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16 Things We Can Learn from Astronauts
LifeWisdom

16 Things We Can Learn from Astronauts

Two years ago, I read the excellent An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Col. Chris Hadfield, the most social media-savvy of all astronauts (The book promo video is worth the look). I’ve wanted to talk about this book for a while, but never felt like the opportunity came up. Then last week, I got a front-row seat to a discussion with another astronaut, Col. Yvonne Cagle, an extremely charismatic ...
BROography Epicurian Meals #1: Porchetta Recipe
FoodHealth & Wellness

BROography Epicurian Meals #1: Porchetta Recipe

Here at BROography, we’re all about living a rich life. And that includes not only consuming delicious food but being able to create the delicacies. If you’ve traveled to Italy, you might have experienced this rare treat called Porchetta. It’s a nesting doll of a meat, layer after layer of flavors. An Epicurian classic. After spending way too much time looking at porchetta recipes on YouTube, I decided ...
How to Avoid the “Hammer and Nail” Pitfall in Your Job
Career

How to Avoid the “Hammer and Nail” Pitfall in Your Job

This is the first article in a new series on jobs and careers. We at BROography want you to live a rich life (no we don’t mean sitting on a pile of cash like Scrooge McDuck). And since most of us spend half our waking hours at work, it is very important to thrive in this environment and be fulfilled by what you do. Unfortunately, if you’re still a student, or just getting out of college, you’ll soon realize ...
Boogie All Night Long in Playa del Carmen
MexicoTravel

Boogie All Night Long in Playa del Carmen

After spending the early afternoon diving and snorkeling in the underworld of Dos Ojos Cenote, we arrived in Playa del Carmen right before sunset. We found a small city parking next to Parque Los Fundadores. As soon as we started walking the streets, it instantly hit us that Playa del Carmen was closer to Miami than Tulum, with tourists aplenty and big, loud American shops and fast food franchises. Playa, ...
Happy International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Incredible Women We’ve Met
Friendship

Happy International Women’s Day: Celebrating the Incredible Women We’ve Met

Behind every great man, there is a great woman. So this archaic saying goes. Today is International Women's Day, and we have plenty of women to celebrate who take center stage and don't have to be behind or come after a man. Last May, I attended a Google talk by Zim Ugochukwu, the creator of Travel Noire, a travel company, blog, and community for Black millenials. She is one of the most inspiring ...
Tulum: Chill Beach Paradise at a Cost
MexicoTravel

Tulum: Chill Beach Paradise at a Cost

We arrived in Tulum as night was falling. Jarelle and I, balling hard on virtual crypto mega profits, had decided to book one of those overpriced eco resorts right in the protected Tulum beach reserve. Tulum was “discovered” by hippies in the 80’s, who slept in cheap beach huts with minimal to no amenities. In the history and context of exploration, “discovered” would mean when white people first arrived ...
Channeling Our Inner Indiana Jones at the Ek Balam Archeological Site
MexicoTravel

Channeling Our Inner Indiana Jones at the Ek Balam Archeological Site

Our first morning in Mexico had already brought its lot of exciting wonders. If you've read our article on Chichen Itza and Ik Kil, then you know we got to experience some worthy tourist blockbusters. At 1pm on that day, we drove back the 45 min to Valladolid and had a quick lunch of leftover foods at our AirBnB. Then, around 2:30pm, we drove the opposite direction, 45 min straight north of Valladolid. What ...
Exploring the Wonders of Valladolid, Mexico: Colonial Architecture, Cenotes X’Kekén, Samula and Samaal
MexicoTravel

Exploring the Wonders of Valladolid, Mexico: Colonial Architecture, Cenotes X’Kekén, Samula and Samaal

Ask your friends who have been to Yucatán where they’ve visited, and they’ll most likely say Cancún, Chichen Itza pyramid and cenote Ik Kil. One is the spring break destination par excellence and the others postcard-perfect tourist magnets. Large and modern highways take you from one to the other uninterrupted, in air-conditioned tour buses. But hidden in the dense jungle and little pueblos are other ...
Playa Gigante & San Juan del Sur: Two Views of a Beach Day
NicaraguaTravel

Playa Gigante & San Juan del Sur: Two Views of a Beach Day

Playa Gigante: sunsets and relaxation Three volcanoes in our Nicaragua journey (...and we had skipped two for lack of time), we had planned the final days to be all about relaxation at the beach. So after narrowly managing to board a small ferry off the island of Ometepe, we drove 45 min west to Playa Gigante. There are about a dozen small beach towns like these on the Southwestern coastline of ...
Masaya Volcano: Entrance to the Underworld
NicaraguaTravel

Masaya Volcano: Entrance to the Underworld

This morning, the lock screen of Windows computer (yes, Windows, don’t give me any shit Apple fanboys) showed me a picture of Erta Ale, an active basaltic volcano in Ethiopia. You can go to the edge, but the volcano is situated in the Afar Depression, a badland desert area and one of the toughest place on Earth. So if you don’t want to caravan on a camel’s back for a week under 50°C heat, but still want ...

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