Birth of a Birder

Birth of a Birder

Eva Holland never got too excited about birds. But then she found herself gazing up at the sky in the Galapagos.

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Why I Travel: My #YesAllWomen
Why I Travel: My #YesAllWomen
Travel Stories: After she was raped, Amy Gigi Alexander couldn't even leave the house. Now, she travels the world solo. Here's why.
Traveling the Hunter S. Thompson Trail in South America
Traveling the Hunter S. Thompson Trail in South America
Travel Interviews: Long before "Fear and Loathing," Hunter S. Thompson roamed South America. Eva Holland interviews author Brian Kevin about following in his footsteps decades later.
Searching for Hunter S. Thompson in Texas, Bolivia
Searching for Hunter S. Thompson in Texas, Bolivia
Travel Stories: In an excerpt from his new book, "The Footloose American," author Brian Kevin follows Hunter S. Thompson's trail in Bolivia
Drawing Connections in Mostar
Drawing Connections in Mostar
Travel Stories: Candace Rose Rardon began sketching in Bosnia to better remember the place. But something else happened along the way.
Discovering Peter Matthiessen—and Myself
Discovering Peter Matthiessen—and Myself
Travel Books: Lynne Friedmann never thought she could make a life as a science writer. Then she read "Blue Meridian."
Interview with Arno Kopecky: Sailing the Northern Gateway
Interview with Arno Kopecky: Sailing the Northern Gateway
Travel Interviews: Arno Kopecky spent months sailing along a proposed oil tanker route off British Columbia. Eva Holland talks to him about the new travel book that resulted from the voyage.
Gone Reading
Gone Reading
Travel Stories: Tom Swick on the unsung union of the traveler and the book
A Bridge Not Too Far
A Bridge Not Too Far
Travel Stories: On a sunny summer day, novelist Peter Ferry bikes to a Dutch bridge where hundreds of soldiers perished
Hands Like Shovels
Hands Like Shovels
Travel Stories: Jessica Colley had attended family funerals back in the States, but none had prepared her for her first Irish burial
Clear-Eyed in Calcutta
Clear-Eyed in Calcutta
Travel Stories: Andrew McCarthy closed his eyes the moment before the blade hit the goat's neck. Afterward, he knew just what he had to do.
Uruguay is a Land of Contrasts
Uruguay is a Land of Contrasts
Speaker's Corner: As Brian Kevin observes, visitors can expect to see flashy import sedans right alongside donkey-drawn rickshaws. !Muy contrastado!
The 100 Most Celebrated Travel Books of All Time
The 100 Most Celebrated Travel Books of All Time
Lists: The definitive list of travel books that travel writers, editors, bloggers and readers love best

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Writer Spotlight: Pico Iyer

  • Why We Travel

    Travel Stories:  In a classic essay, Pico Iyer explores the reasons we leave our beliefs and certainties at home to see the world with open eyes

  • The Photographer and the Philosopher

    Travel Books:  Pico Iyer on Jan Morris and V.S. Naipaul, two "master portraitists" of place

  • Lover’s Moon

    Travel Stories:  Pico Iyer on the power of travel to make a forgettable Glenn Frey song last forever

  • The Perfect Traveler

    Travel Books:  Pico Iyer on the author who steals into so much of the travel writing we enjoy

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Video You Must See: Japan at Warp Speed

Video You Must See: Japan at Warp Speed

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