Blog Posts - Cultural Connection



Feasting on History in New York City's Lower East Side

Like the way to a man’s heart is through their stomach, a city can win my heart with great cuisine. Itching to play tourist in my own backyard, I joined David, the owner of the small-group tour operator Urban Oyster, on hisTenements, Tales & Ta...
by One Carry-On Travel on May 15, 2016

South Africa's Food Revival

I find it fascinating how South Africa's Heritage Day has evolved over time and how the focus of the holiday has shifted towards uniting aspect of culture: food.
by One Carry-On Travel on Sep 24, 2015

A Unique Way to Celebrate Independence Day in New York City

As much as I always look forward to the festivities and celebrations surrounding Independence Day in America, this year, the holiday snuck up on me and I totally forgot to make plans.
by One Carry-On Travel on Jul 6, 2015

My #MeetSouthAfrica Itinerary

Find out what highlights I'll be exploring in South Africa with a small group put together by South African Tourism.
by One Carry-On Travel on May 10, 2015

Giving Durban a Second Chance

CNN called it The Coolest City in South Africa You’ve Never Seen. The New York Times named it seventh on their list of 52 Places to Go in 2015. After reading these headlines, I couldn’t help but wonder if these writers had been to the...
by One Carry-On Travel on May 7, 2015

10 Essential Solo Female Travel Tips

I read this article the other night and couldn't believe it was talking about the "special challenges" female business travelers face. Parts of that article made me feel like, as a woman, I should be looking over my shou...
by One Carry-On Travel on Mar 16, 2015

Here to Give Ourselves Away

It  had been a very long time since I’d been alone in a cemetery.   I was walking down a hill into the village of Gavarnie in the middle of the Pyrenees, looking for a good place to sit and write… when I glanced over a wall into the chur...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Aug 7, 2014

Here to Give Ourselves Away

It  had been a very long time since I’d been alone in a cemetery.   I was walking down a hill into the village of Gavarnie in the middle of the Pyrenees, looking for a good place to sit and write… when I glanced over a wall into the chur...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Aug 7, 2014

8 Things to Love and Hate about Washington, D.C.

It's official. Instead of heading left, I'm heading right. While I'm sad to leave family and new friends behind in D.C., I'm really excited to be moving closer to friends and loved ones up here in New York. My year in D.C. was a really great experien...
by One Carry-On Travel on Jul 26, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 3: Sporting Subjectivity and the Fun of a Little Hate

by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 17, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 3: Sporting Subjectivity and the Fun of a Little Hate

It’s halftime!   Now for some commercials… Just do it…Impossible is…Everywhere you want to be…people are going to hear…sound matters …Hello tomorrow…be good to yourself…i’m lovin’ it…just…buy it. Buy it…just buy it…just...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 17, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 2: the Narrative Value of Soccer

NOTE: This is a continuation of a previous post on the World Cup in which the tournament is itself one large game played between two sides:  The Beautiful Game and the Ugly Deception. If you’d like to read the first section please click here:...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 10, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 2: the Narrative Value of Soccer

NOTE: This is a continuation of a previous post on the World Cup in which the tournament is itself one large game played between two sides:  The Beautiful Game and the Ugly Deception. If you’d like to read the first section please click here:...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 10, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 1: The Beautiful Game vs The Ugly Deception

(Disclaimer:  In this post I may be writing soccer and football synonymously because I’m from the US but live with a South American and we use both terms interchangeably.  Deal with it ;-)  ) Pre-game Postulation:  Things to Look Out for D...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 9, 2014

World Cup Showdown Part 1: The Beautiful Game vs The Ugly Deception

(Disclaimer:  In this post I may be writing soccer and football synonymously because I’m from the US but live with a South American and we use both terms interchangeably.  Deal with it ;-)  ) Pre-game Postulation:  Things to Look Out for D...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jul 9, 2014

At Home in Saudade

Have you ever picked up a book that you had read once before, a long while back, and been struck by how different an experience it was reading it a second time?  When we repeat an experience many years later, whether it’s related to art, music or...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jun 2, 2014

At Home in Saudade

Have you ever picked up a book that you had read once before, a long while back, and been struck by how different an experience it was reading it a second time?  When we repeat an experience many years later, whether it’s related to art, music or...
by The Annotated Zoetrope on Jun 2, 2014

One Country, Two Edits

The New York Times review says it all. "'Blended' is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid." The premise is simple: after a failed blind date, an American single mom (Drew Barrymore) and dad (Adam Sandler) a...
by One Carry-On Travel on May 29, 2014

One Country, Two Edits

The New York Times review says it all. "'Blended' is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid." The premise is simple: after a failed blind date, an American single mom (Drew Barrymore) and dad (Adam Sandler) a...
by One Carry-On Travel on May 29, 2014

One Country, Two Edits

The New York Times review says it all. "'Blended' is rated PG-13 (Parents strongly cautioned). It will make your children stupid." The premise is simple: after a failed blind date, an American single mom (Drew Barrymore) and dad (Adam Sandler) a...
by One Carry-On Travel on May 29, 2014


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