Wendell Jamieson¬†was born and raised in New York. The city is home — but sometimes, he’s found, a span of familiar city blocks doesn’t spark quite as many insights as a journey to somewhere you’ve only ever read about. This article glances at three pieces that Jamieson wrote during his tenure at the New York Times. All are concerned with travel and the self-explorations that inevitably show up in the traveler’s carry-on.

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