Tag: Europe

Best of 2016 Favorites and highlights from the year.

Favorite Photo of 2016 Inspired by some colleagues, I’ve been thinking about my best photos of 2016. I don’t know if this one is my best, but it’s definitely my favorite of the year… I love the movement in the shot — the surfers running out into the cold water to surf under a perfect sunset….

Dubrovnik, Croatia Meeting up in King's Landing.

Most of the time, my teammates at Automattic work from the comforts of our respective homes in San Diego, Philadelphia, Virginia, Tel Aviv, Vienna, and other locations around the world — but a few times a year, we travel to the same location to get some face-to-face time and work together on various projects. Earlier…

The Greek Isles Cruising and island-hopping around the Mediterranean.

Happy is the man, I thought, who, before dying, has the good fortune to sail the Aegean sea. ~Nikos Kazantzakis, Zorba the Greek Rhodes Santorini Mykonos Navplion Athens

Oui, Oui, Paris Paris is always a good idea. ~Audrey Hepburn

Château de Versailles

Côte d’Azur Exploring Nice and Monaco.

Nice, France Monaco

When in Italy… A month in Rome, Florence, and Venice.

Rome Florence Venice

Camino de Santiago Pamplona to Santiago de Compostela: 501 miles, 31 walking days, 2 rest days

Few people know how to take a walk. The qualifications are endurance, plain clothes, old shoes, an eye for nature, good humor, vast curiosity, good speech, good silence and nothing too much. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson Santiago de Compostela But the beauty is in the walking — we are betrayed by destinations. ~ Gwyn Thomas

Around Barcelona "Your whole existence becomes a series of interesting guesses."

But that’s the glory of foreign travel, as far as I am concerned. I don’t want to know what people are talking about. I can’t think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything. Suddenly you are five years old…

La Sagrada Família Just look up.

Originality consists of returning to the origin. Thus, originality means returning, through one‘s resources, to the simplicity of the early solutions…Everything comes from the great book of nature. ~ Antoni Gaudi Antoni Gaudí

Barri Gòtic Wandering around Barcelona's gothic maze.