Postcards tagged: Dispatch from the Road
THE WEST – It felt like entering a brand-new airplane that was ours for the week. A Gulfstream was out of reach, but an Airstream could squeeze into a budget.
PERU AND CHILE – The sky changed from heavy gray to a dazzling display of faceted jewel tones. Rubies and topaz and amethyst and tanzanite set behind mountain peaks glimmered in the thin air.
GOBI DESERT, Mongolia – Nausea inducing bumpy roads, no showers, and beds that leave you stiff as a board. Why on earth would you even want to partake, let alone pay for such an tour?
SOMEWHERE ON EARTH – Imagine quitting your job and hitting the road for more than a year. These two modern nomads are living the gridskiping dream, and we have the photos to prove it.
ISTANBUL – My new favorite city. Imagine New York and San Francisco going away on a drug-induced weekend of lust and giving birth to an Argentinean Muslim.
KHOROG, Tajikistan – Recent clashes between the government and rebels have ended violently, but this Central Asian melting pot has always been a place of extremes and co-existence.
NEW ZEALAND – Dotted with vineyards, olive groves, and small farms selling fresh goat cheese and alpaca sweaters, Waiheke might just be heaven on earth. The robust red wines and spicy green olive oil bring to mind a mini-Tuscany — only with beaches.
ICELAND – It was calm and astonishing to walk across ice built up over centuries of lava. There’s not a lot to do on a glacier in Margiela boots.
UTAH, USA – Southern Utah — and specifically Scenic Route 12 — is a study in sky, cloud, vast plains, grand canyons, and the inviting open road.