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Cleaning Up

After ten days in Tanzania, I was absolutely filthy. I was so dirty that I felt sorry for the person who had to sit next to me on the plane to Iceland. My feet were stained black with African soil, my fingernails were packed with mud and grit and my hair and skin smelled like…

I am not David Doubilet. We are Facebook friends though, which is how I messaged him from my cabin aboard the National Geographic Endeavour begging for some tips on taking photos underwater. Taking a (good) camera underwater is a first for me and I was eager to experiment in this watery nature reserve. Many of…

Loony Dook

New Year’s Day is a strange holiday, with fewer fixed traditions than most. It seems that January 1st is a kind of “anything goes” festival where people celebrate the start of a new year in whatever way they deem best. In my country, so many tend to lounge around at home and watch football, but…

I live out of a bag the size of a microwave. Every night I unpack my life and every morning, I shove it all back in, half-hoping that I’m not forgetting something important—which I always do. I check my pocket for my passport and then forget the rest: the adapter in the wall socket, the…