I don't understand the negativity surrounding visiting Athens. I think it stems from comparing Athens to the Greek Islands of Mykonos and Santorini, which are spectacular in their own ways as well, but are an entirely different type of vacation. Athens needs to be compared to Lisbon, Rome or dare I say it, Paris. Of … Continue reading Athens is Alive!
Thoughts on the loaded term "Race" and it's implications today What does the word "Race" mean? What do we mean by race? There are clearly different skin colors and thousands of languages, cultures and human behaviors. It seems on the surface nonsense to claim that race doesn't exist. We need to dive deeper, in a scientific … Continue reading Does Racism Exist Because We Forgot About a Volcano..?
Anthropology needs demystifying from time to time. Here is what it is and why it is extremely relevant todayTweet Anthropology is the study of Humanity Anthropology is basically the study of people. Languages, stories, pasts, fashion, art, myths, power structures, identities, music, architecture, dance, family, it covers an overwhelming amount of topics and is best understood as … Continue reading What is Anthropology?
Let's look into why visiting an American city center is often disappointing whereas European ones are mostly pleasantTweet Visiting Europe conjures up images of charming downtown marketplaces, quaint bridges connecting towns, and thriving communities you can stroll through in a way that most American cities simply cannot offer. Sure there are certain vibrant downtown cultural areas and … Continue reading Why are European City Centers so much Nicer than American Ones?
Barcelona is a food lover's paradise. We couldn't find a bad meal here if we had tried. Paella, Tapas, Jamon Iberico all paired with earthy, spicy red wines made this trip a true delight. Park Guell is an artist's dream colony, livable masterpieces with not a single straight line in sight make you feel as … Continue reading Barcelona
Dubrovnik is a gem on the jewel-blue sea of the Adriatic. Situated perfectly in Medieval and Renaissance times as a port-of-call, today it is a major destination for Mediterranean Cruise ships as well. This walled port city still looks and feels like you have stepped back in time. The ancient stones beckon you to discover … Continue reading Dubrovnik
Amsterdam truly feels like a walkable, human-scale major city. Something I find missing back home. Every street feels accessible, although you need to be wary of bikes whizzing by, but transport in general is fast and convenient. So much of the country relies on natural power in some way as well, from the sea or … Continue reading The Netherlands
Maine surprised us with just how much we genuinely enjoyed every town we visited. From lobster roll sampling to rugged coastal walks and endless lighthouses, we hit the quintessential Maine checklist and loved it all! Take a drive up the coast and stop at every small town. Stroll along the main streets. Stop in a … Continue reading Maine
Believe me when we tell you, Rhode Island is a hidden gem. The smallest state always slipped past us unnoticed up until this recent Spring trip, but we now both rank Newport at the top of the list of cities we need to revisit. From the preserved historic district to the lively wharves, taking a … Continue reading Rhode Island
By Austin Clinkenbeard Draw water from her wells, guide your hands along her smooth stones, peer into the depths of Dubrovnik Dubrovnik has faced the Adriatic with dark eyes perched upon her lofty mountaintops for centuries uncountable. She has seen the strength of great empires rise and fall while she herself remains ageless and beautiful. … Continue reading Dubrovnik’s Ancient Facades