Real Trips

Travel Outside the Package

| July/August 2001

July-Aug 2001

REAL TRAVEL

REAL TRAVEL | By Joe Robinson
True adventure isn’t about boldly going where no man has gone before; it’s about going where you’ve never been.

THE HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO HUMANITY | By Cindy Ovenrack, Doris
A cancer survivor and nursing mother grapples with the heartbreaking fact that breast milk contains dangerous chemicals.

DREAM VACATIONS | By Andy Steiner
Julia Butterfly Hill, James Hillman, Ann Bancroft, Michael Franti, and Alison Bechdel plan the perfect trip. Plus: Expedition tips from the experts.

(print only) THAILAND ON 500 BAHT A DAY | By Decca Aitkenhead, Granta
Paradise lost? Sex, drugs and the all-important bargains.

PLEASE STAY HOME | Karen Olson
With tourists now outnumbering residents 6 to 1, Hawaiians don’t need your business, says native-rights activist Haunani-Kay Trask.

LET’S GO—PODUNK | By Jon Spayde
How you can have fun anywhere on earth.

ROUGH GUIDE TO YOUR OWN BACKYARD | By Chris Dodge
How to become an expert on alternative sightseeing.

(print only) I DISAGREED | By Christopher Reid

(print only) GLOBETROTTER DOGMA | By Bruce Northam

ROAD READS | By Utne Staff
More Magazines for the Real Traveler.

Features

IT’S A GRAND NEW FLAG! | By Jessica Coulter & Jay Walljasper
Is your state flag a drag? We selected five places with less-than-inspiring flags and commissioned new ones. Contest: We’re seeking your flag ideas.

SECRETS FOR FUN | By Amanda Witherell & Debbie Fein-Goldbach
We asked—and you answered. From more than a thousand entries, these winning essays shed new light on how to have a good time.

FOR GOD SO LOVED THE WORLD | By Bruce Barcott, Outside
The environmental movement may have an unlikely savior: Evangelical Christians.

BLUE LIKE ME | By Erin Aubry Kaplan, L.A. Weekly
Depression is on the rise among African Americans. One woman looked inward to find out why.

POLITICS ON THE COUCH | By Pythia Peay, George
Some therapists no longer believe the problems of the world stop at their office door.

New Planet

THE YEAR’S TEN BEST CENSORED STORIES Alternet
Extra! Extra! Here’s your chance to read all the news the mainstream media missed.

JUMP IN, THE WATER’S FINE By Andy Steiner
Chlorine-free natural swimming ponds are all the rage in Europe, and may soon be coming to a backyard—or community center—near you.

(print only) WILL COMPUTERS RULE THE WORLD? By Jeremiah Creedon
Two futurists duke it out over technology’s potential for evil.

HOLLYWOOD HIGH By Jeremy Swanson
From Reefer Madness to Traffic, American filmmakers have seldom had anything original to say about drugs.

CORPORATE CONSOLIDATION, FROM ARGENTINA TO ALASKA By Leif Utne
The latest free trade deal endangers democracy.

TUSSLE OVER TAMPONS By Andy Steiner
As the familiar product is marketed abroad, safety questions arise at home.

SEXUAL POLITICS OF POLLEN By Sara V. Buckwitz
What’s behind the asthma epidemic? A troubling gender imbalance among urban trees, says one researcher.

(print only) SOAPBOX: PHARM CRISIS By John le Carré, The Nation
Why pharmaceutical companies are the true drug cartels.

Culture Mix

RIGHTEOUS BABE By Keith Goetzman
A conversation with Ani DiFranco.

PLAYLIST
Italian cabaret classic, Elmore James.

PASSION PLAY By Craig Cox
Rooting for Thomas Merton.

THE UTNE WEEDER
Icelandic sagas, women wayfarers

THE UR LIST By Jon Spayde
Ten books that defy categorization.

NOT YOUR MOTHER’S WOMEN’S MAGAZINE By Andy Steiner
The spunky grrl-zine Bitch.

STREET LIBRARIAN By Chris Dodge
What’s new in the funny papers.

Gleanings

THE GREAT GOD PAN IS ALIVE! By John Hanson Mitchell, Orion
The spirit of the wild lives on.

BETWEEN THE LINES By Cara Watkins, The Aesthetic
Sometimes the best part of a book is what’s written in
the inscription.

(print only) BALD IS Beautiful By Richard Liebmann-Smith
Move over Fabio: When it comes to testosterone, baldies are the real manly men. And smarter too, according to evolutionary principles.

I AM AS I AM AND YOU ARE AS YOU ARE By Subcomandante Marcos, Food and Water Journal
Who are the Zapatistas, and what are they fighting for?

A BROOM OF ONE’S OWN by Jean Railla, Bust
One young feminist launches her own Take Back the Home movement.

VIEW FROM LORING PARK By Jay Walljasper

LETTER FROM THE HEARTLAND By Nina Utne
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