Verde que te quiero verde

The first stanza of Federico Garcia Lorca’s poem ‘Romance Sonámbulo‘  (‘Sleepwalking Romance’) translates: Green, how I want you green Green wind, green branches The boat out on the sea The horse on the mountain Written by the 20th century Spanish poet, the poem was arguably inspired by a European landscape and context, an azure Mediterranean sea and […]

Birding is Boresome and Other Myths

Let this be an ode to the non-tactile senses. To the joy of looking and seeing, the richness of listening and hearing. To being still long enough and staying put long enough to enjoy some of the world’s subtleties. About 15 years ago, I had burrowed my way into the professional world of travel. In […]

Deep Patagonia

Fly to the bottom of the world, turn left and continue right to the end of the road, driving for an hour on the bumpy dirt track to the end of the lake, and you’ll get to the 100 year-old Patagonian lodge of Helsingfors, the best of Patagonia’s remote lodges. Founded as a working estancia […]