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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 immediate train of thought (which, at that moment, included a fantasy involving my shoe coming […]

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 of U.S. citizens do not have passports, and therefore cannot travel outside its borders. I […]

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. He ended his walk in the arms of the oldest man and woman on the […]

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 completely viral (over 16,000 shares on Facebook alone as of today). The story chronicles the […]

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 patience, a metaphor for the entire nation of India. In a single tree, there is […]

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 town a few hours drive and world away from the busy capital — a place […]

This Is Why I’m Not Taking My Phone To India Tomorrow
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This Is Why I’m Not Taking My Phone To India Tomorrow

Technophobe: To Be or Not To Be I’m leaving for India tomorrow, and one thing that I’m not packing with me is my iPhone. Yes, that very same phone that I use to take pictures with and to then upload to Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The same phone I use […]

Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid
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Living In The Face Of South Africa’s Apartheid

After two weeks in the bounty of Cape Town, South Africa, I can safely say I’ve arrived home. The depths of jet-lag got me out of bed just before dawn. I’ve fired up my laptop and I find myself typing amidst a flickering orange hue of a fire to my […]

10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?
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10 Places You Will Never Visit: A Challenge?

I burned my hand pretty bad when I was at an age when I was longer dirtying my diaper but still believed that the Easter Bunny sometimes went on picnics with Santa Claus and Batman. I scorched it while helping my mom cook in the kitchen (if I was a […]

Is There A Right Path To Travel?
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Is There A Right Path To Travel?

And, I quote, “Getting there is half the fun when you’re on a cruise ship that left Brisbane on Saturday afternoon and won’t dock at Noumea until Tuesday afternoon, and you’ve got four new books from the library.” That was from a recent article in The New Zealand Herald by Ewan McDonald […]

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