this blog as short, sweet and jealousy-inducing as possible!

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35 thoughts on “About

    1. Thanks! It’s definitely a blessing. From your blog, it looks like you’re making the most of every opportunity too!

  1. Glad to have found this via FRESHLY PRESSED. Amazingly fresh look in the post… We share the passion for travel. Particularly love this line -a nester more than a nomad. Interested more in the people who make a place what it is, than in the place itself.’

    But why Convergent Journey? What is the significance of convergence?

    1. It comes from the quote by Eudora Welty—the idea that each of us is on a journey, but that our experiences are the more significant when we find resonance with each other. I love that idea for so many reasons, but especially in the context of traveling, which is all about what you can learn from the experience, history, culture and cuisine in other places!

    1. I’m flattered! I think it’s more that the subject matter is interesting more than the photography itself… I want to get back into photography sometime, if I get around to buying a manual camera. Your photos are truly gorgeous!

  2. You had me at the Eudora Welty quote! I met her once in Jackson, Mississippi…when we were both waiting in line to meet Rosalyn Carter. Wonderful blog idea. I can’t wait to read all your posts.

      1. She was indeed in her behavior – but really she was as unassuming and at home as she could be. She was in a cotton house dress and insisting that the bookstore manager not take her up to the front of the line. Everyone in line and the gracious Mrs. Carter all were so glad to see her and kind of in awe. If you weren’t a fan and didn’t pick up on it, she could have been your favorite aunt..

    1. Thanks! I enjoy reading your blog as well and seeing NYC through your eyes. I miss it so much– the food, the energy, the everything of that thriving city!

  3. Hi,

    My name is KC Owens, I’m a college student and I love to travel! While cruising the Internet, I found your site and really enjoyed reading your posts. I have been to countries all over Europe with just my backpack and a camera. Since I am a college student and I have significant bills, it can be difficult to find ways to travel the world. However, I have done this several times, with less than ten pounds of luggage and while on a college dime!

    I was hoping that you would allow me to write a post for your site to share my tips and tricks with your readers. I put a lot of time into my traveling, it is my biggest passion and I would love to inspire others by sharing my stories, mistakes and triumphs. I look forward to hearing from you!

    Best,

    KC Owens

    1. Hi KC, that’s a nice idea! I haven’t had any guest bloggers on my site yet, so maybe you could start by pointing me to some tips and tricks you’ve already published, and maybe if it fits I can link to or excerpt from it in a post. Enjoy your travels!

  4. I travel by osmosis too. No matter where I’m headed,even if it’s just an hour or two away and a place I’ve never been, i familiarize myself ad nauseum with the landmarks, locations and city areas. Since the advent of Google Street View, even the most unlikely places feel very comfortable/familiar to me when I arrive. Whoever I happen to be with usually asks, “are you SURE you haven’t been here before?” hahahaha This approach probably wouldn’t work for everyone, but I feel it enhances my time in location as well as the experiences I can take from it!

    1. That’s great! Always good to be prepared and have you bearings. Totally agree — what technology enables us to do when traveling is SO great!! On the flip side, I’ve been thinking lately that I’d like to go on more remote-island types of vacations where I can totally unplug for a week at a time…

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