North America

September 5, 2013

15 HOURS IN COLUMBUS

How can one possibly see Columbus in just 15 hours? A city of its size and stature surely warrants at least a weekend if not more […]
July 24, 2013

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CLEVELAND

Originally published at National Geographic. When someone comes to visit me, the first place I take them is Ohio City, an artisan neighborhood just over the Cuyahoga […]
June 11, 2013

24 HOURS IN CLEVELAND

Originally published at Matador Network. CLEVELAND IS often described by former residents and outsiders as a shithole. This once mighty industrial hub of American ingenuity and […]
May 28, 2013

Hilton Head Island is “Meltingly Beautiful,” but can be Better

I knew next to nothing about Hilton Head, South Carolina when I was told some months back by Melanie that I would be joining her family […]
March 29, 2013

Why I Want to Cycle the Ruins (and Hope) of the Rust Belt

I love the Rust Belt, its frustrations, character and all. I love the people. The innovators and pioneers who are returning home to help rebuild our […]
March 28, 2013

The Brown Palace Hotel and Spa in Denver

Walking into this late-19th Century building can initially be overwhelming. The meticulous care in the architecture is abundantly evident, the staff ready to take care of […]