Leaving the Brick and Mortar World

[caption id="attachment_1284" align="alignnone" width="584"] My favorite telecommuting spot in the French Alps[/caption] By Emily Benson-Scott I've just finished a wonderful semester of teaching at LaGuardia Community College in Queens NYC.  I had one exceptionally bright and talented student in ENG 101 who managed to turn in homeworks and free-writes while…

Learning to Travel Light

-By Emily Benson "Happiness is not a station you arrive at but a manner of traveling."--Margaret Lee Runbeck Ideally, digital nomads limit their worldly belongings to laptops, Swiss army knives, telephoto lenses, and a few practical Gore-Tex or Neoprene items. My husband, Robin, who admittedly had years of training for…

Packing for the Way Home

By Emily Benson http://m.flickr.com/#/photos/geishaboy500/2580661428/ One challenging aspect of traveling light is resisting the urge to buy souvenirs to bring home to friends and family, or even a few keepsakes for yourself. Say you're at Neuschwanstein Castle and you find the perfect 3D jigsaw replica you just have to bring back…