Taras has been writing travel features since the mid-90s, for the likes of The New York Times, The Guardian, The Independent, Condé Nast Traveller, Travel & Leisure, Afar, National Geographic, The Wall Street Journal, The Los Angeles Times, and The Times of London. He's especially interested in food, slow travel, trains and transit, and the ethical aspects of travelling. (Also his own little obsessions: caves, mountains, forests, pilgrimages, intense flavors and odd sensations.) The best introduction to his approach is his second book, The End of Elsewhere: Travels Among the Tourists, in which he walked the Camino de Santiago backwards, from west to east, and hitchhiked, cruised, and rode elephants to Tianya Haijiao (the End of the Earth in China). He may be a travel writer, or simply a writer who travels; the jury is still out.

January 2024

On the Right Track: my Travel + Leisure feature on riding a sloooow historic train through the countryside of Piemonte in northern Italy (Here's the link.)

March 2023

An Edible Tour of the Swiss Canton of Vaud: a gastronomic excursion on a vintage train from Morges to Bière, in the Travel Reports section of the Wall St. Journal (Here's the link.)

August, 2021

A Great North American Off-Road Bike Trip with a Father and Son: riding the P'tit Train du Nord, a rail-line-turned-bike-route, from Montreal to Mont Laurier, originally published in the Wall Street Journal. (Here's the link.)

Twice a month, beginning in 2023

Vous pouvez lire des versions françaises de l'infolettre « Straphanger » sur le site Web de la revue québécoise L'actualité (Disponible ici.) / French versions of my Straphanger dispatches available on the site of Quebec's newsmagazine, L'actualité.

January, 2017

Shanghai Dwellings Vanish, And With Them a Way of Life: feature on the vanishing shikumen, or laneway complexes, of Shanghai (Here's the link)

May, 2013

Inside Europe's Most Enigmatic City: Afar Magazine sent your correspondent to Budapest, Hungary, where he gorged on langos and met Andras Török, the author of the greatest city guidebook ever (Here's the link.)