Tag Archives: travel

What’s in the bag?

Here’s a fun exercise: who were you four years ago? What were you into? What did you wear? What possessions seemed important? I got the chance to rediscover my 2013 self when I was reunited with a suitcase of stuff … Continue reading

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I’m sorry Jackson, Miss.

About one year later is a good time to write a trip review, right? Well that’s where we’re at, people. This time 12 months ago I had just returned from the ol’ US of A road trip that turned out to … Continue reading

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The year of unexpected travels

In 2013 I went on 26 individual flights. That might add up to a sizeable carbon footprint, I guess, but I’m no frequent flying corporate executive, so I figure it doesn’t really count. I love to travel as much as … Continue reading

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Beauty, beaches and bastard burglars. Welcome to Barcelona.

Call me a statistic. I have joined the ranks of the unlucky thousands (millions, maybe?) who’ve fallen prey to the uber-talented street thieves of Barcelona. I’m actually in awe of them. They are that good. Not that I presented much … Continue reading

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Wine pumps: best idea ever? Yes. The answer is yes.

Further proof that Italians own it when it comes to la dolce vita: you can buy cheap — and more importantly, good — wine from an establishment that is essentially a gas station. That’s right, people, grab a 20-litre drum and form … Continue reading

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The sound of silence: well worth the fifteen bucks

I think the gods may have finally heard my plea. “Please, powers above, let me not be seated next to any more screaming babies with a case of whooping cough; kids that haven’t yet grasped the concept of personal space … Continue reading

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Homie needs a home, yo

Late nights and early mornings. To-do lists. Cardboard boxes, bubble wrap, sharpies. Packing tape. So much packing tape. Shitty packing tape that splits and tears and you can’t find the edge and it never sticks straight. DO NOT cheap out … Continue reading

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