Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

Introducing Jackie Alpers: cookbook author and award-winning photographer, who talks about her latest cookbook: Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona.” Also, check out an excerpt of her book, including a recipe for chicken mole amarillo. … More Featured RBG: Jackie Alpers, author of Taste of Tucson: Sonoran-Style Recipes Inspired by the Rich Culture of Southern Arizona

My vagina is my greatest liability

I wonder if this is it. Whether this is the moment I get robbed, or gang raped or murdered. So many people have warned me for so long, so many people fear for me as I go–even after all these years of going and returning unscathed. As someone who travels alone a lot, one comes to wonder whether it is a foregone conclusion that one–or all of these–at some point, are going to happen. … More My vagina is my greatest liability

Travelers: there’s a lot to be said for staying in a “Dump”

Tourists stay in luxury lodging, because they expect other places and countries to adhere to or exceed the standards they experience at home. This goes for cleanliness, functionality, technology, cuisine, convenience and comfort. Real travelers strive to better understand local culture by entering the experience unencumbered by those unrealistic expectations. … More Travelers: there’s a lot to be said for staying in a “Dump”