Author Archives: Kaitlin Solimine

About Kaitlin Solimine

Kaitlin Solimine was raised in New Hampshire but has considered China a second home for the past two decades. She is the author of the award-winning forthcoming novel Empire of Glass and co-founder of Hippo Reads, a media start-up connecting academic insights with real world issues. She lives in Singapore.

The Places We’ve Been: An Interview with Editor Asha Veal Brisebois

I was fortunate last year to have an essay, “Bunking With the Enemy,” included in The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35, an anthology of travel writing. The book is a delightful trip around the world from … Continue reading

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Redefining Travel Here’s another post from our time in Nicaragua. What is geotourism and is it possible? Read more here.

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Not So Far, Yet Worlds Away

The long-awaited time is finally here—we have embarked on our “world’s best internship” experience at the Cayuga Collection’s Nicaraguan and Costa Rican properties, an announcement I first made here. Our first blog is available on the Cayuga site — here’s … Continue reading

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The Armchair Traveler

Traveling isn’t always the easiest, most financially-feasible option for most of us. That’s where great travel writing fills a necessary gap. For armchair travelers, these two new anthologies are a fantastic way to explore the world from the comfort of home—and … Continue reading

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Beauty in Loss: Remembering Those Who Taught Us How

“To stand at the edge of the sea, to sense the ebb and flow of the tides, to feel the breath of a mist moving over a great salt marsh, to watch the flight of shore birds that have swept … Continue reading

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What Does Sustainable Luxury Travel Look Like?

I’m thrilled to announce my husband Joseph and I will be serving as this year’s coveted Cayuga Collection interns in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Forbes called the position “The Best Job Ever” —as interns, we will experience the best the collection … Continue reading

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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow: Words of Advice from a 9th c. Poet

Go ahead stockpile rhino horns Wear tiger eyes if you want Use a peach branch to drive away evil Use garlic cloves as beads Warm your belly with dogwood wine Lighten your heart with wolfberry soup Still you can’t escape … Continue reading

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Earth Day: In Celebration of the Little Things?

“God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.” – John Muir Yesterday, in a household effort of spring cleaning, I cleaned out my … Continue reading

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How We End Up Where We Are

Originally posted on thegoodshufu:
This week, I passed the 50,000-word mark on The Good Shufu, meaning (phew!) I’m still on track to get it to my editor at Putnam by my deadline in Jan. One of my main themes in…

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HIPPO Reads on the Go

As Cold Mountain Collective readers are likely aware, I’ve been busy lately with a new venture and sadly neglecting my duties as a blogger here on CMC. But all this work at HIPPO Reads has me realizing that there’s a … Continue reading

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