bonnie tsui

writer

The New York Times

Writing Alone, Together

Two years ago, I felt what I imagined to be a pull toward a larger whole: a hive, if you will, busy with the convivial hum of others at work.

The Self-Reflecting Pool

Each pool, I saw, was a potential portal: a way to shed the noise, to swim to stillness.

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The Atlantic

The Extraordinary Future of Shoes

They’re a little like cars in that sense, except we can buy a whole lot more of them, so we can change that identity from one day to the next.

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Pacific Standard

Friends with Benefits

Psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists like Facebook — and Facebook likes them back.

The Odds on My Baby

The numbers my husband and I don’t talk about any more are those that defined him before he was born.

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The Boston Globe

Now Enrolling: Cocktail Flight School

I didn’t visit Lance Winters, the master distiller at St. George Spirits, with the expectation of going on a stroll through the redwoods.

Ubershops

The birthplace of bohemia and a certain inimitable street style, Berlin is best seen on foot.

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Conde Nast Traveller

Zoned In: San Francisco

With its quirky boutiques, feel-good food, surfer scene, and lively artists’ community, the seaside neighborhood of Outer Sunset is one of the most laid-back parts of the city.

San Francisco Room Service

Heading for California? Bonnie Tsui suggests four top hotels in the City by the Bay.

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Outside

King Kauai

Lush greenery, volcanoes, and an endless supply of hidden beaches.

Southern Comfort

What you need: a great deal on a tropical vacation.

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O the Oprah Magazine

Ebb and Flow

I felt a sense of calm I hadn’t experienced since I’d suffered a miscarriage, on the morning of my 35th birthday.

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Travel + Leisure

Canton Revisited

The freewheeling port city of Guangzhou may be the heart of modern China, but for Bonnie Tsui, it’s also a window into her family’s past.

My Chinatown

Whenever she travels, Bonnie Tsui seeks out the one neighborhood where she feels most at home.

Tasmania Bound

Lured by rain-forest oases, deserted white-sand beaches — and the open road — Bonnie Tsui encounters the natural wonders of Australia’s heart-shaped world.

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Salon

Outrageous Fortune

For five decades the fortune cookie, a true immigrant success story, has been the crunchy, cryptic completion to any Chinese-American restaurant meal.

Smithsonian

Inside the World of Alessi

Hidden away in northern Italy’s lake district, the design factory has influenced the look of American kitchens for decades.

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Mother Jones

The Ex-Lax Fish

Once a rare catch, escolar came on the scene in the past few decades after fishing vessels began using deeper-water longlines to catch tuna and swordfish.

Wired

Pixel Pusher

An 8-bit-centric worldview inspires an Austin-based artist.

Phone Bank

EcoATMs spit out cash for retired cells.

Good

A Better Kind of Offset

The emerging market for biodiversity offsets aims to curb — and reverse — our impact on the planet.

Phaidon

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National Geographic Adventure

Canada’s Zootopia

Great Bear is a challenging place to paddle, but the rewards are clear from day one.

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Women’s Health

On Thin Ice

A chilling look at Alaska’s gorgeous dying glaciers.

Swimming Lessons

A daughter navigates the uncertain currents of life.

blue

The Trapeze Revival

The aristocrat of circus acts emerges as the most graceful adrenaline-infused activity of the 21st century.

Urban Access: Scuba

Dive headlong into the waters nearest you””yes, even in New York.