I am forever halfway somewhere, not quite settled and not sure if I even want to stay.
Last October, a journalist in Malta was killed by car bomb. Last December, I went to Malta and took too many selfies. Oh, and did you hear about this election?
How to travel with someone with the worst luck in spring weather.
Strict or flexible? Stingent or laid-back? A guide to what the hell is going down at the Spanish consulate when you get a long-term student visa.
My mother never had to be a DREAMer. She never had to justify her presence with a desperate plea to be seen as just a human being, trying to make a good life for herself. She never had to defend her place in the country where she grew up by casting blame on her parents.
Don't ever believe a traveler who claims that they travel to "absorb other cultures". While learning about other people, their culture, their history, etc is a noble goal, I don't think you can spend 2 weeks in India and suddenly know everything there is to know.
A letter to my fellow white people about owning our mistakes, and being the best woke white people we can be.
If you subscribe to any type of travel-oriented community, there is a prevalent mentality that travel is possible if you have the will and the mindset. There is a common anecdote that goes around of young people being asked, "How do you afford to travel??" with the assumption that the asker thinks the traveler is …