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Snorkeling in the Red Sea: A Photo Adventure

by William Wellman / Nov 02, 2013 / 2 comments

Most of the eyes scanning across this sentence probably don’t belong to people that have gone snorkeling; even fewer to people who’ve gone snorkeling in the Red Sea on the coral beaches of Eilat, Israel. It’s a rare opportunity, but one that I was recently privileged to experience.

Wilhelma Zoo: Where the Peacocks Run Free

by William Wellman / Oct 24, 2013 / 1 comments

Apparently gardens make really good zoos, though that’s no excuse to let the neighbor’s pets run through your flowerbeds. In the case of the Wilhelma Zoological Botanical Garden in Stuttgart, Germany (we just call it Wilhelma), it’s very true!

Mining Into History at a Czechoslovakian Coal Mine

by William Wellman / Oct 05, 2013 / 0 comments

You probably haven’t spent much time at any abandoned coal mining facilities in the Czech Republic, unless you’re a former Czech Republic coal miner, of course. You may never go to the Czech Republic at all. It’s not the first place on your bucket list when you’re planning your family vacation.


by William Wellman / Sep 21, 2013 / 0 comments

So I’d been wanting to create a trailer for a while. Not just any trailer. One starring animals as the main characters. But assets are scarce in Germany, and the only real option I had was the cows down the road. The problem is, how do you make a quartet of cows lounging in a shack of rotting hay remotely worth watching?

Stop Ruining My Quest, Please

by William Wellman / Sep 12, 2013 / 1 comments

It was sitting in a European airport cafe, sipping on a strange brew of coffee, that I realized there was a difference between myself and the perfidiously bouncy siblings around me.


For me, travel is like a quest.


Seven Must-read Travel Articles

by William Wellman / Dec 18, 2012 / 0 comments

I think we can all agree that, although reading about easy, predictable travel experiences can be okay if you intend to have a similar one, the most entertaining travel articles are the one where things don’t go as planned. It’s true!

Shakespeare’s King John...with a twist!

by William Wellman / Dec 17, 2012 / 0 comments

Ever since my siblings and I first started performing small plays for our parents, I’ve wanted to make an adaptation of the opening to Shakespeare’s classic King John.

A German Christmas Market Experience

by William Wellman / Dec 14, 2012 / 0 comments

Germany is known by most people for a few culturally biased things. Beer, pretzels, cuckoo clocks, and those glorified knee-length overalls known as Lederhosen. And most importantly, the German Christmas Markets.


Why You Should Hate Travel

by William Wellman / Dec 09, 2012 / 0 comments

Travel is bad.


There are thousands of websites that will do their absolute best to tell you that this isn’t true, but you can’t shake the fact: travel is bad.


A Fan-Filmed Book Trailer: An Experience in Collaboration

by William Wellman / Dec 07, 2012 / 0 comments

A Fan-Filmed Book Trailer: An Experience in Collaboration