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January, 2013

A bowl of chili with a side serving of Obama watching

This week the world’s spotlight was on Washington D.C., to watch the second inauguration of President Obama. Freelance journalist — and former local — Robert Baird dishes on the best secret spots in the Capital.


Red Ink Town: riding through rain-filled avalanches

K Johnson rode through treacherous mountains in Georgia, with constant mini-avalanches and rain pouring down, in search of the town of Vardzia. Too bad there are two Vardzias in Georgia …


Red Ink Run: moonshine at 9am, welcome to Georgian hospitality

After a ten-day boat ride — that was supposed to take four — K Johnson arrived in Georgia, the Caucasus country with the best food. As long as you can handle a shot of booze with breakfast …