How to shop at Whole Foods in Williamsburg on Sunday

Baskets. Not carts. Baskets. Do not make eye contact. Making eye contact means acknowledging people’s humanity and that’s not why you came here. Go to the cheese section where there are usually samples of cheese cut into generous portions. Take three. Do not stop in the beauty section. Yes essential oils seem nice but aren’t […]

Rome: 7 things to do that don’t require waiting in line

I visited Rome for the first time in December 2011.  It was also my first visit to a big-European-top-ten-tourist-must-see-before-you-die kind of city.  (I know, I live in Madrid, but I wouldn’t put Madrid up there with London, Paris, and Rome in terms of tourism.)  Prior to Rome I’d traveled in South and Central America, Spain, […]