LOJEL Journal

Inspired by new experiences and new encounters, Paid Leave is a curated collection of interests and inspirations for today’s travelers.

Issue

6

The sixth issue of Paid Leave provides an in-depth look at how travelers can fuel the body and mind throughout their journeys. In Local Time, contributor Kate Van Petten leads us on a food- and art-filled tour around Chicago. Then, we turn to the latest LOJEL Playlist, an inspired take on musical “soul food” curated by JJ Adrian. We also seek advice from our Principle of Modern Travel about how to remain well nourished (both physically and mentally) while abroad; and catch up with the #LojelCollective’s Mark Rammers and Minna Lee about the mementos they bring home from their travels. Each story offers insight about the intentional approach we should take in order to better experience new places—and to come home feeling replete.

Local Time: Chicago

Principles of Modern Travel: Chelsea Kyle

Blogs, magazines, guidebooks. You may often refer to these sources for inspiration and advice, but the truth is, there’s no “correct” way to travel. From departure to arrival, there are countless things to see and do. To discover what you need most from these experiences, question your intentions and evaluate why you’re traveling in the […]

Playlist: International Fare

Our senses are what enhance our memories of a city—and help us recall these moments once we have returned home. The smell of sand and sea may instantly transport you back to a beach in Portugal, the sound of honking horns and indistinct chatter may remind you of a busy New York street. Traveling is […]

Memento: Minna Lee

No matter where we travel to, there are things we take with us—or things we bring home to remember a place. That’s the purpose of this series: to learn about the #LojelCollective‘s favorite items or keepsakes, and the stories behind them. I’ve never been one to collect souvenirs; kitschy keychains, shirts, and magnets never seemed […]

Memento: Mark Rammers

No matter where we travel to, there are things we take with us—or things we bring home to remember a place. That’s the purpose of this series: to learn about the #LojelCollective’s favorite items or keepsakes, and the stories behind them. I’ve always felt that maps are more than useful guides—they are works of art. […]