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Worth Living For

When I was a kid, I sat in the back of a lot of dramatic, late-night church services. Often the preacher or evangelist would tell a story about our fellow Christians in Russia, China, or Cuba (communist countries were seeming... Read More

Postcard #52: Ricardo in Kazakhstan

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Ricardo in Kazakhstan. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Hawthor... Read More

Departure Morning

Once the bags are packed, a lot of decisions have already been made. The night before, you had to think through what to pack and what to leave behind. The morning of departure, you check again and again for the essentials: pa... Read More

Kind of a Big Deal

In Austin yesterday I met Jodi, who was attending the panel I co-presented with Jonathan Fields. Jodi talked about recently taking her first trip abroad, to Europe. Some active travelers might say a trip like that is “no bi... Read More

Postcard #51: Meg in Myrtle Beach

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Meg in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4... Read More

Homecoming and the Adventure Detox

After your big adventure, you’re looking forward to the homecoming. The adventure was fun and challenging, but toward the end you’re ready for something familiar. You find yourself daydreaming of friends, family, ... Read More

AONC Goes to Texas (Upcoming Austin Events)

Greetings, friends and readers. If you’re not going to Austin this week, you can safely ignore this post. Once a year, the whole internet moves to Austin, Texas—presumably for the SXSW Festival, although I’ve ne... Read More

Postcard #50: Chris in Perth

This week’s featured postcard comes to us from Chris in Perth, Australia. Here’s what it’s all about. See more postcards from readers here. Send your own in to this address: World Domination HQ 4110 SE Haw... Read More

For the Love of Airports

There are those who say that airports are all the same; that travel has become standardized and sterilized. This view holds that airports exist merely to take passengers from one place to another, and that “real” travel b... Read More