Part of the beauty of travel–true travel–is paring down your belongings to the bare essentials: a few items of clothing, a pair of comfortable walking shoes, a camera, and some toiletries. Add in optional jewelry, a spare pair of shoes for fancy, and makeup, and you have much more than you need. Why is it, … More Travel and The Bare Essentials
Monterosso al Mare, Cinque Terre, Italy. Photo by Charish Badzinski. At sunrise in Monterosso al Mare, in the Cinque Terre of Italy, light illuminates the face of St. Francis of Assisi as he charms the Wolf of Gubbio. The view is worth rising early. Chances are, you’re jet lagged any way; take advantage of it! … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Sunrise at Monterosso Al Mare, Italy
Bosnian Folk Band. Banja Luka, Bosnia. Video by Charish Badzinski. It’s the kind of experience you dream of finding in a foreign country: you tuck into a cozy pub, order a cool glass of the local goodness, and a band begins to play traditional music. The air is heavy with the smell of smoke … More Mini Vacay: Bosnian Folk Band
There are times when we all seek stillness. For some of us, it isn’t so much a desire as it is a necessity. When the chaos that envelopes us becomes too much, somehow, it’s grounding to be surrounded by nothing. Or, to be more exact, almost nothing. It is as if the lack of noise … More The Beauty of Nothingness
The Art Institute of Chicago. Photo by Charish Badzinski.
Ever since I was in pigtails, I have wanted to go to New York. More specifically, it was a lifelong goal of mine to be in Times Square when the ball dropped. I don’t know where this idea came from, though I suspect it was planted by a family friend with an interesting accent who … More Travel and Achieving Your Lifelong Dreams: Times Square, New Year’s Eve
I may be exceeding once weekly photo posts. But if you’re like me, you don’t mind mini-vacations! One of my favorite omelets of all time: kalamata olive and pesto. Omelet by my dear friend Alex. Photo by yours truly.
You know you’re a Rollerbag Goddess when:1. You’d rather roll your belongings around than carry them on your back. 2. You like to shower and brush your teeth regularly; you believe travelers should never compromise personal hygiene, if at all possible. 3. The authentic travel experience is of highest importance to you. But every once … More 10 Signs You’re a Rollerbag Goddess
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R4xiIM8adNo A magical moment – sunrise over the temples of Angkor Wat. Can’t wait to get back.
The Spoon Bridge at the sculpture garden, Walker Art Center,Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Charish Badzinski.