10 Love Stories From My Travels
Do you love unraveling mysteries, with a side of romance? This post is for you.
To The Racist I Had the Displeasure of Meeting Recently
It's not enough to ignore racism. We need to actively call it out.
16 Reasons to Fall in Love with Savannah, Georgia
I'm madly in love with Savannah -- it's one of my favorite places! Here's why.
Chasing Sunsets in Santorini
It's one of the most famous places in the world to watch the sunset. Here's what you should know about Santorini!
Black Tap and the Craziest Milkshakes in New York City
Do you have it in you to consume -- and FINISH -- a milkshake like this?
In Oakland, A Different Narrative
Oakland had a VERY different feel from other US cities I've visited.
When the Photography Gods Don’t Smile Upon You
What happens when you have the worst conditions possible for photography?
Many years ago, I purchased The Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel, a guide to strange, new, and offbeat ways of exploring while traveling. (The book is now out of print; you can buy used copies here.) These are new and different ways to not only explore a destination, but to see your hometown in a new way. Some of the methods? Erotourism. A couple travels to a new city and spends a day trying to... [Read more]
From our first conversation, I knew that you and I wouldn’t get along. You were negative and made put-downs on a regular basis; I knew I had no desire spend another moment with you after our business trip concluded. That was fine. Part of business, as well as life, is being able to get along with people whose company you don’t enjoy. It’s not a big deal; you just get through... [Read more]
Two years ago, I visited the city of Savannah, Georgia, for the first time — and it immediately became one of my favorite places in the world. Since then, I’ve been wanting to get back. Savannah is a place that I feel viscerally. A few other cities give me that same feeling. Granada is the sun beating down, blindingly fluorescent whites, flamenco flowing through the air, the Sierra... [Read more]
Over the past few years, I’ve made a habit of visiting my egregious travel oversights. Amsterdam and Berlin got checked off; Japan and Hong Kong were added to my tally; Chicago finally got a visit; I finished visiting every country in the Balkans. But there was one oversight that had people screaming in incredulity. “You’ve never been to Greece?!” my friends would yell. “How... [Read more]
Guys, I’m a bit embarrassed at what I’m about to tell you. For the first time in the six years that I’ve been writing this blog, I went a full month without leaving a single city. I couldn’t believe it until I went back through my photos and realized it was true. I never left New York this month. And not only that, I only existed within the boroughs of Manhattan and Brooklyn. I... [Read more]
A few months ago, a new breed of milkshakes exploded across the internet. Monsters covered in piles of candy. Layers of candy and frosting upon whipped cream and chocolate, eagerly waiting to be slurped through a straw. They were crazy, they were impractical, and they seemed largely designed for Instagram. Surely no normal person could eat one of those in a sitting, right? Well, that didn’t... [Read more]
It took three visits to San Francisco before I finally made it over the bridge to Oakland. Did I like it? Absolutely! It’s a great city with fantastic food. But what I found most interesting in Oakland was how different the narrative felt. Go to most major cities in the U.S., learn about their history, and they’ll give you a cast of white players telling white stories, with people of... [Read more]
You know, I wasn’t sure if this was the right time to reveal my apartment to the world. Originally, I wanted to wait until I got art on the walls, decorated it more, and had a completely staged apartment to reveal. Then I remembered that you guys always enjoy seeing the process of things, the nitty-gritty, the aspects that aren’t 100% certain. You could see the place as it improves changes... [Read more]
If I were a more professional photographer, my travels would be very different. I’d do a lot more research beforehand, scoping out the best places to take the shots I wanted. I’d wake up before sunrise on a regular basis (the horror!) and plan my days around the sunsets. And in case of bad weather and bad light, I’d be completely sidelines, unless there was something inside I would... [Read more]
March kicked off with a bang in Puerto Rico — then mellowed out considerably by the end of the month. Here are the best and worst moments of the month! Destinations Visited San Juan, Culebra, Fajardo, Orocovis, and Ponce, Puerto Rico New York, New York Shelton and Monroe, Connecticut Reading, Lynn, and Andover, Massachusetts Favorite Destinations Puerto Rico was simply fabulous. I’ve... [Read more]