A series of mountains during Golden Hour on the Pamir Highway.

A Pit Stop Along the Pamir Highway

Of all the travel destinations I’ve fallen in love with, the Pamir Highway caught me the most off guard. In the highlands of eastern Tajikistan, only one shabby road — the M41 — surges through...

Manang: A Story From Then and Now

The last time I was in Manang was 10 years ago. Although it was just a one-day visit, the Manang I remember was remarkably different from the bustling city I experienced this year. Just...
Grassy plains lead up to a sandy beach

A Journey to the Isle of Vlieland

In the Netherlands, we celebrate not just one day of Christmas, but two. This year, on the second day, I traveled to the isle of Vlieland, one of five beautiful islands in the north....
A desert tree shot

Exploring the Otherworldly Side of Botswana

Ask anyone who knows me and you’ll immediately be convinced of my fixation on exploring the whole of Africa. Each country has its own story to tell, and I’ve made it a point to...
Amusement park game booths shut down for the season

The Other Side of Coney Island

It was Helin Bereket’s first time in Coney Island. She hadn’t planned on visiting. It was late winter, after all, which meant it was off-season for the famous Brooklyn beachside amusement park. Still, Helin...

Photographing Tultepec’s Firework Festival

Emilio Espejel is an independent press photographer based in Mexico City. His work revolves around social issues such as migration and human rights, as well as subjects like travel and festivals. His photographs have...
Machu Picchu aerial view

Photo Collection: Inti Raymi, a Peruvian Tradition

This project has a special place in my life and career. In 2012, I moved to Cuzco, Peru, to document the city’s sun celebration, known as Inti Raymi. Despite being Peruvian, I had never been to...
Women dressed in pink filing down a narrow street

The Magic of Rajasthan and Uttarakhand: A Q&A with Photographer Marc Llewellyn

Photographer Marc Llewellyn recently quit his day job to pursue travel and creativity. On one of his recent journeys, he ventured to India to document his interactions with the people and cultures of Rajasthan...

Magical Moments from Estonia

As someone who has spent most of her life on the road, it's often hard for new destinations to surprise me. But Estonia did just that. It's been 27 years since the Soviet Union fully...

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