Have you noticed how a bit of travel can do so much to help us gain perspective on our lives? Stepping into another culture teaches us about our own, which all of a sudden appears in sharp contrast. Even traveling across the U.S. can help us view our day-to-day lives through a very different lens, where what was once routine and prosaic now seems much more profound. As we hear in this encore essay, Daniel Combs discovered this during his own travels, drip by drip.
Daniel Combs graduated from Vassar College in 2010, where he majored in philosophy. Before moving from Newport, Rhode Island to Vietnam, Combs worked at the Newport Mercury, an arts and culture publication.