Jeff Greenwald has written about “strange travel” for The Standard. He is the author of eight books, including Shopping for Buddhas, The Size of the World and 108 Beloved Objects. During his writing career, he has profiled Dalai Lama, Grace Slick, Paul Bowles and William Shatner. Jeff’s spoken word tales have been featured at The Moth and on NPR’s Snap Judgment. He is also the Executive Director of Ethical Traveler, a non-profit dedicated to human rights and environmental protection.