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7 (Moderately Dangerous) Caracas Day Trips

We were living in Caracas, Venezuela, the most dangerous city in the world¬†, but that didn’t mean we were going to sit in our apartment hoping for a coup.¬† So we bought a car: insured it against…everything: and set about exploring what we could of...

10 Good Things: Oak Park, IL

It’s easy to find ten good things about someplace new and exciting, but what about a place you don’t like very much? What if that place is your hometown? Oak Park makes tons of top ten lists, has money, good schools, and a high opinion of itself. These...

How To: visit New Orleans and pretend it’s (still) home.

My parents returned from a short trip to New Orleans in the late 1980’s and told me that I was never allowed to visit NOLA – they felt I’d never come home. Rather than go against their wishes, I didn’t visit and just up and moved there in 1991...