Fields & Stations Issue 4
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Our fourth issue is our most open-ended yet, with riffs on the Lonely Planet Guide to Experimental Travel, a package holiday feature by Hilary Bown, an essay by Rowena Mondiwa on travelling as a Third Culture Kid, and Zora O’Neill’s explorations of the northwestern Greek region of Zagori, our longest feature to date.
In addition, find Hong Kong, Adelaide, and San Juan lists, reviews of Piemonte’s grignolino, food on Yap, and Amman’s Duke’s Diwan, and a cab ride across Windhoek. Other features include a lovingly curated guide to Delhi by Meher Varma, an essay on the far-flung Olympic Peninsula by Pam Mandel, a short guide to Marseille’s Saint-Victor by Mary Novakovich, and photos essays on Miami (Ramón Iriarte) and Varna (Katerina Shosheva). Strewn throughout, as in the third issue: a set of scents described by certified sommelier Annie B. Shapero. On the cover, a photograph of Varna by Katerina Shosheva.
Fields & Stations publishes passion pieces by great travel writers.
Our features focus on distinctive aspects of local culture, on the quirks and contexts that differentiate places from one another.
However we train our focus on local things, we find the search for authenticity in the travel media to be tiring and rather beside the point. Culture is constantly changing; our goal is to capture significant bits of it at particular times and places.
We are travel nerds who have felt the irresistible lure of a package holiday. We crave the obscure, the profane, the refined, and the common. We like road trips and code-switching, supermarkets and diglossia, slow trains and amusement parks, route maps and dusty museums, puddle jumpers and mass tourism sites, tasting menus and street food. We love the substance of travel and its details, and most of all we love the opportunity provided by travel to lance the cultural and political divides that threaten the world.
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