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The Flying Carpet is our gathering place to swap tales, exchange rants, discuss plans, dream about future travels. Here you'll find stories from our hard-working editors, staff, contributors, and friends, ranging from brief anecdotes and lengthy journeys to thoughtful essays on life, the world, and of course, travel. Find a space, and let the Flying Carpet take you away.

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Larry's Corner

Larry Habegger Executive Editor Larry Habegger tells stories, talks about travel writing, and ruminates on current events in Larry's Corner. This week, in Reflections on the 2013 Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, Larry shares some thoughts about the celebration marking 20 years of Travelers' Tales. Have an opinion? Tell him what you think at


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Editor`s Choice

Every week we choose one of the great stories we've received from travelers around the world and present it here as our "Editors' Choice." In The Exquisite Loneliness of Nyai Loro's Beach, Melinda Misuraca writes about how solitude can be a risky business. For an archive of these stories click on this Editors' Choice link; for more about the editors, see About Travelers' Tales Staff.

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The Exquisite Loneliness of Nyai Loro's Beach
Melinda Misuraca writes about how solitude can be a risky business. [Read on]

The Great Escape
Biju Sukumaran writes about how for travelers no matter how intrepid, an adventure in the Mongolian countryside is a humbling experience that'll haunt their dreams long after they're gone. [Read on]

The Same River, Twice
Pam Mandel traveled overland through Pakistan and then, crossed the Himalayas on foot from Leh to Manali. She had cheap gear, a bad boyfriend, and absolutely no idea what she was doing. [Read on]

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