Monthly Archives: March 2011

Photo | Feeling Old Fashioned

Coney Island, Brooklyn It’s funny how a bathroom can be so architecturally appealing when you’re sitting on Coney Island’s boardwalk eating a corn dog from Ruby’s.  The old fashioned form of it can make you forget for a moment that … Continue reading

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Documentary | The Endless Summer (1966)

Describe any film as “quintessential” and it’s going on my watch list for sure.  This 1966 documentary film follows surfers Mike Hynson and Robert August as they chase summer around the globe, in search of the perfect wave.  Despite it’s … Continue reading

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Photo | Lobster Like A Local

Portland, Maine Looking to eat a lobster with the locals?  For residents of Portland Maine, that would be Gilbert’s Chowder House.  Though it’s history of feeding the dockworkers and fishermen during long and strenuous work days has recently been offset … Continue reading

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Thermos | Making Airplaine Dinners a Thing of the Past?

As I poured the last cup of coffee out of my shiny new Thermos container almost 9 hours after it’s initial brewing, I marveled at the still hot temperature of my beverage.  The brilliance of this spectacular item would be … Continue reading

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Photo | Coastal Cefalù

Cefalù, Sicily The beautiful coastal town of Cefalù (Sicilian: Cifalù) is named one of the most beautiful villages of Italy, part of a unique group of small towns scattered throughout the country which stand out for their artistic, cultural, and … Continue reading

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Inspirational Film | Gabbeh (1997)

Beyond the physical labor that is put into weaving a rug, is the story that is told through the art.  This film, while not a documentary, does document both of these aspects of rug making, interweaving the processes and materials … Continue reading

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Photo | Cyclone at Astroland Park

Coney Island – Brooklyn, New York The Cyclone remains a well known landmark of Coney Island’s Astroland Park to this day.  After almost being demolished in 1972 for the proposed expansion of the aquarium, the “Save the Cyclone” campaign enabled … Continue reading

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My Travel Writing Scholarship 2011 Entry for Rough Guides

“Simple Pleasures Delfina’s face wore wrinkles of laborious survival, as weathered as the textured wood surface in front of me. In a sea of tables, tarps, and tin, her crudely built stand is one of few that could be locked … Continue reading

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Photo | Guatemalan Breakfast

Guatemala My very first morning in Guatemala, this was the breakfast plate placed in front of me.  Eggs, fried sweet plantains, and what?  Bean paste with tortilla chips?  I don’t generally like beans, but I tried it anyway…turned out to … Continue reading

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Photo | The Last Slice

Naples, Italy That’s right, it’s the last slice…something I usually never get to.  And after that, Damany and I split another pie.  It was that good.  Napoli being the home of pizza, we kind of lucked out by happening upon … Continue reading

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