Ganbei! Baijiu Is Ready for Its Closeup

Seriously, people, why isn’t baijiu better known in this country? The Chinese beverage is the highest-volume distilled spirit in the world—mainly because the size of the population of its country of origin. But there are more people in the U.S. who have tried Italian grappa or at least know what it is and that stuff…

Rick Steves Calls Out the Go-Nowheres!

A couple of months ago I wrote about the Conspiracy of the Go-Nowheres. Now, travel writing icon Rick Steves explores a similar theme in his recent L.A. Times op-ed piece. I think he really hits the nail on the head here. Fear is a vicious circle of our own creation. Fear is what ultimately keeps…