• France

    Grape Picking in Champagne, France

    I had the chance to join a VENDANGES, as a Vendangeur. This is a French word that means the grape picking season (don’t worry, I didn’t know what it meant either). I spent 2…

    January 18, 2018
  • Music

    Triplets and the Takeover of Rap

    Vox does a nice analysis of how the triplet gets and keeps our attention, is easy to follow, and gets you hyped…..which is kind of what trap is all about! #migos #snoop #rap #trap…

    January 17, 2018
  • Thoughts

    Thoughts: Acting Unconditionally

    What does it mean to act unconditionally? This is a concept that most often arises in conversations about love and relationships. While unconditional action does not always come in the form of romance, there…

    January 17, 2018
  • Tanzania

    Signs That You Are A Backpacker: Bracelets

    If you have not laced up your wrists with a copious number of souvenir bracelets, have you really backpacked? It is a time-tested sign of a backpacker, the bracelet. Colors, sizes, homemade, gifted, bought,…

    January 15, 2018
  • Italy

    The Negroni: Italy’s Cocktail

    The yin to the Spritz’s yang. High alcohol, clean taste, nice color. It is Italy’s cocktail. Here’s the recipe. 1 oz Campari 1 oz Gin 1 oz Sweet vermouth (Martini & Rossi Rosso or Cinzano…

    January 15, 2018
  • Italy

    The Spritz: Your mom’s favorite drink

    The official drink of the Italian summer. Here is the recipe. Ingredients 3 ounces Aperol 3 ounces prosecco  3 ounces sparkling water  Orange and lime slices, for garnish …

    January 15, 2018
  • Serbia

    City Summary: Belgrade, Serbia

    Here is a quick summary of Belgrade. I hope it provides some context as I publish some of my stories during my 2 months living in Belgrade and working in refugee camps. Belgrade is…

    January 3, 2018
  • Serbia

    Backpacker Price Index: Belgrade

    Daily Budget: USD $28.40 Price includes: A dorm bed at a good and cheap hostel 3 budget meals 2 public transportation rides 1 paid cultural attraction 3 cheap beers (as an “entertainment fund”)…

    January 3, 2018