Happy Thanksgiving! Thanks for Reading. 🦃

  MH Staff   Less than a minute to read

Sometimes it is time to dump a tradition on its head, but it is our annual tradition to write a note of thanks to our readers every year, and this is one we don’t see going away. Thank you, to all six million of you that clicked on an article, emailed, WhatsApp’ed, etc. since this site started. Have a smooth trip, eat some turkey and turn off that computer for a little bit (except to fire up Netflix, of course). We’ll be here when you return.

And thanks to the travel industry, for creating so many problems that we never seem to run out of problems to solve!

Lorde’s “Perfect Places” Music Video Is Out

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

Because Lorde is perfect, the hook is insane, the perfect riff on every travel trope, a perfect existential representation of your f*cked up life and a clear manifestation of all those deep-seated psychological issues that arise as summer grinds to a halt, because nothing is perfect and never will be AND NO ONE ESCAPES. Basically, completely perfect.

An Open Letter

  MH Staff   Less than a minute to read

This week, we are not going to have any more new stories. Everyone should take the time to process and deal with the election results how they want to.

Find Out What Happens to Illegal Food After It’s Confiscated

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

I think I can see tears in her eyes she pulls out the Spanish salami. In Ellie Scaffa’s own words:

The grinder is great, sometimes I go home with a little bit of mango juice and passion juice on, it’s just having fun, the water’s splashing in your face… but this is what we have to do to protect American agriculture, it’s part of our job.

Thanks for Reading.

  MH Staff   Less than a minute to read

This was the holiday I missed the most when I lived in China: my friends and I would pool together over $100 to buy a small, uncooked turkey. Then we’d shop it around to find the one out of 20 of us that actually had an oven to cook the darn thing. To this day, it’s not quite Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie.

So thanks for reading and traveling with us. It means a lot.

Map Happy Is Looking for Editorial Fellows!

  Erica Ho   Less than a minute to read

Hullo! We are offering part-time fellowships (~20 hours) for fall 2015. There is no coffee running here! Our fellows are involved in the business from the ground up. Responsibilities include research, as well as social media and outreach efforts.