Step Into American Colonial Life

Step Into American Colonial Life

Compared to Europe, there are few places in the United States that are deeply rooted in history; after all, the US is a comparatively young country. But Colonial Williamsburg, Virginia has ties to nearly every famous Revolutionary War figure, and the town still feels like . . . read more

The Flexible Traveler

The Flexible Traveler

We all agree that traveling is fun when things go smoothly, but maybe it can be just as exciting when things don’t go smoothly.

Heritage Hunting in the Highlands

Heritage Hunting in the Highlands

An angry clansman clad in highlander garb charged right at me. I was standing in the middle of the four-walled theater at Culloden Battlefield museum, watching a reenactment of the gruesome battle unfold before me. Jacobite clansmen beat their chests and rallied for their country. . . . read more

Summer 2013 Tales from the Trip

Summer 2013 Tales from the Trip

Our essay contest winners share some humorous and insightful travel tales. Enjoy! Drunk on Disney Air Chest heaving, legs pumping furiously, and hands aiding my lurching strides upward, I glanced to my left to see my father and siblings gliding toward me on the other . . . read more

2012 Essay Contest Winners

2012 Essay Contest Winners

Read four travel tales from our talented Stowaway contest winners.

Antarctica through a Lens

Antarctica through a Lens

Here’s a traveler’s peek into the wonders of Antarctica. You can also read about some of the photographers’ adventures in Antarctica: Land of Frozen Beauty. [portfolio_slideshow] Photos by: Cara Sucher, a scientist who has been to Antarctica at least 12 times to do research. See . . . read more

Sailing Back to World War II

Sailing Back to World War II

It’s 1946, and you are in the icy waters of the Davis Straits off of Greenland. You are a sailor in the middle of Operation Frostbite, and this is your first deployment. Your task is to make sure the machinery in the engine room keeps . . . read more

Bridging the Gap: Growing up As Transatlantic Citizens

Bridging the Gap: Growing up As Transatlantic Citizens

Throughout most of their childhood, the Yarian sisters’ lives were divided between Togo and the United States. From 1995 to 2004, Rebekah (starting at age eight), her sister Angela (starting at age seven), their younger brother, Daniel, and their parents spent half of each year . . . read more

Enter our photo & writing contests

Enter our photo & writing contests

Thanks for all the recent submissions! Stowaway is now taking submissions until October 19th! Enter your best travel photos and stories to our contest and you could be published in our Winter 2013 or Spring 2013 issues.

Two Extra Miles

Two Extra Miles

Some of my favorite vacation memories come for the backpacking trips my family likes to take in the Wind Rivers in Wyoming.