Introspection

Epiphanies on the Road – A collection of revelations while traveling

  • Serendipity In Philipsburg, Sint Maarten July 20, 2017  
  • Angsty Anguilla July 20, 2017   Ever have the most random parts of your distant past come up when you least expect it? Or when a feeling of déjà vu actually becomes verified by a very real memory? This just happened in Anguilla. So after a whirlwind morning in Saba (which already feels like yesterday, but that was actually Saint Barthélemy)  that began with an ...
  • 2017 May Day in Cuba; First Impressions  —  In Context With Venezuela May 1, 2017 Three hours from JFK. 90 miles from Key West. And yet, seemingly worlds away. Four New Yorkers — Alex, Elliot, Emma, and I — waited far too long for checked bags to show up, the first indication we were running on island time, and a socialist island at that. Our driver, Daniel, made small talk while we contemplated spending ...

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Post-travel Reflections – The usual symptoms of post-travel withdrawal

  • Angsty Anguilla July 20, 2017   Ever have the most random parts of your distant past come up when you least expect it? Or when a feeling of déjà vu actually becomes verified by a very real memory? This just happened in Anguilla. So after a whirlwind morning in Saba (which already feels like yesterday, but that was actually Saint Barthélemy)  that began with an ...
  • 2017 May Day in Cuba; First Impressions  —  In Context With Venezuela May 1, 2017 Three hours from JFK. 90 miles from Key West. And yet, seemingly worlds away. Four New Yorkers — Alex, Elliot, Emma, and I — waited far too long for checked bags to show up, the first indication we were running on island time, and a socialist island at that. Our driver, Daniel, made small talk while we contemplated spending ...
  • Ode To My Passport April 29, 2017 “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”     Since our first trip to India, you began to grow. And learn. The decals of your cover began to fade with every stamp that graced your pages.     In the beginning there were periods where you stayed dormant, but it wasn’t until we both became stranded in Egypt did ...

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