The Best Glamping Spots in Ireland

Let’s face it- camping is not for everybody. Some people are just not keen on sacrificing creature comforts such as Wi-Fi and a plush bed to cozy into at night, but are still interested in connecting with mother earth. Cue the concept of ‘glamping’– a portmanteau for glamour and camping that combines the experience of staying in the great outdoors …

Take Flight Over London with a Helicopter

Looking for a once and lifetime experience? Want to take in and see all the best landmarks in one of the best cities in the world in less than a hour? Well I can tell you from firsthand experience, doing a helicopter ride over a city, especially a huge city like London, is one of the best ways to truly …

How to Get a Job in Spain: Nine Tips for Working in Spain as an American

It’s better to rip off the Band-Aid, so here goes: getting gainful employment when you don’t hold an EU passport, ie jobs for Americans in Spain, can be difficult, though not impossible. Spain is slowly emerging from a half-decade financial crisis, and the market is opening for several sectors. It’s a common misconception that teaching English is the only job …

Breaking Bad meets Breaking Balsamic

After spending a mere day in Modena Italy making traditional balsamic vinegar, I not only fell in love with traditional balsamic and the entire process that goes into its perfection, but also in love with an Italian family and their story. Their devotion to the purity of traditional balsamic and the stark contrast between traditional balsamic that comes from the …

Traditional Balsamic Vinegar Making in Modena Italy: the Balsamic Cook

Just so we are clear: I love balsamic vinegar.  In absolute terms.  No pre-nup necessary. Americans in general have sort of a silent love affair with this Italian concoction. We indiscriminately douse it on top of our olive oil and dip our little bread it at Italian restaurants and spatter it all over our salads until the leafy greens are …

The Piadina Pan Producer: An American Michelangelo in Italy

This is a true story. Not unlike other true stories I tell here. Just more true in the sense that it is more personal and needs to be told. It is about reconnecting with your true self. You see, my mother always told me growing up that I was a very special boy. She told me I was artistic, which …