Shawn Micallef. Credit Spacing Magazine.

Wandering through the city

Looking at ways of grounding the traveller’s mindset in our home towns and cities, I chatted with Shawn Micallef, urban columnist for the Toronto Star, editor and co-owner of Spacing magazine and teacher of urban civic citizenship at the University of Toronto, about the flâneur philosophy, psychogeography and the things you can only discover through walking. …

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Gigi Griffis with Luna

A sense of home : Gigi Griffis

Surviving (and thriving within) nomadism, from those living without a fixed home In part 1 of this series of interviews I speak to world-traveling entrepreneur and writer Gigi Griffis. In May 2012, Gigi sold her stuff, left Denver Colorado and took to the road with a growing business and a pint-sized pooch. She’s the author of seven guidebooks …

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The beautiful Puglia countryside around Celle Di San Vito

Writing, melancholy and my own hero’s journey

From Brazil I’ve landed in tiny Celle Di San Vito, a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it village in Puglia, South Italy. I’m here participating in an artistic residence working on two writing projects and dealing with my Brazil withdrawal symptoms.  I had all kinds of plans to work on my project this morning. To start reading, perhaps writing questions, …

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