Exotic Meats Trending Despite Animal Taboos

To most Americans, what passes for adventurous eating is serving duck instead of turkey for Thanksgiving dinner. But what about dining on alligator, crickets or kangaroo? Meat-eating Americans will typically stick with chicken, beef or pork both at home and dining out. TV shows such as Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern are more popular than... Continue Reading →

Why Risks in Travel are Worth the Adventure

I stood in the filthy alleyway, balancing on a pair of rocks as the mixture of water and filth ran over the dirt ground like a stream. Some men stared, I felt their gaze as we passed through Rocinha favela in Rio De Janeiro. We were intruders in their territory, tourists poking our noses where... Continue Reading →

Full Moon Antics in Night Court

Anyone looking for an unpredictable way to spend an evening in October should make a visit to Night Court in lower Manhattan, but try to avoid being the one behind bars. For everyone arrested in New York City, their arraignment is held within 24 hours in the Criminal Court located in the borough in which... Continue Reading →

Welcoming Uncle Funky

On a warm Saturday in October, customers ranging from guys in their 20s, to a teenage girl, to a little boy with parents in tow, make their way down the narrow staircase that leads to the hidden hangout that is Uncle Funky’s Boards. Incense warms the air in the psychedelic skate shop and helmets of... Continue Reading →

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