20 ’20s phrases we should use in the ’20s

It's the roaring 20's and I'm all for it ... so here's 20 phrases from the 1920's I'm looking forward to bringing back in style in 2020... so here is what I did over the weekend: I took a jorum of skee before ankling to my hayburner cause Im no wurp, and headed to the... Continue Reading →

Unsilent Night: NYC most weird & wonderful holiday tradition.

Unsilent Night is by far my favorite (and surrealist) holiday activity. Phil Kline composed a song in 1992, and each year he comes out to Washington Square, with a bunch of boom boxes and cassettes to meet up with hundreds of people. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y-SCI-9HUtY&feature=youtu.be You can download the song or grab a cassette (yes, cassette) and... Continue Reading →

The Oldest Restaurant in the World: Sobrino de Botín.

This year I was fortunate enough to get a little face time with José González the owner of the oldest restaurant in the world, Botin (www.botin.es), located in Madrid, Spain. This year the city will be hosting the world renowned Davis Cup Tennis tournament (www.daviscup.com) in association with Kosmos Tennis (www.kosmostennis.com) so I was sent... Continue Reading →

Eating a donkey meat sandwich in Beijing, China.

A donkey Sandwich in Beijing China sounds disgusting, but actually this common asian treat is rather delicious. Soft, tender, and super flavorful, I equate it to a "Peaking Pastrami" if you will. Here, I risk, life, limb and indigestion to try this new delight. https://youtu.be/fBmb_Au2vN4 This is a special episode of TravelClast that is honoring... Continue Reading →

Anthony Bourdain, a piece of cake, and a tattoo in Berlin. A modern fable.

I've been traveling seriously since I was 15, the son of two airline workers, way back when companion passes actually meant something. Over the years I've been lucky enough to visit every continent and many cities, and on occasion, when the trip is beyond special, I tend to get some ink put in me locally,... Continue Reading →

Buffalo Racing in Thailand you must see.

In the back country of Chonburi Thailand, villagers come together with their land-working buffalos and compete in a crazy type of drag race to see which is the fastest. The stakes are high; the buffalo are not like horses, the riders, hang atop these 2 ton beasts by the nape of their necks for dear... Continue Reading →

Book Bound in Human Flesh.

Anthropedermic Bibliopegy. Yeah. It has an actual term when you bind a book in human flesh, because, well, it's that common I guess? What is a leather bound book? Cowpedermic Bibliopegy? That sounds stupid. In anycase there is one hidden, sorta, inside a very unique library in Boston called the Athenæum. It is actually the... Continue Reading →

2019 Mermaid Parade Video.

https://youtu.be/B3ZunyyHca4 The Coney Island Mermaid parade is by far one of our most favorite parades with colorful (but barely covering) costumes, lots of music, and silly fun. It's also in one of the most unique and weird corners of NYC, Coney Island, which has been restored to its former glory with lots to do, see... Continue Reading →

Walk inside the World: Mapparium

In the Mary Baker Eddy Library in Boston, Massachusetts is the Mapparium: a three-story stained glass globe, flipped inside-out so the left-right orientation is correct. A 30-foot-long glass bridge runs straight through the globe. Standing in the center of those 608 stained glass panels, you can see the inside-out world in perfect scale. And It.... Continue Reading →

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