Doug Estey

Venice

I'm not sure anything could have prepared me for going back in time to the 16th century, but here we are in Venice, and I'm pretty struck. No cars. Anywhere at all. It's nothing short of incredible to see a city in our world operate...

Rome

As strange as it sounds, I think it's easy to be wary of a stop like Rome. Home of the Pantheon, the Roman Forum, and the Colosseum - not to mention Vatican City and a sprawling array of other ancient ruins - it's a fascinating...

Milan

Our first stop. Technically, we flew in to Paris on Thursday - or we would have, if I hadn't made an embarrassing mistake with my passport, which I... won't get in to right now. Anyway, we made it! And Milan was a lovely landing pad...

On the road

It's pretty hard to believe that we've been planning our trip to Europe for two and a half years, but here we are: in just a few days we'll embark across the pond. Over the span of four weeks, we'll be hitting cities in France,...

For the love of Rust

I've been watching (and occasionally playing) Rust for a while now, and while I'm not a big fan of densely populated instances (in which local populations essentially shoot each other to death repeatedly) there is something truly beautiful about the vast, lonely environment it creates...