Travel Illusion

How do preconceptions of travel and culture shape your experience of a place?

Travel Illusion Articles

7 things I wish I knew before quitting my job to become a travel writer

by Matt Hershberger
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How I lost all of my self-respect at an all-inclusive (and still had a pretty good time)

by Matt Hershberger
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5 travel moments that restored my faith in humanity

by Shannon Dell

I watched a man get shot in Downtown Los Angeles. Here’s why it doesn’t keep me away any longer.

by Colin Heinrich

4 lies guidebooks will tell you about Wyoming

by Michelle Tanaka
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I ate the beating heart of a live snake in Vietnam. Here’s why I’ll never do it again.

by Colin Heinrich

How culture shock can literally drive you insane

by Dayana Aleksandrova
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Here’s why you should try to travel to the world’s “dangerous” places

by Matt Hershberger

5 things I’m thankful for because of travel

by Hillary Federico
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7 moments that made me cynical about my Western life

by Dorene Wharton
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11 lies you tell yourself as a solo traveler

by Candice Walsh
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4 privileges Western travelers have over everyone else

by Sian Ferguson
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6 ridiculous ways I’ve tried to blend in abroad

by Louise Hung

19 signs you’re an ambiverted traveler

by Jon Young

6 annoying things you’ll appreciate about NYC when you leave

by Kate McManus
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It’s not all glamorous: These round the world travelers went from cushy ad jobs to scrubbing toilets

by Matt Hershberger
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8 reasons you should TOTALLY travel in your 20s

by Matt Hershberger
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Traveling made me realize that I am privileged. Here’s how.

by Gloria Atanmo
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