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Modern travelers don’t use guidebooks—instead, new tools help secure the meaningful experiences we crave. Yet when we embark on journeys with translator apps and spaghetti piles of charger cords, where is it that we really go?

It’s rare to hear anyone say that they’ve traveled too much or that there’s no place they’d like to go. As conversations about dream destinations unfold, it can seem that almost everyone nurtures a fantasy about some far-flung part of the world they’ve yet to see in person. Upon discovering someone in our midst who’s been to that singular spot, we adopt the cross-legged enthusiasm of children at story time and beg them to tell us more. We listen attentively,

  • Words:
    Adrienne Matei

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