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Fresh Little Trees

We are here to tell you of the placid incontrovertibility of space, which lives in the international interstice. We are here to warn you against the electrifying illusion of grace, which ambushes and confuses travelers in time. The day-to-day wormholes you pass through and return to without even knowing you’ve walked through a door in the first place – like …

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Camino Real

Olé. We went walking in Madrid, following el camino real as it flares into a cryptic maze of siesta-inspired alleys, looking for kicks and off chance encounters. Into the Prado we strolled, young and sharp and very metropolitan, our ears pressed up against the walls, listening for audio guides. We emerged from the museum peckish and frazzled and confused, a …

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Travel Couture

Travel is a pair of sneakers squirting adrenaline All over the road, three ways from Sunday Threadbare shoestrings, tied up in a bunch Of fun-loving, feel-good, fast-paced glee Those sneakers will go anywhere you tell them to Mountains, badlands, vales and riverbeds, beachfront properties They will get wet and slick with dirt and grease But who cares when you’re carefree …

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Last Tango in Berlin

Berlin, where Ostalgie meets Westward Ho!, the city that was built on Prussian marches, rose, fell, rose again, swamped by history, soaked in cool. Art, vintage, night life, curry wurst and U-bahn colors. Music and implications of mayhem ringing along Karl Marx Allee… David Hasselhoff twinkling in overcast skies, Zeppelin piñatas, Little Sandmen and free cultured bodies, this sprawling town …

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Happy New Year

2014 draws to a close, the object of a global defection. How does a year say goodbye, before it becomes history? Does it know the fireworks at the tail end of things are not a retrospective, but a retreat? People eat and drink and dance and shake the remnants of the old year like a polaroid photograph. The negative is …

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The importance of going further

Friends, Romans, citizens of the World We urge you to embellish, exaggerate, enhance, elaborate, oversell, overstate, magnify, intensify, amplify, aggrandize, augment, embroider, emphasize, extend, paint, broaden, deepen, stretch, increase, innovate, huff, puff, pimp, prettify, hyperbolize, pile on, play up, upgrade, blow up, touch up, jazz up, spruce up, disproportion,  inflate, elevate, escalate, exalt, enrich, overstate, underline, spin, warp, garnish, gild, …