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The Wi-Fi Black Market Behind Cuba’s Iron Curtain
Wireless connections are notoriously scarce in the island country, but there are clandestine methods for those desiring to obtain it.
Amber C. Snider
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Europe’s no business as usual summer
“Fellesferie” and “bouwvak” refer to a particularly European business habit
Arriving in Vietnam: the Gift of the Unfamiliar
Noise, heat, & the smell of durian
Travelling with a film camera: London
Another instalment of my adventures with a film camera.
In case you missed it
Melanie: A love song
April 2015. We’d been on the West coast for a couple of weeks, but only a few days in LA. The jet lag had passed, but the vapor-trail of…
On being alone, adversarial, grateful & malarial
Who knew a mosquito could spark an existential crisis?
Postcards from Lisbon
Sardines, murals, trams and bonkers palaces. Lisbon is quite something.
A little less than three thousand miles
You never hated LA, you just never got a driver’s license.
On Once-in-a-Lifetime Vacations
Would you be willing to save for two years, understanding that everything could change between now and then?
In Photos: Moments from Canada
Turquoise, wild summer
Why I Want to Visit Cuba More Than Ever
Ever since I was a young child, I’ve bristled at the thought of someone telling me what to do. I was never quite naughty — I listened to my…
Illegals are Taking the Jobs . . . in Latin America
Susie, who lives in Alajuela, brings a black and white copy of the photo page of her passport everywhere she goes. This way, cops won’t be…
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Follow the Brown Signs
The chance for adventure that lies beyond those brown highway signs.
Bringing It All Back Home
America’s Greatest Export is Back in the States
A Guide to Getting Cheap Flights for Mortals
Friend: “Guess how much I paid for my flight to Europe?”
Old Quebec, 1st Day
Yes, it’s touristy, and one art historian called the Place Royal “a lie, but we still like it!”. But remember that restricting uses in…
The Unacknowledged Costs of Academic Travel
I travel a lot. I travel for conferences, for planning meetings, for NASA collaboration meetings, for filming, for launches… for a ton of…
Pamela L. Gay
Solo Woman, Group Travel
More thoughts of my travel to Eastern Canada
A Wheelchair and Two Strollers with a Slight Chance of the Mission
I don’t know. I am not sure. I was in the midst of battling through a hangover the size of Arkansas, the grenadiers in my skull taking full…
As the Bus Turns
Culture Shock vs. Reverse Culture Shock
Random Thoughts & Feelings
Stephen M. Tomic
Don’t Just Fly Over
“I could live here,” I said.
Trouble In Paradise
Why Your Favorite Vacation Spots Crawl with Curses, Legends, and Superstitions
In the Dark
The Lily in Montreal
This explorer was looking for a nearby destination with an international vibe
My three Irelands
Last year when I came to Spain, I heard the call of Ireland. Very strongly. I ended up not going there. It was my first visit to Spain…
Lucia Die Gil
The Table Leg
If you told me earlier in the spring that by June I’d be out of my year-long lease and instead working and living all over North America…