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29 powerful images from protests worldwide

29 powerful images from protests worldwide

WITH ALL THE UPHEAVAL and rebellion going on in the world today, we see a lot of photos when something crazy happens.Sometimes, the images are so powerful and mesmerizing that they stick with you afterward and make you understand what’s happening in that conflict on a much deeper level.In this gallery, we’ve collated photos from protests and demonstrations worldwide that you won’t forget anytime soon.

Pros and cons of summer work in a national park

Pros and cons of summer work in a national park

Cece Wildeman reflects on lessons learned during summers waiting tables in Yellowstone.ProsYou get to know the park. Even if you landed a shitty restaurant or housekeeping job in Yellowstone, count yourself lucky — you’ve just been given several months to roam more than a thousand square miles in your free time.

What backpackers say vs. what they really mean

What backpackers say vs. what they really mean

The first few times you meet a backpacker, they’ll most likely astound you with expertise, stories, and experiences. By the 600th time you meet a backpacker, you’ll know there are certain codes ingrained in everything they say.If you haven’t picked up on it yet, here’s a basic dictionary that translates from Backpacker to English.

What my Yuletide envy taught me about being a Jew

What my Yuletide envy taught me about being a Jew

Years ago, while I was teaching abroad in Prague, my Jewish friends and I were trying to decide where we might go during our winter holiday break.The trouble was that traveling in Europe during Christmas was a problem. Many of the sights we’d want to see would be closed, not to mention restaurants or even supermarkets.

Spring ski mountaineering in the Tetons

Spring ski mountaineering in the Tetons

Teton sunrise. All photos: author.You know those guys who’re constantly shaving ounces off their setup? Trimming extraneous straps and webbing off their backpack in the name of swiftness? Opting for one pair of skis over another to save a couple hundred grams? Bringing just enough food and water to ensure they don’t die in case of an extended stay?

You can’t go home again

You can’t go home again

“You can’t go home again,” wrote Thomas Wolfe. He was referring to the spiritual experience of returning to that place that nursed you, that place that molded you before sending you out into the world. He wasn’t referring to the physical, those things you can touch and feel through hands that have aged and wrinkled.