[Review] Around the World in 80 Days

Whether or not you’ve read the novel or watched the movie, Jules Verne’s Around the World in 80 Days is so embedded in Western culture that just about everyone knows the basic plot premise: wealthy and reticent Englishman Phileas Fogg makes gentlemanly bet...
Johannesburg's Rosebank Hotel

Johannesburg's Rosebank Hotel

Are you heading to South Africa and worried that you won’t be able to enjoy the very best of metrosexual hospitality. Check out the Rosebank Hotel, probably the only hotel I’ve ever been to which is much more impressive in person than on its website. It is...

London calling, yes, I was there, too

Thursday, San Diego It’s 2:05 p.m. and we’re still on the tarmac. At least that’s the word everyone keeps calling it when they whisper into their cellphones; not pavement or concrete, not even runway, but tarmac. I wonder if tarmac1 is one of those...

If The Photo is Good

The following morning: “Man, you look skinny” “Well shit, I probably lost four pounds riding up here.” “Dude, you probably lost four pounds on the side of Cindylu’s car.” (Laughter from the peanut gallery) Lesson learned: no...
Fit is such a stupid word for good looking

Fit is such a stupid word for good looking

A British friend of mine who I met while traveling is now doing exactly that in the United States. So, as I continue to ignore absolutely everything having to do with the Supreme Court (Senor Avocado, digo Abogado, is that not your department?), here is part of an...