Alex

Alex Shebar is constantly reminded that he is an American. Of course, this is what happens when you move to London but haven't quite given up the accent (he does spell "favourite" with a 'u' and say, "rubbish," though.)

Born in Boston, and Yelp's former Community Manager of Cincinnati, he emigrated to The Old Smoke in 2012 and never looked back.

Alex now enjoys bad films, strong gin and a brightly coloured Instagram account. Hopefully you enjoy his posts about London and around the world (or at least, those previously mentioned brightly coloured photos.)

Whatever you do… DON’T LOOK AT THE SUN!

How many times did you hear that yesterday? Granted, it’s solid advice, because it doesn’t feel like your eyes are burning out of your face until hours later, when suddenly, you wonder why everything looks blurry and weird. Ah, the joys of the eclipse! Luckily, most people seemed to listen to this advice, which is solid. I went yesterday to the world famous Adler Planetarium …

Mangia at Chicago’s First Cannoli Bar at Eataly!

“Leave the gun. Take the cannoli.” ― Peter Clemenza, The Godfather. Wise words, my friends, and true today as they were back then. I have always had a soft spot in my heart (and in my belly) for a cannoli. My parents both met in Boston and I was born and raised there and, little-known fact if you are not from Boston, the city is slightly cannoli …

A Chicago Adventure with JORD!

  As many of you know, in the last few months I moved to Chicago, and have been slowly exploring my new home. Today, I take on the neighborhood of Near North Side. It’s kind of a strange name for an area (can’t you either be North Side or, you know, it’s own thing?) but it’s a beautiful location and very walkable, which I love. …

Some of the Strangest Food You Could Encounter Around the World!

Travelling is full of adventures. Exploring unknown places, meeting new people and challenging your limits. But above all: eating strange things in strange lands. If you’re not trying at least one new edible thing every time you go somewhere new, why even travel at all? Now, as I’ve now learned, many people see it as a challenge to try the world’s most unusual dishes. I’ve …

Clearing The Smoke About Vaping

This post is intended for an audience of adults age 21 and older. This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #CueVapor #VapingMadeSimple #CollectiveBias So let me tell you a story about vaping. A few years ago, vaping became a thing. Not just a thing, but a thing people were talking about. I started seeing people …