My top three literary bucket list items are ✅✅✅: the Keats House in Hampstead, Keats’ grave at the Non-Catholic Cemetery in Rome, and the Keats-Shelly House in Rome. Did you pick up on a pattern? John Keats captivated my imagination in high school: I even carried a pocket version of his selected poems in my back pocket my entire senior year.…
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Mercato Testaccio may be the worst-kept secret in Rome’s culinary scene, but who cares? I’m not worried about highlighting the most exclusive or unknown eateries of the world. A well-made sandwich is always welcome on my itinerary, and it should be for you as well. For the Rome newbie, Mercato Testaccio is a modern food market across the Tiber in…
“Arrête! C’ est ici l’empire de la mort.” “Stop! Here is the Empire of Death.” Thus reads the warning at the entrance to the Catacombs of Paris. Much has been written about this beloved boneyard — 200 miles of subterranean mine-shafts converted into every goth’s favorite ossuary. I’ll spare you the history lesson this time and get straight to the…
Spending a significant amount of time in a city like Rome can be daunting. The energy and rhythms of the caput mundi can invigorate a traveler’s soul while simultaneously wearing it down like 2,000 year old travertine. Rome’s quiet escapes, enchanted with light and history, make the jittery bus rides and lengthy queues worthwhile. One special place, chief among Rome’s…
“Dogs flew space ships! The Aztecs invented the vacation! Men and Women are the same sex! Our forefathers took drugs! Your brain is not the boss!” Hello, Seekers. This past September, I took my humble Chevy Sonic and a crew of amateur Ufologists (my mom and girlfriend) miles into the open desert in search of Area 51, the mysterious epicenter of…
San Juan is seldom considered one of the foodie capitals of the US. I think it's time we reconsider.
Joshua Chévere Cohen is the founder and namesake of Josh Travels Sometimes. A writer with degrees in both English Literature and History, amateur fencer, and feline aficionado, Cohen brings a poetic, darkly humorous, and helplessly Europhile perspective to the world of travel writing.
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- Beat the Crowds at Rome’s Hidden Cultural Sites
- Eat Where the Locals Eat in Las Vegas
- How to Get to Warner Bros. Harry Potter Studio Tour from London (+ Photo Gallery)
- The Keats-Shelley House in Rome: Take into the Air My Quiet Breath
- Your Guide to Beating the Crowds at the Vatican Museums (and Having the Sistine Chapel to Yourself!)