• A Visit to Samovar Tea Lounge in San Francisco

    Samovar tea lounge in San Francisco is exactly how you’d expect Silicon Valley would do tea. Not with fancy tech and gadgets. Oh no, that would be too on the nose. But, with precisely catalogued organic offerings, and almost scientifically perfected food pairings. My ‘green ecstasy’ matcha-sencha fusion arrived in a glass vessel reminiscent of

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  • 6 Great Places to Drink Tea in Portland, Oregon

    Although Portland is known as a popular pilgrimage place for coffee enthusiasts, this weird, Bigfoot and alien-loving, farm-to-table, artisan-friendly, rose-growing paradise also houses some very fine tea establishments.The City’s unofficial slogan is “Keep Portland Weird,” and although I didn’t experience any Bigfoot sightings while I was here, I did have an unusual amount of great

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  • San Francisco is Full of Romantic Flowers

    I visited San Francisco for a week in July. Flipping back through my photos I realized just how many foliage shots I had from walking around. You could go on a thousand first dates here and have a different backdrop for each. It’s goddamn gorgeous. So here’s to you, San Francisco, a bunch of different foliage photos. People in

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  • Driving Across Canada Day 10: Thunderstorms in Milwaukee

    Here is a sample of some of the roadsigns between Indiana Dunes National Park and Milwaukee, Wisconsin: [white_box]”You can loose weight. Call NOW for your free bariatric surgery consultation”, “When you die you will meet God, Call 1-888-TRUTH”, “ADULT SUPERSTORE NEXT EXIT!”, Personal Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, Personal Injury Lawyer, “$10 Tuesdays at Polecats”,

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