Month: January 2016

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By Claire D'hooghe | January 30, 2016

Ignoring your phone/laptop/life is something that must be done at some point while travelling. Unfortunately this blissful ignorance of the connected world has to end eventually, due to either necessity, emergency or tuning back in (then abruptly realising how fucked up most “news” is. *Shivers*). As much as I love dropping out, filling up my…

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By Claire D'hooghe | January 24, 2016

Your departure date is creeping up closer and you’re scrambling to save up enough money so you can over-indulge on cultural excursions overseas (read: drink beer). As well as picking up as much work as you can and covering every second person’s shift, why don’t you consider selling some of your lesser-prized possessions at a…

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By Claire D'hooghe | January 12, 2016

Few seconds in life are more releasing than those in which a plane ascends to the sky… There is a psychological pleasure in this takeoff for the swiftness of the plane’s ascent is an exemplary symbol of transformation. The display of power can inspire us to imagine analogous, decisive shifts in our own lives, to…

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By Benjamin Pratt | January 5, 2016

I’ve been kicking along since ’89, man and let me tell you, it ain’t all been easy. Coming from a semi-wealthy white boy home, a private school education and a talent and drive for elite basketball glory that landed me a scholarship for my final years of high school, it all seemed pretty simple. The…

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By Benjamin Pratt | January 1, 2016

A Manifesto, Of Sorts There are thousands of travel blogs on the Internet, possibly millions. I can’t confirm that of course, ‘cause even as seriously as I take myself as a journalist, I don’t want to spend my time wasting hours of this illusionary existence scouring the depths of the interweb, counting all the travel…

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