LOJEL Journal

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

Issue

08

The eighth issue of Paid Leave is about going forward, with each story exploring what motivates travelers, encourages them to keep moving, and helps them maintain momentum. We begin with Local Time, in which contributor Yuliya Grebyonkina guides us on an active tour of Stockholm, Sweden. Then, we turn to our latest Principle of Modern Travel, Scott Biersack, to learn about the benefits of challenging ourselves, both at work and at play. We also hear from the #LojelCollective’s Nicola Anderson and Imani Bashir about the mementos they take home with them. And finally, there’s the LOJEL Playlist, a collection of inspiring songs that you can listen to as you contemplate your next move.

Local Time: Stockholm

Playlist: Now Boarding

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 […]

Principles of Modern Travel: Scott Biersack

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 […]

Memento: Nicola Anderson

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. Shopping is usually the last thing I want to do. You’re more likely to […]

Memento: Imani Bashir

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 never collected things when I was young; I didn’t see the point in […]