Monthly Archives: June 2011

“What’s Past is Prologue”

Oh, Woody, ye of a thousand neuroses. You’ve gone and hit mine right on the nose: that romantic yearning to experience a particular place during a particular time that’s not my own. I’ve almost always felt a disconnect between the … Continue reading

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Packing a Lot of Crap into Two Small Bags: A Photographic Essay

Back in 2009, I took a three-month round-the-world trip to a planned five continents, and with the help of Fly Mother and some Zip-Lock bags, I was able to squeeze an adequate amount of clean underwear and other necessities into … Continue reading

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The Greatest Freakshow on Earth

New York might have the “Naked” Cowboy and Tokyo might have outlandish Harajuku street fashion, but São Paulo’s where you’ll see 40 skateboard punks commandeer a city street and a truly-naked homeless man walking down the street swinging low amidst … Continue reading

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The Non-Conformist Traveler

Would you dare dream of visiting every country in the world? Would you dare try? One of my biggest inspirations when it comes to international travel is Chris Guillebeau, a young entrepreneur who has made it his personal ambition to … Continue reading

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Gaining Entrée into Paradise*

Does this move you? What about this? Of any place on Earth, Brazil probably comes closest to delivering on the hype – for vacationers, at least – and I’ve lived moments here that were pretty damn similar to those evoked in … Continue reading

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São Paulo in Pictures: The Street Where I Live, Part 1

Avenida São João – aka Saint Johns Ave, baby – in the ‘new’ half of ‘old’ downtown São Paulo. For a few decades, The Ave was the place to see and be seen, with the sidewalk cafés, movie houses, bijou … Continue reading

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Global Juke Joint: Your International Starter Album

When it comes to music that transports you out of the banality of your office cubicle, there’s no one like nuyorican house DJ “Little” Louie Vega, one-half of 90s music production team Masters at Work – not Lou Bega of … Continue reading

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