Canada’s Luckiest Student 3 has officially launched. Since it’s the third time around, we’re starting with three awesome prizes that will have one Canadian student thanking their lucky stars.
Check them out: http://canadasluckieststudent.com .
Prizes are coming fast and furious, so keep an eye on your inbox. As always, it’s the prize that just keeps getting better.
Some nomads are at home everywhere. Others are at home nowhere, and I was one of those.
- Robyn Davidson
Busts by Chinese artist Li Hongbo. Although his classical statues look as if they’re made from marble, they’re actually carved from thousands of sheets of paper that was glued together. So, if you pick them up, the busts will stretch and twist like a slinky! - http://joannagoddard.blogspot.ca/
Some people need to leave home to find home.
Cyberspace intercourse vitiates genuine escapism. Abandon your mobile phone, laptop, iPod, and all such links to family, friends, and work colleagues. Concentrate on where you are and derive your entertainment from immediate stimuli, the tangible world around you. Increasingly, in hostels and guesthouses one sees “independent” travelers eagerly settling down in front of computers instead of conversing with fellow travelers. they seem only partially “abroad”, unable to cut their links with home. evidently the nanny state - and the concomitant trend among parents to overprotect offspring - has alarmingly diminished the younger generation’s self-reliance. And who is to blame for this entrapment in cyberspace? The fussy folk back at base, awaiting the daily (or twice daily) e-mail of reassurance.
Qualifications for a traveler: if you have health, a great craving for adventure, at least a moderate fortune, and can set your heart on a definite object, which old travelers do not think impracticable, then - travel by all means. If, in addition to these qualifications, you have scientific taste and knowledge, I believe that no career, in time of peace, can offer to you more advantages than that of a traveler. If you have not independent means, you may still turn travelling to excellent account; for experience show it often leads to promotion, nay, some men support themselves by travel. They explore pasture land in Australia, they hunt for ivory in Africa, they collect specimens of natural history for sale, or they wander as artists.