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Bringing Up Bebe: A Cultural Comparison of Parenting Styles As Reported On By a Non-Parent

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Paris, Places by Zoe1 Comment

Ever since I was little, if someone asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I always would, and still do, say “a mom.” I’m not sure where this fascination with children came from but I’ve always been enchanted by them – they’re tiny humans, for crying out loud! How cool is that? My parents raised me …

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“The Island Will Sink”: The Reality behind Australia’s Flawed Environment

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Sydney by Sim Tumay1 Comment

In “The Island Will Sink,” Briohny Doyle presents us with a dystopian future in which the environment is presented as an extremely degraded, doomed place. The most frightening part of the novel is that this degraded dystopian future is not too far away and it feels as if it is approaching within the next couple years or so. Several environmental …

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A Room with a View (on Travel and Self-Actualisation)

In The Art of Travel, 6. First Book, Florence by Tia2 Comments

On the threshold of adulthood, it is easy – even mandatory, perhaps – to find oneself feeling adrift.  In many ways, like travelling, coming of age is fraught with exploration, doubt, isolation, and fulfilment (or sometimes lack thereof).  While travel may embody a physical journey and all of the various psychological implications that come along with that, growing up is …