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All-Girl Trekking in Nepal With My Two Daughters

We just started our 7-day trek of Poon Hill and I’m struggling. Before the trip I worried about my two girls trekking like this, but I should have been worrying about myself.  The walk starts...
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CDC, TSA, Airline Updates: COVID Travel Community Resources

As those of us in the United States face at least another 30 days of government-recommended social distancing, uncertainty continues to surround the travel community. A torrent of information is circling regarding plans, policies,...
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Book Review: Olga Tokarczuk, “Flights”

The best place to start talking about a book as slippery and transient as Olga Tokarczuk's Flights is with the title itself, especially since it’s in translation from the author's native Polish. I’ll try...
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Collioure, Pearl of the Vermillion Coast

There is the South of France, and then there is the South of France – and the Côte Vermeille is just about as far South as you can go before entering Spain. A hidden...
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COVID-19: Love, Loss, and Citizenship

The Coronavirus has infected hundreds of thousands worldwide and continues to spread rapidly. Not only that, but the death and displacement tolls rise each day. There is now no doubt that this exceptional bug...
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COVID-19: The Fear and The Hope

It was the first day of summer weather. I was outside at a cafe, getting ready to meet with a friend about a project we would work on through the spring. I was also...
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Protected: Rio Carnaval: A Transformation Through Culture

Back in February, we partnered with American Airlines to give away a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Rio Carnaval to travelers who all had one thing in common: a space marked on their bucket lists to...
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How to Help Coronavirus Relief Efforts from Home

As we continue to urge social isolation to limit the spread of COVID-19 and flatten the curve, it is also imperative that we support those groups and organizations addressing the societal side effects of...
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LGBTQ NYC: Events, Nightlife, and More

Known worldwide as a cultural melting pot, NYC is the center of many diverse influences, giving the city some of the most vibrant LGBTQ events in the world.  Aside from the energetic LGBTQ nightlife, food...

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