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An unexpected pilgrimage

Earlier this year I was travelling alone in Europe when I randomly ran into a woman in Cinque Terre whom I'd met briefly at a travel writers' conference in New York.

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A confrontation with falling

“Don’t look down,” said the person behind me, and so, of course, I turned and shone my light downwards.

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A reason to travel with kids

Some parents say that travelling with kids is not worthwhile. "They won’t remember it," these people say. "It’s a waste of money." Is that true?

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The Importance of Travelling Alone

Would you go camping on your own for a month? Travelling with a partner or friend can be a great way to deepen a relationship, but there is incredible value in flying solo too…

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How a tiny dog helped me overcome a big fear

Who knew an animal the size of a loaf of bread could teach a person to overcome fear?

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Spiders, Farts, Torture, and Enlightenment

What happens when you spend ten days in a silent meditation retreat? This…

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One of the most precious places on earth

Discovering one of the most rare and valuable wildernesses an hour south of home…

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The Problem with Being a Travelling Writer

When I set off travelling, I imagined myself creating art while on the move. Turns out, it's not so easy…

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Sampling craft beer around the USA

American makes terrible beer. At least, that’s what the rest of the world says behind its back. But what the rest of the world probably doesn't yet know is that…

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The country that has stolen my heart

I've travelled to the islands of the Pacific, the deserts of Australia and the jungles of Asia, but one often-misunderstood travel destination keeps calling me back for more.

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