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Tom Swick: Contemplating and celebrating the world of travel

12.15.08 | 12:18 AM ET

Tom SwickTravel inhabits the periphery. (A fact that doesn’t necessarily make it edgy.) People put aside vacation days with dreams of getting away from it all. Backpackers strike many as long-distance slackers. Bookstores stick travel books off in a corner.

What I’ve always loved and admired about World Hum is its refusal to accept this arrangement. Its all-inclusive approach—it was surely the only travel publication to note the passing of Rosa Parks—continually shows how travel and life are intertwined. 

So I’m delighted to become a regular contributor. To me, World Hum is like “The Daily Show,” for each has found a prism—travel here, humor there—through which to view the world. 

Not that there’s anything wrong with humor.


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