Women Actually Want To Wear

Designers like Phoebe Philo and Demna Gvasalia, via the label Vetements and now Balenciaga, have changed the landscape of high fashion by designing clothes that are both forward-thinking and beg to be worn now.

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Don’t kid yourself, Jimmy. If a cow ever got the chance, he’d eat you and everyone you care about! Can’t you people take the law into your own hands? I mean, we can’t be policing the entire city! That’s why I love elementary school

Mindset and Say Yes to Travel

Your advice is great if you are middle-class, your parents are giving you money, or you’re from the West. Your website can never work for me. I’m too poor to travel. This advice is only for privileged people.” I encounter this line of thought frequently, and after two recently published articles on Thrillist and Thought…Continue Reading

A More Balanced Life

Somewhere in Wyoming, I realized my life had gone off track. I was at a scenic overlook, gazing upon these majestic mountains rising up from the ground in the distance, and all I could think was “OK, it’s time to go!” As I got back in the car, I yearned to stay longer, but I had…Continue Reading

A New Balance Between Work and Play

Last month, after suffering from increased anxiety and mild panic attacks, I stepped away from this website, spent a lot of time alone, went hiking in Patagonia, and sought to rebalance my life. I needed to clear my mind and come back to everything in my life with fresh eyes. As a travel writer, I share…Continue Reading

Why Travel Boycotts are a Bad Idea

And, though the shouts of travel boycotters sometimes add to the pressure on elected officials, I’ve yet to see one country or state reverse course simply because of this reason no matter how strong the plea. Point #1: Boycotts hit the wrong people. We might not agree with certain laws or a current government, but…Continue Reading

Time to Hang Up the Backpack

Last year, after my friend Scott passed away, I decided it was time to stop trying to plan a big multi-month trip and actually do it. His death made me realize that our time is short and you shouldn’t put off something in hopes that “the perfect time will come.” There’s no perfect time to…Continue Reading

An Icy Landscape

Standing at the foot of the mountains, we feel a lot more anxious than we did when we set out. The peaks are REALLY high – and we’re going to head to the top of them. First, however, we have to get across this barren, icy, landscape. So far the weather has been kind to us,…Continue Reading

Boardwalk within a Boardwalk

The path of a cosmonaut is not an easy, triumphant march to glory. You have to get to know the meaning not just of joy but also of grief, before being allowed in the spacecraft cabin. Many say exploration is part of our destiny, but it’s actually our duty to future generations and their quest…Continue Reading

Practical Botany for Gardeners

Botany originated in prehistory as herbalism with the efforts of early humans to identify – and later cultivate – edible, medicinal and poisonous plants, making it one of the oldest branches of science. Medieval physic gardens, often attached to monasteries, contained plants of medical importance. Botany originated in prehistory as herbalism with the efforts of…Continue Reading