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A Whip-Cracking Carnival in Brazil’s Cowboy Country: The Caretas of Triunfo

Triunfo is a quaint city located in the heart of Brazil’s ‘cowboy land,’ the sertão. Amid the Savanna landscapes of this semi-arid region, it is an oasis with its cooler temperatures and lush greenery....
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The Story Behind a Popular Tattoo for Traveling Yogis

Yoga has been bastardized around the world by modern interpretations of the sacred practice — and it’s not just the fault of travelers. From yoga with beer or goats to foreigners profiting off of...
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Virtual Photography: “Traveling” with Google Street View

As travelers and photographers sit at home, many are looking back through their archives, re-editing old photos or stumbling across memories they’ve come to appreciate more with time. Some are taking to the rooftops...
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Travel Video: Sights and Sounds of Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire

“Sights and Sounds” is a new video series from the media platform For Africans By Africans (FABA), launching its first episode with an intimate video portrait of the Côte d’Ivoire’s largest metropolis, Abidjan. Made...
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Quarantine Travel Inspiration: #travelingfromhome with Joaõ Falcao

After having several trips cancelled by the pandemic, Portuguese photographer Joaõ Falcao had the idea of recounting his favorite trips from last year in a little more detail than before. He started posting recaps...
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Tajikistan: Where Strangers are Family — Part II, the Search for Happiness

The incredible hospitality I had just experienced in the Pamir mountains of Tajikistan also ties into the curious mentality of the people here, who are very knowledgeable about other cultures. It is in Pamiri...
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Deconstructing Myths about Solo Travel for Women and More

Not all women are the same, and no female traveler is identical with any other. But that hasn’t stopped the world from coming up with a convenient set of assumed behaviors and stereotypes about...
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Mexico in Seven Photo Essays: Becoming and Transforming with Carly Diaz

Becoming Mexican is a personal photography project created by Carly Diaz, a Portland-based photographer and creative director, that aims to explore Mexican heritage and cultural identity. By seeking out people, food, products, places, and...
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Alaska by Train: The White Pass and Yukon Route

Alaska is a place synonymous with stunning natural beauty. I’ll never forget the surreal feeling of calm and tranquillity seeing Tracy Arm Fjord growing into my field of view. Standing out on the promenade...

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