by Kristin Van Tassel | 09.16.12 | 5:12 PM ET
Kristin Van Tassel's ideal window for learning a foreign language closed over 30 years ago. Is there still time?
by Jessica Colley | 08.07.12 | 1:09 AM ET
How to communicate when you don't speak the language? In Italy, Jessica Colley fumbled toward an answer.
by Taras Grescoe | 07.20.12 | 10:23 AM ET
In an excerpt from his new book, "Straphanger," Taras Grescoe explores Moscow's extraordinary Metro system
by Catherine Buni | 07.13.12 | 10:28 AM ET
On New Hampshire's Androscoggin River, Catherine Buni tried to draw her paddling partners into conversation. But her questions only got her so far.
by Lenore Greiner | 06.27.12 | 10:15 AM ET
In Italy, visiting Nigerian students asked Lenore Greiner to explain a classic American song
by Bill Donahue | 05.30.12 | 9:47 AM ET
It was night. Soldiers ordered Bill Donahue from the vehicle. Would they administer primitive justice?
by Linda Watanabe McFerrin | 05.17.12 | 1:17 PM ET
When Linda Watanabe McFerrin fell ill, all the travel meds in the world couldn't keep the undead away
by Michael Shapiro | 05.02.12 | 4:57 PM ET
Michael Shapiro rafts down the Colorado in the wake of Captain John Wesley Powell
by Lisa Napoli | 04.10.12 | 11:17 AM ET
In an excerpt from "Radio Shangri-La," Lisa Napoli makes the climb to Bhutan's Taktsang Monastery
by Doug Mack | 04.02.12 | 10:52 AM ET
In an excerpt from "Europe on 5 Wrong Turns a Day," Doug Mack envisions a new future for himself in a vintage guidebook
by Eva Holland | 03.26.12 | 10:43 AM ET
In a four-part series, Eva Holland explores Southeast Alaska by state ferry
by Lauren Quinn | 03.05.12 | 11:50 AM ET
Lauren Quinn confronts a culture of bribery while crossing the Cambodia-Laos border
by Jeffrey Tayler | 01.30.12 | 11:22 AM ET
Jeffrey Tayler had all but given up on the City of Light. Then he sat down at a Left Bank cafe.
by Eric Weiner | 01.09.12 | 5:52 PM ET
In an excerpt from his book "Man Seeks God," Eric Weiner explores Buddhism in Kathmandu
by Tara Austen Weaver | 12.13.11 | 12:36 PM ET
In an e-book excerpt, Tara Austen Weaver finds a new home in rural Japan