For the past eight months I have been living in Tehran, where my parents were born, and learning Farsi, the language I grew up listening to. But I’m not sure how much closer I feel to truly knowing this place, or myself.

Niki Afsar • 8 months ago

My great-uncle Tomas Concepcion was a legend in our family — a famed artist and politician living in a hilltop castle on the Mediterranean. When I was 20 I visited him in Italy, looking to understand how he got there, why he stayed, and what it means to be an immigrant who leaves home with hopes of building something permanent.

Albert Samaha • 8 months ago

Hawaii residents are blaming popular vacation rental sites like Airbnb for the state's housing shortage and for disrupting their neighborhoods.

I did it because walking felt like the only way to process my despair after the election.

Rahawa Haile • 8 months ago

Over the last decade, Nashville has become one of the nation’s leading non-Vegas bachelorette party destinations. The bachelorettes are a vivid symbol of the city’s rapid gentrification — and the pitfalls of a new, “experience”-driven brand of tourism.

Anne Helen Petersen • 8 months ago

Bugs, mold, phantom houses, and clowns — grisly tales from travelers who decided to skip the hotels to stay in someone else's home.

Venessa Wong • 8 months ago

When I went to Paris for a semester abroad, I thought I would find the truer, best version of myself. But I didn't realize that you don't get to choose how you'll be seen.

Jennifer Hope Choi • 8 months ago

Take a journey around the world to see what life was like over 100 years ago!

Gabriel H. Sanchez • 8 months ago

I traveled around the world as a kid, but didn’t fully understand the privilege of my citizenship and race until I came face to face with it in Cairo, in the midst of the Egyptian revolution.

Katie Simon • 8 months ago

Take a slow and stunning journey by train across some of the world's most beautiful landscapes.

Gabriel H. Sanchez • 8 months ago

When I moved to Seoul after growing up in America, I was a foreigner who looked native. I ended up staying for three years — but eventually I had to go home.

E. Alex Jung • 8 months ago

Last fall, Calleigh Little attempted to be the first woman to skateboard solo across the continental United States. Along the way she battled extreme weather and encountered anti-trans strangers, but she also found community — and herself.

Morgan Sung • 8 months ago

Packing the bare minimum has always made leaving and coming back seem easier. But the older I get, the more I feel the weight of the miles between me and everyone I love.

Alison Willmore • 8 months ago