Searching for Mexican Culinary Authenticity

Sep 4, 2015
“I can’t believe you went to Tulum, it’s like the Williamsburg of Mexico,” said a fellow Mexican culture enthusiast I met in Oaxaca. I couldn’t help but chuckle when I thought of the fancy w...

Movies that Inspired Me to Travel

Jul 6, 2015
Like much of rural America in the early 90s, the boob tube had a huge influence on my view of the outside world. I don’t remember if we had Travel Channel back then, but kitschy 80s movies on TBS (c...

Drinking Up Paso Robles

Jun 29, 2015
I was intrigued to visit the Paso Robles area at the suggestion of a Baja winemaker (more on my fascination there later). “We’re not like Napa. Actually, I think we’re more like Paso Robles.” ...

What happens to a dream deferred?

Jun 9, 2015
Do you ever feel like your career obstructs you from your continual life education? Sometimes I want to just quit and go undercover in a liberal arts college and talk about symbolism and do creative w...