Exploring Bangkok

Welcome to Krung Thep Maha Nakhon! (otherwise known as Bangkok) That’s right, Bangkok’s real name is 168 letters long. Technically, it’s less of a name and more of a descriptive phrase that means City of Angels. This wonderfully busy city is and endless mashup of new and old. Perhaps most known for its street life,…

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historical sites and possible snake bites

Amer Fort, perched atop the hilltops of Amer, Rajasthan, sits one of the most striking places I visited in India. When I went to the Taj Mahal, I knew it’d be great. But this old palace was such an unexpected surprise. In the valley below the old walls sits Maota Lake, reflecting the yellow structure.…

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my favorite Indian city–and it’s easy to see why

Welcome to Jaipur! My most favorite and final stop on the Golden Triangle. The colors, the food, the art–there’s so much to love about this place. It’s known as the Pink City. Probably because most of the buildings are pink. It’s also known as the Paris of India, which makes me chuckle in only the…

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A Country For Every Single Sense

Don’t listen to or trust people who tell you not to visit India. There is so much to see, to learn and appreciate. There aren’t dull seconds–every moment you’ll spot at least one thing you’d never imagine–shocking to Western sensibilities. And I mean that in only the best ways. It may come as no surprise,…

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Sneakers fit for an Indian wedding

In 2020 (yes that’s right), we all made our way to India for my sister-in-law’s wedding. What a fascinating, beautiful country, filled with fun traditions. Here are a few highlights of the customs we were lucky enough to experience: Color is important in India. Each has its own meaning–different than those we associate in the…

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another year in review, 21.0

Years have felt less year-like. In the time warp following 2020, there’s just pre-pandemic and post-pandemic. Dates seem to drip, flowing without delineation into a blur. That’s why it took be so long to pull this year in review together. It’s a tradition I’ve kept since 2012 that usually brings me a lot of joy…

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Yes, this city had an insane mayor, but maybe we should know a few other things about it.

Well, this is chilly Toronto, Ontario. About 3 million people call the metropolitan area home, and that population is steadily on the rise. Believe it or not, it’s also a multicultural hub. Over half of the residents were born somewhere else. In fact, over 180 languages are spoken here. Along with a vast array of…

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The only sneakers I bought in 2021…and they’re not Nikes

Well, it’s the first day of 2022. Seems like the perfect procrastinated moment to share the only sneakers I bought in 2021. INTRODUCING MY NEW AllbirdsWOOL RUNNERS Over the last few years, I’ve limited my personal consumerism. For this lifelong sneakerhead, that means I’m buying WAY less. In 2020, I only got one fresh set…

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If you’re never overdressed in Milan, then you should always wear sneakers.

A while back I was lucky enough to spend a week in Milan. What an incredible city. It’s old. It’s new. The locals are impeccably clad in clothes way cooler than anything you could pull out of your closet. And let’s not forget the food and wine. The first tourist-y thing I did was visit…

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The Eagle’s Nest of the French Mediterranean

And now, the final stop on my tour of the South of France: Èze. But first I’d like to mention what a pleasure driving has been. The country roads are just as fun as exploring the towns along the way: from vineyards to lavender fields to intensely blue waters. Èze, referred to as the eagle’s…

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