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April 8, 2012 7:41 PM Subscribe
Help me find an article I only vaguely recall. It involves sailing and unrealistic expectations of travel.
posted by MillMan to Grab Bag (3 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
My google-fu has failed, and my recall is suspect. I think it was roughly magazine feature length. I remember it being about people who save up their money, buy a sailboat, think they will sail off into the sunset, find that they are bored and frustrated after a month, sell the boat, and go back home. It then talked about the mental state you need for that sort of lifestyle and our expectations of entertainment in this culture. I think.
For some reason I can't shake that it was written by DFW, but all my googling with his name brings up the article he wrote about taking a cruise, and that isn't it.