Travel Perk

While I routinely peruse non-U.S. Web sites and read as heavy a dose of international news as the next guy, there is something about one’s “foreign” reading—when you’re away from home. When I’m away from the U.S. (even 5 minutes after takeoff from, say, Logan), my “head gets into” the life & times of wherever I’m visiting. In particular I begin to deep dive into every article—style or politics or economics—in any non-U.S. newspaper or magazine at hand. (In English, alas.) That psychological immersion in print is as important as the conversations I have with folks when I get to “the other end.”