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Tom Haines

Staff travel writer for The Boston Globe
A Moroccan man once said to me: "We are not monkeys in a zoo... Monkeys here, tigers there."
I aim to explore moments and meaning in the diversity of our daily lives. The stories of many compelling encounters - in arid mountains, seething cities, idle villages, and more - are collected below. Scroll down and choose a destination. I hope you find a rewarding journey of your own.
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During more than a decade as a journalist, Tom has reported about politics, economics, and culture in more than 50 countries and on five continents. He has three times been named Travel Journalist of the Year in North America.
More from Tom Haines
turkey

Edge of Europe

Tom Haines followed the four seasons to explore the uncertain frontiers of Europe. From Arctic islands to Middle Eastern mountains and points between, intimate encounters with land and lives mark changing times for the diverse region, and the wider world.

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china

Into a Changing China

Shanghai towers and golden wheat in the land of Confucius.
crossing divides

Crossing Divides

Considering remote regions in South America, Africa, Asia and the Arctic.
mexico

Mexico

Through the center, and to the edge.
Part 2 In Chiapas on the edge
India

India

Following Gandhi's footsteps toward salt and the sea.
Ethiopia

Ethiopia

Facing famine in the Great Rift Valley.
wales

Wales

Dylan Thomas, a soaring hawk, and the rivers Towy and Taf.
U2

U2

On the road in the wake of the band in Central Europe.
guyana

Guyana

80 hours: Cricket and guns.
argentina

Argentina

The long road, past oases and toward Patagonia.
nevada

Nevada

Wild and lonely in the American West.
California

California

Hills and valleys of Steinbeck's Eden.
maine

Maine

The nature of things on the Big Black River.

Tom's Blog

Random Travel Across the Changing Geography of War
Nearly midway into "The Cellist of Sarajevo," a story about four fictional lives rerouted by a real war, Emina observes to her friend Dragan that...

Crossing Panama

Panama: The approach

Panama: The approach

Globe travel writer Tom Haines and photographer Essdras Suarez have traveled around the world together. Join the journey from Essdras’s home country, with daily posts from the Caribbean to the Pacific.

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