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Trespassing flâneuse

Obviously, Trespassing depicts the filmmaker walks various cities in the world and encourages audiences to link the video with the practice of female flânerie, a term from the French masculine word flâneur. Baudelaire’s flâneur depicts a man who walks the city to experience, observe, understand, and portray city life through both of his participation and detached observation.

Urban Maze

I often describe cities as being like a gigantic maze. However, unlike when I’m in a maze, I love being ‘lost’ in a city, wander about and notice. Albeit, I am not a proper flaneur; I want to do more than just look and wander, I want to create!

101 Greener Travel Tips

Green Travel Tips

As part of Green Week, today’s post is all about greener travel tips. Travel is a big part of my life; it’s my passion and hopefully my new career. As I prepare for my RTW (round-the-world) trip later this year I’ve being paying more attention to being “GREEN” and how to decrease my carbon footprint. But enough talk, here is a list of 101 Greener Travel Tips (If you have additional tips, please share them with the rest of us by leaving a comment). These tips are in no particular order, they were recorded as they come to mind, or were suggested by some of my twitter followers.

Meet America's Best Young Chefs

Sue Zemanick (Credit:

USB Rechargeable Batteries

rechargeable batteries
USB Rechargeable Batteries (via Off Track Planet)

An Ann Arborite in Paris

I often take to wandering the city [Paris] toute-seule and although I do tend to find some really neat things, or things that I really didn't expect to come across (especially in the 16th) I still think that this a city of meeting up with people, of being headed to somewhere where a group awaits you.

Rogers Pass Ski Bliss

America's Prettiest Towns: Lake Placid

Lake Placid, New York is rated one of America's Prettiest Towns

Paris Flânerie

It has been a wonderful Sunday, profitably spent achieving nothing in particular. I set off across the river with the vague image of lunch somewhere in the Marais...

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The Invention of Paris

The Invention of Paris
Eric Hazan's The Invention of Paris

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