An unfamiliar town that suddenly feels like home. A fleeting encounter that resonates forever. A stranger destined to become a friend. Our nomads share the moment the barriers fell away and they truly connected with a place and its people.
Tim McGlone discovers the real story of the gruff stranger on his tour bus.
How an exploration gone terribly wrong turned into one of the richest cultural experiences these travelers ever had.
A stranger in Oman for 14 years, Máté Földi finally embraces the culture in a way he never imagined.
Neil McRobert finds a vision of the US he fears is long vanished, hidden in an old red barn.
At a festival in an Italian town, Kerry Rose Graning learns that you can cherish an experience even as you let it go.
As Neil McRobert learns, nothing reveals your fellow passengers' true selves like being confined together for thousands of miles.
Aboard the Chihuahua-Pacific railway, Vanessa Neilsen discovers that her Mexican identity runs as deep as Copper Canyon.
Chelsea Gregory makes a one-of-a-kind connection that lets her experience Muyil's El Castillo in a way few others can.
Travel Writing Scholarship Winner Máté visits the forbidden homeland of the woman he loves.
Unknown persons, unmarked cars, a secret midnight swap – how did Chris Deliso end up here?
Looking for magic in the city of bridges, Kelly Memphis gets more of Venice than she bargained for.
How did Elizabeth Whitehead (who definitely didn't consider herself an artist) end up painting a 6ft mural in an Israeli hostel?
Traveling his ancestral home in search of connection, Shaun Busuttil finds himself stuck between two cultures – Maltese and Australian.
2018 Writing Scholarship Winner Claudia shares her quest for the national drink of Argentina.