When does enough gear become too much? (Photo by Jon Rawlinson via Flickr)

Travel Technology: What gadgets (not) to bring on your trip

When it comes to packing for an international trip, I’ve always tried to live by the maxim, “if you’d be heartbroken to lose it, don’t bring it.” That means I’ll never take along my favorite old comfy T-shirt no matter how much I’d like to have it with me, for fear that it would be […]
May 17, 2012
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Five global graphic novels I got from the Seattle Public Library

I’m new to graphic novels and comics but I’ve been attacking the genre with a fury. What I really love about them is the unique visual storytelling capabilities. Comics that take place in another country provide a full and unique glimpse into a different world: you meet new people and experience the daily dramas of […]
May 8, 2012
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What to bring: 7 essentials for my trip to Peru

Editor’s Note: Lila was scheduled to leave early on the morning of Wednesday, January 18th – just as a huge snowstorm struck Seattle. Hyper-prepared traveler that she is, she headed to SeaTac ten hours ahead and got on to an earlier flight – slipping out of the city before the storm. As you read this, I’m […]
Jan 18, 2012