Urban Travel Blog

Author: Duval Culpepper

Duval Culpepper is a vagabond writer, comedian and actor from NYC. He loves the road and meeting people who challenge the status quo. Travel can never get strange enough for him.


Up until about 10 years ago, Beacon, New York, a small city just an hour north of Manhattan, was verboten. A city overrun by drugs, prostitution and crooked cops. Your classic booming manufacturing town broken by the economic downturn of the 1970s.

Not for Duval Culpepper the bright lights of Broadway or the hipster retreat of Greenwich village! He is on a mission to explore the grittier nightlife of Williamsburg. He starts by striking out… but can he end by striking it lucky? My best friend I’ve known since kindergarten is having his…