We could spend hours listing our favorite Instagram accounts from around the world; it’s a social platform that seems like it was made for travelers. When people aren’t taking selfies they tend to capture un-staged, beautiful moments in cities, villages, farms, the wilderness, and on beaches and the ocean. Rather than list all of our… Read more »

Posted by Natalie Winslow

In product development, there is a concept known as the Minimum Viable Product, or MVP. An MVP is the most basic functionality you can build and have a product that is usable. The idea is to spend as little time and money as possible before having users try out the product and provide you with… Read more »

Posted by Jim Ball

I’ve had the opportunity to travel quite a bit, and on each trip I choose one massive novel with the goal of getting through the whole thing. Sometimes it works out. Sometimes it doesn’t. Sometimes it’s more fun to get distracted by things like beaches, museums, tuk tuks, hiking, afternoon coffee, and getting purposefully lost… Read more »

Posted by Natalie Winslow

Guest post by Carrie Newhouse, our resident Texas expert. Everyone knows about the grand tradition of Texas high school football. It’s been well documented in the movies Varsity Blues and Friday Night Lights, as well as in the TV version of Friday Night Lights. High school football saturates small-town Texas life and verges on being… Read more »

Posted by Carrie Newhouse

Several weeks ago we had the privilege of featuring photographer Charley Seavey on Instagram. Here’s how Charley responded to our brief interview. Describe yourself in one sentence Old guy with a camera and curiosity. When did you first get into photography? When I was a kid. My first camera must have been at age 10-12…. Read more »

Posted by Natalie Winslow

Guest post by Jen Martinez. I was born and raised in the Bay Area, so no, I’m not exactly from San Francisco. However, I have spent many days and nights wandering the City by the Bay. I’ve spent much time in San Francisco, as both a child and an adult. I’ve walked and driven around… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez

This week on Instagram we’re featuring designer, developer, and photographer Chris Holder. Chris’s photographs span the range of extremes: his gorgeous shots of nature and stars evoke a peaceful solitude, while his urban photos are both gritty and incredibly beautiful, often at the same time. We had the opportunity to ask Chris some questions about… Read more »

Posted by Natalie Winslow

Guest post by by Jen Martinez. It’s been nearly three years since I left home to spend a semester of college in Sydney, Australia. I was halfway through getting my undergraduate degree at the University of Denver, and I had no idea what I was getting into when I decided to attend the University of… Read more »

Posted by Jen Martinez

Guest post by Andrew Orvedahl. Flying is a great way to turn what would be an execrable twenty-hour car trip into two hours of reading a magazine and drinking a tiny bottle of wine, but you can probably make your trip even faster. Here are some tips to speed up your air travel, from your… Read more »

Posted by Andrew Orvedahl

Guest post by Nicole Qualtieri, our featured photographer of the week on Instagram. Seventy-seven mountain ranges. Two National Parks. 450 miles of blue-ribbon trout fishing. 3.3 million acres of wilderness. There’s a reason Montanans–native and transplant alike–call their home The Last Best Place. Here are a few of the places that I’ve fallen for in… Read more »

Posted by Nicole Qualtieri