Booze, Food, Travel

I’m not generally a fan of hotel tours, but I decided to join one in Gamboa. I arrived in town in early afternoon, waited for my room to become available, and headed out into the streets. I found that there was nothing near the guesthouse (via Panama from Above)

I’m not generally a fan of hotel tours, but I decided to join one in Gamboa. I arrived in town in early afternoon, waited for my room to become available, and headed out into the streets. I found that there was nothing near the guesthouse (via Panama from Above)

I survived Hurricane Sandy just near the Hudson River. Didn’t feel like a scary storm, but it did plenty of damage around New Jersey and New York. My neighborhood was definitely fortunate. Full story here.

I survived Hurricane Sandy just near the Hudson River. Didn’t feel like a scary storm, but it did plenty of damage around New Jersey and New York. My neighborhood was definitely fortunate. Full story here.

“Yahoo Travel released a list of 10 destinations that every child should experience before they turn 15. It makes me feel like I had a deprived childhood, which I know I didn’t. Not every kid is the same and not every destination list is what they need to see. Here’s why…”
10 Destinations for Every Kid
Towards the end of summer, my friends and I headed into the city for a day of beer and fun. We had been planning on visiting the Brooklyn Brewery for quite some time. (via Brewery Adventures: Brooklyn Brewery)

Towards the end of summer, my friends and I headed into the city for a day of beer and fun. We had been planning on visiting the Brooklyn Brewery for quite some time. (via Brewery Adventures: Brooklyn Brewery)

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5 Ways of Looking at China’s Forbidden City

I looked at it with great frustration. Huge crowds, many of whom wanted photos with the foreigners, and many closed exhibits. I was there in 2007 as it received a facelift for the Olympics. The main building was completely closed—it was covered in scaffolding and a canvas that had a picture of the building. It was still forbidden.

condenasttraveler:

5 Ways of Looking at China’s Forbidden City

I looked at it with great frustration. Huge crowds, many of whom wanted photos with the foreigners, and many closed exhibits. I was there in 2007 as it received a facelift for the Olympics. The main building was completely closed—it was covered in scaffolding and a canvas that had a picture of the building. It was still forbidden.

“It’s St. Patrick’s Day and the bars are already packed (at least, I assume so). The sun is shining and the spring temperatures have returned, which is a dangerous mix for a holiday that most celebrate as a reason to get drunk. When I lived in Boulder, everyone wanted to watch the world’s shortest St. Patrick’s Day Parade–so short that they did it twice.”
Happy St. Patrick’s Day
Spring is almost here and the temperatures, though inconsistent, are rising. It’s almost time for another drive out to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for some hiking. (via Hiking Season)

Spring is almost here and the temperatures, though inconsistent, are rising. It’s almost time for another drive out to the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area for some hiking. (via Hiking Season)

After our trip to the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks, my new Canadian friends and I hopped in a taxi for the Amador Causeway (with a brief stop at the Albrook bus station so our taxi driver could help them purchase tickets to Bocas del Toro). (via Walking Amador Causeway)

After our trip to the Panama Canal at the Miraflores Locks, my new Canadian friends and I hopped in a taxi for the Amador Causeway (with a brief stop at the Albrook bus station so our taxi driver could help them purchase tickets to Bocas del Toro). (via Walking Amador Causeway)

I didn’t plan much of my journey through Panama. I had a list of places to visit and a hotel for the first night. I figured I’d meet other travelers and go along with them. I managed to find a few in Panama City and Gamboa, but no one to accompany me (via Peaceful Forest; Busy City)

I didn’t plan much of my journey through Panama. I had a list of places to visit and a hotel for the first night. I figured I’d meet other travelers and go along with them. I managed to find a few in Panama City and Gamboa, but no one to accompany me (via Peaceful Forest; Busy City)