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Cap Cana, Dominican Republic: You Can’t Escape Politics

AA loves his new GoPro (you may have noticed from the videos included in a few of my recent posts). It is by far his favorite purchase of the past year – much to the delight of my family who now has enough GoPro –related items to last a number of birthdays. AA is cautious […]

Interview with Adrian Rubin: Creative Director, Designer and New Yorker

Hello Adrian Rubin, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Of course! My name is Adrian Rubin and I’m a freelance Creative Director in beautiful Brooklyn, New York. I love any and all things creative, so I spend most of my time with my sleeves rolled up on a client project or out and […]

Wenchuan, China: The Wenchuan Earthquake

The Wenchuan Earthquake was a colossal event that changed the lives of so many people in China’s Sichuan Province. These are my thoughts and recollections of the event on that day and the weeks that followed. The date is forever etched in my memory. May the 12th, 2008, it was a normal Monday as I […]

Montenegro: Traveling on a Budget

It was the trip of my life – my friend and I, two weeks, 200 euros and only one goal – to get to the sea in Montenegro. It was budget travel and a challenge for us. We crossed half of Europe by buses and trains, and met a couple of Italians in Belgrade, Serbia, […]

Interview with Primo Hiring: India’s Top Recruitment Firm

Hello, can you tell us a bit about yourself? Hi there, we are Primo Hiring, a leading recruitment consultant from India. We help companies find the right candidate for a particular position after conducting the necessary checks and interviews to ensure that their new employee’s goals and aspirations are perfectly aligned with the company’s. Candidates […]

Caracas, Venezuela: The City Hidden in the Valley

So, do you like a mix between nature and the world of steel and concrete? Then the city of Caracas will certainly not let you down! This city has a great history that goes back to the times of Cristóbal Colón, when the city (inhabited by locals called Caribes) was discovered by the Spanish. Caracas […]

Silk Street Market, China: How to Barter

The Silk Street Market in Beijing is a famous shopping market in the city’s Chaoyang District on East Xiushui Street. It was originally an outdoor market and became famous for the quality of materials and for having clothes tailor made to order. More than 1,700 small stalls are accommodated within the multistory building that has […]

Lake George, New York: Finding Friluftsliv in the Big Apple

My relationship with winter has been an on and off again one, as I imagine it is for most. When I was young in Wilmette and feeling indestructible, I don’t remember ever feeling the cold. There was just the excitement of the first snowfall and the anxious hope that it would arrive around Christmas when […]

Yekaterinburg, Russia: A Luxury Restaurant for Poor Students

Although it was almost the end of March, the weather said otherwise – 27 degrees below zero with a snowy storm. However, the people around us, the atmosphere and the Russian spirit made us feel warm the entire time. I and 24 students from Europe were participating in an educational course in Yekaterinburg, Russia. It […]

Suihua, China: Hostages in Suihua

My wife (Lisa) and I were on our way to China to begin teaching in Harbin, or so we believed. We had been in Beijing for a couple of weeks visiting the major tourist attractions before heading up to the northeast of China to begin working. We took the train from Beijing and arrived into […]