travel
The list is based largely on where I thought was cool.
travel
The Sunset Limited is Amtrak’s oldest continuously running line. Since 1894 it has been the train line closest to transcontinental, at one point connecting California and Florida.
in

Mar 14, 2014 at 5:00pm | 35 comments

travel
In 2011, Christchurch was rocked by a magnitude 6.3 that devastated the city. Three years later, the city is still in recovery, and in many areas, it seems like nothing has changed.
in

Mar 13, 2014 at 5:00pm | 66 comments

shoppables
travel
It’s easy to feel like People Who Travel are all white-collar, blue-blood superhumans who are just on the loose with someone else’s pocketbook. But I know it’s not true, because I’m one of them.
in

Mar 6, 2014 at 5:00pm | 211 comments

shoppables
Long distance travel is enough a hassle without underwires poking you.
travel
It wasn't just that I was getting a chance to see something incredibly rare and beautiful, a pair of birds with an amazing conservation story. It was also that I was instantly utterly besotted with them.
boyfriends
I called his office, he told me that his phone died, that he forgot his charger at home. He’d call me later. 10 days of nothing. He disappeared.
travel
It never occurred to me to pray or cry or beg. The only thing going through my mind was "not today. This is not what is going to happen today."
travel
If you’ve ever watched "Meerkat Manor," or even just watched a lot of David Attenborough, you’ve seen where I’ve worked.
in

Feb 6, 2014 at 2:00pm | 148 comments

travel
I never felt like traveling alone was a brave thing to do. It was just the only option for most of my trips, and if I’d waited for a companion, I wouldn’t have gone anywhere.
in

Feb 5, 2014 at 5:00pm | 83 comments

travel
The eating on the subway bit is probably my most favorite thing, honestly.
in

Feb 3, 2014 at 5:00pm | 222 comments

shipwreck
In the middle of the night, the boat sank off the shore of Komodo Island, most famous for its aggressive, man-eating Komodo Dragons.
travel
I’ve always avoided pictures of myself, but I shamelessly took a picture of myself mid-vacation, working in the pottery studio. When I posted it on Facebook, I described it as the photo I took because I wanted to remember what I looked like when I was happy.
travel
Do you ever get that claustrophobic feeling, tight in your chest, from worrying that you won't get to see all the places you want to see before you die? I bet you do.
vacations
I've been wanting more than ever to take a real, not-visiting-people-I've-known-all-my life, totally superfluous trip.
in

Nov 4, 2013 at 11:00am | 77 comments

learnvest
Maybe the real thing is too expensive right now, go to these places instead!
in

Oct 25, 2013 at 11:30am | 88 comments

the frisky
A day trip is a great way to explore a new place without breaking the bank or taking time off, and you even get to sleep in your own bed at the end of the day.
okcupid
Your travel bragging OkCupid profile is super nerdy.
assault
Our teachers and female classmates were horrified that a group of strange men held up three young girls in a dead end alley. For our male classmates, however, I couldn’t have told a funnier joke.
family
“My grandfather is a rapist.” I started saying these words to myself frequently, at unpredictable times. I would be riding the metro to work, or eating breakfast at my desk, and remember that my grandfather was a rapist.
where to live
I'm never fully satisfied with where I'm living. When I'm there, I want to be here. When I'm here, I want to be there. Why's the grass always gotta look so much greener?