“Leap and the net will appear.” – John Burroughs It’s a quote often seen on inspirational bumper stickers or printed on the cover of notebooks in gold foil, a reminder to take chances and deal with the outcome later. But what is the net? Where does it come from? And who makes sure it actually […]

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Salut, mes amis! Last month I did something that, by my standards, was rather adventurous: I took a solo trip to Paris for a week because I found cheap flights and, well, why not? In the weeks before my trip (because there were only weeks between buying tickets and actually departing) I started reaching out […]

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Weekday mornings in Paris are an odd mélange of city noises and stunning quiet. It all depends on where you are, of course. Metro stations are a constant stream of people, few chatting as they mostly wear headphones or read a book. Packed trains empty for a second or two before filling again with a […]

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Of all the caribbean islands (at least the ones I’ve been to), Saint Lucia is the one that gives off south Pacific vibes the most. Which is exactly why my brother and his now wife chose this island on which to be married a few weeks ago.

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Haters gonna hate. But sometimes, despite their stubborn nature, they will realize the error of their ways and set aside their pride to admit that they were indeed, wrong. And so begins the tale of my first visit to Sandals.

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(This travel essay, written and photographed by me, was first published on the coastal-based blog, Salt, in January 2016. I’m posting it on my own blog today in honor of the anniversary of the D-Day landings. Please visit www.readsalt.com for more salty tales for salty folks.) On a September morning around sunrise, I rode a train […]

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