Slowing Down in Savannah

-by Emily Benson There's something about road trips that make you want to get to your destination as fast and furiously as possible, ensure you don't spend any longer than necessary in a cramped, claustrophobic car, shoved in between luggage, old coffee cups, and a bag of stale 3-day-old muffins.…

The Romance of Travel

-By Emily Benson Everybody knows romantic love can't last forever. Numerous studies attest to the inevitable attrition of the chemistry between lovers over time, or especially during the course of a marriage. But there is something you can do to keep the spark alive. According to Tara Parker-Pope, novelty is…

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…

Sunrise Slackers

Negative stereotypes about telecommuters abound in our culture. We are seen as idle, pajama- wearing wastrels who sleep until noon and work an average of one hour per day. The rest of the time we are thought to be whiling away the time chatting on the phone or playing angry…