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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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