Quick Update: Posts From Peru

By |April 26th, 2017|Blog|

So, I just returned from a reporting trip to Peru. It was a whole thing. This was a reporting trip for U.S. News, kicking off a new relationship about which I'm both excited and very proud. While my main assignment was to report [...]

Five Travel Writers To Get You Out The Door

By |March 26th, 2017|Travel|

Let's start by assuming the elephants in the room. Writers like Bill Bryson and Anthony Bourdain are terrific. I try to bring at least one of their books on every trip just to get the blood [...]

Travel Bans and Super Bowls

By |March 22nd, 2017|News|

By now readers will know about President Donald Trump's travel ban and its follow-up. This executive order barred refugees from entering the country for three months and kept out immigrants for 120 days from the following [...]

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The Tourism Trap

By |December 20th, 2016|News|

In the wake of thawing U.S.-Cuban relations a lot of ink has spilled about tourism on the streets of Havana. The chatter has only grown following Fidel Castro’s [...]

Running Like Hell From Dengue

By |November 9th, 2016|Blog|

So very many things scare me. Recently a colleague reached out to share the story she wrote about contracting dengue, or "breakbone," fever. (Jodi Ettenberg, of [...]

The Stories We Can’t Tell

By |October 5th, 2016|Blog|

The other night I had beers with our small foreign correspondents’ club here in Ann Arbor. It’s a who’s-who of writers guaranteed to make anyone [...]

Beat The Blahs

By |June 24th, 2016|Travel|

It gets to everyone. Keep going long enough and sooner or later the constant parade of people, places and things starts to wear you down. [...]

The 10 Worst Countries To Be A Journalist

By |June 22nd, 2016|Blog|

Being a journalist is getting harder. The financial pressures that come with reporting for a living are well-documented; too many editors and publications in this industry have [...]

Best Of/Worst Of: Thailand

By |June 17th, 2016|Travel|

There are some places that stick to you. Places where even a vagabond like me can't help but look around and think, "I could live here. Toss [...]

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