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A woman who walks alone

I've spent the last ten years experimenting with the boundaries of risk and fear, and this is my advice to women who want to walk alone.

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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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Why the internet is making us all f*@%ing insane

You open your computer to start your workday. You've got a lot on your to-do list, but you decide to take one cheeky peek at Facebook. And then this happens:

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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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Dads are pretty special

I found these drawings when my family was cleaning out my dad's office. They're probably from when I was five or six years old. Dads are pretty special people, aren't they?

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Life, death and whales

I lost my dad last night. He has battled cancer for three years. We were all in the room when he passed away : his six girls and my mum, plus many of his grandkids too. I can tell you that there was a whole lot of love packed into that little room. It was sad and beautiful all at once.

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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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