America is Beautiful: 30 observations from a cross-country road trip. (Photo: David Lee)
New York City
After the conclusion of my ’round the world trip, I landed back in northern Virginia. I used the next 11 months to meet as many people in the online travel community as possible. This effort entailed networking in New York City over the course of 4 separate trips, which coincidentally coincided with all four seasons […]
My next dish was an appetizer of salmon tartare with a quail egg, scallions, and soy sauce.
It’s a good thing I don’t live with my brother, because I’d have a hard time staying away from Sarita’s Mac and Cheese now that I’ve sampled the goods. I first caught a glimpse of this East Village eatery’s orange exterior a few months earlier while exploring the neighborhood. I made a mental note to […]
I descended to the first floor again for Julia Dimon’s talk, “Beyond the Tourist Zone.”
My globetrotting friend and I have decided against a backpacking trip in exchange for a driving one.
Inside the prayer wheels are scrolls of paper with Om Mani Padme Hum written on them.
My chocolate habit spiraled out of control on my trip around the world. Once I landed in New Zealand and saw convenience store racks loaded with giant bricks of Cadbury chocolate, it was over. I traveled around the country with a pound of the stuff constantly in my pack, telling myself it’s an important supply […]
I walked over to Pommes Frites and ordered a heaping, hot cup of poutine.
Mudspot, the cafe tied to New York City’s popular orange Mudtruck, was a few blocks from my brother’s apartment in the East Village. While I was waiting near the entrance for Amy to arrive, I watched an endless stream of people duck in from the cold to grab their pre-work cup of coffee. I forget […]