A New Anthropology of Drink

Aperitifs and the digestifs: the fuel of conversations deep and wide...

Aperitifs and the digestifs: the fuel of conversations deep and wide…

Me and Tomoko were shopping in Prenzlauer Berg early one evening this past Fall. And when the time was right, we walked down a quiet street until I found the blank steel door that I’d been searching for. There was no sign. Just a photo of the Irish playwright Samuel Beckett in a dark window.

How to Go Deep — Doing Your Pre-Trip Homework

You get out of a trip what you put into it...

You get out of a trip what you put into it…

The topic of pre-trip reading came up on my Facebook page the other day when we were discussing Iceland.

I want to share a little of my process, because I think you’ll find it helpful.

Is This Europe’s Best Long Haul Airline?

Who is that handsome devil sipping a Woodford Reserve and pretending to work...?

Who is that handsome devil sipping a Woodford Reserve and pretending to work…?

I don’t write airline or hotel reviews on my site. My focus is travel literature.

But I had such a great flight on Turkish Airlines last week that I wanted to share it with you.

How to Make 2016 YOUR Big Year

Make 2016 YOUR Big Year

Make 2016 YOUR Big Year

I guess this is the day when you’re supposed to bid good riddance to the old year and shake off the hangover going into the new.

​But I have no complaints, because 2015 was a really good one for me…

Are You Missing Out on the Best Travel Hacks?

I’ve never been the sort of traveler to obsess over frequent flier points, or to spend hours trying to game the system. Where my time is concerned, quite frankly, I’d rather have more of it than save a few bucks or get the occasional free upgrade.

My Top 5 Tips for Jet Lag

Jet lag is the price we pay for traveling at high speeds.

The technical term for it is a “circadian rhythm sleep disorder”, which just means your internal clock is messed up because you hopped time zones faster than Phileas Fogg could inflate his balloon.