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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I'm a Travel Writer, but I Don't Fly — Here's Why
One writer shares how having aviophobia, an intense fear of flying, has changed her travel experience.
Seeing Cartagena Through the Eyes of Colombia's Most Famous Magical Realist
Following the footsteps of Gabriel García Márquez, one writer finds herself under a spell.

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Visiting St. Barts During the Pandemic Changed How I Travel — Here's How
A COVID-era trip to the Caribbean island taught me the importance of taking it slow.
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.