Essays

How I Manage My Anxiety While Traveling

Anxiety, hypochondria, OCD, and travel might sound like a recipe for disaster. But I've seen the world despite my mental health. Here's how I manage my mind on the road.

Gilad Gamliel
Feb 10, 2020

An Anniversary Canoe Trip Down "Divorce River"

The author, a proud son of Nebraska, and his wife were in a funk after a move from the soothing heartland to the noisy canyons of Chicago. What better cure than a trip down a short, muddy stream that's often interrupted by dead trees and barbwire fences?

Carson Vaughan
Jan 27, 2020

Travel Is Worth the Carbon Footprint

There have been countless reports denouncing travel in the fight against climate change. This environmentalist thinks you should consider the bigger picture.

Cassidy Randall
Jan 11, 2020

The Best Way to See Finland? Ski Finland.

Author and political consultant Stuart Stevens loves a good sufferfest, so he couldn't resist Border to Border: 420 kilometers of nordic sliding through a country that defines what winter is all about

Stuart Stevens
Dec 11, 2019

Why Mike Posner Walked Across America

Years after he took that pill in Ibiza, Grammy nominee Mike Posner left behind his life in L.A. to go on a 2,851-mile journey in search of... something. Here's what he learned about grief, motivation, struggle, and authenticity.

Caitlin Giddings
Dec 4, 2019