Spain: Wild Cordillera Cantabrica

  Cordillera Cantabrica is Spain’s wild sierra after crusty Astorga township, a rampart to colder high climes where pilgrim of Santiago de Compostela reach the Beirzo border neighbouring Galicia. Here we meet the tall Cruz de Ferro (Iron Pole), always wrapped in rags, tied by young pilgrims like true primitives, arriving by foot or pedal. … Continued

Pondicherry, India: Healing Humanity

Silence. That’s what you will hear if you visit the spectacular tourist attraction of Pondicherry that is located in the Southern part of India. Surrounded by lush greenery and tall trees that form a welcoming passage as one enters the wide, chocolate brown gates, the Sri Aurobindo Ashram is a must visit place for everyone. … Continued

River Gods: Confessions of a Grand Canyon Guide

Richard Bang is the judge for our Inspiration Travel Writing Contest! We hope his story inspires you to share yours! It all began, for me, at a meeting of the Canoe Cruisers Association, the Washington, D.C. chapter. In the midst of the button-down capital there is an underground of cutoffs and t-shirts that each weekend … Continued

Lost Coast, USA: Into the Mist

In our day when far-flung places are more accessible than they’ve ever been, sometimes we forget that inspiration, wonder, and awe can come from places much close to home. Or maybe going to those far-off places helps us appreciate the beauty in our own backyards. Having grown up in a small town in Northern California … Continued

Nicaragua: The Shores of Playa Tupilapa

We could never get there fast enough. I still feel that way, even today. We had to make the sandwiches, tuna fish on sliced sourdough. The canned tuna had to be mixed with the right ratio of mayonnaise, finely chopped red onion and dill pickle relish. Always dill relish, never sweet. My mom didn’t like … Continued

A Night At Jingchan

Padma was our host in Jingchan for a night. Jingchan lies on way to Rumbak and is accessible by road from Phey. We had to take this unscheduled halt at Jingchen since our guide expected unavailability of rooms at Rumbak due to over flux of tourists. Jinchan has just two houses high up on the … Continued

Nigeria: Almajiris Up North

A traveler to northern Nigeria unavoidably notices them. They live an incredibly exceptional life and survive in the crudest and most unusual manner. Pervading almost every street, they tread smooth roads and coarse terrains scavenging for eatables with which to quench their famished tummy. Their clothes, rather rags, barely cover their sagging, rash-pervaded bodies. With … Continued

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