France is an amazing and diverse country. I’ve been to Paris, where history hangs over everything like a fog and every man made structure doubles as a symbol or an idea that somebody somewhere along the line was willing to die for. I’ve also been to Montpellier, where the Mediterranean sun gives everyone and everything a warm friendly glow. It’s a fantastic 98-361 country, … [Read more...] about A Bizarre Moonlight Escape in France
Living in Philadelphia, it was only a matter of time before we took a trip to Atlantic City, the ocean-side Las Vegas of the East Coast. Here’s two contemporary poets talking about Atlantic City: "Everything dies baby, that's a fact / Maybe everything that dies someday comes back/Put your makeup on, fix your hair up pretty/ and meet me tonight in Atlantic City" - Bruce … [Read more...] about The Boss and The Situation in A.C.
Travel costs money. Even the cheap backpacker and hostel life can eat through a healthy nest egg in a shockingly quick amount of time. When I’m traveling and I check my account balances, my immediate reaction upon seeing the printout from the ATM is always “Oh my god, I’ve been robbed!” Then I take minute to think about my expenses and realize I’m just bad at … [Read more...] about Value Flashpacking: Three Favorite Destinations
Flights to and from Bocas Del Toro, Panama, can be delayed by home runs. I know because I was on a flight traveling there from Panama City and our flight was delayed, and the reason, as best as I could tell, was that somebody turned on a fastball. Jason and I were riding a Panamanian Airlines twin propeller plane to Panama’s best tourist destination, the Bocas Del Toro … [Read more...] about Separating Locals from Tourists (and Travelers) in Bocas Del Toro, Panama – Part 1
(Recently, Jason and I visited Bocas Del Toro, Panama. This is part 2 in a 5-part series examining just what is a local and what is a tourist at one of the best spots on the old "Gringo Trail"). Local Or Tourist? Case study #1: Alex We met Alex after we got off the plane. I grabbed my bag that I checked because I haven’t traveled as much as Jason and apparently … [Read more...] about Separating Locals from Tourists (and Travelers) in Bocas Del Toro, Panama – Part 2: Alex