Category: Tangents

Our Mad Sad Sweet Year Abroad 24

Our Mad Sad Sweet Year Abroad

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans”, as John Lennon once famously put it. We find it an apt quote with which to summarize our 2014, as life suddenly...

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18 Travel Truisms (or random nonsense)

Why do we travel? This is the most obvious question travelers must answer on a constant basis. There are many answers, ranging from the mundane to the sublime to the pedantic to the overused. Ultimately,...

William Benjamin 22

The Brief Luscious Life of William Benjamin

It was his voice you would notice first: low, silky, reassuring, playful, exceedingly British. Then came that smile, open, ready to break into laughter, followed by mischievous eyes, as if your favorite childhood friend...

Every autumn comes stories 14

Every Autumn Comes

On a late summer morning of 1982, a boy was standing naked under a fig tree – waiting. Under his feet, sun-hidden flecks of grass lay flattened, their greenness tainted by a greased light...

The Cool Five Wildlife Edition Tanzania 16

The Cool Five (Wildlife Edition)

We were furiously bumping along the dirt roads of Yala National Park, on the southeasterly shores of the luscious island of Sri Lanka. A new day had just risen, spreading warmth through our bleary...