What Makes a Good Musuem? Plus, Substack is Now on Android
Also, everything you may have missed lately.
What makes a good museum? We recently gave our answers in an interview with our pal Annette, over at Non-Boring History — a newsletter you should subscribe to, if you haven’t already.
Speaking of newsletters, what is “Substack” exactly? Is it an email-delivery platform? In fact, Substack newsletters like ours can also be read via an app. Substack rolled out the app for iOS last spring, and now they’re offering the app for Android as well.
What have you missed lately? Here’s our content from the last month:
Seven Surprising Things About Ohrid, North Macedonia This lakeside town is such a perfect travel gem that we're reluctant to write about it. Please don't ruin it with overtourism!
A Letter to My Young European Friends Who Smoke It's absolutely none of my business if you smoke. But I'm still offering some words of advice.
Horoom Nights: Pride, Freedom — and Sex — in Tbilisi, Georgia Somehow I ended up some place I never thought I’d be.
What Would the Jurassic Park Ride be Like Without Cheesy Robotic Dinosaurs? Probably a lot like my peaceful boat ride on a pristine spring on Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia.
Brent and Michael's Secret Travel Hacks, Part 7 Stay in monasteries, get a free VPN, sharpen dull Airbnb knives, never lose your luggage, and book cheap airline seats with better service and more generous refund policies!
DEBATE: Should You "Challenge" Yourself While Traveling? Do you travel to "better" yourself? Or does that kill some of the joy? Another rousing debate between Brent and Michael!
What's the Best Way for a Travel Writer to Cover a Place They Didn't Like? If we can't say anything nice, should we say anything at all?
For the Love of Red Peppers I had to travel all the way to Macedonia to discover how incredible peppers are — and how they make a delicious concoction called ajvar.
Seven Surprising Things About Belgrade (and Serbia) This Balkan nation has a long history of warfare. When visiting, that's difficult to forget.
Is Genki a Good Health Insurance Option for Nomads and Long-Term Travelers? We dive deep into the topic of travel health insurance with Neville Mehra, the co-founder of an intriguing new healthcare company.
Why the #$!@%! Would Anyone Become a Nomad? Actually, there are some pretty good reasons.
Finally, reserve a spot for our next (free) video chat! On Friday, November 4th at 1 PM EST, two nomad friends, Tom and Georganna, will be joining us in a discussion of travel by repositioning cruise. This is a great, relaxing — and affordable! — way to get between continents.
Goodbye until our next hello!
Brent (and Michael)
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