Nick

About Nick

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far Nick has created 153 blog entries.

My Sister Emily’s 30th Birthday Party

I went to Denver, Colorado to celebrate with my sister Emily for her 30th birthday party.

We also played TopGolf, joined the Denver Zoo, hand-fed some birds, and had the best corned beef hash I’ve ever had.

Emily, third from the left, with some of her friends at the party

(more…)

September 25th, 2017|General|

Best Museums and Notes in Québec City, Canada

The three best museums in Québec City, Canada are:

  1. Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec
  2. Monastery Des Augustine
  3. Musee de la Civilisation

Me inside one of my favorite museums in Quebec City

These are my travel notes which include my favorite photos, notes on two of the museums I visited, two good places, and candid / random notes and observations about the city.

(more…)

September 21st, 2017|General|

Freediving in Thailand

How often do you think you might die?

I signed up to take a freediving workshop on a remote island in the Gulf of Thailand.

Koh Tao, Thailand is an island a few hours from the coast.

Free diving is one of the deadliest extreme sports.

Blue water and diver wearing all black wetsuit, diving inverted Me freediving near Koh Tao, Thailand in August 2017

I thought I might die a few times.

But I lived.

And I learned a few things, like how to better hold my breath, and how to dive deep without a SCUBA tank.

(more…)

September 14th, 2017|General|

Tea House in Hong Kong Airport

This is what jet-lagged traveler dreams are made of: Cathay Pacific’s newest and largest airport lounge in Hong Kong, The Pier, has a dedicated tea house.

Me sitting inside the tea house during a layover en route home to New York City

This teahouse is only open to Business and First Class airline passengers, but it begs the question: can I live here?

(more…)

September 9th, 2017|Travel|

The Best Indoor Outdoor Room on Earth

This all-bamboo open-air indoor-outdoor room is my new favorite thing.

It is a lounge on the Bambu Indah property near Ubud, Bali.

Special note to the architectural harp in the video, something I’ve never ever seen before.

Exterior view: Entrance

My friend Vanya standing outside.

(more…)

September 7th, 2017|Travel|

Real Chinese Food: Lunch in Leshan, China

Family-style eating is great.

It is like a “Build Your Own Buffet” adventure.

Here is a breakdown, dish by dish, of a typical lunch order at a small roadside restaurant.

Me, Michael, Tasia, and Jenny eating lunch at a small restaurant in Leshan, Sichuan Province, China.

(more…)

August 29th, 2017|Travel|