Urban Backpacking: 49 Tips for Long-Term City Travel

What I’ve learned traveling around many of the world’s great cities. These tips are reminders for me. If they apply to you, fantastic. In May 2022, I graduated from New York University, and with it, said goodbye to a special chapter in my life. My lease in my beloved shoebox, 5th-floor walk-up apartment on the … Continue reading Urban Backpacking: 49 Tips for Long-Term City Travel

Learning an Endangered Language: Catalan Immersion and Why Language Diversity Matters

When I was in 8th grade, my family in a small town in Vermont hosted an exchange student from Barcelona, Spain. Barcelona, unbeknownst to me at the time, is the capital of a region called Catalonia, which, for as long as the romance languages all broke off from Latin, has spoken its own language, called … Continue reading Learning an Endangered Language: Catalan Immersion and Why Language Diversity Matters