Romania 2017 Overview

August 21, 2017 – August 31, 2017 I had always wanted to visit Romania, because… vampires. With no intention of knocking Twilight fans (you do you), I’ve had a longstanding fascination with all things Dracula. This fixation dates back to 1994, at two-years-old, predating and not including Robert Pattin- er, Edward Cullen. My favorite books … Continue reading Romania 2017 Overview

California 2015 Overview

September 2, 2015 – September 7, 2015 I’ve always thought of California as a fantastic place for other people. As one of the shorter and paler people on this planet, California has never seemed like the appropriate place for me. I’m more interested in the après–ski scene than the prospect of roasting in the sun … Continue reading California 2015 Overview

Iceland 2015 Overview

May 31, 2015 – June 8, 2015 A popular question I received while planning for my second trip to Iceland in two years was, predictably, “Why are you already going back to Iceland?” I definitely understand the motivation to cover as much ground as possible in the time you’re given on this planet, but I … Continue reading Iceland 2015 Overview

New Orleans 2015 Overview

March 11, 2015 – March 14, 2015 I can’t think of a better way to characterize New Orleans than as Disney World for adults. Perhaps in doing so I’m not doing the city justice, in that Disney is in many ways the corporate epicenter of the US, while New Orleans oozes with its own unique brand … Continue reading New Orleans 2015 Overview

Iceland 2014 Overview

March 25, 2014 – April 7, 2014 When I was younger, I dreamt of an enormous, hot lake surrounded by stones and overlooked by a huge industrial building resembling a factory. The details of this dream were vague and probably forgotten the next morning. However, when years later I began planning a trip to Iceland, … Continue reading Iceland 2014 Overview