Travel Philosophy​​

The Buried Life Is Helping You To Start Crossing Things Off Your Bucket List: Here’s How
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The Buried Life Is Helping You To Start Crossing Things Off Your Bucket List: Here’s How

Eight years ago, three friends and I (The Buried Life) made a “100 Things to Do Before You Die” list and decided to help people we met cross items off their own bucket list. We […]

The 10 Most Annoying Things People Ask Me About My Job As A Flight Attendant
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The 10 Most Annoying Things People Ask Me About My Job As A Flight Attendant

It’s human nature to be curious about someone else’s job, especially when that job is something that is so rare or has been the butt of so many jokes and even more stereotypes. That’s where […]

Slavoj Zizek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism
Slavoj Zekek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism

Slavoj Zizek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism

The following is a transcript from the above excerpt from my favorite part of The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, the 2012 British documentary featuring everyone’s favorite Slovene philosopher and psychoanalyst, Slavoj Zizek, and which was […]

What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out
Whats It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out

What’s It Like To Drop Everything And Sail The World? This Man Decided To Find Out

Life on a boat, does life get any sweeter than that? I recently came across this great short documentary about Canadian sailor/expat/dropout David Welsford called “Twenty Eight Feet: life on a little wooden boat,” which […]

10 Ways To Improve The Flying Experience Outside Of The Plane
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10 Ways To Improve The Flying Experience Outside Of The Plane

On my way to a recent flight, while I was frantically putting my shoes back on among a pushy crowd in that tiny space past the scanning machine, my mind began to wander from its […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?
How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

How many Americans have a passport? This was the question a British friend asked me one day, probably based upon an assumption that much of the world has about Americans, which is that the majority […]

Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm
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Ducks, Drugs And Dance Meditation: My Failed Stay At A Nicaraguan Permaculture Farm

The man walked blindfolded between our outstretched fingers as we caressed him with leaves and feathers. Other hands reached out to caress or hold him. “You are loved,” someone whispered. “I love you,” echoed another. […]

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”
6 Questions For The Girl From The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever

6 Questions For The Girl From “The Craziest OkCupid Date Ever”

If you’ve been anywhere near a computer at all this week, chances are you’ve come across  “The craziest OkCupid date ever,” the highly click-worthy article that was published by Salon on Monday, and which has since gone […]

All The World In A Mango Tree In India
All The World In A Mango Tree In India

All The World In A Mango Tree In India

Padmashri Kaleemullah Khan has produced a living masterpiece: a strange monster of a mango tree. When I visited the man and the tree, I discovered that there was, in this curious demonstration of skill and […]

Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism
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Turning The Car Around: One Road To Expatriatism

Stories can be told from limitless angles of perspective. So let’s begin this tale from the viewpoint of a Salvadorian family living in a small, rural village. It is a sunshiny day in a one-goat […]



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