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January 2, 2017

It didn't smell nearly as bad as I thought it would. And we never got hit with camel spit.

Our visit to a camel wrestling match, held outside of the bustling tourist town of Bodrum on the Turkish side of the Aegean Sea, was like no other cultural experience we've had in...

May 28, 2016

A week, a month, a year, a lifetime: There's not enough time to see everything that London has to offer, and we only had a week (less if you subtract jetlag and egress to and from the city) to experience the bustling capital, which is even more tourist-friendly than ev...

May 15, 2016


I made the call. The voice on the other end of the line was nondescript. 




I hesitated, blurting my rehearsed lines, flubbing the name in the process.


"Yeah, sure," he replied. "How much do you want?"


We agreed on a price, and a time and place to meet.



May 13, 2016

As travelers, we try to be locavores as much as possible. There's the obvious reason: You want to sample the local dishes, as there are few ways better to understand a culture than through its stomach. Another reason is more practical: It's usually cheaper to eat food...

May 8, 2016

My last post was on Oct. 31, 2015. A few things have changed since then, starting the following day, when we became homeless.


No, we didn't lose everything in the stock market or to a wily prince in Nigeria. We rented out our home in Denver for a second time, with a on...

October 31, 2015

How long does it take to quit a job? In my case, it's six months and counting (and it depends on when you start the counting). I left my FT job as editor of The Antarctic Sun, an online news publication about the research that takes places on the southernmost continent...

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