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  1. Exploration
    Photo via Shoot From the Trip
  2. The Treeographer

    Nick Rowan, a writer based in Spain, tells the true histories of significant or symbolic trees around the world. “I started to see the world through a new lens, with a new-found appreciation for the everyday trees that I previously walked past without a second glance.”

    Environment
  3. Getting Lost in the Magic of Maps: Three Stories

    Real or fictional, maps don’t just represent space — they also make storytelling possible.

    Culture
    Image by ChadoNihi (CC0).
  4. Art
    Illustration by Angela Hennessy
  5. Finding Fossils with a Legendary Dinosaur Hunter

    “Wendy is more Mad Max than the nerd with a fondness for fossils I’d expected. A living legend, known the world over for her sixth sense. A celebrated dinosaur hunter. And a real badass.” Photographer Susan Portnoy explores the Canadian Badlands of southern Alberta with Wendy Sloboda.

    Exploration
    Photo by Susan Portnoy
  6. Tandem Trekking

    “We welcome you to live vicariously through our blog posts, photographs, videos and podcasts.” At Tandem Trekking, Lindsey does the writing, and Kyle takes the photographs. Their blog compiles their adventures climbing mountains, hiking trails, and rafting rivers.

    Exploration
    Photo via Tandem Trekking
  7. Illustrating Streets of the World: The Art of Jeremy Graboyes

    Meet J.S. Graboyes, an illustrator of streets and urban scenes.

    Art
    A street scene in London, England. All illustrations by Jeremy Graboyes.
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  10. Streaming thru America

    Neal Lubetsky’s photoblog chronicles his travels across the US and Canada in a 28-foot Airstream trailer, sharing stories and stunning landscape shots along the way.

    Exploration
  11. Animals
  12. On That Life I Always Wanted

    “In the end, the basic ingredients of existence never falter, whether you’re flying business or red-eye economy, or staying home.” Erin at outerNotes reflects on the lifestyle of a worldly jet-setter and wonders whether she’s “made it.”

    Essay
  13. The Caffeine Chaser

    On her new blog, The Caffeine Chaser, Cape Town-based Mandie Swart explores the city’s vibrant café scene and her own coffee obsession, one cup at a time.

    Culture
  14. A Historical Walk in the English Lake District

    “It’s been a poignant, thought-provoking journey, punctuated by two monuments: one to a way of life; one to life extinguished; and both inextricably bound to the mountain.” In this longread, George Kitching guides us over the Coniston mountains in the English Lake District, diving into the history and culture of the area.

    Exploration
    Photo by George Kitching
  15. Eating in Vietnam. Also, a Travel Companion.

    “Vietnamese food must always have balance. There is bitterness, there is sourness, there is the pain from heat, but there is also sweet. This is the goal of Vietnamese food: to have all the emotions of life in one bite.” Antonio Perez describes his culinary adventures in Vietnam with vivid, sensory details.

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