Review: Lilyhammer


What happens when a Mafia boss snitches on his own? I think most of us have a good idea, cement galoshes, getting a set of clubs, or swimming with fish come to mind. If a snitch is lucky, Witness Protection is an option, if the snitch can elude the Mafia and those in league with…

Southwest to San Diego


San Diego is as close to urban paradise as I can imagine. Specifically, the Gaslamp District is a fantastic downtown experience. I’m not a fan of traveling outside of San Diego, and I’ve not actually traveled outside San Diego, thus I cannot really be a fan of something I’ve no experience with. San Diego has…

Amateur Traveler Podcast Entertains & Educates


A perfect job would include reading and writing and traveling. And, eating the local cuisine. And, drinking some local beers. Sounds like the perfect job to me. Traveling the globe, writing, reading, eating and drinking… yeah, Anthony Bourdain has pretty much the world’s best job. I don’t travel much. Teaching geography, one would think I…

>Country VS Realm VS Region


>One of my pet peeves is the misidentification of a realm or region as a “country.” For example, what raised my ire was an Apple iTune podcast description for the show, “travel geography.” The premise of the show invites people who have traveled abroad to discussion their journey. A description of the show is posted…