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Africa Is Calling • The continent where life began is so much more diverse than many Westerners understand. Naledi K. Khabo, one of its foremost advocates, explains how travelers are beginning to see these ancient lands anew
Safari Shake-Up • In Botswana, a country renowned for its considered approach to wildlife protection, this reinvented camp is taking things to the next level, with a minimal carbon footprint and a spotlight on regional craft
Community Spirit • In Seattle’s Japantown, businesses continue to thrive in the face of historic challenges
Resorting to Change • The pandemic threatened the livelihoods of countless hospitality workers in the Maldives—and has created new challenges for those who are still employed there
It Takes a Village • A mother and son’s restoration project in the quiet hills of Transylvania promises to carry tradition into the future
Pride of Place • After more than a century, Barrio Logan remains the stronghold of San Diego’s Chicano culture
Find Yourself • As we begin planning trips again, many of us will be seeking opportunities to explore who we are, how we got here, and what we can learn from those who came before us. That’s the essence of heritage travel, whether you’re tracing your genealogical history or just seeking a more meaningful connection with your family
A Mother’s Way • Traveling to Japan showed Jennifer Flowers a previously unseen, deeply illuminating side of the woman she’d known her whole life
Here, There, and Everywhere • When you’re a third-culture kid, wandering is often the only way to feel grounded
Memory Bound • The vacation journals Sallie Lewis’s grandparents kept are now family heirlooms and a continual source of inspiration
Perfect Strangers • The Jakarta of Sebastian Modak’s youth is not the Jakarta of today—and he’s okay with that
All in the Family • The surprising discovery of relatives in Brazil turns a brief layover in São Paulo into a spontaneous conduit for connection
Far and Near • Despite numerous visits to her mother’s beloved Ponza, Jessica Silvester still hasn’t cracked its code
Beginning at the End • For BIPOC travelers, skewed DNA test results can make heritage trips harder to plan. But a few determined operators are changing the equation
The Old Countries • These programs are bringing young adults back to their motherlands
Where My Ancestors Prayed • What can we learn about ourselves by piecing together the lives of those who came before us? As Alex Schechter finds out, more than we think
Lay of the Land • As a typically sulky teenager, Mary Holland didn’t always appreciate her family’s vacations to the South African bush. But with time comes perspective—and now, an insatiable love of the untamed
Skin Deep • In Hawaii, tattoos become a way to honor the past, even while breaking from it
If These Walls Could Talk • Growing up in Dallas as the child of immigrants, Priya Krishna struggled to connect with her Indian heritage. A day at her father’s ancestral home in Uttar Pradesh changed that
You Got Your DNA Results. Now What? • A step-by-step guide to planning a great trip around them.
The Long Way Home • A recent ancestry test inspired Chavonna Frazier to visit Sierra Leone. She was so moved by her experience she is uprooting...