Essays

From personal narratives on the voyage of self-discovery to first-person accounts detailing a bucket list trip, these essays offer a deep dive into the great impact of travel. 

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What It Means to Be an Asian Traveler Right Now — and Why It’s Important to Speak Out

“Ignorant anti-Asian, racist comments won’t stop me from traveling again, but I will prioritize safety with an added layer of precaution before going anywhere, something I always considered before, but not to this extent.”

The Pandemic, the City, and 7 P.M. — Reflections on New York in 2020

 “The particulars of this past season will always be novel, even by New York standards,” lifelong New Yorker Eliza Dumais writes of a year filled with masks, clanging pots and pans, “walktails,” openings, closings, reopenings, and reflection. 
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What It's Like to Live in a Tourist Hot Spot Without the Tourists

"What happens when you remove all of the travelers, and are left with mostly locals? You have the unique opportunity to see a place as it really is — not as it’s often depicted."