Thanks for being you, nature. Always reliable.
And now for my #bestnine2018 , a series of photos of me mostly hiking. Some are old (El Salvador), others more recent(shopping in the Medina of Tunis), but they’re all proof of just how absurdly fortunate I’ve been to travel this world and how much less it sucks when you see it up close. Happy New Year, everyone.
This time of year always leaves me feeling like I need to hibernate into a cabin in the woods. If I ever accumulate any kind of wealth, that might be the luxury I go for. The ability to stock up on food, booze, and books for a few months like a human bear, returning once the days start getting longer again. Oh, and this cabin would also have a music studio with all the instruments. How would you choose to hibernate?
Just released a short piece on one of the last beach fisherman in the German Baltic Sea, co-produced with food writer @asausagehastwo. This trip up to the island of Usedom left me reconsidering how I don’t properly appreciate the work done by individuals or generations of families, sinking themselves into backbreaking work, like heading out to sea at four in the morning to pull in a disappointing haul. Link in the bio for the full video and article.
One of my favorite stories to work on in recent memory was this one on how the @magdas_hotel in Vienna is empowering refugees with their hotel staffed primarily by people escaping war-torn countries. Link to this trivago Magazine video and story are in my bio.
Of all the travel content I’ve been privileged enough to create in my life, I’ve never been as excited to share something as this upcoming story on whisky tasting at the @dornochcastlehotel. Keep an eye out for it in December at @trivago Magazine. And Dornoch, I’ll see you again in about 18 months for the launch of @dornochdistillery’s whisky. 📸 @rafael_b
Shooting is underway for our second hotel experience video. We’ll be heading up to Dornoch tomorrow to do a whisky tasting at the @dornochcastlehotel. But first, had to stop in Edinburgh to pay homage to Trainspotting. (If you missed the first episode from Crete, there’s a link in the bio that will remedy that.)
We've launched the first video in a new series for @trivago Magazine covering unique experiences offered by hotels. To start, we head to the Greek island of Crete for @grecotel’s 'Be A Farmer For A Day' experience where I had the opportunity to get hands-on with Cretan cuisine. You can find the video and full story at the link in my bio. Tomorrow, @rafael_b and I are off to film the second in the series, covering a hotel with its own distillery. Stay tuned for whisky galore!
Trails are the best. Can I be a full-time hiker? Is that a thing?
Marching through the vineyards outside of Beilstein an der Mosel.
I’m a photographer in Germany, so had to take a stab at Burg Eltz during my takeover last week of @germanywriters.
Just finished a takeover of @germanywriters, sharing some highlights from my trip along the Mosel. There was food, wine, and of course, trails. Head over to @germanywriters for more pictures as I work on some words. Also follow so you can see @erinehm show off Heidelberg over the next week!
A little lens flare action on the Düssel.
Hanging by the sea in Heraklion.
I’ve gotten to work on a number of projects throughout my life that, to me, defy logic and likelihood. But this one just might take the cake. Thanks to @agrecofarms, @kathrin_ax, and the rest of the @cretapalacegrecotel staff for making this shoot for @rafael_b and me a breeze. Everyone else, stay tuned to @trivago Magazine for an exclusive look at @grecotel’s ‘Be A Farmer For A Day’ experience. 📸 @rafael_b
Not the most challenging hike, but certainly some of the most impressive views I’ve seen in a long while. This sparingly-marked trail is in Archanes just south of Heraklion. One recording of this hike called it “Zeus’ Grave.” The mythology does say he was born here, but still trying to confirm if this is really where he was supposedly buried. I ultimately assume not, because he must have a massive grave and I didn’t see any lighting bolt tombstones.
Lit a candle for Yiayia (acquired by way of @melanielbaur) in this tiny chapel at the Fortezza in Rethymno, Crete. She knew I traveled a lot and always told me, “You should go to Greece. You need to go to Greece.” Wish I could chat with her about this trip as she squeezed my forearm, like she did whenever she told me about her travels back to the motherland.