Running Reloaded

Running Reloaded
I have a confession to make: the last two months I had a huge problem with regular running. Although I was staying at home and did not travel I found it very hard to motivate myself and keep running routine. Here is a short post on how to deal with running routine crisis. I’m sharing with you the process of how I did it so you could benefit out of my struggle. Excuse 1 First, it was about the weather conditions. The ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part V.

The Science of Travel. Part V.
In previous posts of The Science of Travel series I explained a few important arguments and I also had a look at the evolution of mass tourism. This post is focused on visual consumption and one of the most widespread argument a traveler versus a tourist. Visual consumption Before we discuss an issue of a traveler versus a tourist let’s focus on a very important problem of visual consumption. Along with the development of ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part IV.

The Science of Travel. Part IV.
In the previous posts, basic arguments about travels were discussed. This post is focused on psychology and the way the human brain works in a process from an impulse to a memory. The Change Whether you like it or not travel means change. Travel changes both: a traveler and a place where the traveler is heading to. It triggers a variety of psychological mechanisms of adaptation in order to sustain a natural balance (so called ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part III.

The Science of Travel. Part III.
In the previous posts, I explained what is a travel and described briefly the history of how a pilgrimage turned into mass tourism. This post is focused on a dichotomy of ‘familiar’ versus ‘unknown’ and ‘home’ versus ‘travel’. Home Travel is understood as a voluntary movement from the familiar to the unknown. This is the famous ‘breaking the routine’, leaving your ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part II.

The Science of Travel. Part II.
The previous post discussed three important issues related to traveling: the definition, movement, and anticipation. If you haven’t read it The Science of Travel, Part I. This post will discuss three equally important points related to the history of travels. The Pilgrimage Before the early 17th century, people scarcely traveled. True; the Epoque of the individual Grand Tours widespread in Europe in the 18th century was ... Read more

The Science of Travel. Part I.

The Science of Travel. Part I.
Everyone can travel…or can’t they? The current state of play seems to prove that literally everyone has enough skills to travel around the world and instruct others how to do this later on. I am pretty sure that you read at least once an article that was inaccurate, lousy and just irritating. In recent years, more and more poor travel writing contributed to the increasing number of misconceptions related to travel. ... Read more

Puglia in pictures

Puglia in pictures
After two months spent in this wonderful Italian region, I would like to share best pictures of Puglia with you. This is not the photo album presenting all best sites in Puglia. By no means! It is, however, my personal itinerary of winter spent there and best pictures I took. I am convinced that a picture is worth a thousand words so with no further hesitation here are 15 best pictures from Puglia. Small and friendly Towns It all ... Read more

Christmas in Puglia

Christmas in Puglia
So this is Christmas. Again, I spend it far away from home. This year it is a wonderfully warm and sunny Puglia, the ‘heel’ of the Italian peninsula. I’ve recently transferred from Oria to Polignano a Mare. It is located at the seaside with the spectacular views over the cliff. Similarly to my last year experience, I am grateful for being away from the normal Christmas routine. Just like during the travel around ... Read more

Why you should visit Puglia in winter

Why you should visit Puglia in winter
I have never been to Puglia before. Since I enjoyed the idea of spending cold Polish winter elsewhere, which became a sort of a new tradition, there was a decision to make. I picked up Puglia, the most southern part of Italy. There were many reasons to come here. The weather was one of them, and the food too. I did not know that much about Puglia before I came and stayed for a while. Therefore, there was no real anticipation nor ... Read more

BBC Travel, you can do better than this!

BBC Travel, you can do better than this!
I regularly follow BBC Travel and read the articles published there. This is a good source of information. They publish beautiful pictures and I generally enjoy reading the articles and posts on their site. But for the last couple of months, among few other themes, BBC Travel has been running a series of articles called ‘How I quit my job to travel’. As an experienced traveler and a travel blogger here are my thoughts ... Read more