Should travel writing be written by travelers, or, as NYTimes Travel editor Amy Virshup would have it, locals? (Photo by Ibrahim Rifath on Unsplash.)

No ‘I’ in Travel? Travel writing in the Trump era

‘The Best American Travel Writing 2019' and the schisms currently upending travel journalism

Harrison Blackman
Mar 31, 2020 · 8 min read
Travel writing comes from a long literary tradition, its history tied up in imperialism (Photo by Al Soot on Unsplash).
What is the role of a modern travel writer, and how does one write about polarizing geopolitical issues? (Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash).

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