Authors Posts by Joseph Ozment

Joseph Ozment

Joseph Ozment
Originally from Tennessee, Joseph Ozment is a writer and musician whose relationship with travel was shaped by growing up between the Southern U.S., Wales, and Hong Kong. So far, he's written for a newspaper in Russia, released a handful of home recordings, and started a novel (with plans for more, someday). When he's not busy running country roads or cheering on Liverpool FC, he's most likely making the next cup of coffee, or plans for the next trip.
View of a building's towers with smoke seeming to rise from them

Confronting the Post-Trip Blues

“Beware of destination addiction — a preoccupation with the idea that happiness is in the next place, the next job, and with the next partner. Until you give up the idea that happiness is...
A directional sign in an endangered language

How to (Actually) Learn a Language at Home

Language immersion (i.e. using your target language in everyday life in a country where it’s spoken) is often stressed as one of the most important steps in the language-learning process. There is a good...
Pide and pastries on display for sale in Istanbul's Grand Bazaar.

A Guide to Finding the Best Flatbread in Istanbul

Anthony Bourdain was an inspiration to me, as I am sure he was to many other travelers. One seemingly miniscule (but profound enough that I’m writing an article about it) detail of his trip...
A bird flies over a mosque at dusk in Istanbul.

From a Coup to a Collapse: Two Years On

On July 15, 2016, a faction within the Turkish military attempted a coup d’etat against state institutions, which involved violence across the country and an attempt on the President’s life. They justified their actions...
A hand holds a smartphone taking an Instagram picture of a yellow building

How to Use Social Media Mindfully

It’s safe to say that in our 21st-century lives, we have a complicated relationship with our technology. The manifold benefits and widespread availability of smartphones could not have been anticipated even 15 years ago,...

72 Hours in the Past

I stopped to get gas just past Jackson, like I had many times before, in a place called Parker’s Crossroads. It’s a famous Civil War battleground, which I will always remember because a gentleman...
River through green hills in the UK's Peak District

How to Experience the U.K. on a Budget

A couple hundred years ago, the sun never set on Great Britain. It’s safe to say that the United Kingdom is a more insular place these days, but that has had no effect on...
Desert rocks underneath a blue sky

How Climate Change is Affecting the World’s Indigenous Peoples

The world is in the midst of a climate change crisis. This summer, temperatures all over the Earth have shattered heat records in places that typically boast moderate climates, and the hottest places on...

Casting a Light: The Importance of Lighthouses in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico’s strategic location in the Caribbean has shaped the island’s rich history and left its landscape dotted with vestiges of past commerce and conflict. These include 16 impressive lighthouses, which are scattered across...


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