Window Shopping in Paris: Reflections on Experiencing the World

Writing and Photography by Jesse Weber During my weekend in Paris, I didn’t see the view from atop the Eiffel Tower. I didn’t shop designer stores. I didn’t sample wine or cheese. I didn’t spend the afternoon at a café in the 6th arrondissement. I didn’t eat a single crepe. I didn’t have a romantic stroll in Jardin du Luxembourg. I didn’t fall in love. What did I do in…

Another Friggin Travel Blog?

Tomorrow afternoon I will board the Megabus to Atlanta, then a plane to Dublin, and my Eurotrip will begin. In case you actually care about anything I get myself into while over there, I will be posting on Facebook and on this site somewhat regularly. Yes, I know, I am traveling Europe and keeping a blog, complete with a cheesy title and slogan, bleh. I would judge me too. The…

A Walk in the World

I had often wondered how I would react if charged by a wild boar while hiking. I never actually expected it to happen, but it just did. The charge was only a bluff, so I didn’t get to test my premeditated “side-step-at-the-last-second” strategy. Instead, the boar halted mid-charge and decided to meander away after some final threatening grunts. I now take a few tentative steps forward to watch him disappear…