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COVID-19: The Fear and The Hope

It was the first day of summer weather. I was outside at a cafe, getting ready to meet with a friend about a project we would work on through the spring. I was also...
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COVID-19 and the Future of Intentional Travel

Last week, we published a piece on the effects of COVID-19 on the travel industry just as they were starting to be felt in earnest. Much of what was written then still applies, but...
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Traveling to Overcome Fear: Moscow to Malta

I always read stories from travelers about moments during their trips where time seemed to stand still, or ceased to exist altogether, to make way for the revelation that this one moment will be...
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How Hiking and the Outdoors Help Homesickness

I move a lot. I mean this in two ways: firstly, that I move residences pretty often. I’ve moved house more times than I care to count in my 23 years. I’ve moved across...
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Revisionist History: The Risk of Taking a Tour

While in college, I had the chance to join an archaeological field school working on a plantation about an hour outside of Memphis, Tennessee. Together, we excavated the former slave quarters, regularly finding pieces...
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Why the American Road Trip is Important as Ever

The “Great American Road Trip” has been a dream of mine since I was a kid. There’s something monumentally alluring about the idea of loading up a car with a few friends, some supplies,...
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Why You Should Still Be a Tourist

There’s no disputing that “tourist” is a dirty word these days. In fact, it seems that the connotation of the term has never been more negative. Travel sites (including Passion Passport) encourage readers to...
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Meteora, Greece: The Coolest Place You’ve Never Heard Of

My conception of Greece has never really been the same as the guide books’. This is probably because I’m Greek, myself. My dad’s family is from the island of Crete, and because of the...

What It Means to Be a Creative in Today’s World

Not too long ago, I was scrolling through Instagram when I saw an ad promoting a “Creatives Weekend.” I’m sure I’m not the not only who’s come across posts like this, and at the...

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