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India
July 14, 2021

On the Taj Express

A mistake leads to adventure when a traveler in India misses her station, and strikes up spontaneous conversations with local commuters. The train’s window disappoints me intensely. It is a…
Africa
June 16, 2021

The Hyena Whisperer

At popular local show in a small Ethiopian village, a traveler unexpectedly finds herself performing the main act. “We are here.”  An older Ethiopian man tapped me on the shoulder,…
Europe
May 25, 2021

Mother of Octopi

During an octopus hunting expedition in Greece, a traveler earns a unique epithet after becoming the short-term caregiver of a wounded sea creature. In the early morning, a group of…