Archive for Category: "Life"

15Mar
2013

The Best Travel Instagrammers

Here it is… We’ve been Instagramming since April 2011, and we’ve developed pretty strong feelings about our favorite traveling Instagrammers. We like to call this the “starter pack”—follow away!

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16Oct
2012

A local guide to Buenos Aires

The editors at the online magazine The Culture-ist contacted me to pen the Buenos Aires installment of their “Get Cultured” city guides. For this, I was on the other side of the interview, answering rather than asking, and you can check out the full piece Get Cultured: Buenos Aires – A Guide to Exploring the Best of the City on their site. Below is what I had to say. On your first day here, seeing this is a must: Buenos […]

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4Sep
2012

Moving to Argentina: Meeting People in Buenos Aires

One of the most alluring and daunting aspects about moving to a new city is the promised anonymity. I had little to no developed network when moving to Buenos Aires, other than the handful of friends I flew down with and the  few people I had been put in touch with before moving. It’s an understandable and necessary priority of many to get out, meet people and make new friends upon arrival. For those coming to Buenos Aires independent of […]

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3Sep
2012

The Story of How New Yorkers Came to Be So Aggressively In Love With Their City.

I’ve spent a total of almost three years in this great city. While that may be peanuts compared to the lifers, born-and-bred New Yorkers are in the minority. People like me—raised in Wisconsin, college in Chicago, recently moved—are the pulse of this city. College grads and immigrants and families from all over the globe come here to work hard for their own futures, and to see the dynamic and sometimes clashing result of mixing so many cultures and backgrounds from both […]

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13Jun
2012

So, You’re Thinking About Moving to Buenos Aires?

After fielding a number of inquires of late from people in the U.S. considering a move down to Buenos Aires, I’ve decided it might be helpful to put together a series of what-to-expect posts on a variety of subjects of interest to the potential Buenos Aires transplant. As of now, I have the following subjects in mind, each of which I’ll expound upon in an individual post and will eventually be linked to in this launch post. Visa Housing Work/Jobs […]

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1May
2012

Learning, Adopting the Concept of Buena Onda in Buenos Aires

 I drafted this out quickly during one of my first couple months in Buenos Aires. It recently popped into my mind again, so I decided to post it here. One of my first and most intriguing impressions of Buenos Aires was how strongly I could feel people’s overall energy for life here. The love for living runs like a current, and I immediately wanted to be in it. I might not have known the colloquial expression to describe what I […]

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23Jun
2011

How Not to Get Robbed In Buenos Aires

If Buenos Aires has taught me one lesson repeatedly, it is resilience. Last week, someone used my debit card information to purchase $1,000 USD worth of wine from an Argentine website. It was upsetting, it was frustrating and it was wrong, but my bank luckily caught the fraudulent charges and I’m on my way to getting my money back and rectifying the situation. The incident inspired me to finally get this post up, because after nine months in the city […]

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22May
2011

The Six Month Itch

We are born nomads. From our hunter-gatherer days, we’ve chosen our homes based on where the resources are that can support our lifestyles, and we’ve moved on after taking all we could. Through all stages of evolution, this much has not changed. But the traveling breed requires something beyond water, heat, food and shelter. We are doers, and we need stimulation. Every six months I find myself restless. Not because I don’t love wherever I am (how could I not? […]

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17Dec
2010

SantaCon 2010: Christmas Anarchy in New York City

I don’t like the holidays. But I have finally found a reason to enjoy the entire month of December, and it has everything to do with the worldwide phenomenon known as SantaCon. My SantaCon New York began at 9 a.m., when I met two friends in Union Square, pulled a santa suit over my clothes in the middle of the park and headed to the nearest subway stop. Between these activities, the three of us were stopped by a group […]

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