“Living Big” may be Mary Cecchini’s mantra, but it’s more than a state of mind—it’s an international destination. Though she’d been saying the phrase since childhood, it really took hold in 2011 when Mary’s mother became ill after suffering a brain aneurism. “I saw right in front of me how fragile life is. People always …

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I met Henrietta Lovell, also known as the Tea Lady, at one of Boston’s most beloved restaurants Island Creek Oyster Bar. As the founder of Rare Tea Company, Lovell travels the world supporting the finest tea farmers and visiting the long list of high-end restaurants that procure her selections. Don’t get too wrapped up in …

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The whole point of Advlo is to hook up adventurers with locals in the places they want to visit—the folks who will know the plants and trees, save you from meandering elephants, hide with you under a giant tree so you can protect your fancy DSLR from the sudden rain, and make you the meanest cup of chai on the subcontinent.

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[dropcap size=small]T[/dropcap]eenage girls these days are the bomb. Thirteen-year-old Malavath Poorna of India summited Mount Everest this week, breaking the record for the world’s youngest woman to climb the mountain. What’s more, she scaled the more difficult Tibetan side, making her achievement even more awesome (in every sense of the word). From a rural family …

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[divider]Context[/divider] Every morning during my year working with farmers in India from 2012 to 2013, I would go walking in the fields outside my little town at the foothills of the Dhauladhar Range of the Himalayas. [divider]The Photographer[/divider] Contributed by Sarah Connette

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[dropcap]I[/dropcap]t was a hot day in Pune, India. It was March; it hadn’t rained in five months. Beneath my bare feet the earth was brown and cracked, and the grass on the campground was yellow, rough like straw. But I was soaking wet, my grown-out pixie cut that was fast becoming a mullet plastered stickily …

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