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  1. Drivers wave a 2,000 rupiah note (about 13 cents) out the window, and the self-appointed guard wades out into the busy road, arms outstretched. He uses the implicit threat of his own mortality to bring the flow of traffic to a stop and allows the munificent driver to pass.

    Landscape
  2. Why we’re canceling our trip to Kauai: An exponential essay

    “Each of the paragraphs I’ve written represents three days, and each word represents a person in the United States infected with COVID-19. . . . If I continued to follow the formula of this piece: Paragraph 17 would be 65,536 words long–about the length of my first book.”

    Current Events
  3. We Can’t Travel, But the World Is Still Ours to Explore

    With the coronavirus pandemic bringing global tourism to an abrupt halt, travel writer Shivya Nath shares her ideas for safe, responsible exploration.

    Current Events
  4. Giving a Voice to the Voiceless: Kate on Conservation

    On World Wildlife Day, we look at how Kate Stephenson’s award-winning conservation blog led to her meeting her heroes.

    Animals
    Shamwari elephants. Courtesy of Kate on Conservation
  5. Pretty Little London

    Pretty Little London is a visual guide to London, showcasing high-end things to do in the city, luxury hotels and restaurants, and Instagrammable spots. It is a site companion to the popular Instagram account @prettylittlelondon.

    Exploration
  6. Culinary Backstreets

    Culinary Backstreets positions itself as “the global guide to local eats,” offering city guides, food tours, and stories on off-the-beaten-path eating destinations from Tokyo to Tbilisi.

    Business
  7. Equestrian Adventuresses

    Equestrian Adventuresses is a community for women who love horses, travel, and adventure. They offer travel advice, motivational stories, and travelogues to inspire your next vacation on horseback.

    Animals
  8. The Map Room

    All about maps! The Map Room is a blog by Jonathan Crowe that covers everything from antique map collecting to the latest in geospatial technology.

    Commentary
  9. Runway Girl Network

    Runway Girl Network is a buzzing hub where a group of diverse aviation journalists share news, insight, and analysis for travelers and industry professionals alike.

    Business
  10. My Persian Corner

    Born to Iranian parents in Alabama, Pontia lived in Madrid, Bologna, Berlin, and Santiago before settling in Tehran. On My Persian Corner, she shares “experiences, knowledge, and insight into a misunderstood country… to dispel misconceptions and stereotypes about Iran and its people and culture.”

    Culture
  11. Goats on the Road

    Goats on the Road is the blog of adventure-seeking digital nomads. The site offers advice on how to make money while traveling — so you can keep on going!

    Inspiration
  12. Around the World with WordPress: Jamaica

    Today, we’re highlighting five sites from the island paradise of Jamaica.

    Exploration
    Adventures with Elle
  13. The Statesider

    “We’re only selling one thing: the idea that our country is immense, diverse, and infinitely interesting.” Co-founded by travel writers Pam Mandel and Andy Murdock, The Statesider newsletter compiles the most interesting stories about U.S. travel, culture, food, landscapes, and more.  

    Culture
  14. The Slow Traveler

    Carolyn at The Slow Traveler is a UK-based photographer and blogger. She writes about photography, books, and the inner-workings of social media (especially Instagram).

    Books
  15. Animalcouriers

    “We were pleased to have little canary Paris onboard for company during the journey from the UK to Greece.” Don’t want to leave your best friend behind? Animalcouriers can move your animals worldwide by air and by road through Europe — and keep you up to date on their travels on their blog!

    Animals