The Off Season

In the off season,  it’s easier to wander, spend time with locals, and find values at choice accommodations.  Conversely, traveler services (especially transportation) may be less convenient, information rich ex-pats…

Plant Scratch

Outdoor public spaces need to provide humans with a better experience for leaving their mark.  (National Botanical Garden, Kandy, Sri Lanka)…

Islands

I’ve spent quite a bit of time on islands during the past year — Serifos, Syros, Naxos, Samos, Patmos, Santorini (Greece); Koh Lanta, Surin Islands (Thailand); Phu Quoc (Vietnam); Japan;…

Mobile Library

My favorite iPhone app while traveling has been Amazon’s Kindle for iPhone. The initial transfer of the books doesn’t take too long to download over a decent connection given their…

Street Kitchens in Laos

Favorite street kitchens in Laos. From the banks of the Mekong in Vientiane to the night market in Luang Prabang, the sophistication and cleanliness of these temporary kitchens is incredible.…

Best of Southeast Asian Hustles

One of our favorite books on the road has been Robert Cialdini’s “The Psychology of Persuasion.”  Cialdini breaks down how and why people fall for six fundamental sales tactics that…

Crabmeat in Cambodia

Local fishermen pull in a net of the local catch in Kep, Cambodia – crabs, shrimp, snapper.  Street value is approximately $10 USD.  In the distance a guest of Knai…

Misinformation

The streets of Gion in Kyoto are a stunning glimpse into the architectural and cultural history of the city.  Unfortunately, we ran into several package tourists who were obsessed with…

Skipping School

When we finally made it to Santorini in early September, the sun disappeared, the winds arrived, and the crowds of travelers vanished.  Everybody else went back to work.  Our inboxes…

Slow Travel

I’ve toyed around with the term “slow travel” on Twitter to describe a few tips and insights, but it’s a vague and trendy-sounding term without a clear definition.  Wikipedia says: …

Projects

Neighborland
Civic engagement platform that empowers residents to shape the development of their neighborhoods.
Red Antenna
Design agency based in New York City. Founded in 2001, the studio focused on cultural, non-profit, and community projects.
Yahoo Ad Platform
Design management of an interaction design team who researched, prototyped, and designed a new advertising platform.
Yahoo Autos
Creative direction of the Yahoo Autos product redesign, resulting in the most popular Autos research web site.