Iceland in 8 Days, 2016

Iceland: vast, rugged, clean, safe, and simply magical. (Guest post by Wyman) Each year, my wife and I dedicate one vacation as the BIG trip in terms of exoticness, time, and cost.  This year, that trip was to Iceland, from April 9th to 17th.   We spent 8 full days driving 1400+ miles around the entire …

How to Eat Chinese Stew

From reading various Chinese food reviews online, I realize that I’ve been posting about Chinese food assuming that people know how to eat them. This is clearly not true. One article that I read about a Si Chuan soup from a major website said that it had overly absorbant mushrooms, ooey garlic, and overly spicy …

Food Highlights from China

Our recent trip to China involved many discoveries and rediscoveries, not the least of which included foods from our childhood. There were special nostalgic moments, but also moments reshaped by our new understanding of the world and American viewpoints. First, we have to start at the hotel. Shangri-la is a five star hotel chain that …

Kayla Itsines Bikini Body Guide

Kayla Itsines is an Instagram phenomenon. She has over 2 million followers including models and celebrities. The Australian native takes regular pictures of her perfect abs that look somehow the same every day, foods she eats, inspirational quotes, and most interestingly of all – transformations. The transformations aren’t from some magazine, but are from real Instagram …

Sierra Mar at the Post Ranch Inn

Post Ranch Inn is possibly the most beautiful hotel in the United States. Situated at the top of the cliff in Big Sur, half the lodges at Post Ranch have breathtaking views of the ocean. The word that comes to mind when I think about Post Ranch Inn is “tranquility.” Isolated tree and cliff houses blend …

Open Letter to the New England Patriots

(anonymous guest post)   Dear New England Patriots, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady,   I believe enough facts are out for me to write this open letter, even though the NFL has not announced the severity of your punishment yet.   Let me begin by first telling you how much I love you.  I cannot say …

Things to watch 2015

Due to a catastrophic failure of my phone, I am not doing the “best of 2014” post… because the photos are GONE FOREVER INTO THE ETHER So I will instead look forward into the future. Things that I’m excited about: Snowdays with its color changing spoons! Fluffy shaved desserts for everyone!! Yes this photo is …

October 25th 2014 – Headless Horseman

9am: The day started as all weekends should – waking up to warm sunlight, and the soft gurgling of my empty stomach. I always keep emergency provisions by my bed for exactly these situations. I soothed my stomach with a delicious tiramisu flavored wafer, and went back to sleep. Royce. best chocolate store in the city. 10am: Rolling-around-in-bed-not-wanting-to-get-up …

US Open 2014

Event: US Open; one of the four Grand Slam Tennis events. In 2014, it is from August 25th to September 8th. Specifics: Hard court event. The main stadium is called Arthur Ashe. There is a morning session and an afternoon session. The winner gets a trophy, and the runner up gets to eat defeat on …