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My family is nuts: the Christmas edition

Posted on
Jan 3, 2011
Posted in: Random Musings

I have much to tell you. There are still trips from 2010 that I have yet to blog about. And photos of things that you absolutely must see. There are Dick Moves!, and museum exhibits, and taco stands that deserve mention. Also, Stevie Wonder and former President Clinton might have made cameos. All in all?…

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WTF Wednesday: My family is trying to kill me.

Posted on
Nov 17, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings, WTF

I love my family. And I’m fairly convinced that at least some of them love me. Nevertheless, it seems that several of them are trying to kill me, or, at the very least, trying to ensure that I will get so hopelessly lost that I will never, ever be able to find my way home.…

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The permanence of family

Posted on
Oct 25, 2010
Posted in: Random Musings

When you’re a kid, familial roles seems permanent and immutable. You are one of the children, though you don’t necessarily regard yourself as such. The definition you carry is far less important than the one you’ve designated to others. Parents and aunts and uncles – these make up the grown-ups. They are caregivers and disciplinarians,…

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Why visiting my family is crazier than a David Sedaris novel …

Posted on
Dec 3, 2009
Posted in: Rants and Raves, WTF

Part 1 in an ongoing series … Travelling to see my family is always incredibly educational. Just when I think I know them, I end up discovering something completely interesting – like the specific terms of their probation, for example, or which Eastern European ethnic group “has it coming.”   On this trip, I figured I wouldn’t uncover anything too interesting – after all, I…

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10 Travel Survival Tips: The Family Trip Edition

Posted on
Jul 22, 2009
 
Posted in: Advice, Top Ten

I was saving this post for the holiday season, when the joy of hanging out with crazed relatives combined with egg nog and the birth of the savior make a festive trifecta. But after a day spent teaching my relatives “how to use internets”, I feel like some survival tips are in order. Whether it’s your well-meaning but totally bigoted second-cousin (“I…

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