Wednesday, April 30, 2008

I'm An Uncle!

Welcome to the world, Reese Patterson! Mother and baby are doing well. My brother Andrew sounded dazed and wonder-struck and exhausted on the phone.

Here's Reese's baby-blog.

In other news, it snowed today in Vermont and the new Matador network is ready for launch. All of the work of the last few months is coming together. If you haven't seen MatadorTrips yet, please have a look around!

I'll be in Cambodia this summer, leading a program with a truly exceptional study abroad organization, Where There Be Dragons.

My latest article, How To Travel For Free, was published this morning at the traveler's notebook.

One last log burning in the fireplace...lot's of work yet to be done, can't help but smile wide and keep the faith...

Monday, April 07, 2008

Farewell to the Devil and an Inconvenient Truth

I'm about to leave the El Diablo Tranquilo hostel.

I'll lace up my hiking boots, take the shortcut to the bus stop on the track by the beach, eat 2 last empanadas and board a bus for Montevideo.

In Montevideo I'll have a steak dinner at the cafe by the park across from the bus station. Then I'll board another bus to Colonia, where I'll go through customs and board the night ferry to Buenos Aires.

30 hours to see friends.

then a cab ride to the airport. a flight to New York. a bus to New Haven, Connecticut, where my wonderful parents will meet me.

a car ride. a funeral. another car ride.

and i'll be home.

Suffice to say - not much time to write, let alone introduce this awesome article we published today at BNT. Read it. It's good and important.

"The Inconvenient Truth About Green Travel"


Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Kite-Flying Sunset, Punta del Diablo

Photo courtesy Paul Brady

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