How to Light a Match

Congo

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I woke to the sound of loud voices, people shouting, and hurried movements.

I was stiff from sleeping curled up in a tight ball (to keep warm) on a hard cot and felt hung-over from the Xanax I’d taken the night before to fall asleep after seeing a scorpion. But I felt elated to be alive, that I had survived the night alone intact, and that my bag was still strapped to my pant leg.

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I Travel Therefore I Am

New York

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I was three or four years old the first time I visited Disney World and rode “It’s a Small World.” I remember sitting inside the small boat utterly mesmerized as it slowly rode past hundreds of painted animatronic dolls representing children from all over the world, each dressed in traditional clothing, singing the attraction’s title song. I LOVED that ride. LOVED THAT RIDE! I wanted to jump from my boat, run across the displays, meet every child and learn more about where they were all from. I was literally overcome with the desire to go — everywhere and anywhere.

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It’s a Small World After All

USA

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MOSCOT smart car end of road trip USA

Sometime ago I started following a woman on Instagram whose feed was just beautiful and compelling. Over time we became social media friends, the way you do on social media: Read more