Today, young people are traveling to countries such as South Africa to study public health, and Vietnam to shoot documentaries about war. They are joining in to blog from the Jeudi Noir demonstrations in Paris, and spending lunch breaks in Tuscany teaching Italian to immigrant factory workers from Senegal. In many ways, this is a constructive, diverse, and increasingly aware generation— able to combine today’s unprecedented access to travel with the classic and enduring desire to read and write accounts of map traversing, mind-widening journeys.
Now, in our new book The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 (2013), the focus is to show exactly where on the map our peer group has gone so far, and the distinctive niche of travel experiences that defines us. The book will draw young readers through its vivid and transportive stories, told by the most adventurous and insightful of our group’s literary and raconteur peers.
The Places We’ve Been: Field Reports from Travelers Under 35 (2013)
Edited by Asha Veal Brisebois