Category: Video

Social Media – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Quite recently I stumbled upon this talk on TEDxTysons. It’s by Cal Newport and he is all for quitting social media. Before you think he is too old or not enough tech-savvy, get this, he is a millennial and a computer scientist. Did I mention he is an author as well?

I am on every bit of social media available to humankind. You can find … Read the rest

Snap, Crackle and Pop

If I had to pick one of the many, many things that make living in a country different from the one you grew up in, a fun experience, I would go with the “fun of fusion.” You take a bit of this, an idea from that, and boom, you have a new favorite.

Take Rice Krispies for example, the cereal that is pretty ordinary otherwise, … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).

Frank Bruni, NYT columnist, unleashes the wrath of parents. His Op-ed piece, aptly titled “A Childless Bystander’s Baffled HymnRead the rest

Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).

If you enjoy wine and want to live a long and healthy life, you can’t go wrong with the Mediterranean Read the rest

Why Travel Writing Matters

Lavinia Spalding‘s TEDx Talk in Park City, Utah:

Travel, Advertising and Bourdain

 

It’s not often that travel meets advertising, but when it does, you have my full attention. Case in point are tourism ads like the one above. The pristine imagery has me wondering whether the tourism board is over-selling the place, but I am not getting into the age-old debate of the truth in advertising.

On the contrary I am glad that here’s a commercial which … Read the rest