Travel Philosophy

The 5 Ways to Read The Directions to Happiness by Bruce Northam

Thursday, February 19, 2015

At the not-very-tender age of 35, travel writer Bruce Northam hitchhiked America from coast to coast one more time to bring awareness to the fact that it could still be done in spite of the negative P.R. the practice was receiving in the ’90s. By that time, Bruce had already been hitchhiking for two decades. His […]

Luggage Lost, Soul Found: What Traveling the World Taught Me

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

There are countless reasons not to travel: lost luggage, delayed flights, aggressive hawkers and taxi scams, to name a few. And so it was that logistical hassles, fear of the unknown and the tyranny of the status quo – not to mention the cost – all conspired to keep my wife and I grounded in […]

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

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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 borrowed an RV, bought a camera on eBay, made matching t-shirts and hit the road for a two-week road trip. […]

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

Monday, June 16, 2014

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 I fall in. You see, I’m a flight attendant. So, naturally, I get asked questions about my job almost on […]

Slavoj Zizek On Starbucks And The Hidden Price Of Consumerism

Thursday, May 29, 2014

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 directed by Sophie Fiennes (of the Joseph and Ralph Fiennes clan). I somehow missed the movie when it was released […]

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

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

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 takes a look at Welsford’s decision to give up the luxuries of land in search for happiness and adventure on […]

10 Ways To Improve The Flying Experience Outside Of The Plane

Sunday, April 6, 2014

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 immediate train of thought (which, at that moment, included a fantasy involving my shoe coming into contact with the person’s […]

How Many Americans Have A Passport?

Sunday, February 9, 2014

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 of U.S. citizens do not have passports, and therefore cannot travel outside its borders. I had no idea what the […]

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

Sunday, December 22, 2013

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. He ended his walk in the arms of the oldest man and woman on the farm. They cradled him as […]

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

Thursday, November 14, 2013

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 completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the 21-day, ultra-minimal trip to Europe […]

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