Travel ASMR: Exploring Portland Oregon Culinary Culture & Cocktail Making

Travel ASMR: Exploring Portland Oregon Culinary Culture & Cocktail Making

In this week’s Travel ASMR video, we explore Portland, Oregon’s culinary culture and take a peek at famed mixologist Jeffrey Morgenthaler’s “The Bar Book: Elements of Cocktail Technique,” possibly the greatest resource a drink enthusiast can have. I’ll tell you a bit about carbonated cocktails before we make one of […]

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The upper deck of the North River Lobster Co boat. This is only a section of it -- it's actually much bigger. Photo courtesy of Jessie Festa.

Discover New York: How To Cruise For Free In NYC

Recently, I made one of my most memorable New York City discoveries: a 3-deck lobster boat restaurant called the North River Lobster Co offering a free sail, beautiful skyline views, uber fresh lobster and Mason jar cocktails — for free! Well, okay, not totally for free. You have to pay […]

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An Ode To My Mom On Her Birthday

An Ode To My Mom On Her Birthday

Happy birthday, Mom! In my quest to be more personal on my blog — and to show a very important person in my life appreciation — I’m writing a post dedicated to my mother on her birthday. It’s funny how many full-time nomads and travel junkies I meet on the […]

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Porters, doing heavy lifting and hard work to ensure travelers have a wonderful experience. Photo courtesy of Brian Holsclaw.

Notes On Responsible Tourism And Inca Trail Porters

“But I already paid $600 for the tour. Now I have to give more money? I don’t have it.” “Can I maybe give $20 instead? I know they suggested more, but I think this is fine.” “I already paid $70 for the porter services. Tipping is optional.” These were the […]

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Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Scary Encounters Abroad And What I’ve Learned From Them

Traveling isn’t always a picnic. Sometimes, we encounter situations that threaten our safety and make us second guess our security. The important thing when something like this happens to you is not let it scare you into not traveling, but to learn a lesson from the experience. Here are some […]

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