Last month I reported on “The Best Job in the World” contest. Australia’s Tourism Queensland is looking for an “Island Caretaker” to live on Hamilton Island in a three-bedroom house with a plunge pool for six months for approx $100,00 (AUD $150,000). The Caretaker’s main responsibility is to report back on the adventures of living […]
After transporting us to Rio and Belo Horizonte with his videos, Ivan (aka The Food Poet) takes us around his neighborhood, the Upper West Side of New York City. This is a useful — and entertaining — culinary guide whether you live in NYC and are looking for new places or whether you’re just visiting […]
In another four-minute video (his last one was of Rio), Ivan takes us to Belo Horizonte, Brazil’s third largest city and home to the original Fogo de Chao restaurant. Ivan also visits the city’s largest market (live chickens, anyone?) and some botecos, which are lively outdoor bars unique to BH.
I wasn't paying attention to the TV screen, so when I heard the Moldy Peaches' distinctive doo-doo-ing I just assumed Juno was on again (HBO has been showing it a lot lately). But no. It was a commercial for The Atlantis, the fancy mega-resort in the Bahamas. The words to "Anyone Else But You" have […]
Here's a quick and easy way to visit Rio de Janeiro: watch Ivan's four-minute video. Ivan takes you to dine at an authentic restaurant behind the fish market, on a harrowing motorcycle-taxi ride through the neighborhood of Rocinha and all the way up the mountain to the famous statue of Christ the Redeemer.
Weekend Update Travel Correspondent Judy Grimes appeared on yesterday’s Saturday Night Live. She was supposed to discuss the decline of high-end travel in these troubled economic times, but her nerves got the best of her. Although she did she manage to make some valid points… just kidding! The video clip is after the jump.