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8 Countries to Visit If You Love the Winter

One way to describe winter is “long and bleak.” But we prefer to see it differently. Because, these chilly months offer a chance for new experiences, ones unique to the locations that endure endless...
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Interview: Experiences of Black Teachers in China

Monaye, Amirah, J’Lynn, and Mathapelo are all Black English teachers in China. They are all American except Mathapelo, who is South African. And with nothing but a couple of suitcases, a passport, and a...

How to Donate to a Travel Fundraiser: Local Organizations Abroad That Need Help

The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent collapse of international tourism may have undermined the financial and functional stability of our “dream destinations,” but the reality is many of these communities already faced tremendous challenges on...
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The Lost Fisherman of Ha Long Bay

The legend of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam
.  The battle had been going on for weeks. From the sea, the invaders' ships kept rolling in, filled with fearsome bloodthirsty soldiers who slaughtered everyone in their path....
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The Creative Power of Travel: A Trip to Japan and Interview with Michael George

Michael George is a freelance photographer, writer, and self-avowed people person based in Brooklyn, New York. Travel has taken him all over the world, both in a personal search to understand our shared humanity...
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Exploring the Coorg Coffee Region

Into the coffee fields I walk through fields of blossoming coffee trees, where a thin veil of jasmine wafts through the air. Acres of shoulder-height trees bloom with delicate white flowers. The small clusters of...
Woman looking out over Maya Bay.

Conserving Maya Bay: An In-Depth Look at How Our Actions Shape Our Planet

The sand was like powdered sugar beneath my feet and the water was a gorgeous, crystal-clear turquoise. Limestone karsts shielded Maya Bay dramatically on both sides, creating a basin dotted with Thai long-boats and...

The Tides of Sampela, Indonesia

As travelers, we often venture far beyond our origin communities to learn about the world and ourselves. The traveler sees themselves as the protagonist of their journey. I've learned, though, that centering others' experiences...

Inside Kolukkumalai Tea Estate, The World’s Highest Plantation

My eyes are keen on Abu's elastic moving hands as he effortlessly pours the liquid from the steel glass lifted above his head, and catches it in the vessel held in the other hand....

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