Our First Vacation in 30 Years
THIS PAST DECEMBER I took a vacation with my husband. It was our first vacation without children in over 30 years. It was a vacation to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary, my birthday, Christmas, and any other major event you can think of because money…
My Small, Old Cuban Woman
WE ROUNDED THE corner of Plaza Mayor in Trinidad, Cuba, melting slowly as the heat bounced off the cobblestones onto our translucent skin. We had 15 minutes or so before our tour group was leaving for another excursion. Down another alley was a blue half door. I peered into the dimly…
Alexis Okeowo, Journalist
What's it like working as a foreign correspondent? You're about to find out. Alexis Okeowo spent a good part of her career in Nigeria, Uganda and Mexico freelancing for various publications/organizations, including the New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times and the international news agency, Agence France-Press. Alexis, who joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015, is working on a book: A Moonless, Starless Sky: Womoen and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa. She shares the challenges and rewards of global reporting as a woman in what's typically thought of as a man's world.
Milbry Polk awarded Captain J-E Bernier Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society
OUR PAST guest, Milbry Polk, has been awarded the prestigious Captain J-E Bernier Medal from the Royal Canadian Geographical Society for the work she’s done in the Arctic and promoting women’s exploration. To learn more about Milbry Polk’s work, visit her…
One ‘Wanderlust Woman’ on the virtues of flying solo
Itching to travel but don't have someone to go with? Does the mere thought of traveling alone send you running into the attic? It may be time you give the empowering art of flying solo a go.