The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: All in One Rhythm

The 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil: All in One Rhythm

Most countries take soccer―or football, as it is known in most nations―very seriously, and Brazil is no exception. This year, Brazil will host the world’s most renowned and important soccer competition: the FIFA World Cup. With five World Cup titles, Brazil stands as the number-one . . . read more

Thailand’s Songrkan Festival: More Than Just a Water Fight

Thailand’s Songrkan Festival: More Than Just a Water Fight

During one of the hottest and most humid months of the year in Bangkok, Thailand, Nikhita Bhatia sits in the back of a truck in heavy traffic while the merciless sun beats down upon her head. Beads of sweat slowly drip down the side of . . . read more

Homebodied by Fear: Five Tips for Dealing with Travel Anxieties

Homebodied by Fear: Five Tips for Dealing with Travel Anxieties

As the winds howl violently, 350 passengers are jerked from side to side in their chairs around you. Your anxiety spikes with each sound of booming and banging from the undercarriage. Your palms sweat as you grip the armrests of your seat, and your heart . . . read more

Warp and Weft: Legacies of Navajo Weaving

Warp and Weft: Legacies of Navajo Weaving

Vibrant reds, indigo blues, goldenrod yellows, creamy whites, and earthy browns connect into wavy bands, angular diamonds, and terraced pyramids in sharp geometric detail. Working thread by thread, the weaver sits cross-legged in front of her loom. The vertical white, woolen warp strings are strung . . . read more

Ragusa, Italy: Becoming Ragusani in Home Sweet Sicily

Ragusa, Italy: Becoming Ragusani in Home Sweet Sicily

By Mary-Celeste Lewis “Ciao, baby!” a man yells cheerfully to you in a loud voice. “Baby” may be the only English word he knows, but his greeting calls your attention to an eccentric restaurant in a truck. The side reads “No Ziu Pinu” (“Uncle Joey’s” . . . read more

Basil

Basil

Basil is not only one of the oldest herbs in the world but also one of the most romantic. In Italy, it is traditionally a sign of love: when a woman is ready to accept a suitor, she places a pot of basil on the . . . read more

Legal Nomad: An Interview with Jodi Ettenberg

Legal Nomad: An Interview with Jodi Ettenberg

In 2008, Jodi Ettenberg of Montreal, Canada, made the drastic decision to take a year off of working as a lawyer in New York City to travel the world—an adventure that has yet to end. Five years later, she is still traveling and documenting her . . . read more

The Take Home of Souvenir Shopping

The Take Home of Souvenir Shopping

It’s tough to find a souvenir that encompasses the life-changing experiences, memorable people, and indescribable sights that only travel provides. A few Google searches before your trip will help you avoid on-the-spot thoughts like, Maybe I’ll just buy a snow globe or an “I love . . . read more

Savor the Flavor of the Crescent City: Cajun Food Outside of New Orleans

Savor the Flavor of the Crescent City: Cajun Food Outside of New Orleans

Walking into the restaurant, guests are immediately greeted with a whiff of onion, garlic, and cayenne pepper. Their ears fill with Louis Armstrong’s scatting. Dimly lit lamps tinted with vibrant colors hang low over the café-style seating. Guests might as well be in New Orleans—all . . . read more

Geocaching: A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

Geocaching: A Modern-Day Treasure Hunt

Jeff Lambert from Baltimore, Maryland, discovered the world of geocaching in 2001 when his wife gave him a GPS for his birthday. While mountain biking and fiddling with his new GPS in a state park, he came upon two people with GPS devices in their . . . read more