10 Ways Travel Helps You Let Go

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Travel. It places us in situations we couldn’t otherwise imagine. It often spurs us to do things we thought we couldn’t do. It provides perspective on our lives and our place in the world.Amidst all this, travel also offers freedom. Among those freedoms, the greatest freedom of all: the freedom to let go.Sounds about right, doesn't it? But what does “let … [Read more...]

The Destination Is Everything, The Destination Is Nothing

bangladesh tea garden

Have you ever set off for a destination not really caring whether you actually arrive?The other morning, we hopped on rented single speed bikes (they looked like racing bikes, but rode like penny farthings) and headed off into the tea plantation hills of eastern Bangladesh. Our destination: Madhabpur Lake, 25 kilometers outside of our base of Srimongal.We … [Read more...]

Travel: When Less is More

I woke up the other morning with a knot in the pit in my stomach. It took a while for my brain to catch up with my gut to figure out what was wrong.On the surface, everything was ideal. We had just come from weeks of trekking in Patagonia amidst endless mountains and lake vistas, we were on the quaint island of Chiloe (Chile) and the sun was shining (a rarity for … [Read more...]

It’s the Little Things

A Maternal Monkey Moment

Obstacle-removing turtles, cavorting monkeys, remarkable chana masala and free shoe repair. We didn’t find entries for these in our guidebooks, but we did find them on the streets and in the hills of Penang, Malaysia.Guidebooks certainly give us places to go. But the most memorable moments of cultural experience, introspection and human kindness often pass … [Read more...]