The start of something big
From a half-dozen of our seasoned sojourners, six tales of first times
There’s a first time for everything, as the indisputable saying goes — and travel is no different. Who can forget their first glimpse of the Grand Canyon? Their first espresso at a Paris cafe? Their first time standing haplessly at the baggage carousel as their suitcase fails to appear? (Okay, scratch that last one.) For this collection, we bring together a halfdozen travel firsts. Some of our contributors were newbies through disinclination, others from simple lack of opportunity — and all own up to a certain level of trepidation. But whether it’s traveling by bus or seeing that flying chandelier up close, trying new things can change your perspective. And isn’t that what travel is all about?