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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November 20, 2019

The Mountain of Fire

During a midnight trek up a volcano in Java, Indonesia, our writer realizes that her so-called "guides" are not exactly who they claim to be. The night sky passed overhead…
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The Middle East
November 15, 2019

May Day in Istanbul

When a popular workers' holiday in Turkey ignites political tensions, a traveler finds herself evicted from her accommodation and out on the streets amidst tanks, water cannons and police barricades.…
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November 11, 2019

Street Dancing with Shiva

In an ancient city in southern India, a traveler observes a local religious festival and unexpectedly ends up in the middle of the action. In the ancient Sri Meenakshi Amman…
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Central America
November 6, 2019

Volcanic Charge

Lightning and lava dazzle a traveler as she observes the power of nature in Guatemala. Lake Atitlán in Guatemala is no ordinary lake, surrounded by volcanoes imposing their magic on…
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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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South America
October 25, 2019

Especially Tonight

In the mystifying tango salons of Argentina, a writer attempts to mend a broken heart. A woman dressed in black is sitting alone inside a café, and I wonder if…
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October 20, 2019

Shanghai Fever

Despite illness and inconvenience, a traveler is determined to experience all that Shanghai has to offer Sleeping in the Shanghai Pudong International Airport overnight only made me think of one…
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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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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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