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Five Lessons Learned While Weekend-ing In New Orleans

Monday, December 22, 2014

If traveling is about the journey, then there are lessons to be learned. Weekend-ing in New Orleans was one of those practical adventures that had less to do with voodoo and more to do with the real situations of getting, living, and leaving there. Lesson one: sometimes you have to DIY. Upon arrival at YYZ, […]

The Emerald Isle Was Not Easy

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

I wish I could say that I saw all the coasts of Ireland, but I only saw two. In between I saw rainbows and fields of rapeseed, and it was beautiful. The week-long trip went smoothly, but for some reason the journey was not easy. First thing upon arrival: learn to drive on the opposite […]

The Australian Coffee Invasion Has Begun In New York

Monday, November 18, 2013

Apparently, if an Australian gives your city the thumbs up for being up on the coffee culture, you have succeeded. You see, you may not have known it, but the Australians are actually java connoisseurs, something I learned while reading this recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, which shows caffeine fanatics where to look in New […]

Afghanistan: Should You Go And How To Get There?

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A recent article on GoMad Nomad tries to show travelers how to get to Afghanistan, which, in recent years, has been more difficult and slightly frightening. At the top of the article, there is a disclaimer noting that, although the author has survived a trip to this country, it does not mean that one should […]

Is There A Right Path To Travel?

Friday, March 22, 2013

And, I quote, “Getting there is half the fun when you’re on a cruise ship that left Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and won’t dock at Noumea until Tuesday afternoon, and you’ve got four new books from the library.” That was from a recent article in The New Zealand Herald by Ewan McDonald who head-butts the idea of […]

Hostel Situations: Are Backpacker Hangouts Finally Branching Out?

Thursday, February 28, 2013

Increased connectivity is in the contemporary buzzfeed. Along with social media and networking platforms, travelers are discovering that the way we travel should, naturally, also be social and fun, which makes the rise in popularity of hostels make perfect sense. A recent NYT article introduced the Mexico City-based hostel Downtown Beds, a hostel located in the former servants’ quarters of […]

A Mostly Forgotten Treasure In The Himalayas Has Me Asking: What Makes Us Travel?

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

A mostly forgotten treasure in Guler, a small town in the Punjabi state of India nestled at the foothills of the Himalayas, is home to a 250-year-old crumbling palace that has been taken over by the jungle, leaving behind remnants of a not-too-long-ago past of royal artistry in the valley. The Financial Times recently went in search of this […]

Lost And Found In Buenos Aires

Monday, April 30, 2012

Sometimes we travel for our soul’s journey, to discover something about a place and something about ourselves. Time and again, people believe that those that travel are “running away from something,” and I keep saying, “perhaps we are running towards it.” Round one, Buenos Aires: a surreal, old-world cultural experience. A time to learn tango […]

My 10 Ways To Revamp Argentina’s Top 10 Foods

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Every food needs a little evolutionary jump-start once in a while. As a fan of mash-ups (some of my favorite foods include shepherd’s pie and bubble & squeak — a post-Thanksgiving swirling concoction of leftovers), I think that combining one’s culinary cultural upbringing with that of another can only bring about good things. Which made me wonder […]

Mexican Road Trip: Should You Do it?

Friday, July 1, 2011

Braving an awesome experience comes with the weight of cost and benefit. To experience a culture — the people, the language, the street food — as authentically as possible is always the goal. Some no longer wish for simply Tex-Mex. Some want the real thing. At the end of the day, whether you actually take […]

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