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Gone missing: Lost in a Mexican disco
I thought she was crazy, but also something in me envied her.
What it's like to work on a cruise ship in Alaska
Staring at the chips, I think what I'll do with my winnings in Ketchikan, the final port.
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The police hurried toward us, shouting. Our hiking guides translated: “Run!”
13 arresting travel photos from Nat Geo's 2013 contest
A selection of standouts from the 2013 Nat Geo Traveler Photo Contest.
The samurai history of my sashimi knife
A few hundred years ago a samurai may have sat in this chair to do some sword shopping.
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Adopted by an Indian mother in Kerala
The first time I took out my contact lens, she screamed in horror.
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London + New York: A double exposure project
Double exposures combining the spirit of London + New York.
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People lined up to take this shot of a cherry blossom framing the Buddha. Yes, I waited.
A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame's New Zealand, part 5
The portrait Frame drew of Seacliff in her writing is unmistakably horrific.
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A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame's New Zealand, part 4
It was from here that Janet Frame had drawn a lifetime of inspiration.
A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame's New Zealand, part 3
Here in this hillside cemetery, Frame escaped from her dingy lodgings to write poetry.
A literary pilgrimage: In search of Janet Frame's New Zealand, part 2
“You couldn’t build a house like this today,” he said. “It’s all asbestos.”
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What is it about Frame’s work that strikes such a deep chord in her devoted admirers?
Pedernales Falls State Park, Texas [postcard]
Bitterweed in bloom.
This is the dream deferred
If you want to travel, go. If you want to write, pick up your pen.
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Iquitos, Peru: A city in motion [postcard]
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