Asia
July 16, 2019

Among the Sherpas

At the foot of Mount Gaurishankar in the Himalayas, a traveler seeks a place to meditate, and soon finds himself becoming part of village life. After six months living with…
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Africa
July 12, 2019

One Morning in Morocco

Camped out near a remote Moroccan beach, our writer witnesses a surprising sight while brushing her teeth. Going through the dilapidated entrance of a half-hidden local restaurant in Sidi Kaouki,…
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Asia
July 8, 2019

A Sherpa Wedding

In a remote Nepalese valley ravaged by a recent earthquake, a Sherpa wedding still manages to bring joy. The night is dark, the moon covered by heavy clouds of rain.…
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Africa
July 5, 2019

Getting into Guinea

On a long journey through Africa, a Kiwi traveler struggles to explain to a Guinean border guard exactly why she wants to be let in. “So, why do you want…
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Asia
July 1, 2019

Making Merit at a Burmese Refugee Camp

At a refugee camp on the Border of Thailand and Myanmar, a writer seeks redemption. “Happy Thingyan!” someone shouts. Splat! Thwack! Just seconds after arriving at the refugee camp, I’m…
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North America
June 28, 2019

Strange Encounters at Kuilima Cove

It's dusk in Oahu. The kava is being passed around, and our writer witnesses a new kind of local ritual. Oahu’s north shore. It’s now turning dusk, and behind the…
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Europe
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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Asia
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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