Category: Travel

  • Namaste!

    To anyone keeping track of my life via this blog, the reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated. I’m in the midst of a 12 day trek through the Khumbu region of the Himalayas (notably the home of a little mountain called Everest), along with my travel buddy Dave, my brother Ed and my […]

  • Bombay The Hard Way: Sam goes to India

    That’s right, I’m going to India. I’m packing some sandals, a dog-eared copy of Siddhartha, way too many rupees and I’m heading off to the land of Gandhi, Ramanujan and Aishwarya Rai. I’m not quitting my job, I’m not skipping out on that much responsibility and I hope to find Truth along the way. You’re […]

  • The Great American Road Trip

    America is big. Really, really big. Even adjusted for inflation, gasoline is more expensive than at any point in the last 90 years. The western United States is mostly desert, and the desert gets unbearably hot in the months of July and August. My friend Mark and I live AND work together. All of these […]

  • BREAKING: The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg all trashed by f’ing Yanks

    I just got back from 10 days in Europe, where me and several happening dudes (Mark, Arpan, Sherwin) visited Amsterdam, Brussels, Bruges and Luxembourg City. Outside of Luxem-(Ithaca-the-country)-bourg, the entire trip was a non stop thrill ride of beer, broads and bad decisions. Even though I fear incriminating myself, Sherwin has an excellent wrap-up of […]

  • Chapter 105: Ten things I learned in Japan

    I’ve had a extremely hard time summarizing Japan, both conversationally and Chaptorally. It could be that the trip was so multifaceted it defied description, or perhaps Japan just stepped outside my comfort zone into a realm of new experience. Maybe I’m just not as good as I think I am. 1. A culture of non-immigrants […]