A Foodie’s Guide Where To Eat And Drink In Melbourne

A Foodie’s Guide Where To Eat And Drink In Melbourne

Thursday, March 6, 2014

It’s no secret Melburnians (yes, I had to Google that), take a certain pride in Melbourne’s cultural offerings. Though I haven’t been yet, I’ve heard many an Australian dismissively refer to Sydney as the Miami of the country, and Melbourne as their New York (or, maybe their Brooklyn). Add on top of this the fact […]

6 Books to Read Before Going to France

6 Books You Must Read Before Going To France

Sunday, March 2, 2014

The stereotype of the French is that they are stinky, rude and have a predilection for bad comedy, but they are also elegant, thin and have a predilection for fine art and good literature. The French are nothing if not an enigma — a study in paradoxes. How can one wear the latest Balmain creation […]

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Did You Get Your Ticket Yet For The Women’s Travel Fest?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Travel, women, a New York City festival: even just one of these themes should make any normal human want to attend a festival. But combine all three and it’s a no-brainer. This March 8, 2014, is the Women’s Travel Fest, taking place in New York City, a one-day event whose aim is to inspire women […]

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

An Attempt To Express Thailand By Image

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

“The bird has an honor that is missing from man. Its song is mournful, alas, man is trapped, but the bird is free according to natural law.” With quotations like that, you can bet you’re not in for the typical travel video. “Thailand: In the Garden of the Dragon” comes from New Zealand-based video maker […]

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Paper Lanterns Being Released Into The Sky In Thailand

Monday, February 24, 2014

Loi Krathong (or Loy Krathong/Loy Kratong) is a festival in Thailand that takes place on the full moon night of the twelfth lunar month, where thousands of little, candlelit floats are let go onto rivers and other waterways as offerings to the river spirits. In the northern part of Thailand, and especially Chiang Mai, the […]

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A Sunday Afternoon Stroll Through Hell

Monday, February 24, 2014

When your Thai landlord offers to take you to lunch on a Sunday afternoon, you don’t expect to end up in Hell. I had envisioned a casual afternoon of eating spicy papaya salad and having comical conversations through broken English and basic Thai with Khunjai. She is an older, rotund woman whose apartment I rented […]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

A Tour Of Contrasts In Japan [Video]

Thursday, February 20, 2014

If you’re hoping to save money by not flying to Japan, please do not click play above. I love this video of Japan from AmnesiArt, a cinematic tour of the island nation featuring shots from Kyoto to Tokyo. Having only been to Tokyo myself (on a rushed 8-hour layover), the images I see of the […]

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Exploring The Caucasus Mountains On The Chechen Border: It’s Not What You’d Think

Monday, February 17, 2014

Small black figures walk up and down the jagged ridge. A patch of blue sky peers down onto the blue-green slopes of the bare mountainside before it disappears behind the grey, cotton clouds. A cool wind brushes against my skin and carries the smell of burnt wood and charcoal from my denim jacket I had […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority of U.S. citizens do not have passports, and therefore cannot travel outside its borders. I had no idea what the […]

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

New Zealand: The Best Of What We Have To Offer

Thursday, February 6, 2014

I know that it’s cliche to say (you know, given The Lord of the Rings), but is there anywhere else in the world that seems more unlike the world we know around us than New Zealand? With its otherworldly landscapes and dramatic terrain, it’s not a stretch to think that if we were forced to […]

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