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How Sitting Still Helped Me Heal

Finding the benefits of travel in silence and solitude at a remote lake

A still lake and a cairn

What does a travel writer write about in a year marked by a pandemic that forces people to stay home? When the simple act of heading to the local grocery store is filled with fear, would anyone want to get on a plane and transport themselves to a faraway city, knowing that no country is…



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Ranjani Rao

I write insightful personal stories about my scientist, immigrant, travel life. 4 books Share memoir journey