After four trips of a month or longer in Europe, New Zealand and Australia, my battered Samsonite roll-aboard and I have a solid set of best practices for budget travel. Some of them come into play even before you roll up that first pair of socks to stuff into your shoes, so read on!
Everyone resents being used; donors want to be seen as people, not purses, and good petitioners will treat them that way. Good petitioners will likewise make sure they are seen as people and not merely black holes of need.
DON’T buy on impulse. DO wear a funny hat.
The woman who just won a Fields Medal, Maryam Mirzakhani, did not initially conceive of herself as a math person; like so many of us, she wanted to be a writer.
Minimize teaching. Academia functions by exploiting low wage workers to teach undergraduates. That’s you.