"An alpinist develops his power and gives proof of it; he feels and thinks simultaneously; this superior joy illuminates the snow landscape. But he who has taken an electric train up to the top of a famous mountain does not find the same sun."Emile-Auguste Chartier, "Diogenes" in Alain on Happiness. Chicago: Northwestern University Press, 1973. … Continue reading Slow Travel
"...travel on foot is slow. It is the speed that most of the human race experienced life for thousands of years, right up until the last couple of hundred years. In the time span you have available for your adventure, you will see the fewest places if you decide to walk. But the places that … Continue reading The Radical Simplicity of Walking
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"Every week Mark, Claudia and I encounter great podcasts, bingeable video series, amazing people to follow, memorable destinations, perfect tips, and many other types of things besides tools we’d like to recommend. Thus was born Recomendo a year and half ago. Conceived as a weekly email, Recomendo now has about 15,000 subscribers. (Sign up here, … Continue reading Recomendo
"Interestingly, one of the initial impediments to open-mindedness is not ignorance but ideology. This is especially true in America, where (particularly in "progressive" circles) we have politicized open-mindedness to the point that it isn't so open-minded anymore. Indeed, regardless of whether your sympathies lean to the left or the right, you aren't going to learn … Continue reading Clingy Political Ideologies
The Man in Seat Sixty-One is a website mentioned in Cool Tools that is worth reading for the suggestion of a London to Australia train trip alone.