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What It's Like to 'Go Traveling' When You're from a Country Everyone Fears

For young Iraqis, the process of just trying to get visas adds another dimension to the concept of "#wanderlust."<p><i>This article originally appeared on VICE UK</i><p>By now, it's an inarguable, middle-class rite of passage. "Going traveling" has become one of those things that you're supposed to tick off an …

Dead reckon: Georgia to Ecuador in a crop duster

When a pilot thinks about some of the flights he flew during the early years of a piloting career, one can’t help thinking, “What was I thinking back …

This Is Hemingway's Paris as Seen Through the Eyes of His Last Assistant

Valerie Hemingway, who later married the novelist's son, gives Town & Country an intimate tour of the cafes and other Lost Generation haunts immortalized in A Moveable Feast.<p>Soon after last fall's tragedy in Paris, Ernest Hemingway's <i>A Moveable Feast</i> shot to the top of bestseller lists. It is the …

Catching the night train to the Scottish Highlands

Bored by the four walls of his local in south London, Julian Coman caught the overnight train to Knoydart to enjoy spectacular scenery and a pint in one of Britain’s most remote pubs<p>Sometimes you have to get out. Leave. Exit. Dulled by routine, the spirit yearns for a quick escape. The four walls …

“I’d like it if you’d go back to the hotel with me”: My life as a female cabbie

<b>A photo of the author.</b><p>I might have driven a cab forever, but one evening, a stranger’s proposition made me rethink everything<p>Elizabeth Pimentel<p>January 3, 2016 12:30am (UTC)<p>Would I ever accept money for sex? An avid feminist, I’d never even considered the possibility until my handsome passenger …

Rocky Mountains

Why You're Bound to Get Your Heart Broken if You Travel

Have you ever felt a pang of sadness as you're sitting on your flight home after traveling to awesome places? Maybe I'm just describing my current situation, but I'm pretty convinced that post-travel depression is a real, and very serious thing, and that you're bound to get your heart broken no …

20 of the most important travel books written by women

MEN SEEM TO DOMINATE TRAVEL LITERATURE… or at least the popular culture of it. When we think of travel writers, authors like Jack Kerouac, Bill …

Isabelle Eberhardt: The cross-dressing adventurer who decamped to the Algerian desert

JUST AS THE 19TH CENTURY was drawing to a close, a penniless 22-year-old explorer and author named Isabelle Eberhardt left an unhappy life in …

Don’t date a girl who travels [video]

REMEMBER that essay, Don’t date a girl who travels, that went viral last summer? Well, here’s the video version. And it’s AMAZING. Especially when …

23 fascinating diagrams reveal how to negotiate with people around the world

British linguist Richard D. Lewis charted communication patterns as well as leadership styles and cultural identities in his book, "When Cultures Collide," which is now in a third edition. His organization offers classes in cross-cultural communication for clients like Unilever and BMW.<p>Although …

Management

The quietest corner of London

In London’s bustling centre lies a centuries-old brotherhood, hidden from even most locals. For one day, Tom Hodgkinson lives like a member… and learns the one rule they must all obey.<p>Four hundred years ago, a fabulously wealthy arms dealer and moneylender named Thomas Sutton was approaching death. …

Death Row

A Century of American Express Ads That Inspired Travel

American Express Travel is celebrating their centennial milestone in the month of July with a handful of special promotions and marketing …

Tourism

I’m an Afropolitan. Here’s what that means.

I was born in Nairobi, Kenya. I moved to Minnesota at 17, went to college in St. Cloud, and spent the last 6 years in Minneapolis. I have family …

How Climate Change is Transforming Food Culture in Greenland

The town of Ilulissat, with the icebergs of Disko Bay behind it.

From Wanderlust to Global Citizen

I did not grow up travelling to different countries. I had a simple and happy upbringing in a working class family of 7 in England. Mum and dad worked hard putting great food on the table, and my father would grow vegetables in the back garden. During the summer we sometimes went on day trips with …

Siblings

You know you’re a Canadian in the US when…

<b>1.</b> It’s October and Thanksgiving is still a month and a half away. When are you supposed to get your turkey fix?<p><b>2.</b> Autocorrect in your phone keeps …

I traveled the world alone and it sucked

AFTER FINISHING MY UNIVERSITY DEGREE, I worked my ass off in a call-centre to save up money to fulfill a lifelong dream, to travel the world.<p>In my …

The unlikely sea turtle saviour

Despite being a pivotal location for the illegal sea turtle trade, a floating village on Hainan island has become the unlikely epicentre of a movement to save the reptiles.<p>This was no usual boat cruise. Rousing Chinese music, sounding more patriotic than pop, blared out of the speakers. The …

The Introvert Travel Guide

There's been more talk about introversion in recent years. By now many people finally understand that being an introvert doesn't mean that I'm quiet or shy. I love getting together and chatting it up with people, but preferably in small groups where you can have meaningful conversations rather than …

Travel

Before-and-after photos show how much New York has changed since the 1800s

This week, the New York Public Library released an interactive website that allows users to travel back in time using the Library's historical photography database.<p>The site, called OldNYC, features a digital map where users can view photos of the island dating as far back as the early 19th …

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A Picture Postcard From Dharavi Slum, Mumbai

"DON'T PICK UP THAT BOTTLE. DON'T EVEN TOUCH IT," said our guide, Abhay. He was taking us through the Dharavi slum of Mumbai, and Sam had dropped his water bottle.<p>Touring poverty has its obvious ethical questions. We felt a little less self-conscious about it because our hotel had set us up with a …

Slumdog Millionaire

Here’s what matters most to people around the world

WHAT MATTERS MOST TO PEOPLE AROUND the world? What are the priorities of Australians? How do they differ from the priorities of Russians and Indians? …

How Does It Feel to Sail Across an Ocean for the First Time?

<i>How does it feel to cross an ocean with a sailboat for the first time?: originally appeared on Quora: The best answer to any question. Ask a question, get a great answer. Learn from experts and access insider knowledge. You can follow Quora on Twitter, Facebook, and Google+.</i><p><i>Answer by John Friend,</i> …

One degree of separation

“Stop being so silly,” the dinner-party guests said. “It’s a driver’s job to wait.”<p>My friend Sholeh and I had arrived in India that morning. A friend …

Where waterfalls outnumber people

The Westfjords are the wildest and most rugged corner of an already wild and rugged country. But those who make the journey find some of Iceland’s most beautiful and untouched scenery.<p>In a two-room museum in a tiny town in northwest Iceland’s Westfjords, a local man detailed the avalanches and long …

Journeys: Rishikesh, The Beatles’ Ashram

In India, I went everywhere by train. The train ride itself formed my image of my destination, whether I’d ridden first-class and had been served …

Why traveling in South America has given me a newfound respect for my parents

I check the clock for the third time in five minutes. It is now 11:40am, a good 40 minutes past the time we were expecting our transfer to …

Next stop North Pole: exploring the icescapes and fjords of Svalbard

Defined by the coming and going of the sun, shaped by mighty glaciers and pointed peaks, and sprinkled with more polar bears than people, Svalbard is the end of the world as we know it.<p>Svalbard? Where? It's the question that pops up most when mentioning the name of the archipelago that dangles off …