Posts from the ‘Travel’ category

Julie’s Black Tongue at Raincity Chronicles

Last night I told a story at Raincity Chronicles, Vancouver’s answer to The Moth. I was last on the docket, and humbled by the great storytellers…

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Trouser trouble at gate E34

The ripping sound was barely audible, like a whisper in my ear. It’s as if my pants were saying, “I’m going to seriously complicate your afternoon.”…

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How much does car-sharing in Vancouver cost?

We’ve been a member of the Vancouver car co-op, now named ‘Modo’, for about a year. Aside from the new prominence of their branding on cars…

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My Collection of Sand

I had the notion in the Sahara desert. Julie and I were sitting on a sand dune at sunset, and I had the notion to collect…

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In Washington

I’m in Washington, DC for a few days. I spoke at (here are my slides) and attended NTC, a big non-profit and technology conference held at…

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115 Things To Do in New York

Earlier this summer I solicited suggestions for offbeat things to do in New York. I spent about ten days there (here’s my report), and Julie stayed…

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Walking Around the World For a Decade

This is quite a remarkable story: On August 18th, 2000, at 9:00 am, Jean Béliveau left Montreal, Canada. His goal is to walk around the planet…

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How To Get Cheap Broadway Tickets (and Other Deals in New York)

The first time we visited New York, in 1999, we stood in line at the TKTS tickets booth in Times Square. It was August, and ridiculously…

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