Travel Stories

Travel Stories

How to Shoot Abstract Aerial Photography

Photography is about capturing feeling. Personally, I feel a strong connection with nature and its artistic appeal. I discovered this early in my youth as I explored and found beauty in each place I...

Finding True Hospitality in Hong Kong

It was four o’clock in the afternoon. It was hot and dusty. I couldn’t steer my bike through the mounds of red sand, spotted with large rocks — my gears only spun dejectedly. I...

Searching for Magic in Venice, Italy

Magic. That’s what I always find myself searching for in life, and it’s everywhere. I read quite a few blogs before we left for Venice, and found that many travelers claimed the city was either...

Discovering What Alex Loves

Her mother is Swedish and her father is German. She was born in Australia, but grew up in Switzerland. After university, she moved to New York City for a year. That’s where she met...

How to Spend a Weekend in Mumbai

While it’s India’s most polarizing city, Mumbai is also its most vibrant. For locals, an affinity for either Mumbai — colloquially referred to as Bombay — or Delhi draws a clear distinction of love...

A Weekend in Rethymno, Crete

If you ask Stefanos Manoleas how he feels about his hometown, he’ll give you a glowing review. And — given that he grew up in Rethymno, the third largest city on the Greek island...

A Layover with Joy Elizabeth

Traveling immerses us in the world, but sometimes in the less eventful moments in between destinations, we just need to escape. “The Layover” is a weekly roundup of books, music, podcasts, and other forms...

Korea, From the Edge

It was December. It was bitterly cold. I had my coffee and notepad ready. It was time to go. The journey north of Seoul was enlightening in itself. Within minutes of leaving the thriving,...

Photo Collection: China’s Other Side

For years, I’d been telling my friends that China was the next Nepal or Patagonia, that as long as they knew how to travel, they could reach pristine wildernesses that rival any other trek...