Vagabond Voyeur

Spotting our tent was a huge relief after hiking in the Andes for eight consecutive hours at 4,700 meters altitude 

Spotting our tent was a huge relief after hiking in the Andes for eight consecutive hours at 4,700 meters altitude 

Homes Away From Home, Vol. 1

VAGABOND BREAKDOWN

Just a few months ago "home" was a modern, comfortable loft in the heart of the Mission, where each day began with a burst of light and the same startling view of the San Francisco skyline. Home was years of memories in the place, of knowing the afternoon shadows even before they arrived. Home was familiar sounds, familiar smells, and the luxurious trifecta of washer/dryer/dishwasher. Home was our art on the walls, our stuff in the closets, our food in the fridge. Home was being surrounded by many people I love who love me too. Home was a tangible thing and a well defined feeling of belonging. 

These days, home is a suitcase. Home is my favorite, my only hoodie. Home is meeting AirB&B hosts, and cooking dinner with fellow travelers in communal kitchens. Home is the ability to let go, to be at ease in a foreign place (and even in a dirty place). Home is openness to the unknown and motivation to make each day unique. Home is ever-changing and completely abstract. 

This photo and bottom two taken at our AirB&B abode in San Jose, Costa Rica

This photo and bottom two taken at our AirB&B abode in San Jose, Costa Rica

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Hostel Backpackers in Arenal, Costa Rica

Hostel Backpackers in Arenal, Costa Rica

Hostel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Hostel in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica

Our room with a view at Hotel Belmar in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Our room with a view at Hotel Belmar in Monteverde, Costa Rica

Where thou art, thou is home.
— Emily Dickinson
Our dear friend Christine's house, where we spent the night in San Jose, Costa Rica

Our dear friend Christine's house, where we spent the night in San Jose, Costa Rica

"Casa Bambú" in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

"Casa Bambú" in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

"Casa Bambú" in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

"Casa Bambú" in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica

The view from the Boca Grande promenade next to our apartment in Cartagena, Colombia

The view from the Boca Grande promenade next to our apartment in Cartagena, Colombia

Our AirB&B apartment in the Boca Grande barrio of Cartagena, Colombia

Our AirB&B apartment in the Boca Grande barrio of Cartagena, Colombia

The Dreamer in Palomino, Colombia

The Dreamer in Palomino, Colombia

 
Don Pablo campsite in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

Don Pablo campsite in Tayrona National Park, Colombia

We shape our dwellings, and afterwards our dwellings shape us.
— Winston Churchill
Mama Simona in Cusco, Peru

Mama Simona in Cusco, Peru

The view from our bedroom window; Mama Simona

The view from our bedroom window; Mama Simona

 
"Bedrooms" in Lares, Peru

"Bedrooms" in Lares, Peru

 
Our house-tent in Lares, Peru

Our house-tent in Lares, Peru