All posts tagged "travel"

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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Traveling Pants

    Bounding over the hurdles of expat depression. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I only have one pair of pants left. Of the four I brought to Iceland, three have been grease-stained, hole-ripped, and seam-split to the point of oblivion....

    • Posted May 3, 2016
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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: The Swashbuckler

    The awkward geek transforms into a courageous adventurer. JACKSON HOLE, WY – For the past four years, I’ve been calling myself an “Aspiring Viking.” I’ve even somehow managed to bypass Facebook’s strict display-name policy, and have had...

    • Posted April 26, 2016
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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Life from the Outside

    Stepping into the shoes of a foreign worker offers important lessons for living at home and afar. JACKSON HOLE, WY – I’ve been living in the small town of Neskaupstaður, Iceland, for five months now, and I...

    • Posted March 29, 2016
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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Food Critic Masquerade

    Amsterdam, space cakes and pleasures of the Italian palate. JACKSON HOLE, WY – One of my responsibilities at the Hildibrand Hotel in Iceland is bread baking. Despite having never made bread before in my life, I was...

    • Posted March 1, 2016
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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Burning Man Eternal

    Welcome to Pusher Street, where artists, outcasts and drug deals abound. JACKSON HOLE, WY – After journeying across the ocean via ferry for three days, I made it to Copenhagen with barely a scratch (I cut my...

    • Posted February 23, 2016
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    WELL, THAT HAPPENED: Journeys on the Sea

    Reveling in third class travel on the Atlantic. JACKSON HOLE, WY – Unless you have the money to spend on a first class ticket, air travel can be a frustrating affair, sucking the life clean out of...

    • Posted February 16, 2016
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    GET OUT: Himalayan Heart

    A small country and its people offer a host of valuable lessons for foreign travelers. Jackson Hole, WY – Some vacations in the off-season offer much needed rest; others will connect you with family and friends. Sometimes,...

    • Posted December 1, 2015
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  • The author soaks in the obscure hot springs nestled in Colca Canyon, Peru. (Photo: Matt Berman)
    GET OUT: Andean Adventure

    Heading south for an exotic hot spring respite. Jackson, WY – The bus trip from Puno to Chivay, across Andean High Plateau, was possibly even more beautiful than the one from Cusco to Puno had been. Carrie...

    • Posted November 3, 2015
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  • 150909TOU

    Doggone happy ending Is there anything as uplifting as a lost pet returning home to its owner? People, Fox News and the Denver Post were just some of the major news outlets that felt an Australian Shepard’s...

    • Posted September 8, 2015
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    WELL THAT HAPPENED: Escaping Neverland

    Standing beneath the gigantic skyscrapers of New York City as a surging ocean of strangers flowed around me, I should have been intimidated.And yet, last week everything was perfect. My fear was nonexistent. Everyone was so nice...

    • Posted April 14, 2015
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