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.
The cave dwellers of Meymand, Iran, offer warm hospitality – and a glimpse at a vanishing way of life.
Riding around town in a vintage Buick, Stephen Friedman gets a mobile history lesson.
It isn’t uncommon to meet new people when you travel alone, but rarely do these fleeting encounters turn into real friendships.
A tiny bat’s remarkable recovery reminds Alex Hatton why nature will always be worth protecting.
An encounter on Vietnam’s Perfume River raises the question – how much can we truly understand the lives of others?
Jase Wilson shares what it’s like to be in a foreign country when tragedy strikes.
Sometimes the best thing you can do during travel is exactly what you do at home.
Traveling in North Korea, Tim Neville wonders what's really behind the elegant, chatty face of his army-officer tour guide.
James Taylor discovers the living entity that is Vatnajökull glacier – and learns how vulnerable it is despite its massive size.
Jigar Ganatra visits an indigenous Amazonian community and learns how the ceremonial use of ayahuasca helps them tap into their creativity.
Visiting Rio for the first time, Marisa Paska discovers that home is where the soul is.
Spending weeks with the shamans of Peru’s Shipibo tribe, photographer Vincent Roazzi, Jr. finds that reality is not as finite as it seems.
In a city where echoes of war are all around, Kaushal Oza learns that 1,425 days of siege is no match for the indomitable Sarajevan spirit.
Travel Writing Scholarship Finalist Mackenzie Griffith discovers what happens when you let a charmingly reckless Scot show you his native land.