On the occasion of my impending 50th birthday, I took a few days and jetted off to NYC with my old friend Dave. I had never been, and my expectations were pretty high. I’ve dreamed of seeing the Big Apple since I was a kid reading Marvel comic books. This was a bit of a departure for me, in that I decided at the last […]Continue reading
I grew up playing the accordion. I still, on rare and holy occasions, invite Marguerite (my instrument) up from the basement for a song or two. And so it’s only natural, I think, to take endless delight in photographing accordionists as I travel. With street musicians, I generally make eye contact, ask permission to photograph, and drop a Euro in their basket when I’m done. […]Continue reading
Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Paris are chock-full of beautiful cyclists. Tom and I spent a couple of summers over the last few years in northern Europe. Our mission was simple: find a bakery in every port, drink the world’s best coffee, and photograph the people. Europe’s cycling culture is inspiring. There’s no fuss, no special clothing, no fancy gear, no $3000 bikes. It is simply […]Continue reading
The Southern Gulf Islands of British Columbia are surely one of Canada’s best-kept secrets. I would stack them up against the most beautiful of the world’s island retreats, and yet you can travel there in the height of summer and be surrounded by nothing but waves, eagles, and laid-back locals. My favourite feature- aside from the bird life- is the local transit system: they’ve set […]Continue reading
Completed in 1919, Helsinki’s Art Nouveau central rail station, by Eliel Saarinen, has inspired a number of film sets including Batman, apparently. For us, it was the site of a massive gathering of hard-core goth-metal music aficionados that we happened upon, one beautiful summer day. Scary-looking and perfectly peaceful, the young people were there to attend a nearby outdoor concert. Apparently Finland likes its thrash music.
Cádiz is western Europe’s oldest continuously-inhabited city. Yes, older than Rome. Okay, first things first: Cádiz is pronounced KA-dith. Like Judith with a ka. Or KA-diss, if you’re Latin American. Like bupkis without the bup, sort of. But the only place on earth it’s pronounced ka-DEEZ is on the lido deck of a cruise ship, which is where I am standing now, in the warmth of the southern sun, […]Continue reading
Imagine Sir Frances Drake and his cannons bearing down on you, his sights set on the fabulous treasures hidden within the storied walls of Old Cartagena. Old Cartagena is a time capsule. Walk through its massive weathered gates and suddenly you’re a Jesuit missionary, an English pirate, a Spanish nobleman’s wife, a colonial tradesman. A visit here is a journey into the 17th century, when the […]Continue reading
Head on over to Canada’s kickass travel blog, Toque and Canoe, for our hot-off-the-presses account of our incredible stay in Quebec City for Carnaval. An Enright and Ediger production, with heartfelt thanks to Editor in Chief Kim Gray.Continue reading