“Travel for me was an escape earlier but now it’s the best source of learning I can ever get. It’s an exchange, between places and me. People and me. Stories and me.” Divsi Gupta shares her adventures around the world at The Quirky Wanderer. Her doors of photographs are especially stunning.
Hunting Dinosaurs in Central Africa
At Contingent Magazine, Edward Guimont dives deep into the 19th century, and tells the story of the strange European quest to find living dinosaurs in Africa.
Brianne Huntsman’s lifestyle blog is also a political act, because art and fashion are political. “If you’re a plus size babe looking to create a fabulous and luxe wardrobe, who also wants to kick ass in her career – this space is for you!”
Crutches and Spice
“Disabled. Loud. Proud.” Imani Barbarin writes from the perspective of a black woman with cerebral palsy. On her blog, Crutches and Spice, she shares her thoughts about the world around her and the life she and others live daily.
REI Co-op started a movement for people to reconnect outdoors over the holidays. They now close on Black Friday — one of the most popular shopping days of the year — and on their blog invite America to #OptOutside with them.
Cut From the Same Cloth
“For all I say I’m envious of my daughter’s freedoms, perhaps the older woman has more leeway, more agency.” Artist Myfanwy Tristram was irritated by her teenage daughter’s extreme fashions — until she took an illustrated journey into their origins.Home Is a Mug of Coffee
“Just like the countless options on my office’s hot drinks machine, I fell in love with a fresh sense of possibility — that there was more than one way to live my life.” In this illustrated longread, Candace Rose Rardon reflects on coffee, life, and finding herself, no matter where she is in the world.Unleashed in Paris
As a semi-professional dog walker in Paris, artist and expat Kate Gavino has found a comfortable way to learn French.
Praline Layer Cake
For #NationalCakeDay, here’s a gorgeous praline layer cake from Broma Bakery. Explore Sarah’s site for more recipes, a trove of food photography, and tips and tutorials.Serving Dumplings
Born in Krakow and now living in Belgium, Anna Chwistek perfects the art of food photography at Serving Dumplings. Her recipes are seasonal and varied, and in the summertime, she operates a food truck. Anna’s blog is a 2019 Saveur Blog Award finalist in the “Most Inspired Weeknight Meals” category.Okonjima Nature Reserve: The African Cat Experience
“There she was. Amali. In all her splendor.” At Big Tiny World Travel, Brianna recounts her adventure searching for big cats in Namibia’s Okonjima Nature Reserve.