Adventures in Haiti, one of the World’s Poorest and most Desperate Countries By Yuri Drobkov I was looking for a ship to get away from the island but found myself in one of the most dangerous places on Earth instead. What’s the difference between just another trip to a new place and a full-scale adventure? […]
The Reality of Travel: Life Changing, Hard, but Something We Can All Do By Becky Evens I have traveled a lot. I have been to 70 countries and lived in 12 cities, (in 8 different countries). 13 if you count moving to Toronto twice. I find immense joy in planning my next adventure, updating my […]
An Airline Pilot’s Recollection of his Youth on Revere Beach in Boston By Patrick Smith Sometimes when I hear the whine of jet engines, I think of the beach. I don’t expect that to make sense to you — unless, like me, your childhood was defined by an infatuation with jetliners, and summers spent at a beach […]
Sarah Eddy found a lot of benefits to not carrying and using your smartphone during a trip, between asking for directions and meeting people, to interacting on the subway and remembering things better without taking pictures of everything.
Is the Passport in Your Pocket a Bulls-eye on Your Back? By Mike Howard I can’t count the number of times a fellow traveler has regaled me with tales of disasters narrowly avoided simply because they weren’t American, or were able to convince would-be assailants that they weren’t “Yankees.” There was Berndt from Berlin, traveling […]
Returning to Fukushima after Nuclear Disaster By Taylor Bond The much beloved Japanese movie, Princess Mononoke, opens with a fast-paced action sequence of a mountain village prince battling a boar infected with a darkness that had driven it on its violent rampage. As the movie progresses, the source of the sickness is revealed as man-made, […]
Six Lessons I’ve Learned as an Ex-pat in Israel By Roberta Rottigni The word ex-pat is an abbreviation for expatriate, which comes from the Latin term expatriatus. Originally, an expatriatus was someone who had left his or her homeland to go live someplace else. Today, the word ‘ex-pat’ still echoes its medieval origins but it […]