Taller than a football field. There are only a handful of places on Earth where living things fit these descriptions.When people talk about the tallest trees on the planet, Sequoia sempervirens is what they’re referring to.Commonly called coast redwoods, these giants are known to reach 379 feet tall (115.
Got this press release via DiamondPR, who reps 9 Marriotts in the Caribbean and Mexico. They’ve teamed up with CheapOair to run a travel giveaway called “12 Days of Travel”; details are below:The “12 days of Travel” will begin at noon on Wednesday, December 1 (today) and will end at noon on Monday, December 13.
Jed Purses ponders love and compassion toward others, then realizes he forgot one thing. Himself.WAKE UP, meditate, do yoga. Shower, dress, leave. Cravings arise for a parantha from the street vendor next to my favorite juice stall. The juice stall is suffering from a power outage. I feel disappointment.
Photo: gromgullAmidst news of electoral fraud and a coup, it’s nice to know that some governments are grappling with some, uh, serious issues.Among the stranger news items we’ve come across this week was this report, which announced that the European Union will be permitting “ugly” fruits and vegetables to return to store produce aisles today after a 20 year ban.
“This was the end of my thirty days in Russia: cows and tanks.” — MFBPhotojournalist Marcus Benigno (mfb) rides the Trans-Siberian Railroad 6000 km across Russia, documenting people’s stories and images, and the juxtapositions of local culture along the world’s longest railway.km 0 – MOSCOW // ON BOARD MOSCOW TO GORKY SIDESTEPPING through generations of Russians who stood with shopping bags of picnicware and bedclothes, we scrambled to the first platform at Yaroslavsky where the midnight train stood minutes before departure.
Foreign signs in NYC may soon be rewritten in English.The Washington Post recently published an article about proposed NYC legislation to add English to foreign signs. Councilmen Dan Halloran and Peter Koo take issue with foreign language signs in ethnic enclaves like Chinatown.They believe the signs are problematic for law enforcement and alienating for other ethnicities.
I’m traveling. I’m in the middle of nowhere, say the Indian countryside in the heat of the monsoon.I’m soaked, damp, wet, sticking with my own fluids and gritty under a haze-laden sun. Or say I’m in Nepal, trekking alone within the Himalayas. A snowstorm descends upon me and I’m instantly lost, wandering from the trail by blinding white winds.
Earlier this year, my husband and I took the plunge and left the UK to run our businesses on the move.We struck out to find our ‘ideal world’.What we’ve learned along the way is that we’re not ready to settle down yet. In fact, our ‘ideal world’ lies in moving from place to place, going wherever we fancy next and continue to earn a living as we go.
Editor’s Note: A couple days ago, Matador CEO Ross Borden forwarded me this article by Nicholas Kristof about a 10 year old Yemeni girl who was married to a man three times her age and subsequently sought a divorce. It was too much for me to write about–the many forms of violence against women sometimes just become too oppressive to meditate on.
A Cambodian expat faces the daily reality of poverty and suffering – and wonders how it has affected her ability to cultivate sympathy.This morning, I was making tea, and I read the name on the tea canister—the Thai company Phuc Long—and I didn’t even smirk, didn’t even think about making a joke about it.
Photo: ingro.comagenciadenoticias2.0Matador is mobilizing our travel community to help earthquake victims in Haiti.Please donate now to support relief efforts:– UNICEF. Go online to unicefusa.org/haitiquake or call (800) 4UNICEF.– Red Cross. Go online to redcross.org, or call (800) REDCROSS.– Direct Relief International.