Ever gotten caught in a rainstorm and gotten your jeans soaked? Fought those uncomfortable creases you get when you sit in tight pants for too long? Gotten a stain you just couldn’t […]
(What the heck is an Overly Opinionated Guide?) Ahh, Albuquerque: home of Breaking Bad, the Southwest’s little Hollywood, frequent butt of jokes because of how difficult it is to spell. (Say it “al-boo-kwer-kew” […]
The bombing of Hiroshima by the US is modern history, but after the bombings, Hiroshima the city slowly slid out of the Western mind. The bombings were behind fifty years of growth, healing, and history when I was born, but even then, all I knew of Hiroshima was the destruction and enormous casualties. A lot can happen in 70 years, though.
You know them: the monkeys that live somewhere in Japan, spending the cold winters soaking in natural hot springs with snow piling up on their furry heads. When I was little, I only knew these creatures from magazines like National Geographic and Smithsonian, so I assumed that the possibly-mythical monkeys were accessible only to intrepid wildlife photographers who trekked miles through the snow.
A quick note: this is from the blog I kept when I was in Asia during 2014 and 2015. You can read old posts here. Although anime and manga still aren’t quite “mainstream” […]
It’s strange how scatershot my travel habits are. I’ve explored Taipei thoroughly (a 17+ hour, two layover plane trip), but it took me until last summer to check out Manhattan, a mere four hours away by car. Likewise, there are so many little spots around New England that I haven’t gotten to explore.
A quick note: this is from the blog I kept when I was in Asia during 2014 and 2015. You can read old posts here. Lots of things make me happy. Absurdly dark […]
A quick note: this is from the blog I kept when I was in Asia during 2014 and 2015. I haven’t edited it at all – this is it, in its full […]
This means that when I hit up a new city, I’m always checking sites like Atlas Obscura for quirky museums I might have otherwise missed. I also follow quite a few offbeat blogs that keep me updated about oddities, which is how I learned about the Museum of Man’s new exhibit on Cannibalism.
Sometimes I pick up guide books or read blog posts and feel like humanness is lacking. The “go here, do this, don’t do that, avoid these scams” advice is fine, necessary even, […]
We need to stop treating travel as if it’s the end-all, be-all of every human’s life.