The Golden Rules of being a Host

Something that I’ve been thinking about recently is about being a host. In this millennial age of traveling, we’re seeing Couchsurfing, Airbnb and regular friend-to-friend hosting encourage a close-to-home form of experiencing a city that used to be a rarity. We’re giving up fancy hotels and resorts for an opportunity to see places from a local’s … More The Golden Rules of being a Host

austin + san antonio : where i saw so much burnt orange

Welcome to Texas, or as it’s known in my childhood – Cowboy town. I’ve said this before but the US is really more of a conglomerate of different states than one unified country, which provides it an ample set of advantages and obstacles. Texas is one of its most distinctive states, with some even calling … More austin + san antonio : where i saw so much burnt orange

spring break travelogue – st. louis, nashville, new orleans and everything in between

I’m 2 months late, but my Spring Break trip still provides lasting memories of amazing places we visited and delicious food we tried. This year, the lads and I took a road trip from St. Louis, Missouri to New Orleans, Louisiana with pitstops in Nashville, Lynchburg, and Memphis, Tennessee. The trip was by far one of my … More spring break travelogue – st. louis, nashville, new orleans and everything in between

seeing south america – sao paulo + rio de janeiro + niteroi

The final country on the trip – Brazil. I was extremely excited for this last leg, especially given all the wild stories I’ve heard about times in this land. My ignorance was quickly challenged though, given that I had forgotten that Brazil spoke primarily Portuguese and not Spanish. There was a whole bunch of relearning … More seeing south america – sao paulo + rio de janeiro + niteroi

seeing south america: nasca + cusco + macchu picchu

The adventure continues as I move from Lima to Nasca. The journey leaves the city and goes to the desert, where sun-baked houses occupy the large expanse and sunsets are beautiful. Nasca Nasca is one of the smaller Peruvian towns, normally part of a larger trail going through Paracas and Ica, which I, unfortunately, didn’t … More seeing south america: nasca + cusco + macchu picchu