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Hope Allison

Hope Allison
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Hope is a photographer, traveler, and writer based in Edinburgh, Scotland. An explorer by nature, she loves trying unfamiliar foods and visiting new places. When she's not taking pictures, Hope can be found reading plays, baking bread, and planning her next adventure.

Celebrations of Love From Around the World

Around the world, communities celebrate love through myriad festivals, rituals, and holidays. Though observed worldwide, Valentine’s Day is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to romantic traditions. In Wales, for example,...

How to Fight Jet Lag

Ah, jet lag, that pesky side effect of long-haul flights. Known medically as “desynchronosis,” jet lag happens when our bodies’ circadian rhythms fall out of sync with the cycle of the day. If you’ve...
Literary guide to Edinburgh, home to Edinburgh Castle

A Literary Guide to Edinburgh

Designated in 2004 as the world’s first UNESCO City of Literature, Edinburgh touts its illustrious literary past just as much as it celebrates its modern authors. From “Waverley” to “Trainspotting,” a love of good...
A car in Switzerland, where Andrew Knapp began his travels with Momo

How to Travel the World With Your Dog: A Q&A With Andrew Knapp of...

Andrew Knapp is a photographer and visual storyteller from Northern Ontario who’s worked on various artistic endeavors — from murals to festivals to collaborative projects. But over the past few years, his main collaborator...
Flowers in the Azores, one of our budget spring break destinations for every traveler

How (And Where) to Spring Break on a Budget

As winter finally draws to a close, travelers are making plans and packing their bags for spring break. If your funds are tight, you might (mistakenly) believe that a weeklong getaway is unaffordable and...
An open notebook featuring a hand-drawn map

How Spaces Become Places: My Personal Journey with Cartography

As history has shown, maps have rarely ― if ever ― been truly objective. Medieval maps, for example, placed Jerusalem at the center of the world; its position highlighted the city’s importance as the...

Photographing the Streets of Hanoi

As anyone who has traveled to Vietnam will tell you, it is a place that is simply unforgettable. With its staggering natural scenery, friendly people, and rich culinary offerings influenced by a French and...

The Difference Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation

Travel is one of the best tools to bring people and cultures together. Participating in other countries’ customs and traditions can be an enriching experience, and for most, these types of exchanges are the...
A person exploring the sides of Bali for every traveler

A Bali for Every Traveler

Famous for its natural beauty and friendly people, Bali has become a dream destination for travelers seeking a culturally enriching holiday in an idyllic setting. But despite its portrayals in writing and film, Bali...

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