Think back about …

Travel

Travel, they say, is broadening— and not just for the waistline. Think back ... to a key travel experience in your life. A semester abroad? Bumming around Europe after college? A trek through Nepal? Or a journey within your own mind? How did it affect you? Did it change your life? Share your travel stories forward.

Stories on This Week's Writing Prompt

Featured Story

The Marvelous Escalator of Bishal Bazaar, by Jeff Greenwald
He prostrated himself before this divine sight, this river of steel issuing miraculously out of the ground.

Readers’ Choice

Here Today, Gone to Maui
After five hours of nothing to see but clouds and water, it always took my breath away.
Magic in the Mountains
My sister and I sat frozen in wonder as we watched.
Periodo Especial
Sometimes there’s nothing you can do but laugh.
Venice Biennale 2017
The Venice Biennale began in 1895, making it the oldest and most important art fair in the world. It showcases contemporary [...]
Crossing One Off The Bucket List
As far back as I can remember I dreamed of traveling. There were so many places I wished to see. The term “bucket [...]
Exchange family
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His appetite insured we had no pesky leftovers cluttering the fridge!
On the Road Again
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Bits and pieces of many trips lodged in my memory.
Travel as a 6-yr old girl
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What can a six year old really get out of foreign travel?
A Journey to Maine
Maine is hard to get to from just about anywhere. But I'll make that journey every time.
Travel at last!
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I feel that the world is open to me.
Jerusalem
We spotted three girls across the street. When they saw us they giggled, whispered among themselves, and waved shyly.
Frae Bonnie Scotland
I had a Scottish nurse when I was a baby. She called me her “wee little treasure” and gave me dolls that said, [...]
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Stories from the Previous Prompt

Pets

Being a Pet of Mine May Be Hazardous to Your Health!
My childhood pets included dogs, a pair of gold fish a free-range parakeet and a friendly chicken.  Unfortunately, all of [...]
There’s a cat following us.
From 1981 until 1987 I lived in a tiny house on Duke of Gloucester Street in Colonial Williamsburg in Virginia.  The [...]

Other Recent Stories

Homeward Bound
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This is the house I grew up in, a two-story red brick house with a full attic and basement, on a corner lot in Belleville, [...]
Prompted By Home
Turning Points on Road to Retirement
I have been thinking lately about the many different roads or turning points that have made up the map of my life thus far. [...]
Prompted By Turning Points

Think back about …

Travel

Travel, they say, is broadening— and not just for the waistline. Think back ... to a key travel experience in your life. A semester abroad? Bumming around Europe after college? A trek through Nepal? Or a journey within your own mind? How did it affect you? Did it change your life? Share your travel stories forward.

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