June 24, 2019

To The Edge of Romania

A British woman travels to Gura Humorului in Moldavia to meet the grandmother of her Romanian partner. I had been anticipating the meeting for so long. Stef’s grandmother lived in…
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June 18, 2019

Hiking to Everest Base Camp

After a hair-raising flight from Kathmandu to Lukla, an experienced hiker faces the challenge of a lifetime on the trail to Mount Everest Base Camp My heart, racing with anticipation,…
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Zurkaneh House of Strength in Iran
The Middle East
June 12, 2019

Beyond the Veil – A Woman Travels in Iran

A British woman reports her experience as a female traveler in the Islamic Republic of Iran. As the plane descended into Shiraz a transformation came over the passengers. Each woman…
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South America
June 10, 2019

The Donkey and the Cellphone

Spanish language and stars make for a heady moment on Lake Titicaca, on the border of Peru and Bolivia. “Here,” my teacher said, handing me a cup of mate de…
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June 3, 2019

Fear and Loathing on an Irish Highway

While hitchhiking in Ireland, our writer stumbles upon a simple realization: We’re afraid of the wrong people. Our first time out of the country, my brother Ben and I spent…
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May 30, 2019

The Choice to Stay

In a land scarred by civil war, our writer discovers the warmth of Tamil hospitality, and is given a choice that his host never had. A bright red rickshaw spluttered,…
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AsiaEssay / musingEurope
May 27, 2019

Love on the Road

From Vilnius to Mongolia, our writer reflects on a traveler's search for love. I noticed a dark eyed wanderer on the opposing couch at my hostel in Vilnius. James had…
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May 21, 2019

Silence of the Sand

"After the heat, the first thing that hit me was the silence. I couldn’t miss it. There was nothing to absorb sound. No trees, no buildings. Just orange sand stretching…
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May 14, 2019

The Typhoon on Mt Fuji

It was around 4pm on a summer evening, when a latent hangover started digging its heels into the flanks of my brain. Why we decide to stay in Shibuya's Senta-gai…
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North America
May 7, 2019

Misheard in Mexico

A veteran travel writer retells a family travel legend with a comic twist. My taste for travel was honed at an early age in the safe, secure and staunchly middle…
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