Tag Archives: travel

Diesel has a “stupid” ad campaign

OK, so I’m sure you’re sitting there thinking, “Well, Diesel just got you to write (and tweet) about it, so obviously the company’s doing something right.” Well, there’s “right” as in successful, but personally, I wouldn’t feel morally “right” about it. I’m just glad this wasn’t an American company welcoming passengers at JFK’s entry area.

My favorite wilderness

From infancy to the time I worked (and thus had few vacation days), I have visited West Virginia. I still try to visit at Christmas. My mom’s from there, and my grandmother still lives there “in the house by the road,” not to be confused with our pre-Civil War “house on the mountain,” which is–as […]

Off the Wall

With the second installment of my Off the Wall series, I thought I’d show you something on a wall. During the Ireland/U.K. trip of ’08, my best friend Jessica and I took a Black Taxi tour through Belfast to hear about the Troubles, the strife between Catholics and Protestants that, sadly, continues. This particular picture […]

Cà d’zan

Writing a journalism blog is difficult when you’re not exactly writing anything. Well, that isn’t quite accurate; I am working on that travel essay. And, sure, I copy edit and design for a newspaper, but it’s not as compelling as, say, escaping the Taliban. (Er…not that I would want to be captured by the Taliban. […]

Beware the Internets

Not much going on. I’m writing a travel essay I’m going to submit somewhere once I get the fact-checking done. However, I wanted to share this article. Apparently, a family’s Christmas card picture ended up as an advertisement in Prague. Even more interesting to me–because I love these small-world type stories–is the fact that she […]

Backpacking Britain

The last installment of my backpacking trip, called A Wales of a time in Britain, is available at the News-Journal’s sister site Go386. In it, I discuss five cities you can’t miss in England and Wales: York, Stratford-upon- Avon, Cambridge, London, England; and Cardiff, Wales. It’s slightly bittersweet that it ran because with the shortage […]

Sidebar on CouchSurfing

For the Daytona Beach News-Journal, where I work, I’ve been writing a series of articles about my month-long adventures in Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland, England and Wales with my best friend. I mention CouchSurfing quite often. (I would love to provide links to said articles, but they disappear from the Web site after a week.) […]