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The women who inspired me to travel

The women who inspired me to travel

WHILE RESEARCHING topics for International Women’s Day, I came across this infographic by momondo (below) that depicts the women whose achievements have not just inspired, but set the precedent for, women traveling. It made me think about the women who inspired me to travel. They continue to stand out in my mind and inform the how and why I travel the way I do.

14 signs you were born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL

14 signs you were born and raised in West Palm Beach, FL

1. You’ve eaten a Cuban sandwich from Havana’s walk-up window at 3am.Havana’s famed Cuban sandwiches, tostones, and papas rellenas were a welcome sight after a night out in downtown Lake Worth. You probably weren’t sober either, which made the food taste much, much better.2. You’ve been on a field trip to Kennedy Space Center.

“I am a Ukrainian”

“I am a Ukrainian”

MONTHS AFTER IT STARTED, the crisis in Ukraine has become such a gigantic mess that, in the media at least, it’s reported as having to do less with Ukraine and more with the faceoff between the United States and Russia. This Cold War throwback may be important on a geopolitical scale, but it’s also essential to remember this didn’t start with Barack Obama or Vladimir Putin, but with common Ukrainians protesting their government in Kiev’s Independence Square.

The 5 most important differences between Paris and New York

The 5 most important differences between Paris and New York

The Paris versus New York debate ever rages on, and below-the-belt remarks are tossed like grenades from both sides of the Atlantic.There’s already a swishy website that compares the two great cities using cutesy, minimalist drawings. Take, for instance, one picture that shows the varied coffee preferences between the two metropolises.

This is the dream deferred

This is the dream deferred

The neighbors downstairs are shouting again, banging doors, their muffled voices rising through the floor. You shuffle through the stack of books by your bed, reach for your laptop and the audio book you downloaded to break up the stillness of your solitary evening. “Angle of Repose” by Wallace Stegner.

5 things we need more of in today’s travel writing

5 things we need more of in today’s travel writing

SOME OF THE BEST STUFF I’ve ever read has been written by travel writers. When you throw yourself into the world like travel writers must, it’s hard not to come back with at least some insight on how it works.At the same time, some of the worst stuff ever written has been written about travel. No genre is more prone to cliched, boring writing.