Why We Travel

We travel to open our hearts and eyes and learn more about the world than our newspapers will accommodate.  This classic travel essay was written by travel writer, Pico Iyer, and originally published here at Salon.com. It elegantl...

Technology’s Impact on Extreme Poverty

The percentage of the world living in extreme poverty has been cut in half over the past two decades – from 43% of the world to 21%. This is certainly an extraordinary statistic, but don’t applaud it quite yet. While standards of ...

Kenya

I was in a small, secluded hut, made of sticks, brush, and manure. Miles away from “modern” civilization, I was sitting around a small fire with a group from the Maasai village, drinking something made mostly from the goat standin...