Month: March 2012

A Visit to Tokyo’s Guitar Shops

When I travelled to Tokyo, the guitar shops absolutely shocked me.

"You’re a musician," you might say. "All you guys get nerdy around instruments."

Well, those who know me will tell you that I am jaded. I can walk through …

New Zealand – Up and Coming Craft Beer Destination

During my 2009 visit, New Zealand had everything needed to be a great travel destination for craft beer fans: a do-it-yourself attitude, a friendly vibe and the perfect climate to grow untold tons of tasty hops. But I was too …

Travel in Russia – Thoughts from a Cold War Kid

There’s something about travel in Russia that appeals to me. I’m convinced it’s because I’m a late Cold War Kid.

One of my earliest memories is the Miracle on Ice – the dramatic U.S. hockey victory over the Soviet Union. …

Fiji Travel – Find Your South Pacific Island Adventure

Fiji has always seemed like a relaxing place to me – a South Pacific honeymoon travel destination with sparkling waters, all-inclusive resorts, couples massage.

Sure, Fiji is all that. But there’s an adventurous side to Fiji holidays.

Hiking for Dinosaurs

6 Horrible Things People do to Mountain Bikes

Last season, I got a good laugh out of a fit, fast racer with pink streamers on the handlebars of her tricked-out mountain bike. I loved the "don’t take me too seriously" humor. The streamers were hysterical … but I’ve …