As Seen at The Grove

April 11, 2010
The Magic Nut & Candy Company, The Grove Farmer's Market, Los Angeles

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Why I Love Irv’s Burgers in West Hollywood

April 4, 2010

This is where I read LA Weekly every week and fail to improve my cholesterol level.

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Matador University

November 20, 2009

This is a big plug for Matador’s travel writing school! If you don’t know what I’m talking about , check it:

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1267 R. do Bonjardim, Porto, Portugal (SCARIEST ABANDONED HOUSE EVER)

November 6, 2009

See and download the full gallery on posterous

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Lola Puts It All In Perspective

November 4, 2009

I have been trying to keep up with all of the Travel World drama over the past few weeks and can barely keep my head above water after writing, let alone my Twitter feed. Lola lays it out really well here.

“This may sound like the passive-aggressive or easy way out, but step back and truly reflect on these simple words. If you know yourself, your strengths, your weaknesses, and your true goals and purpose in life, external forces and influences within your control really won’t dampen any inherent resolve or visions.”

http://lolaakinmade.com/2009/11/03/first-things-first-know-thyself/


One Travel Word I’d Be Happy To Never Hear Again

November 4, 2009

“wanderlust”

so gay.


One Year After The Election…I Look Back At How Buenos AIres’ Expats Saw It All

November 3, 2009

I really enjoyed writing this one.  Checkit:

"Barbara left home after her husband cheated on her, leaving her a stockpile of cash awarded by an “asskicking judge”. In Argentina she found that her money went further, that healthcare was cheaper (often free) and that she could make money by fact-checking for a US based company."

http://thetravelersnotebook.com/notes-from-road/obama-and-the-expat/

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5 Fast Foods That Should Never Have Been

October 29, 2009

This is my favorite thing Kate's ever written, probably because I am fascinated by fast food.  Her description of the McRib is quite tasty.

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Twenty 80’s Rockers Twenty Years Later

October 28, 2009

I was hunting around Flickr the other night for some of my favorites from the 80's, then realized it would make a pretty neat piece. 

Behold.

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How To Sleep In Your Vehicle

October 27, 2009

I found this one really interesting. I’ve always thought I was the free and easy type, until the idea of sleeping a car every night popped into my head. Dorm bunk? Sure. Tent? OK. But for some reason, sleeping in the car seems strange to me.

How To Sleep In Your Vehicle