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

Bratwursts & Death Camps: A Sojourn in Bavaria

As we exit Munich’s main railway station, it is apparent that even here in the heart of the German pride of Bavaria, the region Adolf Hitler loved so dearly, Germany has become a multi-cultural country indicative of their modern tolerance and acceptance. Turkish immigrants open their supermarkets, shops, and small restaurants for the day on the Ludwigsvorstadt, commonly … More Bratwursts & Death Camps: A Sojourn in Bavaria

The 8,000 Person March in LA Saturday Reflects Our Differences and Unanimous Rage, Not Support for Hillary Clinton

As we drive into downtown and leave the car a few miles away from MacArthur Park where protesters are gathering, a group of friends and I are expecting a violent uproar of political dissidence and chaos. To avoid the car being caught up in the mess, we take a Lyft over to where the march … More The 8,000 Person March in LA Saturday Reflects Our Differences and Unanimous Rage, Not Support for Hillary Clinton

The Redolence of Bangkok: Sensory Overload in Thailand’s Capital City

Bangkok has an ubiquitous stench. The smell of inadequate plumbing is complemented by the nausea of sexual slavery. The royal stench pervades the ancient culture. Along every street, vendors sell grilled meats, noodle soups, and fruit. Durian, known for its unique flavor and awful odor, divides Thais and visitors alike as they debate its validity. Still, … More The Redolence of Bangkok: Sensory Overload in Thailand’s Capital City