Travel Matters -Friday, January 10, 2014
Thank you, everyone! To celebrate my last days at Longitude, now happily humming along without me in Minnesota, a number of friends and colleagues kindly contributed tales of the transformative power of travel, many of which, perhaps not surprisingly, focus on making a connection. Why else do we travel? I’ll toss in a moment of my own during a hectic tour of Peru on Huayna Picchu, finally alone and eye-to-eye with a gecko; stopping randomly in San Pedro de Atacama for a week on a marathon trip in the 1980s; and the light bulb moment on a muddy street in Chiloe with a guide who gently us asked us not to give anything to the kids. “Do you want to turn our children into beggars,” he chided.