RESEARCH. SPEAK. WRITE. PLAN. PLAY. The limits of my language means the limits of my world. - Wittgenstein

Toasting Boston Like a Patriot

New England in the fall…It instantly brings to mind bright leaves of red, yellow, and orange, coffee, clam chowder, cozy fisherman sweaters, and football…And, Boston is the hub. Here’s our take on Beantown.

New York City from the Water

“I know this sounds touristy, but I’d just love to go on one of those five-hour-boat-rides around Manhattan.” The first episode of Seinfeld calls it out…. Today, I’m reviewing all the ways that we’ve learned about (so far) to enjoy the city from the water.

Local vs. Tourist during COVID-19

Many locations (New York included) are begging for tourists to return. And, the same was true for Jamaica, which is an entire nation dependent on the tourism industry. However, I would also argue that with the supply chain issues, global import/export regulations, and shipping problems that we’re seeing everywhere, tourism is putting a strain on the already fragile communities that are trying to simply survive in these troubled times.

Travel in the COVID-era

Anthony Bourdain has a quote that was incredibly apropos to this trip, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

Toasting the Moon in Jamaica

The Rockhouse was our draw to Negril. The cliffs and the clear water called to us like a siren. And, swimming in that water was phenomenal. I’ve never enjoyed the sea more. But, I hadn’t planned on being locked at the Rockhouse Hotel for three days straight…

Toasting New York City: The Upper East Side

When I would come to New York City as a tourist, it was where I longed to stay…to visit…to shop…to dream. I think that the Upper East Side became the American Dream for many Millennials. Someday, I would work hard enough to enjoy an UES penthouse. Someday, the shopkeepers on Madison would all know me by name. Someday, I would have a corner Italian bistro booth that felt like home. Someday, I might be the next Serena or Blaire or, better still, Lily… Times have changed. I’ve changed. The Upper East Side has changed.

Toasting Immersive Art: Van Gogh in NYC

This summer, New York City has been gifted not one, but two Immersive Van Gogh exhibits! Maybe you saw the social media phenomenon or Emily in Paris dazzled by L’Atelier … Continue reading Toasting Immersive Art: Van Gogh in NYC

Toasting Our Home State of Missouri

The Show-Me State. The home of the Cardinals. The middle of the the country. One of four neutral states in the Civil War. Lots of corn, cotton, cattle, and caves. Where both Noah and I were born and raised. Here are our top 10 regions and things to see in our home state of Missouri.