Living in New York City, I encounter tourists all the time. It can get annoying, having to weed through people who are snapping photos, looking at guidebooks, or are just obviously lost. But every time I see a confused, excited, or even bored tourist on the streets of NYC, I try to remind myself of … More Are You a Traveler or a Tourist?
Gaudí’s massive modernist basilica may finally be finished in 2026, 100 years after its architect’s death. … More Gods Get the Nicest Houses: Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, Spain
The tragic and horrific events in Paris this weekend have left the world riled and in an uneasy state. That’s not to say there haven’t been other atrocities occurring in the world simultaneously, such as the bombing in Beirut, Lebanon. But, as this excellent essay from Cosmopolitan (you read that right, they’re actually doing some great … More Memories of Paris
Bake & Shark is a classic street food sandwich found at the multitudinous food stalls all over Trinidad and Tobago. However the most delicious Bake & Shark sandwiches are said to be had at Maracas Beach. … More Ode to a Foodstuff: Bake & Shark in Trinidad
After a recent trip to Morocco, I came home telling stories about the gorgeous riad that I stayed in in Marrakesh, but I had plenty of friends and family looking at me funny when I said the word “riad.” So what is a riad you might ask? … More What is a Riad?
A highlight of St. John’s, Newfoundland, Canada, these little sets of candy-colored houses are scattered throughout the town and ready and waiting for you to stumble upon them on a walking tour or simply moseying up and down the town’s steep hills. … More The Jelly Bean Houses of St. John’s