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No, it's not safe to travel*

It's not safe to travel. The latest COVID-19 variant is raging through the United States. As I write this, omicron accounts for 90 percent of New York's new infections. Most projections suggest the number…

26 Dec 2021 • 3 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
My Paris Apartment

My first apartment in Paris the day I left it after 10 years. All packed and ready to move… For those of you who’ve been following along, we’ve been on the lookout for a new apartment… David Lebovitz Newsletter…

18 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
David Lebovitz Newsletter by David Lebovitz
Travel confidence plummets as omicron surges

Traveler confidence has dropped to its lowest level since last August, which was the peak of the delta surge, according to a new study by Travel Again. “Confidence that we will move to a post-COVID life…

17 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
Iron Moon: The poetry of China's Migrant Workers

Hola Global Jigsawers, I am back in Madrid and at work, bringing you fresh writing that hopefully makes you think anew. Today’s post is about China’s migrant worker poets. Please read and share. Share *****…

13 Jan 2022 • 5 min read
The Global Jigsaw by Pallavi Aiyar
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Eating our way through the Kerala Backwaters

At summer camp Colorado, one of my counselors regaled us impressionable 16-year-olds—absolutely in awe of her impossible coolness in her elephant pants and carefree yoga instructor vibes—of her solo travels…

07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
Very Adventure! by Mollie Z
Celebrity Patents

Michael Jackson: Patent Titled “Method and Means for creating anti-gravity illusion”. In 1988 video for ‘Smooth Criminal’, King of Pop leans forward at close to a 45-degree angle, creating the illusion…

07 Jan 2022 • 2 min read
365 Tours News Letter by 365tours

There has been recently, a reconsideration of psychedelics as beneficent rather than fearful: From Michael Pollen in conversation with Kara Swisher: “Well, I’ve always been interested in the fact that…

05 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
PILOT NOTES by Paul G. Ryan by Paul G. Ryan
Finding Your Uniform

I’m fascinated by the uniforms we choose for ourselves. I’ve written about this before—it’s an ongoing theme—and Michael and I talk about uniforms on the podcast quite a bit. Ideally, the personal uniform…

04 Jan 2022 • < 1 min read
The Contender by David Coggins
#48 BEST OF VIRGINIA-Michie Tavern

Twenty seven years after first reading it in a textbook, I can still easily recall a phrase a Harvard professor used to describe Thomas Jefferson. It was a phrase which I borrowed each time I would teach…

02 Jan 2022 • 3 min read
Travels Across America by Michelle and Chris Jacobs by Chris Jacobs


What are you afraid of?
09 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
Tear down these COVID prisons!
16 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott
What to expect this year
02 Jan 2022 • 4 min read
Elliott Confidential by Christopher Elliott