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A close-up of purple bougainvillea, a plant discovered by Jeanne Baret.

Famous Travel Expeditions: Jeanne Baret, Circumnavigator

Although few people know her name, Jeanne Baret deserves a place on the list of history’s most badass explorers. At a time when the French Navy forbade women from setting foot on their ships,...

Why You Should Visit a Beer Spa in Prague

Throwing up in front of strangers is something I’ve always been scared of. Imagine throwing up, everyone looking and tutting in disgust while you’re wondering what to do with your hands that are now...

10 of the Best Reading Spots in Prague

On an early morning in September of 2014, Jakub Pavlovsky woke from a vivid dream with a vision of bringing more books into our technologically oriented society. When he opened his eyes, his gaze...
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Exploring My Immigrant Identity While Visiting Communism Memorials

“Privit!” thundered the immigration official at Borispil International Airport. After an uncomfortably long silence, she slowly slid my stamped passport under the thick plexiglass window without breaking eye contact. I breathed a sigh of...

Sicily is for Foodies: A Virtual Food Tour

Sicily is a melting pot of flavors; tastes here tell a tale of Norman, Arab and Greek influences. Centuries of invasion and occupation have woven their culinary traditions into the local cuisine to form...

An Architectural Photography Guide to Copenhagen

Though I’ve always lived in the countryside outside Copenhagen, I commute to the city every day for my job in advertising. In a city featuring such beautiful and varied architecture, photography is so exciting...

Instagram Spotlight: Davide Oricchio (@davideor94)

“I like to tell about my country in different aspects,” Davide Oricchio says. “The culture, the colors, and the architecture — these things are what truly provide the best idea of Italy.” Twenty-three-year-old photographer Davide was...

Exploring the Trans-Caucasus Countries with Emily Lush

For me, travel is all about discovery. Having already journeyed extensively through Asia and Europe, this year I decided to bridge the glaring gap in my knowledge and experience a part of the world...

Street Photography in Foreign Countries

While traveling across and photographing Italy for four months in 2017, I only knew enough Italian to pass as someone who was severely intoxicated (or, more realistically, a clueless American with bravado). For that...

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