Bonnaroo 2018 – Day 1: Move-In & The Great Fire of 2018

Traveling from our cabin to the local Walmart in Tennessee is part of our yearly Bonnaroo ritual. The parking lot fills to the brim with festival goers and locals alike, creating an interesting mix of hippy aesthetics clashing with the southern backdrop. If you’re not in the network of people tracking official notifications on theirContinue reading “Bonnaroo 2018 – Day 1: Move-In & The Great Fire of 2018”

Bonnaroo 2018 – Day 0: Preparation & Travel

When I graduated college in 2014, I promised myself that I would be more accepting of new experiences and opportunities. I was going to say “yes” more and see what happened. Almost immediately after deciding to follow this path, my older brother walked upstairs and announced that we were going to Tennessee. Fast forward toContinue reading “Bonnaroo 2018 – Day 0: Preparation & Travel”

5 Traveling Tricks I Learned From My First International Trip

Although I consider myself a seasoned road tripper, I’ve only spent a few weeks outside the United States. Those fourteen days were spent traveling Japan with a good friend on my first international trip. Not everything went as well as we had planned, but it was a life-enriching experience and a lesson in what toContinue reading “5 Traveling Tricks I Learned From My First International Trip”

On Anthony Bourdain

When it comes to celebrity chef culture (or celebrity culture in general), you could say I’m pretty out of the loop. I grew up in Emeril Lagasse’s hometown and know Julia Child through cultural osmosis and public television, but god help me if I need to pronounce Guy Fieri’s incredibly fake last name. It wasn’tContinue reading “On Anthony Bourdain”