Travel Writings

17 May 2017

How To Acclimate Yourself to a New City

Let’s get real – moving to a new city can be tough. Even if you already know people who live there, and have an apartment, job, or family in your soon-to-be hometown, getting used to calling a new place home can be difficult. Looking for ways to speed up the

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04 May 2017

The 5 Worst Tourist Traps in NYC

By: Jonas Barnes Moving here as a transplant, I was a prime target for the infamous “tourist traps” when I arrived. NYC is the greatest city in the world, no doubt, but it’s also the most opportunistic as well. You can make money in so many ways here and one

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21 Apr 2017

Tinder Abroad: Online Dating “Digital Nomads”

By: Rebecca Rush The American imagination has a stereotype of sailors tattooed onto it. Vagabonds with a girl in every port, protecting our nation as they seduce the locals. There’s a new kind of “sailor” afoot, and while they might not be employed by any government, their modus operandi is the

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17 Apr 2017

Books from Banned Countries Part 4: Somalia

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. You may think you know nothing about Somali literature, but you’re mistaken. Okay, perhaps you’re right and you can’t name a single Somali author. But unless you’ve been living under a rock somewhere way, way

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12 Apr 2017

10 Best Drunk Foods in NYC

 By: Jonas Barnes  New York City is the city that never sleeps. It passes out all the time and pisses itself but it rarely sleeps. Whatever your bar kink may be, NYC has a place to get your fix. This city drinks like no other and, unless you’ve lived here,

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23 Mar 2017

Books From Banned Countries Part 3: Libya

This is part of our Books from Banned Countries series. You can see them all here. After a brief hiatus, the “In Translation” series returns with one of the lesser known Middle Eastern regions. This week’s installment focuses on Libyan literature. Once you’re done with their selection, you can ponder that

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09 Mar 2017

SXSW is BullSX!T

SXSW jumped the shark long ago, so be glad you’re not attending the Doritos-sponsored Spring Break for corporate America that’s getting underway in Austin, Texas. SWSW calls itself a “music, film, and interactive festival”. What in the Hello Fresh is an “interactive festival”? It’s where the normally cool city of

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