Europe
August 17, 2020

The People Before Us

While walking through Auschwitz and Birkenau, a traveler reflects on the strangeness of visiting a place so many once wanted to leave. I wanted to do it. Everyone that comes…
Europe
August 10, 2020

On the Road to Panic

As her bus tackles tight roads on a mountain in Spain, a traveler tries to hold back memories of a past trauma that threaten to send her into a tailspin…
Europe
July 26, 2020

The Other Europe

A traveler to Bosnia and Herzegovina observes a death-defying dive from a bridge that has seen more than its fair share of history. On the riverside below the bridge, a…
Africa
July 22, 2020

Lonely as a Cloud of Vapour

A traveler in Morocco attempts to enjoy the pain and pleasure of an ancient exfoliation practice. “Bien, euh?” the ṭayyaba asked me in French, a little breathless. That was a…
Asia
July 19, 2020

A New Devil

An unusual New Year's celebration in northern Thailand offers a traveler a chance to reflect on the "devils" that haunt us, no matter where we go. “Habits of mind and…
South America
July 14, 2020

Just Scared

A diver-in-training finds herself in the middle of a near panic attack more than 100 feet underwater. How she chooses to handle it teaches her more about herself than the…
North America
July 8, 2020

Big Rig

A hitchhiker makes an unexpected connection as she thumbs a ride with a road weary trucker. The big rig pulled over to the side of the road and screeched to…
Europe
July 5, 2020

Autumn at Brno Lake

An expat living in Brno spends an autumn day exploring a nearby lake with her parents and finds joy in the moments she's been missing. We sat on the tram,…