Man in the Middle (East)

Shock The Monkey

To help you understand what the Lunar New Year has in store for you, we monkeyed around with fortunes of the 12 animals in the Chinese zodiac.

The Climb

At 19,241 feet, Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest point in Africa. And Trevor is taking on the long hike.

On Top of the World

I’m looking out the window in the world’s highest bathroom on the 154th floor of the Burj Khalifa, where I can see for miles as Dubai’s buildings merge into the desert.

Tut’s Tomb Titillates

Holy crap. I’m standing at the entrance of King Tut’s tomb in Luxor’s legendary Valley of the Kings.

Smoke That Thunders

My favorite B’ham memories re-emerged recently while on a trip to Zimbabwe. My wife, Michelle, and I were there to see Victoria Falls and we booked a canoe trip down the Zambezi River…which is filled with hippos.

Franschhoek’s Fab Foliage

The discovery of the sublime restaurant Foliage on its opening week a year ago in Franschhoek, South Africa, is certainly one of my great gastronomical experiences.


Work brought me to San Francisco for a week, and my wife and son have joined me for an extra week of San Fran shenanigans.

You’re a Legend

Seeing Birmingham through the eyes of my Australian wife offers a crickey-bonza fresh perspective. Since bringing her and her Australian family for the first time last year, B’ham has become her favorite city in America.

Dubai Brunch Culture

Welcome to Madinat Jumeirah’s Al Qasr brunch, one of hundreds offered throughout Dubai every Friday.

The Other B’ham

It’s not every day you touch the spot where Jesus was born. Yes, that Jesus.


I’m standing in a giant tube of freezing smoke. It’s so cold that ice crystals have formed on the hair around my belly button. Welcome to cyrotherapy.