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In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life

In Marrakech, Variety Is the Spice of Life March 26, 2014 | General | Read More
The sun dipped low on the horizon, and a cacophony of sounds filled the square—percussion beats, singing and chanting, the calls of touts, the hiss of burning charcoal, and the flutes of snake charmers. This sensory overload mixed with the smells of freshly-squeezed orange juice, meat on the grill,...

Travels in the Western Cape

Travels in the Western Cape December 30, 2013 | General | Read More
The skies darkened and the rain started. Soon, it was coming down so hard that it sounded like a jet engine roar on the roof. Then came some cracks of lightening, which sounded at increasing frequency until it felt almost continuous. Fortunately, while the 30-year storm raged outside, my wife Sylvia...

Mozambique Rising

Mozambique Rising December 8, 2013 | General | Read More
The Portuguese pilot chatted amiably over the radio as our small plane banked around for a final approach. As we descended toward sand dunes and scrub brush, he explained why he left the air force for a more relaxed lifestyle. Mozambique was relaxed, good for his family, his wife had a job she enjoyed,...

Venice Through the Side Door

Venice Through the Side Door October 9, 2013 | General | Read More
Venice is famous for many things – history, architecture, art, shopping…and crowds. While the city’s charms are justly world famous, the hordes along the Rialto or in St. Mark’s Square are only marginally less so. That’s why those who know Venice well seek out havens of peace and tranquility...

A Dolomites Getaway

A Dolomites Getaway October 8, 2013 | General | Read More
It must have been a cold, lonely, but stunningly beautiful perch for the soldiers. Rocky spires extending in all directions, with valleys carpeted in forest and meadow far below. Intensely cold winters, with fingers too cold to squeeze a trigger. Occasional bursts of intense gunfire and mortars, interspersed...

Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride

Wows and Vows: Planning a Wedding in Telluride November 28, 2012 | Active/Outdoors, Colorado, General, Romantic | Read More
Looking over the valley and scanning across it to a skyline of 13,000 foot peaks, surrounded by aspen leaves quaking in the breeze, we knew we had finally found our spot. Not just our perfect getaway, but the place to become husband and wife, and to share our celebration with our closest friends and...

5 Places to See Drive-in Movies in North America

5 Places to See Drive-in Movies in North America September 12, 2012 | General, North America | Read More
We can all watch movies almost anywhere and anytime, thanks to our ubiquitous mobile devices, but nothing beats the old-school drive-in movie. Here are four places in North America where you can still see a drive-in movie. 1. Georgetown Drive-In, Georgetown, Indiana One of the great things about drive-ins...

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World

10 Special Sand Sculptures From Around the World August 8, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
It’s said that music is the universal language, but as these photos confirm, the impulse to dig our fingers in the sand and build cool objects seems pretty universal, too. Enjoy this quick trip around the world through spectacular sand art. 1. South Padre Island, Texas, United States For the...

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures

5 Places to Learn About Indigenous Cultures August 2, 2012 | Around the World, General | Read More
The International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples was first celebrated on August 9, 1995 after a declaration by the United Nations affirmed the organization’s commitment to global “first cultures.” This year, in honor of the day, we highlight five places where you can learn...

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping

5 Places in 4 Cities Where You Can Go Camping July 25, 2012 | General | Read More
“Camping” and “city” aren’t words that are often found in the same sentence, but believe it or not, some of the world’s most densely populated cities also have some incredible campgrounds. Bonus? Few people know about them, so you’re likely to experience more solitude than you’d...
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