A Healthy Response to Privilege is Gratitude, Not Guilt

It’s easy to feel guilty about having an advantage in life due to the accident of being born in a first-world country to a middle-class family. Being able to travel is considered an incredible luxury… View Post

Don’t Let the Pursuit of Experiences Turn Into a Status Game

A strong case can be made for prioritising ‘experientialism’ over materialism; that is, looking for contentment in experiences, rather than material things. Psychological research shows that pursuing experiences over things makes us happier. Materialism has been linked to… View Post

Making a Difference in Developing Countries: Volunteering vs. Tourism

There has long been controversy about ‘voluntourism’: an industry that caters to (mostly) Westerners and places them on volunteering programmes in developing countries. The industry offers those on a gap year the promise of making… View Post

Psychedelic Street Art in Mexico

During my recent trip to Mexico, I found loads of amazing street art in Oaxaca City, Puebla City and Mexico City. Here is some of the more psychedelic stuff.