North America
October 14, 2019

Elegy for the Tappan Zee

While remembering the drives back and forth over a whimsically named bridge, a writer reflects on the ways it connected not only two counties, but also the moments in her…
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Asia
October 9, 2019

Ice Skating in Kazakhstan

Photojournalist B. A. Van Sise found Kazakhstan to be a land where the visitor is a treasured guest - just so long as you can get past the border guards.…
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North America
October 6, 2019

The Mennonites of Mexico

A visitor to Mexico stumbles across a Mennonite community living by a dusty road near the shores of a lagoon. I'm riding my bike over the heat-shimmering asphalt. My eyes…
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Asia
September 26, 2019

Indonesia’s Last Monarchy

An Indonesian writer travels to Java’s last provincial monarchy and speaks with a servant of the royal family. On Christmas Day, I went with my parents and little sister to…
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Europe
September 24, 2019

Where Demons Fall in Love

Having fallen in love with the Georgia of 19th Russian poetry, Katrina Keegan set out on a pilgrimage to see the country as it is today. The valleys of luxurious…
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Europe
September 17, 2019

Catching Clams in Portugal

On a beach in Portugal, divides of language, age and culture are forgotten as a traveler fishes for clams alongside a local family. “¿Qué están buscando?” I ask the young…
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Intrepid Times Interviews
September 11, 2019

On Wanderlust and Whitman: Interview with Photojournalist B.A. Van Sise

On any given day, you may find B.A. Van Sise teaching a photography course in Mongolia, testing vintage film in Kosovo, touring with the Cuban National Circus, or riding shotgun…
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Asia
September 9, 2019

This is Rural Sichuan

While volunteering among earthquake survivors in rural Sichuan, our writer discovers that the "real" China is both beautiful and confronting. “Lushan is a nice village. Maybe one million,” our interpreter,…
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Europe
September 3, 2019

Finding Authenticity in Chios

On the Greek island of Chios, a traveling couple discovers the warmth of Greek hospitality, complete with spontaneous jam-sessions and declarations of undying love. The Greek island of Chios is…
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Europe
August 26, 2019

The Life Jacket Graveyard

In the midst of the refugee crisis, a lifeguard in Greece encounters a bizarre and frightening symbol of human courage and fragility. Somewhere north of the mountains on the island…
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