In the proud Lone Star State, not even the mundane is overlooked. I’d like to introduce you to the Texas and beaver-themed supersize highway gas station, BUC-EE’S. A place where many "hold it" and drive a little farther for the super-scrubbed restroom and the gigantic convenient store. To see fue..…
This week, our editor at large Eric Kvatek takes us to Nashville, Tennessee to scope out the new and old culture that makes the capital city so full of flavour. As a Virginian who formerly lived in Georgia, descended from an Alabaman, a West Virginian and a Tennessean I am fairly particular abou...
Welcome to the second rendition of our Saigon series, with special guests, Kiro Hirata and Eric Kvatek! This chapter, we stop for a hearty breakfast, visit the army surplus market, and take a moment to reflect on the terrible wars that held Vietnam captive for decades. For me Vietnam is a gat...
Over the holidays, our editor-at-large Eric Kvatek went sniffing for goodness in Austin, to bring you this funnest list of his favourite hangouts in Texas\' colourful capital. Come on a ride through the sunny city with us, stopping along the way for the most important things like breakfast tacos at \'Juan in a Million\', digging up military surplus, a dive bar with 365 days a year Christmas decorations, and a show at Continental Club.
Our pal and editor-at-large Eric Kvatek takes us on a tour of London with his buddy Kiro to show us how to experience the city from all angles. Expect all the best vintage, tasties and colourful people who make London the super fun capital that it is so proud to be. What a trip!
Saigon is a hustling and bustling city that is full of entrepreneurial spirit. The coffee fuelled hub is loud and chaotic but this is all part of the charm that takes you on an adventure every trip. Lauren shares her ultimate 48 hours in the wild and wonderful city.
One man’s trash is another’s treasure in the long gone Lap Sap Wan, Rubbish Island, Hong Kong. Big dining groups have opened up a flurry of cloned restaurant concepts in the area since few independent chefs can afford those ambitious rents, while gems like Alvy’s exist just around the corner. Anne Berry tells us about the tastiest pizza crusts on the island.
There’s something about Japan’s geography that lends itself to the world of fantasy. If the snowcapped peaks of Takayama are akin to the north wall in A Game of Thrones, then Kyushu is something like the stretch of land between Rivendell and Mordor, with its fantastical floating waterfalls and spewing volcanoes. This week on the journal, we’ll zip across Kyushu from the jagged cliffs of Takachiho gorge to the southern coast where the sea meets the sky, to see if we can find a little bit of magic to bring back home.
Known for its iconic performances, events, and live acts, Studio Lam is somewhat of an institution when it comes to music, specifically luk thung and molam music, as some of the co-owners are members of the Paradise Bangkok Molam International Band. Studio Lam actually specializes in many things Thai, including being the place to go to for cocktails with Thai moonshine, ya-dong.
Get to know your blues in the mountainous Dong village of Guizhou with Songyi, as she takes you through their tradition of indigo dyeing.
Our gal Songyi Yan has laid down paving for the ultimate skate around Paris, treats, spectacles, and digs included. Roll up!