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STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

STILL, SMALL, SLOW TRAVEL: Flowing freely with whatever the road brings your way

Excerpted from New Slow City by William Powers, a memoir that this New York author has written based on his experience living...
November 18, 2014 × 0 comments

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EXCUSE ME!: Two words, two outcomes

EXCUSE ME!: Two words, two outcomes

It’s early morning in Robinsons department store in Bangkok. Ten o’clock, early? Well, yes, in a country where shops are open...
August 1, 2013 × 0 comments

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A FLICKER OF LIGHT: It’s not how we feel but what we do that matters

A FLICKER OF LIGHT: It’s not how we feel but what we do that matters

“As we are… as we are… as we are” I muttered non-stop as I travelled back to Bangkok. I’m a seasoned, easy traveller....
July 3, 2013 × 1 comment

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FREE THE CHILDREN: The catch-22 of institutionalization and orphanage tourism

FREE THE CHILDREN: The catch-22 of institutionalization and orphanage tourism

Who are we doing this for? Nobody doubts the good intention of the donors, travellers, and volunteers who give time or money to...
December 21, 2012 × 5 comments

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NATURE VACATIONS: 5 Eco-friendly spots to visit

NATURE VACATIONS: 5 Eco-friendly spots to visit

If you’re the type of person who considers herself environmentally conscious, perhaps you should think about the benefits...
November 15, 2012 × 1 comment

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FROM SEA TO SKY: BC’s beautiful yet controversial coastal drive

FROM SEA TO SKY: BC’s beautiful yet controversial coastal drive

There are few highways in Canada as controversial as the Sea to Sky highway (99). Nicknamed the Ski-and-Die for the many people...
September 23, 2012 × 0 comments

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ECO-TRAVEL TIPS: How to reduce the environmental impact of travel

ECO-TRAVEL TIPS: How to reduce the environmental impact of travel

Few life experiences touch the core of being as deeply as travel. Experiencing nature through eco-travel can connect us in ways...
August 4, 2012 × 1 comment

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SHIKARA HO!: Hop aboard for a look at the life of Dal Lake’s boat hawkers in Kashmir, India

SHIKARA HO!: Hop aboard for a look at the life of Dal Lake’s boat hawkers in Kashmir, India

From the stern, Mr. Nice spots three elderly Western women out on a day tour of Dal Lake. He promptly spins his 20’ wooden shikara...
June 3, 2012 × 0 comments

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LOOK AGAIN: Compassion is essential, even when it hurts

LOOK AGAIN: Compassion is essential, even when it hurts

Compassion leaves the most visible and ineradicable scars on the hearts of those that remove the covers from their eyes. In almost...
May 25, 2012 × 0 comments