August is a month to close out the summer and start new journeys. In much of the United States, it’s the hottest month of the year, but it heralds the promise of Autumn and cooler months ahead.
Students start new semesters, vacations come to a close and we start planning for the holiday season. August is a month of transition and quite a few of our stories have highlighted that theme with journeys near and far. Take a look at what’s been going on and what the next month might hold.
A contributor abroad
Ashely Lipasek spent a whirlwind of a summer traveling and teaching abroad. She journaled her travels– they range from exotic to bizarre. Her journey came to a close this month but we’ve got her travels gathered here for you.
The time has come where my travels have finally come to an end. Exploring Southeast Asia has exceeded all my expectations, from China, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, to Vietnam. These past three months have been nothing short of life changing, and I owe so much of it to the countless amazing people I met while traveling. So thank you. Thank you to all my trekking companions, hostel mates, co-teachers, and strangers now turned global friends. Traveling has taught me life is too short not to do what you love, and to be grateful for every passing day. To take the good with the bad, and to live in the moment, wherever that moment may be. So until my next adventure… Song: Every teardrop is a waterfall – Coldplay
Eating in unique places
Food is an ever-popular subject across almost all segments of society. We love reading about food, watching videos of food and, of course, eating good food. This month, we found unique food venues. A food hall in Brooklyn, Italian pasta and Japanese ramen shops in Dallas and the best beer cities in the country round out our foodie travels.
A disaster close to home
The rain has slowed in Houston but as Hurricane Harvey recedes, the damage of the storm comes into focus. We’ve all seen the headlines. We’ve seen the streets flooded with water so high, it covers cars and makes travel by boat possible. We’ve heard the statistics of death, damage and disaster.
Here at Places, we’re putting together a guide to how you can help. We will keep an eye on the aftermath and learn what we can from this disaster so that any travelers caught in such horrific conditions will have guidance and support.
We’ve got some exciting content planned for September. Get ready for fall color viewing guides, foodie pieces directly from our crew here in Dallas and more from around the world.
Never stop voyaging.