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WAIW | Our Last Goodbye(s)

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When it comes to housesitting and travel, there are lots of goodbyes. Unfortunately, some are more permanent than others. Read More »

T.O.F.U. Talks: Ethical Elephant Tours

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If you follow any vegan travel discussions, especially involving Thailand, the topic of ethical elephant sanctuaries comes up a lot. With that in mind, I was happy to sit down earlier this year with a friend to talk about just how complicated the issue is and whether or not folks can really see elephants in an ethical way. Read More »

WAIW | Hit a Brick Wall

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T.O.F.U. has always operated on a tight budget. This morning, that budget may have shrunk too much. Read More »

Five Years of Slow Full-Time Travel (and T.O.F.U.)

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Five years ago, I quit my job to focus on the magazine and travel full-time. Today, I took some time to reflect on just what's happened over those years. Read More »

WAIW | Cacao in Thailand

I had an adventure today, and it ended with me eating fresh cacao nibs, which I think means it was a pretty great adventure. Read More »

WAIW | Thanks to Farmers

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In today's WAIW episode, I felt the need to talk a little about how important it is to think of the farmers involved in putting food on our tables. Read More »