Partner travel fresh coffee stains

Traveling with your partner— aka 24/7 subjection, I mean exposure— can be lovely. You have someone to share the world with. Someone to face culture shock with. Someone to watch your bags. In my case, someone whose very male presence deflects the other men practicing machismo. But then again, the constant contact with your beloved Read More

Argentina polo day horses

What do you think about when you hear the word “polo?” Until I saw a photo of the sport— aka glorified hockey on horses— I hadn’t a clue. And even after I saw the photo, I formed my own uneducated judgement. That polo is a sport for snooty, elitist Argentinian men with nothing to do in Read More

Fuerza Bruta Buenos Aires Argentina

“You just have to go,” our dinner companion proclaims. “Um… so… what is it?” I ask even though I’m already convinced. “Just go to Fuerza Bruta. Ps. You get soaked.” Fuerza Bruta. Otherwise, known as Brute Force. Now what the f*&$ kind of crazy ass, rapey-sounding concept is that? Alas, we had nothing to go Read More

long term travel woes

Robbie and I are in month two of our epic criss cross of South America. And while we’ve seen and experienced some incredible things (that giant ass glacier, those creepy ass Moai), we’ve also had ample time to contemplate all the shitty things about long term travel. Yes, there are plenty and there’re not the Read More

Mendoza Argentina cooking class

Mendoza is perpetually drunk. On damn fine wine. And as if Argentina on the whole wasn’t suffering from vino delirium, Mendoza happens to be the epicenter of their production. Its star, Malbec: a purple red, fruity, smoky new found lover of mine. Malbec is why we’re here. Actually, it’s the only reason we’re here in Read More

Easter Island stray dogs attack

Not all travel tales end well. As was the case during our last night on Easter Island, despite eight previous days reveling in idealistic vacation mode. In all its island glamour, Easter Island has its share of faults. All of which are cleverly hidden behind a shit ton of beauty. There’s the battle between its natives Read More