A wandering bird's-eye overview of most things even vaguely related to travel, and an opportunity for writers, artists and photographers to contribute the historical, the hysterical, the quirky and quixotic... anything with heart.

Blog Posts
We ran so fast
USA 2013 `Run Fast' by The Julie Ruin - A nostalgic clip & a frenetic piece of biographical garage punk/pop.   Continue Reading »
Neighbours
Destination= The Rock of Gibraltar - A quirky portrait of coexistence. This film short `Territory' is by  Eleanor Mortimer.  (Sorry if this Vimeo is not supported on some mobile devices. If  not, hopefully this `Territory' link will work!)   Continue Reading »
From the mouths of Saints
I peer out from under an arch of stone, this ancient Valery gate; northwards over the Normandy harbour of Somme, my thoughts with a simple French peasant girl and a war that lasts one hundred years. The year is 1430.  She's bought this way from Crotoy to the north, to be taken south to a court and trial in Rouen.   Continue Reading »
Looking for another world
Destination = Alpha Centauri -    Continue Reading »
When it may be time to settle down
Australia 2013 `You can put your shoes under my bed' by Neil Finn & Paul Kelly - `Anytime, anytime you're passing by this way Remember you will always have a place to stay' A stunning live performance of this plaintive classic first recorded by Kelly in 1985     Continue Reading »
Water on stone
You want see rice terrace?  What you do tomorrow?  Tonight?  I take you somewhere?  I know special place, good food, cheap, human food.    Continue Reading »
Changing faces
Destination = Singapore -   Continue Reading »
Backcountry coup - Alison for the chop
Sometimes you just overhear stuff. I'm in New South Wales, Australia. It's 2pm on a warm April afternoon in the town of  Nimbin and I'm sitting at a small round table outside the Truffala Seeds café.    Continue Reading »
Just a walk in the snow
Being a snow artist in Stryn, Sogn og Fjordane, Norway - When painting a landscape takes on a whole new meaning.   Continue Reading »
An Ubud vignette
All three of us ladies are cool and comfortable in a large air-conditioned car.  We are being driven into Ubud by Wayan, part owner of Lily Lane Villas.  It's our last shopping morning and we are women on a mission.  I want yoga pants, and a particular pendant I've seen somewhere on Hanuman Road.    Continue Reading »
On the subway
The tale of kids doing it tough, but living a New York tradition - The film short `We Live This' is by HAYDEN 5. (Sorry if this Vimeo is not supported on some mobile devices. If not, hopefully this `We Live This' link will work!   Continue Reading »
Following unknown paths
Sweden 2014 `To Travel the Path Unknown' by Goat - The Swedish `ongoing multi-generational collective' from the otherwise insignificant village of Korpilombolo in northern Sweden - a place with a history of voodoo worship they say, after a witch doctor arrived & settled there in Medieval times.   Continue Reading »