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Creative Workbook: 10 Questions for Finding a Routine in New Places

Traveling is, at its most basic level, an opportunity to discover yourself. Yet many of us are often tempted to stick with what we know, and find ourselves longing for the comforts of home—especially when language barriers and cultural differences present themselves. After all, humans are creatures of habit, and when we’re forced to break […]

Plane Truth: How to Immerse Yourself in a Culture

It can be challenging to fully immerse yourself in a local culture—especially when your time is limited. Learning about centuries-old etiquette, distinctive ways of life, and unfamiliar social norms requires more than just a few days; these can take months, even years to fully grasp. But as I’ve learned from my experiences abroad, there are […]

Principles of Modern Travel: Ola Volo

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: Courtney Chew

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. Oahu, Hawaii: I love how oceans bring strangers together. Locals and tourists alike swim […]

Playlist: Clearing Customs

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 […]

Local Time: Brooklyn

When you’re traveling, time isn’t always a luxury you can afford. But two minutes might be all you need to take in that historic landmark. In 20 minutes, you can have lunch at that famous café. In 120 minutes, you can tour that iconic gallery. By shifting your sense of time, you can manage it, […]

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