Stories in Wander that you’ll love, handpicked by our team.
The Natural Beauty Of Africa
Northern Africa Egypt The Great Pyramids of Giza are what interest tourists the most when they visit Egypt. These amazing structures were constructed 4,500 years ago as a final resting place for Egyptian Pharaohs.
The Seven Sisters, East Sussex
The Seven Sisters are a series of sheer chalk cliffs, up to 500 feet high, on the coast of East Sussex between Newhaven and Eastbourne. Geologically they are part of the South Downs and are now included in the South Downs National Park that was created in 2011.
14 Unusual Things I've Learned About Viking Life While Living in Norway
Back in April of 2020, I came to Norway for what was supposed to be about thirty days. And now, as I write this, it's been 1 year and 3 months.
Outsider’s View on the USA
Growing up in South Africa, I completed my schooling and was accepted into university. While at university, a whole new world opened up to me because of my friend Wayne.
- Second Place in Travel Cuisine Challenge
Cold Feet, Hot Tea
We were a small acting troupe from the US that would be touring and performing in the UK for two months as part of college credit. The previous six months had been spent planning, raising funds, acquiring a small bus via friends (which we named Connie), memorizing and rehearsing, and figuring out how to pack the one suitcase we were allowed. Speaking for myself, food had not exactly occurred to me. I didn’t know that I would be introduced to a life-long comfort food.
You say chicken amok, I say Khmer-rific!
When you ask anyone who has travelled to Cambodia what their favorite dish is, they will say “amok”. So what is this exotic sounding dish? Amok is a curry dish made with chicken or fish that is usually served in a bowl made from banana leaf or sometimes coconut shell. Not only the presentation is unique, but also the flavor of amok will stimulate your senses. It is just extraordinary.
Pursue Passions, Not Paychecks
You know, I could work somewhere else. I know for a fact that I could make more money. You would be surprised at how many people tell me that I should... could... would... do better in another field. And if I'm honest, I know it's true. My work ethic, my ability to multitask, my project management skills, and my many years of working with this generations top motivational speakers, has earned me the right to make the type of money I believe I deserve. BUT... I work in the non-profit world, and the truth is... I'm obsessed with it. I love it in a way that won't allow me to do anything else. I love helping people. When I say "helping" I mean LEADING leaders. I mean pushing people towards discovering their unique gifts and abilities. I mean building brands. I mean making connections. Not only that, but then following up with a plan of action of what it will take to get to the next level. THIS work, well, it gives me a sense of fulfillment. I love dreaming, and planning and coaching people into their lifelong goals and purpose. I live to see the lightbulb go off in someone's head. It's the moment they say to themselves...
The Ultimate Freedom of Long-Distance Hiking
There is nothing like waking up outside. I open my eyes, and I see the morning sun sneaking higher in the sky. I hear the birds singing in the trees. I remember that I am alive, and that today, I will see more wonders of nature around every turn. Maybe there will be mushrooms. Maybe I'll drink the coldest, purest water from a creek running with snowmelt. Sure, the hiking will be hard, and I will feel challenged physically, but the payoff is worth the effort a thousand times over.
Culture Shock on a Small Scale
Rather than a culture of uncaring apathy, Japan is a culture of unobtrusive care. —Angela Volkov ‘Well, this is dismal,’ I thought, sitting on the edge of my narrow new bed, ‘six months in here’. It certainly felt like a prison sentence; at fifteen square metres, the apartment was only slightly larger than a holding cell at the Old Melbourne Gaol (that's 'jail' to you Yanks).
Brit Out of Restrained Life
I cried myself to sleep. The incessant chorus of insects made my brain whir. I needed silence to process the day's activities but peace was clearly not going to be possible.
Lost and Found in Dharamsala
It’s boiling hot when I walk out of the airport. My internal systems are all jumbled up, recalibrating after the end of a spin cycle. It’s dark, it’s 8:30 PM, and it’s a humid 90 degrees. There is noise everywhere: people talking, people shouting, PA announcements, cars honking. My legs are cramped from the thirteen-hour flight and it feels amazing to stand, even if it means lugging around my comically massive suitcase.
A North-Woman Journeys the American South — Haunted, Historic, Romantic; Delicious, Wild, Civilized
Your country can satisfy a foreigner's wanderlust. Why not yours? Every time you leave your country, you learn more about the nation from which you came. But every time you travel within your country, you learn more about what you don't know.