Suntory’s Hibiki whisky was the brand Bill Murray’s character consumed in Lost in Translation.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
_ Any time I want to relive my first backpacking trip to Europe (1998), I sit down and watch Eurotrip. It’s a silly, stereotype-driven take on what it’s like to ride the rails and get into trouble in such popular destinations as London, Amsterdam, and Rome. If you’ve ever had your fill of street mimes, […]
As I alluded to in my declaration of being alive and well in New York City, I took some time last Thursday to stroll through Central Park. I first came across a softball field with multiple games in progress. Don’t these people have jobs? Just kidding. I sat on a bench and played around with […]
I’m about 2 years behind the times with regard to watching Into The Wild – the movie, based on the book by John Krakauer, based on the life of Christopher McCandless (aka Alexander Supertramp). Last weekend, I finally sat down and watched it. I first heard about Alexander Supertramp’s tragic adventure on an episode of […]