Archive for June, 2014

Gold Award in Cruise Story: Siren Song of the Capybara

Thursday, June 19th, 2014

By Robin Cerwonka Why did I go to Antarctica? A good question, considering the warm-weather joys of the world—the thousands of tropical beaches I’d love to lie on and coral reefs I’ve never scuba dived. The list goes on; I have never: -Seen any of the seven wonders of the world -Faced a charging rhino […]

Bronze Award in Bad Trip: The C Word

Monday, June 9th, 2014

By Sarah Enelow 60-something Pete looked like he was on heavy sedatives, and to my unsettling surprise, he was also a professional pilot. “So, you flew commercial airplanes for Air Canada, with passengers in them?” I asked. “Yes indeed,” answered Pete with half-comatose eyes, the words pleasantly escaping from his upturned mouth. “And you retired, […]

Silver Award in Bad Trip: Remembering Jane

Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014

By Simone Gorrindo I’d known Jane less than 24 hours when she told me a secret she’d been carrying around for months. She was driving me to see her Swiss doctor to take care of a bladder infection I’d had since I came to Europe six weeks prior. I was backpacking with three 18-year-old guys, […]

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