That was unexpected!
Not gonna lie…
I never knew this place existed…but I’m glad I do now. Highly recommend going if you ever have the chance.
Also…if you want to see a pretty solid preview of the museum (but STILL doesn’t cover it all) you can head over to our new site WalkWithHistory.net check out the most recent post.
For more info on this museum you can go to jimmy.org
Every photographer is different in their approach. All the information in this article is written from my personal experience. To date, I’ve visited over 30 countries around the world, always with a camera in hand. I’ve lost passports, damaged gear and been left stranded in remote locations. In other words, I’ve learned the hard way about the shortfalls of living life on the go while doing what I love. But I’ve also made amazing connections, had my work published and had experiences that will stay with me forever. I love to travel as much as possible and this is how I approach it.
Coolest part of this article…the website she uses to find and book cheap flights!
Amazing is an understatement…
As someone who has wanted to go to Switzerland since I was 7 years old, this video…short film really…almost made me tear up. The views, the solitude, the pure glory of what God has given us on this earth is amazing.
This wasn’t just a movie…
The Cannonball is the ultimate road trip, even as it jettisons the usual conventions of the road trip: There are no stops for photos, no detours to sample the World’s Greatest Pancakes, no putting the top down to shout along to the radio as the wind whips by. These trips are thrillingly tactical, planned down to the minute—built, for instance, around traffic light cycles in Manhattan and peak usage times at rural gas stations.
This is such a fun article to read as it seems to satisfy that travel itch we all probably have right now and gives you a solid dose of nostalgic Americana at the same time.
It follows Fred Ashmore, a fairly obsessed and gifted driver, who recently attempted the time record…solo. Along the way, the author gives you the amazing history of how this race was created in the 1970’s by Brock Yates. A journalist if you can believe it.
Yates wanted to show that it was possible for Americans to drive safely at high speeds on the interstate, just as Germans did on the Autobahn.
The nonstop drive was a test run for an audacious plan that Yates had hatched: a multicar race across America that would prove, once and for all, that capable drivers in capable cars could cross the country faster and more safely than anyone imagined. Or, as Yates put it: “a balls-out, shoot-the-moon, fuck-the-establishment rumble from New York to Los Angeles.” The starting point of the race would be the Red Ball Garage, on East 31st Street in Manhattan, where Yates’s employer, Car and Driver magazine, kept a test fleet of cars. The destination, the Portofino Inn, in Redondo Beach, California, was owned by a friend of Yates’s.
Highly recommend reading this if you, like me, have missed your regular travels over these past few months.
Muir reflects on the singular, counterintuitive life-affirmation of autumn:
In the yellow mist the rough angles melt on the rocks. Forms, lines, tints, reflections, sounds, all are softened, and although the dying time, it is also the color time, the time when faith in the steadfastness of Nature is surest… The seeds all have next summer in them, some of them thousands of summers, as the sequoia and cedar. In the holiday array all go calmly down into the white winter rejoicing, plainly hopeful, faithful… everything taking what comes, and looking forward to the future, as if piously saying, “Thy will be done in earth as in heaven!”
Amen. 🍁 🍁 🍁
I’ve had the chance to visit this treasure trove of books…
If you have never been to Portland but have wanted to go…put Powell’s Bookstore on your list of places to visit. SUCH a cool bookstore.
This new 20ft version with a bit of a lift calls to me.
Takes what you can throw at it…
My kids finally got old enough to all be riding bikes. Had to find some way to carry all those bikes and this hitch mount works great!
This particular version even locks so that no one runs off with the whole thing. Although, let me tell you…this thing is super sturdy because 5 bikes are HEAVY!