– AWAY –
experiments in travel and telling
Away is a space for writing about travel that challenges typical tellings, whether through the content of the pieces, the way they’re told, the voices telling them, or the discoveries travelers make in the process.
Critical work on travel writing has long embraced the idea that people ‘travel’ for lots of different reasons—that travel can include emigration and exile as well as grand tours and beach vacations – that one person’s elsewhere is another person’s home. But much contemporary writing about travel seems not to have assimilated such understandings, operating instead with outmoded ideas about what it means to travel and who gets to do it.