This is the predominantly factual story of how I was very nearly murdered to death, in Reykjavik, by Yoko Ono. I would consider this a cautionary tale for anyone who doesn’t personally know Yoko, or for anyone who occasionally enjoys going outdoors. Or I guess both of those types of people, but I can’t imagine such a person. Read the rest of this entry »
China and I are not cool. Or more accurately, China is the current scapegoat for my travel conscience. I firmly believe that how I spend my money needs to try and match my ethical standards. Really, the only feedback you have into products or places is your money. No corporation or government goes on to Facebook and randomly checks how many members the anti-whoever groups have. Why would they care? The only statistic they want or need to know is money. All of the rhetoric and slogans in the world are barely a murmur compared to the sound of cash. So when you choose to travel to a country, you contribute your money to their community and government, and in turn you’re endorsing them and their policies. That is why I will not visit China — I strongly disagree with the Chinese government’s policies and tactics and will not support them with my hard earned money. Things are always a bit more complicated though, aren’t they? Read the rest of this entry »
The original purpose of postcards has obviously been long since antiquated by Facebook, Skype, Foursquare and of course email. However, there’s definitely still plenty of great reasons to stick with this old traveling tradition. As a born again postcard sender, I’ve compiled a glorious list bemoaning the questionable benefits of sending and receiving postcards.
To even further alienate you from my point, I’m going to give some unfortunate sucker the chance to experience the joy of receiving some real postcards first hand. The unfortunate part being that the postcards will be from me. Plus they may possibly have genuine boogers stuck to them. Here’s how you too can possibly become the maligned nemesis of your postal carrier… Read the rest of this entry »