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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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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 você para sua…
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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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Europe
November 26, 2019

Where Memories Flow Like Vranac

After a day of paddleboarding on Montenegro's Rijeka Crnojevića, a traveler makes an unlikely friend who offers her a piece of the river itself. I launched my stand up paddleboard…
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Europe
October 29, 2019

A Tale of Blacksmiths and Brides

At a small museum in Scotland, a traveler discovers just why young couples in the 18th century were getting married over a blacksmith's anvil. The “runaway wedding” capital of the…
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Europe
September 24, 2019

Where Demons Fall in Love

Having fallen in love with the Georgia of 19th-century 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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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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Europe
August 9, 2019

Controversy in Freedom Square

While researching her family history in Budapest, an American writer takes a walk through Freedom Square, encountering fresh controversy with every step. “Freedom Square” was named to celebrate the removal…
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