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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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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Asia
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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