Posts Tagged: vacation

It’s Never That Easy: Talking with Deb Olin Unferth


Deb Olin Unferth discusses Wait Till You See Me Dance and I, Parrot, her work with prisoners, and how she ended up with a pet dog. ...more

Rumpus Original Fiction: The Whole World Is Desert


This is what I want him to think of me. The girl poised to surf a wave under the heaviness of the full moon, the ocean around her radiant with light. ...more

I Choose My Pearls: On Feminism, Fashion, and Disneyland


Women don’t need laws to repress their fashion, comfort, identity, or preference. Our society’s deft ability to shame does all the heavy lifting. ...more

The Sunday Rumpus Essay: The Year of Light and Dark


It isn’t much of a contest to say that Julie Coyne is the single most inspirational human being I have ever met. And I am here—in Xela—in part because I could use a little inspiration. ...more

A Great Escape


I came from, not a small town, but basically not a very interesting place…So it was very important for me not to rebel but simply to get away, to go away.

Travel writing doesn’t have to be lackluster. It can be smart and a pleasure to read, a form of literature in its own right, as Paul Theroux, Ryszard Kapuściński, Peter Matthiessen, and Jan Morris demonstrate in their work.