The Tourism Trap

By |December 20th, 2016|Destinations, Interesting, Money|

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 death, as more and more people expect Cuba to return [...]

Running Like Hell From Dengue

By |November 9th, 2016|Personal, The Job|

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 superlative Legal Nomads.) Dengue gets its gruesome nickname from [...]

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The Stories We Can’t Tell

By |October 5th, 2016|Business|

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|Destinations, Tips|

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. [...]

Best Of/Worst Of: Thailand

By |June 17th, 2016|Guides|

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 [...]

5 Easy Mistakes to Avoid

By |June 6th, 2016|Destinations, Guides|

It's easy to make mistakes on the road. Take, for example, Robert O’Hara Burke, one of history’s worst travelers. In 1860 Burke decided to lead an expedition [...]

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