A Return Trip to East Africa

What does it mean to go back to a place? I’ve been back a month now from my last big international travels, a month-long trip to Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The trip was spurred by the fact I knew I needed to get the stories of African volcanoes into my current book project. It was …

A Year into New York Life

Today marked my one-year anniversary of moving to New York City. “That’s quite the change!” is the normal reaction I get when I tell people this—and of course it is. I am a West Coaster through and through—born in California, raised and went to college in Washington. For the last seven years I have hopped …

Announcing the Full List of Stories (and Bits of Bad Travel Advice) in Make Sure You Have a Map

What’s the worst travel advice you’ve ever been given? I have been given advice both good and bad before my travels, and am happy to announce the titles of twenty stories of travel advice I am glad I ignored, travel lesson I had to learn along the way as I explored more than a dozen …

Favorite Travel Quotes

Writers, philosophers, and nomads across the globe have been writing about the travel for thousands of years. Men and women from all walks of life have written about the value of travel, the reasons to travel, and the debate about the “right” way to travel. Here are a smattering of some of my favorite travel …