For the past 49 years, EAA - The Spirit of Aviation - has hosted aviation enthusiasts from around the world for one week in its hometown of Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The control tower stands tall, at center field, with a banner reading, “World’s Busist Control Tower.” But just as pilots and aircraft controllers identify passenger counts as “souls on board,” it is truly the souls - the spirit - that make this event one to remember and one to which to return.
Walking in a winter wonderland. Nürnberg Christkindlemarkt.
It was my third visit and his first. It certainly will not be our last. Here are some moments from our 2017 adventure in Argentina.
Sometimes it is not about going somewhere new. Sometimes it is about returning. In a different season. With someone new. With a different perspective. Upside-down. But no matter the change we choose, the greatest experience is to allow ourselves to be changed.
Gift Guide Part 3: Give the Gift of Inspiration
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There is a difference. To say, “I have arrived,” is not the same as, “I am present.” To be present is to submit, to let go of the past and not question the future.
The mountains, wreathed in clouds, revealed their grandeur at dawn. The high peaks were not visible at all the night before, but one could feel their presence. Last night, she saw only the foothills, and this morning, the mystic, majestic mountains, some of the highest in the world. Then, nothing. The ceilings dropped, heavy with rain. There was no way to know you were on a mountain, yet you knew.
“What possible relation can there be between living something and telling it?” – Carlos Fuentes
The meal that may have changed my life. I placed my hand on the napkin blanketing the loaf of white bread and found it still warm! Our host baked us fresh bread, and prepared a spread of food to satisfy every taste. Maybe having someone to share breakfast with is not such a terrifying idea. - Christine 2015
"Make, don't just take, a photo."
My university professor's words inspire intention in each of my photographs. He did not allow us to edit our photos. To this day, I do not edit the composition of most of my photos. I learned to shoot with film, so I take the time to make the photo. I then just edit the lighting, if needed.
Below are a few techniques to improve the aesthetic of your photographs. Choose just one, or a combination, in order to not just document a memory but to create a story that suddenly captivates a complete stranger.
Christine & Angel
Aisle or window
He likes the window; she likes the aisle. Match made at FL350. Here are some other travel preferences. Full disclaimer: These are affiliate links, meaning the authors are rewarded for referrals (usually in the form of a credit to use more of the product/service themselves). Pinky promise: Recommendations are simply the best.
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When we are not hitchhiking through the airport and landing in foreign lands, Christine is teaching English in Spain. She also offers classes via Skype, allowing you to learn from the comfort of your home, with flexible scheduling. Click the photo below for more information.
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