THE ANTHROTORIAN
"Realize your youth while you have it. Don’t squander the gold of your days, listening to the tedious, trying to improve the hopeless failure, or giving away your life to the ignorant, the common, and the vulgar. These are the sickly aims, the false ideals, of our age. Live! Live the wonderful life that is in you! Let nothing be lost upon you. Be always searching for new sensations. Be afraid of nothing."

from The Picture Of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde

WRITING ON THE WALL (At the Tate Modern) by Lindsay Shapka

WRITING ON THE WALL (At the Tate Modern) by Lindsay Shapka

30 THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR, 10 REALLY HAPPY COUNTRIES & ONE COUPLE MARRIED 60+ TIMES! by Lindsay Shapka
1. 2 People 1 Life Alex and Lisa are travelling the world and getting married in every country and culture they encounter. They have been married more than 60 times (and counting) and their website offers some fascinating insight into wedding traditions, cultures, and adventures from all corners of the globe. 
2. The 10 Happiest Countries A poll of more than 16,000 people in 20 of the world’s most industrialized nations resulted in this list of… MORE

30 THINGS TO DO THIS YEAR, 10 REALLY HAPPY COUNTRIES & ONE COUPLE MARRIED 60+ TIMES! by Lindsay Shapka

1. 2 People 1 Life Alex and Lisa are travelling the world and getting married in every country and culture they encounter. They have been married more than 60 times (and counting) and their website offers some fascinating insight into wedding traditions, cultures, and adventures from all corners of the globe. 

2. The 10 Happiest Countries A poll of more than 16,000 people in 20 of the world’s most industrialized nations resulted in this list of… MORE

"We travel because distance and difference are the secret tonic of creativity. When we get home, home is still the same. But something inside our minds has changed, and that changes everything."

— Jonah Lehrer

ST. GILES ON THE MILE by Lindsay Shapka

ST. GILES ON THE MILE by Lindsay Shapka

BOOK LIST: THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Lindsay Shapka
I am not usually one to read fiction, but when I am travelling solo I like to have a book that is easy to escape into. My fiction of choice is usually based in history (surprise, surprise), as I like an element of truth and reality in what I am reading. 
The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzsch was the novel I took with me on my most recent trip to Morocco, and it more than lived up to the history-based fictional escape that I wanted. 
Based on legends that have been recorded about… MORE

BOOK LIST: THE LUDWIG CONSPIRACY by Lindsay Shapka

I am not usually one to read fiction, but when I am travelling solo I like to have a book that is easy to escape into. My fiction of choice is usually based in history (surprise, surprise), as I like an element of truth and reality in what I am reading. 

The Ludwig Conspiracy by Oliver Potzsch was the novel I took with me on my most recent trip to Morocco, and it more than lived up to the history-based fictional escape that I wanted. 

Based on legends that have been recorded about… MORE

7 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING A FEMALE RUGBY PLAYER by Lindsay Shapka
1. ”You play rugby!?”, accompanied by a head to toe scan of your body, is the typical response when someone (usually a male someone) learns that you play the sport. Believe it or not, female ruby players are not unattractive, 300-pound lesbians. 
2. Every body type, nationality and skill set is welcome, if you are willing to work your butt every time you set foot on the pitch. 
3. The bond you have with your teammates is unlike anything you will experience in any other sport. After a full game of pushing yourselves further than you thought possible, putting your hands and faces waaayyyy too close to each other, and protecting each other from getting killed on the field, a certain unexplainable closeness is inevitable.  
4. Grudges are… MORE

7 THINGS I LEARNED FROM BEING A FEMALE RUGBY PLAYER by Lindsay Shapka

1. You play rugby!?”, accompanied by a head to toe scan of your body, is the typical response when someone (usually a male someone) learns that you play the sport. Believe it or not, female ruby players are not unattractive, 300-pound lesbians. 

2. Every body type, nationality and skill set is welcome, if you are willing to work your butt every time you set foot on the pitch. 

3. The bond you have with your teammates is unlike anything you will experience in any other sport. After a full game of pushing yourselves further than you thought possible, putting your hands and faces waaayyyy too close to each other, and protecting each other from getting killed on the field, a certain unexplainable closeness is inevitable.  

4. Grudges are… MORE