There’s More To Scotland Than Haggis

How did I find myself in Scotland, eating Haggis? I blame these two ladies. Way back in December I met that in Glasgow at an Olafur Arnalds concert (it was excellent, thanks for… Continue reading

Bus Tickets Be Damned! – An Unplanned Detour In Ireland

It was Sunday, July 6th, and I was spending the night in Dublin before leaving by ferry the next day to Scotland. My tickets were booked, my friends north of Glasgow were ready… Continue reading

Dazzled By Light Colour Sound Festival

Thanks to the amazing music app Songkick and my willingness to hawk tshirts and pick up trash, I scored a free ticket to Light Colour Sound, a music, arts, and spoken word festival… Continue reading

The Zen Of Hitch-Hiking

It’s early in January and I’m in the southern outskirts of Lille, my pack resting on a cracked sidewalk by the entrance to the main route south to Paris. The winter sun is… Continue reading

Taking In The Art And History Of Bilbao & Bizkaia

It took a lot of effort to extricate ourselves from the pull of San Sebastian, but eventually Salo and I left the Basque province of Gipuzkoa (we needed a full five days to… Continue reading

This Is The Place.

For the past 10 months, I have roamed around most of Western Europe and Morocco; a nomad with one eye on the next destination even as I was enjoying the moment wherever I… Continue reading

In San Sebastian, Perfection Comes In Edible Form

First of all, let me say that this isn’t a paid or sponsored post. This is about preaching the gospel of perfect pintxos; of shouting from the rooftops, “this is the place!” and… Continue reading

When Visiting Burgos, Timing Is Everything.

Some small cities, like Ghent or Figueres happen to be so cool and alive that you can visit them just about anytime of year and have an awesome time. Don’t get me wrong:… Continue reading

Can It Be Done? Madrid On 10 Euros Per Day

Not once, not twice, but three times have I been to Madrid. If you don’t look beyond the never-ending urban sprawl, you might never grow to like the city. I’ll be the first… Continue reading

When In Cagliari, Look Up!

There is absolutely nothing wrong with Cagliari, the closest thing to a big city that you’ll find on the Italian island of Sardinia. Facing the lapis lazuli Mediterranean Sea, Cagliari is beautiful for… Continue reading