The Dying Art of the Italian Barista

While elsewhere in the world has recently become acquainted with the term barista, Italy has had the concept since the fascist years of Mussolini. Even before that, Italian bartenders were not only serving alcohol, they were serving coffee drinks, non-alcoholic drinks, and everything in between. Now this coffee culture is threatened by the globalizing world. … More The Dying Art of the Italian Barista

How to Eat Pho to Make it the Best Thing You’ve Ever Had.

Over my many years of eating bowl after bowl of pho, I have noticed some people don’t enjoy it the way they should. For starters, the average pho restaurant in America does not come close to being what the experience should be for every noodle-and-broth lover. The Right Pho Place So start there. If you … More How to Eat Pho to Make it the Best Thing You’ve Ever Had.

TRIPHOBO Guest Blog: 5 Places to travel to Europe in 2018

“Hi everyone! The travel company TripHobo has been kind to provide Our Little Blue Rock their top destinations in Europe for 2018. Hope this piece of recommendations help you finalize your travel destination this year. I have already covered some of them and planning to cover the rest soon.  5 Places to travel to Europe in 2018 … More TRIPHOBO Guest Blog: 5 Places to travel to Europe in 2018

5 Things to do Off-the-beaten-path in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is a boundless city, county, region of numerous neighborhoods and no shortage of things to do. When people come here, they think Hollywood. The walk of fame. Universal Studios. You couldn’t be further from the LA atmosphere and closer to the cliches than those sights. Here are five much better things you can … More 5 Things to do Off-the-beaten-path in Los Angeles

The Singapore Question

As travelers, we are constantly looking to outside countries, cultures, and traditions to supplement our views of the world and ourselves. One of the most confusing places to grapple with this is the tiny, city-state island that is Singapore. The small, 30-mile country famously went from a poor shipping port to one of the wealthiest … More The Singapore Question