August 16, 2010 – the benefits of travel.

A book everyone should read.

I’ve been hanging on to this book for some time, convinced I’d find “the right person to give it to.”

As of today, I give it to the universe, and trust it’ll find its way to the right person.

The book details many, if not most, of the countries of the world – and it’s organized in sections that help make sense of the individual countries politics and customs. It’s a handy reference guide for anyone who’s looking to come up with a new place to travel — or just to understand better the world we live in.

As I cast this book into the world, it makes me think a lot about our news media — and how few stories we get from around the world. We’re so enamored with car chases and celebrity gossip that we’ve lost the big picture.

And, let’s face it, the Internet has made the situation so much worse. I know in my own quest to try to stay current, the Internet makes entertainment just a click away…and I often go for it.

So, here’s to staying current and worldly. A few links to keep bookmarked are below (since we all know print media is in big, big trouble.)

Huffington Post

New York Times

Truth Dig

The Economist

Best of the Blogs

Crooks and Liars

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