Though this M.O. isn’t exactly intentional, by virtue of being one (curlier?) half of a duo of digital nomads, Ayaz and I are almost always each other’s only travel partners when we’re on the road. Rarely do we travel apart — unless we’re visiting our families or I’m on a […]
High on my travel bucket list, somewhere between “explore Nepal” and “eat my face off in China” lay this little gem: See a manatee. That’s right. “See” one, not “swim” with one. That’s because even though manatees are gigantic, slow-moving, and apparently cruising through Florida waterways on a regular basis, […]
It was a dark and stormy night. No really, it was raining cat and dogs in Miami, and there is no way in hell anything could have dragged me out of my cosy, candlelit apartment other than something epic, like a Springsteen concert or … an invite to a really hip […]
My favorite oasis outside the city is, hands down, the Hudson Valley. Nearly anywhere you choose to travel in the region is beautiful: lush, green (at least in summer), filled with artsy, quirky towns, and bee-you-ti-ful nature walks and vistas along the Hudson River.
My dream was coming true – I would attend Cheyenne Frontier Days 2015! As if watching the heart-pounding, adrenaline-pumping competitions wasn’t enough, I got to climb in a bull chute and wander the arena pre-rodeo, and later stand in the chutes mere feet from some verrrry pissed off bulls during the actual rodeo (behind some very fine-looking cowboys in chaps, I might add).
Miami is stunning, it glitters, but there’s also depth and darkness, a heavy dose of Latino passion, and a whole lot of weird. Which is why I love it.
I’m a Yankee, through and through. But, dang it, if I don’t love me some good, old fashioned Southern cooking — and I found it. In Savannah.
If you’ve never been, Key West is a quirky, stranger-than-strange world. You know how Austin’s motto is “Keep Austin Weird”? Well, Key West doesn’t have to make such commands. Key West, if you dig past its bros-on-a-bar-crawl exterior, is nothing but weird. And it’s not about to change.
A giant perk of living in Miami is its proximity to one of the United States’s most popular vacation destinations (well, other than Miami itself, that is): The Florida Keys. You can pack a heckuva lot into a Florida Keys weekend road trip from Miami — see what we enjoyed and why we extended our trip.
It may be the most-visited destination in the United States, but let’s face it, when most people travel to Orlando, they’re going to see Mickey, Minnie, and their character cohorts at Disney’s juggernaut of theme parks. Of course, Orlando hosts loads of other theme parks (Harry Potter, anyone?), an ever-increasing number […]
My childhood vacations to Walt Disney World are among my favorite memories. Not because of some magical, gooey family bonding experience, but because I still nearly wet my pants laughing at our shenanigans. Now, 30 years later, I returned to the scene of the, er, crimes.
Over the years, I have paddled into rocky outcrops, cave walls, and mangrove trees. I have scared small animals, water fowl, and Ayaz. Yet, I keep kayaking — and I love it.