Europe
January 13, 2020

It’s Always Dark Here

In a land without daylight, a traveler's phrasebook provides uncanny insight into local life. Sitting in a restaurant in Arctic Lapland at 1 p.m. at night, I wait for the…
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Travel Writing Tips
January 9, 2020

Time Flees, Hours Fly

A travel writer with decades of experience explains how the right news stories can lead you to your next great travel piece. I grew up glued to our little black…
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Europe
January 6, 2020

My Azorean Ancestry

With nothing but an old black and white photograph to go on, a writer searches for his ancestors on an island in the Azores. "O destino enviou vocĂȘ para sua…
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North America
December 29, 2019

Searching for Sacajawea

When a writer visits the tomb of the legendary Native American linguist, guide, mother and adventurer, she is intrigued by the unexpected objects left as offerings to her. The Wind…
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Asia
December 26, 2019

Living with the Dead

In a Manila cemetery, the living and the dead live side-by-side, and our writer wants to know why. It was a steaming afternoon in mid-summer when I found myself at…
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Asia
December 17, 2019

Back to Bengal

After a gap of seventeen years, a Bengali writer returns to the storied city of Kolkata. With her husband and their adult daughter, they set out to discover the history…
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Asia
December 10, 2019

Autumn in the Iya Valley

In this story, the second of a two-part series on Japan, our writer passes under changing leaves and over mountains to visit a village of scarecrows and a forest full…
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Europe
December 5, 2019

Tirana from all Angles

In the streets of Albania, a traveler finds evidence of a country trying to distance itself from its political past. Editor's note: This article was written before the world's deadliest…
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Travel Writing Tips
December 2, 2019

Blow Something Up

To kick off our new series on the art of travel writing, we asked the award-winning photographer and travel journalist B.A. Van Sise, whose new book Children of Grass was…
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Asia
November 29, 2019

Two Japans: Osaka and Mount Koya

In this story, the first of a two-part Japan series, a traveler experiences the tension between ancient and modern Japan as she winds through hypnotic cities and a temple-topped mountain.…
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