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.
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 – Chris Deliso finds himself caught up in a Serbian mystery.
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.
In a kitchen in Miskolc, the salty aroma of frying catfish sends Jennifer Neal straight back home to the American South.
Two road-tripping Canadians break down in the deepest of America's Deep South – the Mississippi Delta.
Travel Writing Scholarship Winner Claudia Crook shares her favorite American holiday – Thanksgiving – with the Moroccan hosts who have treated her like family.
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.