Embarking on a Southeast Asian Adventure

Sunset over the Mui Ne FIshing Village, Vietnam

Sunset over the Mui Ne FIshing Village, Vietnam In November 2023, I embarked on a dream of mine: to spend several months backpacking around Southeast Asia! As per my namesake, I’m doing this all out of one bag, and on a low budget. Luckily, Southeast Asia offers some of the best bang for your buck […]

“On the Road” Travel Book Review

On the Road by Jack Kerouac

“We packed my brother’s furniture in back of the car and took off at dark promising to be back in thirty hours–thirty hours for a thousand miles north and south. But that’s the way Dean wanted it.” Jack Kerouac Book Info Author: Jack Kerouac (1922-1969) Published: 1957 Geographic Area: The United States, with a little […]

Best Things to Do in Cleveland, Ohio

Cleveland, Ohio Skyline

CLE. The ‘Land. The Mistake on the Lake. That One City Where the River Caught Fire. Cleveland, Ohio goes by many names, not all of them flattering. Yes, it has become synonymous with American urban blight and crime. Yes, the Cuyahoga River DID catch fire (12 times, actually). But, like a lot of American cities, […]

Best Things to Do in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois at Night

Chicago is one of my favorite cities on Earth. It has so much to offer, from cool out-of-the-way joints to world-class amenities. I’ve been here several times, and I find it exciting each and every time. There’s always a new place to visit or a new neighborhood to explore. It has a very real energy […]