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USA Travel Guide

“A lot of cities try to be hip, stylish, on top of the trends. Baltimore says screw that, and God bless her. Like a criminal-turned-musician — timeless, hard-bitten and world-weary — Baltimore has a twinkle in the eye and a wisecrack on the lips…with one foot in the Chesapeake Bay and the other stumbling from a pub crawl in Canton, this gritty, sly city begs visitors to coem an hour north from DC to where the wild things are.”

USA Travel

USA Travel Guide

Miami & the Keys Travel Guide

“Little known fact: on the Eighth Day, God shook all the eccentrics of America into the nation’s Southeast corner pocket. And They Became South Florida. And It Was Weird.”
Alligators cruise the swamps as impossibly sexy people sun themselves on beaches that smell of lotion and lust and a Latino soundtrack pulses. Hot, humid and possessed of a higher eccentric count per capita than anywhere else in the US, South Florida sizzles.

USA Travel

Florida Travel Guide

Florida Travel Guide

“No words can really seize the soft curves of this geography, the way the light attaches to water running under the grass, or the mud-and-wood smell of an eroded limestone hole sunk into a pine hammock. In a nation where natural beuaty is measured by its capacity for drama, the Everglades subtly, contentedly flows on.”

Florida Travel

Miami & The Keys

New York, Washington DC, & the Mid-Atlantic Trips

“In Maryland, nothing says ‘I love you’ like spreading newspapers on a table, sticking your thumb up the ass of a bottom-feeding spider, ripping the body of said arthropod cleanly in two and then dismantling the rest of the creature with a mallet and knife. A few beers only add to the romance.”

MidAtlantic Trips

East Coast Trips

Washington DC City Guide

“Washington is not just the monuments and the museums, or the White House and the hood. It is a city where the lines between all of the above have blurred, a town where class and race, once abstract Berlin Walls that kept tke District as divided as any concrete partition, are crumbling. It’s a complicated, controversial, easily stereotyped gem that contains within it every facet of the American experiment…”

D.C. Travel

Washington DC City

Washington DC Encounter Guide

“…the two-cities-in-one stereotype limits this great town. Like the nation she governs, DC is defined by her compromises, not her extremes. And conversations about where that nation is headed occur here with ore frequency and passion than anywhere else in America.”

D.C. Guide

Washington DC Encounter Guide

New Orleans City Guide

“In New Orleans, remember the three ‘I’s. The first two, Indulgence and Immersion, are easy to pick up on. It’s brown sugar on bacon instead of oatmeal for breakfast; a double served neat instead of light beer; sex in the morning instead of being early for work (‘My streetcar was down’). But the biggest ‘I’ here is Intermixing. Tolerating everything and learning from it is the soul of this city.”

NOLA Guide

New Orleans City Guide

NOLA Encounters

“New Orleans is neither back nor gone: she’s changed, simultaneously one of the oldest cities in the country and the newest, a child of America who acknowledges both the troubles of her history and the fact those growing pains give her the nation’s most distinctive sense of place.”

NOLA Encounter

New Orleans Encounter

Africa Travel Guide

“Yellow lions, honey-colored impala and dusty elephants blend into the scrub and thornbrush. But even the sparse flora eventually dissapears into a vast, unbroken sheet of shimmer — a space that encompasses a nothingess the size of Switzerland. the great salt pans are long, low and white, pulsing with an unstoppable glare under an electric-blue-sky ceiling.” (Makgadikgadi & Nxai Pans National Park, Botswana)

Africa Travel

Africa Travel Guide

Kenya Travel Guide

“There’s something in the air here. It’s not just the salt that fades the streets and sidings of Mombasa, Kiswa Cha Mvita, the Island of War. Or the smell of sweat, spice and petrol leaking from a Zanzibar-bound cargo ship. or the sun’s glint off coral castles, ribbons of white sand and the teal break of a vanishing wave…” (Mombasa & the South Coast)

Kenya Travel Guide

Kenya Travel Guide

West Africa Travel Guide

“This, then, is Cameroon, a country that markets itself, with some justification, as all of Africa in one. The description is apt, even eerie: physically, from the southern rainforests to the lazy beaches, from the Mountain of Thunder, an active volcano, to the brown hills of the Sahel and across to the wild eatsern frontier that tempts the adventurous…” (Cameroon)

West Africa Travel Guide

West Africa Travel Guide

Botswana & Namibia Travel Guide

“…the contrast the Okavango presents compared to the rest of Botswana is one of her most jarring, memorable aspects: here, in the heart of the thirst lands, is the world’s largest inland river delta, an unceasing web of water, rushing, standing, flooding, dying.”

Botswana & Namibia

Botswana & Namibia

Watching Wildlife East Africa

“The hoofbeats of 500,000 wildebeests echo across the Serengeti Plains; a group of mountain gorillas lounge in shady undergrowth; a pink haze of flamingos wade in the shallows…”

Watching Wildlife

Watching Wildlife

India Travel Guide

“…try to reach the ends of India, where three oceans mingle and avatars of God worship God on the beach. See the tiger-prowled hills of the Nilgiris, the Mother Temple of the triple-breasted, fish-eyed goddess and the Mountain of Fire, where the Destroyer and Dancer of the Universe manifests himself as a pillar of flame.” (Tamil Nadu)

India Travel Guide

India Travel Guide

South India Travel Guide

“There are the mellow trills of Jack Johnson. Bob Marley flags hang from the balconies. Stores sell things from Tibet, ‘Indian’ clothes few Indians would probably ever wear, toilet paper, hand sanitizer and used books, and you know you have landed, once again, in the Kingdom of Backpackistan.”

South India

South India

Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

“Think of the term ‘Southeast Asia.’ South and east of what? Essentially, Asia’s two most influential countries: China and India. And for all the impact these titans have on the continent, there aren’t many places where their societies meet in unflitered, immediate cultural contact. Then along comes Malaysia’s smallest state: Penang.”

Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Malaysia, Singapore & Brunei

Borneo Travel Guide

“Wild orangutans swing through jungle canopies, Irrawaddy dolphins play in the shimmering waters of the South China Sea and saltwater crocs watch boats gliding down the river in search of Dayak longhouses.”

Borneo

Borneo