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January | West

West– that’s where my family and I went this summer. My sister Rhianna had taken a seasonal job working at Yellowstone, and the rest of us were all too happy for an excuse to venture her way for a visit. At the end of July, we threw our hiking boots into our suitcases and hopped on a plane destined for Salt Lake City. Ours was an evening flight, the journey afflicted by that peculiar timeless sensation that occurs when you spend hours chasing the glow of a sun just barely set on the  ...

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Asia, Mini Guide

Mini Guide | Luoyang, China

  Info Located in the eastern province of Henan, Luoyang was the capital of several dynasties between the 5th century BC and the 10th century AD. Nowadays it is a mid-size city (by Chinese standards) best known for the remains of its past glory. Recommendations Head first to the impressive Luoyang Museum to learn about the rich history of the city. The museum has thousands of artifacts and displays from several dynasties, including the famous Tang dynasty figurines. The main reason why  ...

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Stories from the Road

January | Feeling Restless

December was full of euphoria, and well deserved it was. Graduating from college, though a routine process as a whole, is a personally exciting and liberating moment. Then comes January, full of its shiny feelings of newness, of remaking yourself, of new beginnings and adventures. And a week later you realise once again, as you do every year, that you’re still the same as last year and really nothing has changed at all. You start to feel restless – with yourself, with your  ...

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Weekly Reading List #8

Hello friends! Here are some great [travel] related reads from this week // on atlas addict  Managing Editor Shannon talks about coming “home,” when home isn’t exactly home anymore. Kiki Li’s magical analogue world has got us drooling. on the web  First and foremost: The New York Times has got 52 places to visit in 2017.  The Feast of St. Thomas, celebrated in a highland Guatemala town.  Australia working visas sound amazing + terrifying at the same time–read  ...

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Analogue

Analogue | Kiki Li’s Magical Analogue World

When we stumbled across Kiki Li’s work, it was love at first sight–her photographs, full of strong lines, rich colors, and slightly hidden figures seem to weave together for an other-worldly, magical narrative, set in the streets of Hong Kong and beyond. what film do you use?  There is no film I always stick to. But generally I use Kodak and Fujifilm the most. what cameras do you use? I currently use Olympus OM-1 the most with Olympus XA-1 and Pen F as my side cameras. why shoot  ...

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Stories from the Road

January | When “Home” Becomes A Vacation

Last month, I took a small flight to the Denver Airport. I followed the Patriots and Red Sox hats to my terminal, which was full of other young adults, all doing the same thing as me–going home. Except, it’s not home anymore, is it? Not really, anyways. I live in Wyoming, now, and will for the forseeable future. So even though all of my friends and family live there, it’s not my home anymore. You don’t go on vacation to your home. During the five days I spent at  ...

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Weekly Reading List #7

ON ATLAS ADDICT  Editor in Chief Alysha Moroni talks about 2016 and the power of saying yes.  ON THE INTERNET  something to think about in this day and age, with websites + blogs. We love this thoughtful post by Natalie Allen on the ethics of travel photography Bookmark this, for days when you’re in a rut The New York Times Lens Blog shared this beautiful series of photos by Ioana Moldovan on a doctor in rural Romania As the year draws to a close tomorrow, we think John Oliver says it  ...

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Stories from the Road

December | Year of Saying Yes

New Years makes me shudder. Culturally, it’s a demanded season of reflection where Lady Justice weighs the accomplishments of the year. She judges it’s efficiency towards based on the cultural narrative deemed to fit to a person of your age. At 22, I’m supposed to be poor but happy with a close knit group of friends living in a city, have the cute boyfriend who evoke the playful jabs about getting married, and a career girl working my way up the ladder–so, basically  ...

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December | The Traveler’s New Year Resolutions

It’s the third week of December, and with each passing hour, the end of a wild and tumultuous year draws nearer. For many of us, this is a welcome event: 2016 was goddamn rough. Difficult, disappointing, and at times downright scary, the past 365 days have tested us in every way imaginable, and I’m certain that I’m not the only one who is desperately looking forward to a fast-approaching new year and a fresh start. For all my fellow travelers out there, a new year also means a new role for  ...

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