Travel Philosophy

Is There Anything Worse Than That Feeling At The End Of A Trip?

Friday, March 20, 2009

I think Rolf Potts said it best: During this time, fresh off your travel-high, you will have trouble settling in and reintegrating into a normal, home-based routine. Nothing will feel as fresh or exotic as it did during your travels, your old friends won’t relate to your amazing overseas experiences, and you’ll feel a strange […]

In Defense Of Travel — After Losing Your Job

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Not that it’s almost always a good idea, but is there any better time to drop everything, forget responsibility, and to travel the world than when you find yourself looking at a bright, freshly delivered pink slip lying on your desk? This article over at Travel + Leisure, aimed at the 2.6 million who lost […]

Dear Rolf, Travel To The Middle East: Good Idea?

Friday, March 6, 2009

I’m just finishing up Rolf Potts’ “Marco Polo Didn’t Go There,” a collection of Rolf’s self-described postmodern tales from the road — postmodern, I think, in the sense that his stories lean more towards self-awareness than romanticism. Of course that term itself has such a blurry definition that I’m not really sure what it means […]

Is It Better To Travel Alone?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

I’m sure other people get this too, but every time I tell someone my plans to head to a particular location, the next question is inevitably, “Who are you going with?” When did a travel partner become a requisite for travel and why is it assumed that you are always going to be traveling with […]

How Ethical Is Your Travel?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

I was going through this Top 10 Ethical Tips for traveling to see how ethical (or, more likely, unethical) my travel usually is. Well I can’t say that I’ve planted any trees on a trip like #2 suggests (I planted some cucumbers and tomatoes in my backyard here in Brooklyn last summer, do you think […]

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