On the evening news in October of 1969, Walter Cronkite announced to the entire country that Chattanooga, Tennessee was the “Dirtiest City in America.” Declared so by the federal organization that would eventually become the EPA, Chattanooga’s air quality was so poor and smog-riddled, locals had to drive with their headlights on during the day. The truth […]
I Love This Place
There’s a German word I wish we had in English: fernweh, which means “being homesick for a place you’ve never been.” I know that feeling well. I bet you do, too. I Love This Place is a series where we ask: Which places cause a longing in our heart to be there, and why? Or, if it’s home: Why do we love where we live?
May this series stir a little fernweh in all of us. I see that as a good thing—because, as Mark Twain once wrote, “Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all of one’s lifetime.”
My hands-down favorite thing about San Diego is how the weather makes it effortless to spend so much time outside. No wait, the food. No wait, the people. No wait, the beach… Okay, it’s hard to pick one favorite thing because San Diego is simply one of the best cities on the planet. I’m the […]
I’m so stoked about this month’s addition to our I Love This Place series! If you listened to this week’s podcast, you’ll know how much I drool over Bavaria. Contributing writer Robin Dance shares about her time living there, and why she grew to love it so much. Ready to pack your bags like me? -Tsh Until 2012, I believed Fairyland […]
Time for another addition to our I Love This Place series! Contributing writer Nicole Bennett shares why she loves where she lives along the beautiful Pacific coast (and I’ve personally been to her house—I totally get why). -Tsh My girlfriends and I began making frequent beach pilgrimages as soon as we became drivers. We’d drive […]
We’re continuing our series, I Love This Place, by heading a bit north (for me, anyway—and for our writer). Brooke is based in Sydney, Australia, so I was surprised she didn’t want to start with her iconic city. But then I read about Canmore—basically the area around Banff National Park—and then I understood. If you’ve […]