Places | Tourism
Hiking Through the Colonial History of America’s National Parks

There’s a religious ring to the language of appreciating public lands in America. But, as a South Asian woman and a first-generation immigrant, I am not a welcome pilgrim.

Mar 9, 2022
Places | Tourism
What It’s Like to Travel When You Have a “Bad” Passport

I am a Kenyan, an African, someone from the ‘global south.’ It is my job to prove I deserve to travel. It doesn’t matter how talented or smart or wealthy I or others like me are; we need a good passport.

Apr 15, 2019
Places | Health | Tourism
The Medi-morphosis: Being Treated Like a Human Under Socialized Health Care

In France, universal (or socialized) health care is half-NASA, half-MacGyver. And it works. I have to suspect the main objection to adopting the best healthcare system on the planet is just that it’s French.

Nonfiction | Tourism
Between la Rauxa and el Seny

The Castells are an insightful view into Catalan culture

Jun 14, 2018
Places | Tourism
Mountain of Truth: A Utopian Colony in Switzerland

The history of a counterculture colony that welcomed anarchists, nudists, exiled poets, and unconventional loners.

Apr 5, 2018
Nonfiction | Tourism
Adjusting to My Live of Privilege.

I could see it on some of the faces I met. It was that look of bewilderment or maybe even a mild disgust. The look conveyed an inability to understand my life of extravagance. It was a look that I knew all too well. . . . not from seeing it . . it was […]

Jan 30, 2018
Places | Tourism
The Space Between Us and the Ground Below Us, or: Why I Traveled to Japan

“I was a gay boy, a black gay boy, in a place and time that seemingly eschewed everything I stood for.”

Jan 3, 2018
Places | Tourism
No One Moved Until the Song Was Over

“To be ten feet from someone on a beach like that is to be a mile from them. It is like a tundra.”

Aug 10, 2017
Nonfiction | Tourism
Things you can enjoy on holidays

Holiday time is a fun time, and it becomes easy for us to decide what we should do and what should be avoided because it is a holiday. I do different things every time I get an opportunity to be free and get rid of the routine I am into. If you want to take […]

Aug 4, 2017
Places | Tourism
Entering Jerusalem: Scenes from the March of Flags

Notes from 2016’s Jerusalem Day, an Israeli national holiday.

May 24, 2017