On the bus to Glasgow, I wake up intermittently and go to the bathroom to puke. The night before a blur of Turkish kebab, beer, a floral gin called the Botantist, and the drones of various musicians. It ended up being a wild night, and I stayed up until I caught my bus early this … More A Short, Eventful Stay in Glasgow
As we’re getting off the plane, a stewardess announces that it is the International Day of Malbec, the wine Argentina–and Mendoza in particular–is known for. She tells the passengers aboard the plane that we will receive one small bottle of wine free-of-charge. As if we were going to need more wine, it is the biggest … More The Next Napa: Food, Wine, & Mountains in Mendoza
When I found out Anthony Bourdain hung himself in a hotel room near Strasbourg, a border town between France and Germany I’ve been though, I started drinking at noon. Two slices of pizza but three beers, I watched the planes take off from the nearby airport and thought about how he would never go anywhere … More When the Travels End in Death
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
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
When you take the elevator in the Nines Hotel and walk through the glassed-hall on the way to Departure, restaurant of Top Chef runner-up Gregory Gourdet, you feel like you going to get on a roller coaster ride or getting ready to get on a plane, which is undoubtedly the restaurant’s intention. My girlfriend Thyme, … More Review of Departure in Downtown Portland, Oregon
I’ve been nominated! Proud to announce that Hanna from the Reaching Hot blog nominated me for the Liebster Award, an award of recognition passed down from travel blogger to travel blogger. Check out Hanna’s blogs from her home in the beautiful country Finland, the rest of Europe and Asia! Hanna’s Questions What is your biggest … More Our Little Blue Rock Nominated for the Liebster Award!