Before Instagram, before blogs, before smartphones that could roam anywhere, I used to mail postcards to friends during my travels, and I still have a soft spot for the ritual of sending notes from afar.

Taking a little inspiration from my old habit for my new email newsletter, I plan to write about interesting places I’m exploring, and cool people I’m meeting along the way. It will be a bit of a creative sandbox, mixing in personal stories, reporting and recommendations.

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