Travel Filter
  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. A Very Awkward Breakup

    “My mind was spinning. Love with a Chance of Drowning was due to publish in three months time but the love itself was drowning.” Torre DeRoche had to promote her memoir at the same time she and her partner had split. At The Fearful Adventurer, she explains what happens.

    Authors
  4. Party Hardy

    At lifestyle blog Party Hardy, Los Angeles-based blogger Courtney Hardy celebrates the many things in life that she’s passionate about: fashion, food, travel, crafts, beauty, and more.

    Cooking
  5. Life lessons I learned on the Appalachian Trail

    “I now believe that people are capable of altruism. And that we are worthy of this gift.” At (Almost) Unsalvageable, Gabe Burkhardt shares what he learned while hiking the Appalachian Trail.

    Exploration
  6. Who Are You Online? (My Travel Writing Reality)

    “I sometimes feel like we collect different versions of ourselves — and in an effort to fit amongst a particular crowd we pull one of those selves from the pack, like a magician mid-card trick.” Flora at Flora the Explorer contemplates her blogging and social media presence.

    Exploration
  7. 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
  8. CancerRoadTrip

    “Because when the going gets tough, the tough go traveling.” #CancerRoadTrip is Pat Wetzel’s mission for health and healing.

    Exploration
  9. Home is a Cup of Tea

    Sketch artist and writer Candace Rose Rardon tells the story of her search for home through the different teas she has discovered while traveling.

    Art
    Illustration by Candace Rose Rardon
  10. The Traveling Titas of Manila

    Jennie Celdran and Pinky Roxas, the two writers behind The Traveling Titas of Manila, share trip ideas and travel tips. “We let you in on our hits and also our misses and hope you can use the information when you plan your next adventure whether solo, with friends and definitely with family.”

    Exploration
  11. Love at first sight (and in retrospect)

    In which Keerthi Purushothaman falls in love with a city: “If Goa were a man, I would be the clichéd weeping mess of a woman who met her soulmate fleetingly, but recognized when it was too late and the bed was cold.”

    Essay
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  12. Erin J. Bernard, Essayist

    From reflections on pop culture to thoughtful takes on politics in Portland and beyond, Erin J. Bernard’s site offers her perspective on a wide range of topics.

    Commentary
  13. What Is It Really Like to Be Married to a Blogger? 

    Expat Panda is a South African expat blogger living in Kuwait. In a tongue-in-cheek post, her husband (Expat Fox) spills the beans on the challenges and rewards of life as the companion of a serious blogger.

    Family
  14. “Nothing opens the mind and heart to a spiritual experience like solitude. It may not always be easy, and there will undoubtedly be some lonesome, wistful moments, but it is these very moments that allow a spiritual journey to unfold.”

    Books
  15. Hello Hygge

    Kayleigh might be based in Brighton, UK, but her love for all things Nordic and comforting led her to launch Hello Hygge, inspired by the Danish concept of coziness and focused on food, design, and travel.

    Cooking