The Floating City That Already Sank: Venice

In Venice gondolas float silently beside you, spreading ripples in the stream like a car would spread exhaust. At night, the small burning street lights twinkle on the water at all sides, stars shining above and below. The sound of…

Paris is No Daydream

Paris is just a city. It’s not some inherent source of inescapable romance, and it won’t immediately whisk you away into some fantastical love-induced adventure. Indifferent to your plights, apathetic of your expectations, and inconsistent with your dramaticized fantasies, Paris…

The Negatives of the Cheaper Way With Flights

I graduated university on December 14th, 2017. At the time of my graduation ceremony, while others were walking across the stage, listening to professors they don’t care about talking about lessons they won’t remember, I was on my way to…

The Differences of Traveling and Visiting

  Travelling challenges your sense of self. It pushes you, it punishes you, it rewards you, and it often has moments better in retrospect. Sleeping in a bush in Budapest because you didn’t have a couch or a tent sounds…

Traveling with Student Debt

  I regularly fantasize about what I might be doing if I didn’t owe $100,000 in student debt. I imagine finishing my last semester, hugging my parents goodbye, ruffling the hair on my younger brother’s head as I hug him…

Post-Traveling Depression

  Think of it like its scaled based on time. You go spend a night in a hotel in the next town over, to see a tourist attraction, to visit a friend, to see the view, it doesn’t matter. When…

The Philosophy of Hitchhiking

  Hitchhiking does not have a pleasant image in popular culture. Almost every time I say I hitchhike I get, “You’re insane,” or “I’d never do that,” or “That’s incredibly dangerous.” But they aren’t just saying this like you’d say…

The Loneliness of Traveling

    Depending on how long you travel and how far, you will – eventually – hurt. You will feel pain from leaving a place that has become a home. You will feel pain from leaving people who have taken…

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