Design Museum in Holon, Israel →
A few days ago I wrote about the Toyko Fiber Senseware exhibition at the Design Museum in Holon. What I purposely neglected to mention was the architecture of the museum itself. Absolutely…
Senseware Exhibition at the Design Museum in... →
Last week I finally got to Holon to check out the new Design Muesum. I’d first read about it in Time Out Israel (quite possibly my favorite magazine series of all time) over a month…
I got a haircut! →
One of the benefits of this blog being titled “Travels of ADAM” means I can post whatever I please. Because this is my travel adventure and you get what you get! So that’s why you’re getting a post…
Wombat Wednesday: Petra →
Travels of Adam? Travels of a wombat. Wombat Wednesday follows Mr Wombat on his travels around the world. This photo was taken at the High Place of Sacrifice, one of many amazing…
Hipster Haifa: Masada Street →
A lame attempt as part of the Hipsters Around the World series on travelsofadam.com. Haifa is Israel’s 3rd (or maybe 4th…I’m not sure) largest city. (Actually, defining an…
Woke up and wished that I was dead With an aching in my head I lay motionless...– The Weepies. World Spins Madly On. Say I Am You. (via chanceofflurries)
Independence Day & Israel
Just watched Independence Day for like the 100 millionth time. But this time I noticed something I never really paid any attention to before: There’s a series of scenes where troops & armies from around the world are communicating with each other to try and coordinate an attack on the aliens. It’s a nice idea—everyone working together against a common enemy. One of the scenes...
some things that annoy me
This NYTimes article on 20-somethings. Flavorwire has a nice round-up of why it’s annoying, so I’ll just leave it at that. Poorly run travel contests. Infuriating! (or is it the fact that I didn’t win?) Facebook. IT’S A CLOSED NETWORK! Too much control. My computer is slow. My iPod Touch seems to be pushed to its limit. Sad. That’s all.
What an exciting time to be in Israel…I think →
I like being here. I really do. Without sounding too naive (or optimistic?), it really feels like there is a lot happening here. Maybe this is just the first time I’ve been so aware of what’s…
How does so much hair end up between the keys of my keyboard? Where does it come from?
Where did their thoughts, their hopes and dreams, disappear to? When people pass...– Murakami, What I talk About When I Talk About Running
On Travel Meetups and Talking Travel →
If you know me, you probably know that I can’t shut up about how awesome Twitter is. I’ve used it for a lot of things, most notably planning my current Big Trip. But I’ve also used it to meet other…
So I got into a little bit of a disagreement with my Dad today, concerning Israel. Apparently we disagree on the matter. Wasn’t expecting that. I realize I’m naive. I don’t know the history here as well as others. I didn’t have to serve in an army. I grew up fairly sheltered in my middle class American life. But I am here now and I can see things plainly. Seeing is...
On Being a First-Time Volunteer →
Every Thursday there is an interactive discussion among the travel community—Travelers’ Night In (read more & a round-up here). This week’s discussion on “paying it forward” got me thinking. And…
Dear Airline Passengers,
As passengers we were granted a “Passengers Bill of Rights” from our government earlier this year. It protects us against airlines treating us poorly, among other things. That was all well and good. But with these rights come respect and responsibility. There are rules for a reason and I see no reason why we shouldn’t be expected to follow them. Slater’s actions may be...
JetBlue comments on that whole Steven Slater... →
condenasttraveler: While we can’t discuss the details of what is an ongoing investigation, plenty of others have already formed opinions on the matter. Like, the entire Internet.
today was strange, but just like any other day
Well hey, a blog post actually written on the same day that I lived it? Oh yes. Today was my first official day at my internship—I actually got to do the work I wanted to do. I had a list of tasks from my manager and was able to whip through them in 45 minutes. Easy. I have other things to do, of course, and it’s those things that I actually want to do. And want to do well. I genuinely...
This is my grad school →
It would seem I still have a lot of friends and followers that think this trip of mine is just a joy trip. A lot of money for a lot of fun. Well, you’re wrong. This year of travel I’ve got ahead of…
"Hipsters read it on the subway on their way to... →
What exactly is a traveling hipster? →
Um, so in the spirit of hipsterdom, this post will be a bit of a ramble. I’ll just write; you can just read. Then, maybe later, you can comment. Or retweet with some pithy remark. Or just click the…
Just remember, life is a box of chocolates.” I shook my head a few times...– Murakami, Norwegian Wood
My expectations for living alone, abroad →
So, remember how I’m now doing a brief stint with a nonprofit here in Tel Aviv, Israel? Well, this is the very first time in my semi-adult life that I’m technically living somewhere I’ve never…
O Pioneers! Go Forth →
robynchell: RT @AngryPaulRand: Microsoft’s expertise is in making other people’s work look like shit. RT @onespeedjeff: what do you think of Power … ewww no one ever needs to mention powerpoint!
what we miss →
Wombat Wednesday: Wombats are awesome, yo! →
Travels of Adam? Travels of a wombat. Wombat Wednesday follows Mr Wombat on hist travels around the world. Like wombats? This is what you must do: Watch the video below. Go to …
@AngryPaulRand: People already think designers are pompous dicks. Pics on your site holding up your poster designs by the corners is not fucking helping.
@AngryPaulRand: Even something as hideously freakish and fucked up looking as Comic Sans can be used well. Just like Sloth in "The Goonies."
@AngryPaulRand: Pulling a design out of your ass at the last minute is fine, if your ass is as brilliant as mine is.
@AngryPaulRand: I guess these days you kids call it "design by committee." In my day we called it "stupid overbearing clients fucking up the project."
@AngryPaulRand: You have got to be kidding me with this crowdsourcing & spec work bullshit. In my day we preferred to actually get paid for our work.
@AngryPaulRand: You kids need to get your hands dirty when making design for a change. Spilling a fucking soy mocha latté on your MacBook doesn't count.
@AngryPaulRand: You kids keep worrying about what tools you should use for making design. You know what I used? A pencil, a dry martini and some balls.
And the people would eat up all the food, gobble, gobble, yum, yum, and it would...– Vonnegut, Galapagos
8 Lessons to Learn From a Round the World Trip →
#6 — “Get an apartment for at least a month in a few different regions” ok! done.
Marriage: a community consisting of a master, a mistress, and two slaves, making...– Ambrose Bierce
“awesome” in hebrew/maybe it’s arabic today’s best word.
First they came for the Communists And I did not speak out Because I was not a...– Pastor Martin Niemoller