I used the long flight to Tokyo as an opportunity to re-watch a fantastic travel movie by the name of Lost in Translation (2003). I'd seen the indie classic once before, and enjoyed it more the second time (probably because I was on the verge of experiencing the same culture shock as Bill Murray's character). On my first night in the city, it was Kenya, my Japanese … [Read more...] about Suntory Whisky at the Park Hyatt
https://youtu.be/0xyWnYJ1aUQ In 2005, Brook Silva-Braga quit his job at HBO in New York City to go backpacking around the world. Only Brook wasn't your typical backpacker. He had a background in video production and planned to create a documentary about long term travel based on his year-long experience. I had a sneaking suspicion that watching A Map for … [Read more...] about Movie Review: A Map For Saturday
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sy_7OeoZCQY The man who kills the animals today is the man who kills the people who get in his way tomorrow. -- Dian Fossey A chance to see endangered mountain gorillas in the wild is the number one reason why I'm headed to Rwanda this weekend. And it's probably the primary reason most other travelers would put the tiny, central … [Read more...] about Gorillas In the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey
One of my family's Christmas traditions is to go see a movie together. This year, a consensus was formed around George Clooney's new one, Up In The Air. I rarely go to the theater to see movies anymore, however, I was curious to see this one as it was being mentioned a lot on Twitter (and 99% of the people I follow on Twitter live and breathe all things … [Read more...] about Up In The Air: The Ultimate Travel Movie?