We believe that travel has power: to connect us across borders and boundaries; to challenge and change us; and to offer us a new perspective, even in the places we call home. We believe stories have that power, too. To celebrate AFAR’s tenth anniversary this summer, we’ve brought together our favorite longreads from the last decade. We hope these pieces remind you of how transformative it can be to step outside of the familiar—and inspire you to hit the road.