Field Notes

Yongkang Road: A Closer Look at Shanghai’s Expat Dive Bar Street

This small stretch of street was a low-key neighborhood and wet market (where locals buy veggies, meat, etc.) before it magically transformed into a bustling expat watering hole. One of the first establishments to revamp Shanghai’s expat dive bar street was Sheng Sushi, a California style sushi...

Biking Around Mexico City, The New Transportation Alternative

When you think of Mexico City the thoughts of Pyramids, Tequila, Mezcal, Tacos, Art, Culture and fiesta come to your mind when traveling or planning to travel to the capital of Mexico.You will find diversity in Mexico City, it has become a great destination hub...

10 Things To Do in Cartagena [VIDEO]

Follow Sean Horlor and Steve Adams to know what are the best 10 things to do in Cartagena, Colombia. Steve is a self-taught photographer, videographer, and designer. He is nuts about airplanes and regularly checks apps like Flightradar for fun to see what's flying into...

The Resilience of Music: Cuba and the Buena Vista Social Club

When I first saw Buena Vista Social Club, the iconic music documentary about the 1930s-era Havana club and revitalized as a band in the late ‘90s, I immediately called my mom from college and told her I wanted to major in ethnomusicology. The film went...

Flavours on the Asian Side of Istanbul


When my guide first suggested we explore the Asian side of Istanbul, for some strange reason, I assumed he meant “Chinatown”. I chalked it up to one of those quirky instances of the language barrier we encounter during travel: washrooms and the loo, capsicum and...

Travel To Colombia: The Reinvented City of Medellin

This last time I was in Medellín I really liked it. I was never in love with the city, but the lovely weather and the energy of the city won me over this time. It feels like there's a lot happening, young people wanting to...

Work. Resign. Travel. Repeat.

This has been my method to life for the past ten years. Exactly as the title reads. Work. Resign. Travel. Repeat. It’s chaotic, volatile and unpredictable. The method is simple. Take one year off to travel for every two years dedicated to work. A year to...

How To Turn Your Airport Experience Into Disneyland

Being in an airport is an overwhelming feeling and most of them are like amusement parks. Airports are one of the most exciting places where incredible stories happen. It's fun to observe and guess where people are going or coming back from. You also never...