Real Quick Travel Stories

Mini-stories, guides, snippets and snapshots from contributors around the world.

Unmatched Beauty: Thangkas Art of the Tibetan Plateau

By Jeff Fuchs, Outpost Editor-at-Large (Asia) Like so much on the Tibetan Plateau, Thangkas (known as Paubha in Newari), or scroll paintings, were first introduced to Tibet from outside lands. Nepali and Ind...

Swim, Arthur, Swim! | The Dog Who Crossed a Jungle to Find a Home

What’s it like to compete in a 700-km race with a scrappy stray in tow? Totally charming, says Swedish adventurer Mikael Lindnord, in his book Arthur: The Dog Who Crossed the Jungle to Find a Home. In this excerpt for Outpost, Lindnord gets caught off guard ...

A MOON Travel Guide to Budapest, Hungary

By MOON Travel Guides BUDAPEST, HUNGARY  Location: in Hungary, a landlocked country in East-Central Europe, right on the Danube River. Budapest is its capital Area: 525 sq km Population: approx. 1,7...

How Learning to Explore and Love the World Really Starts at Home

Commentary and photos By Michael Fraiman I was an indoorsy kid. Growing up, I would spend too many hours sitting hunchbacked in my cold basement, fully absorbed by my Nintendo 64 and GameCube. The lighting was dim; my eyes grew red. My dad would yell at me ...