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Why We Travel: Photographs From NY Times Readers

Lindsey Smith

The above photo is a shot of girls dressed as angels from the 25th anniversary celebration of Kenscoff's (Haiti) Catholic school. Educational opportunities in Haiti are still scarce, and it’s not uncommon for children who live up in the mountains to walk an hour or more each way to school. The celebration was a welcome break for the town! Click through for more inspirational travel photos that highlight the importance of exploring new cultures and customs.

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  • Ben Goldhirsh

    I love the photo of the friends draped upon each other in Havana.