World Hum is for the travel-addicted. It’s dedicated to harnessing the power of the internet to tell great travel stories—through writing, conversation, slideshows and video. Its focus is the geography of wanderlust.
Most travel publications focus on destinations, offering tips on where to go, where to stay, what to do. We started World Hum in May 2001 because we wanted to focus not only on destinations but also on the journey, on travel in the broadest sense of the word.
We don’t see travel only as a way to spend a couple weeks’ vacation every year. For us, travel is a way to see the world when we’re abroad, but also a way to see the world when we’re at home. Travel is a state of mind.
World Hum is dedicated to exploring travel in all its facets: how it changes us, how it changes the way we see the world, and finally, how travel itself is changing the world.
As for the name, “World Hum” is a phrase from Don DeLillo’s novel “The Names,” and it describes the rush we feel when we travel: a surge of adrenaline, electricity, glee and, sometimes, on this ever-shrinking planet, connection.
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