A visitor’s guide to Hurricane Harvey

I was an outsider to the city, with an insider’s view of the storm.

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The best of June 2016

Your social media, TV, and conversations are filled with news. It can be overwhelming, and it’s easy to get lost. If you need some conversation topics, a quick catch-up to the news from June, or just some great travel reading, we’ve got you covered. Here are some of the best stories that came out last…

The best of May

May: the month of graduations, weddings, birthdays, and every other thing that made you so busy this month that you missed out on these awesome stories. Here are some of the best travel/culture stories that came out last month. Slow down a little and catch up! The man who saved Colombian coffee {BBC} How the…

Q&A with travel blogger Shelley Seale

Austinite, journalist and traveler Shelley Seale is passionate about cultural exchange. Her blog Trading Places is all about the recent tourism shift from just snapping photos and checking off bucket lists to more “eco-friendly, hyper-local travel experiences.” Shelley’s an expert at getting into the heart of a place and knows why travel matters. Here’s what she…

You only need two words

From the moment the taxi driver pulls over to look at the hand-scrawled address you can’t pronounce, to the moment the hotelier calls your tour company for you because you’re afraid they won’t speak English — you are indebted. As a traveler, you always are. It would be great if you could speak the language. It…