Places Archive

| “In the early 1900s, outdoor pioneer Millican Dalton quit his conventional 9-5 routine in London to pursue a life in the open in Borrowdale Valley, in the English Lake District. He lived life in his own way, chasing romance and freedom from his cave on Castle Crag.”


Travel has recently been one of the biggest requirements of my life, and this video hits the nail on the head. After saving up for a couple years, Walter Chang quit his job and traveled the world for three years and made it to 60 countries.  In his written reflection he says,

“After college I took two completely different routes. One, working at a job I was unhappy with that hurt my confidence in pursuing a meaningful career of my choice. The other, venturing across the world, which restored that confidence. In the end, both were unsustainable. Now that I’m out of travel mode I’m not sure of the next step. But with these experiences under my belt I think I’m better prepared to handle what lies ahead.”

It’s funny because the first real international trip I ever took set the stage for the person I am today. It instilled a sense of adventure, confidence, exploration, and wonder that I still carry. Loved this piece!

While the epidemic of Ebola may have passed from our minds in the first-world, the reality of the disease still lives on in many countries such as Sierra Leone. With many losing loved ones left and right, it’s sometimes impossible to see how anybody can rise above the situation – Erison is an exception.

“Things are difficult for us, but still we are not dead yet.  So I think so long I have a life, I must have a hope.”

Not only is this short incredibly poetic, it also makes me yearn for the real places that still exist in the world.  The open air and spacious lands that make you feel something – that’s what I pull from this video.  Hoping you have a chance to get out there this weekend, and maybe just maybe, find yourself back in the importance places.  Have a good weekend folks!

|”May you always remember the path that leads back, back to the important places.”

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of time-lapse photography, and this is certainly no exception! Aaron Keigher did a great job of shooting locations that look almost dream-like, and portraying the constant motion of our world through a ethereal lens.

Over half of these shots are photographed in California, which is only appropriate because I’m headed there today! Please excuse the brief intermission on the site (until next week), when we’ll be returning to our regularly scheduled programming.

In the meantime, here’s a couple more links that show off the Golden State to keep you occupied:

Have a great week folks!