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Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Marine Biologist Natalie Robson on Remote Pacific Island Living

Lauren Jonik: As a marine biologist, you’ve spent the past 9 months living on The Conflict Islands in Papua New Guinea and focusing on turtle conservation. How did your position come about? Natalie Robson: The owner of the Conflict Islands, Ian Gowrie-Smith, has always been conservation minded. When P&O Cruises first began visiting the Conflict Islands in July 2016, Ian decided that he needed to ensure the protection of the turtles and their nests during the cruise ship visits. During…

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The Quincy Quarries: Where History, Art and Nature Meet

The Quincy Quarries: Where History, Art and Nature Meet

by Meg Crane On the outskirts of Boston, in Quincy, Massachusetts, a local attraction fascinates with a rich combination of history, nature and art. Meg Crane is a freelance writer and editor. Having struggled with anxiety and depression her whole life, she helps other freelancers and creatives learn how to take care of their mental health while pursuing the work they love. Learn more at megjcrane.com.

My America

My America

by Gretchen Hanson It all started with a misplaced bottle of water. I left my idyllic little resort town of Rehoboth Beach in Delaware early Friday morning. A dear friend was being laid to rest in Cumberland, Maryland, and I was facing a long, difficult, five hour drive. I packed road food (because I am always hungry) and water bottles and put them on the back seat. The food, which was to last me all day, I finished in twenty…

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Traveling While Chronically Ill

Traveling While Chronically Ill

by┬áKristin Wagner I am packing for Alaska now, and each item I put into a suitcase reminds me that I have to plan for the inevitability that at some point on this trip, my body or my mind will fail me. This trip was supposed to happen last year. We wanted to go to Alaska last summer, but we didn’t. The reason sounds spoiled and selfish when I explain “Well, we didn’t have quite enough frequent flier points to fly…

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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, Spain

by Andrea Crowley-Hughes Barcelona is a city that has called out to me several times, first during college, where I studied the language and culture through cinema, and most recently on vacation. Taking a second look at the city only deepened my love for this cosmopolitan and artistic center. It is still a place where old traditions and new trends of thought meet and dialogue with each other, where nature is reflected in architecture and where one can enjoy mid-day…

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