Near death experiences from the Island of pounding rain, mutant sized geckos, and President-elect Trump.
Other than one or two trucks, used for agricultural purposes, there are no motor vehicles to be found on the … More
Five years ago last week, I left America for a life abroad. As I was 25 when I left, this … More
You know how this goes. Relatives you haven’t seen in years – some you can’t remember ever having seen – … More
Part 1 in Weird Correlations With Democracy: Why Clapping on an Airplane Makes You More Susceptible to Authoritarianism.
Trieste is a city with an identity crisis. Part of it longs to be back with its previous Hapsburg rulers, … More
Last Tuesday a friend I haven’t seen in eight years left a comment on my Facebook wall. We had met … More
Of all the chairs it’s possible to find one’s self in, the dentist’s is possibly the worst. Ok, on second … More
If there’s one trivial piece of knowledge that the traveler can attest to, it may just be this: city to … More
While Americans back home celebrated the Fourth of July in the typical way – fireworks, barbecues, pool parties – I … More
1. Never eat at McDonalds You won’t get a bear burger (above) at McDonalds. You’re not Christmas shopping at the … More
To get started, head to Baku’s international bus station. Once your taxi deposits you onto the curb, right into a … More