Place Filter
  1. Nostalgia
  2. 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
  3. How Responsible Tourism Can Challenge Patriarchy in India

    At The Shooting Star, travel writer Shivya Nath writes on the positive social effects of responsible, sustainable tourism.

    Culture
  4. “I spoke about achievement and beginnings, pausing and smiling as my voice reverberated. And I told God, privately, that I would saw off both of my legs and never take a sip of alcohol if only he would let me die somewhere other than up a holler in Lincoln County.”

    Family
  5. Photography
  6. 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
  7. 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.

    Cooking
  8. Heart in a Brown Paper Bag

    “I’ve discovered that a city, while you’re vacationing there, behaves similar to a person on a really good first date.” Los Angeles writer Ze Luiz at StripSearchLA describes his first visit to Seattle, Washington.

    Exploration
  9. Explore Parts Unknown

    Inspired by the Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown series, Explore Parts Unknown is a mobile-first guide to places, people, and stories around the world.

    Culture
  10. On a Tunisian Souk

    As blogger Erin writes, you can only truly get to know a place once you understand “the beauty it hides in small bites and in plain sight.”

    Photo Essay
  11. Sunearthsky

    “My technique is simple: walks, woodland hikes, country drives, one DSLR, and five lenses.” On her photoblog Sunearthsky, Sharon Knight shares scenes of nature and rural landscapes in the American Midwest.

    Landscape
  12. Landscape
  13. Inventing (the) English: Racism, Multilingualism and Medieval Studies

    “The medieval past is being weaponised by a group of people who would be disgusted by the reality of the racial past they so fondly imagine.” Rachel Moss on the alt-right’s fascination with (and distortion of) medieval history.

    Commentary
  14. Cuba Counterpoints

    At Cuba Counterpoints, writers and scholars look at the culture and politics of a rapidly changing, increasingly open Cuba.

    Commentary
  15. Art