Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home –

For 2 weeks following the devastation of Hurricane Maria at September, ” Frances Westerman, a retiree in Kent in northwestern Connecticut, ” she obtained advice from Puerto Rico just in dribs and drabs. Electricity and mobile towers were she could not associate with anybody in the condominium complex at the island’s southwest in which she…

Back in France, a Cognac Tasting Tour in the Supply –

Having a alcohol by volume potency of 70 per cent, the odor independently of this eau-de-vie, the double-distilled brandy which could finally be mixed to a Cognac, was sufficient to make me feel fulfilled. I stood at the 13th-century cellars of Delamain, a Cognac home in Jarnac, France, inhaling the sting of the liquid and…

Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley –

“Your Own George W. Bush arrived here two decades back rather than a man recognized him{}” “No one?” “nobody knew that he was{}” “Could they have understood Nelson Mandela?” “No. No one could have noticed TV. No one believes past Omo.” I had been talking with Lale Biwa, a part of the Karo people, at…

For Girls Only: Tours Which Emphasize Adventure –

Taking time away from a technology project at Chicago earlier this season to consider a career movement, Shannon Elarton signed to go to Tanzania in May together with AdventureWomen a women-only tour firm, on a hunch that she may get some perspective out of her fellow travellers. She was, and she explained, “craving something deeper…

Day-Tripping With Family to the Manor Reborn –

In that exhilarating and sleep deprived first year of parenthood, one of my fondest memories is the summer afternoon my husband and I spent with our then six-month-old son touring Melford Hall in the countryside dotted by farms in Suffolk, roughly two hours northeast of London. We visited the 16th century stately home on the…

Do the Dunes: Where You Can Ride the Sand –

There were only two sand sleds left in the rental rack when I arrived one June morning at the Oasis store near Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve in southern Colorado. And then there were none. Taking the last sleds to the cashier, I learned it was the second time in as many months…

Chasing the Character of a Fractured Spain During García Lorca –

It requires roughly five kilometers across a red dirt road in the semidesert of Andalusia to get to the 18th-century destroys of their Cortijo del Fraile. Alone from the sunlight and dry slopes, the rancid Dominican farmhouse along with chapel appears to endure a sheer power of its own literary celebrity. It retains together with…

In Spice-Laden Kerala, a Break From Urban India –

The skinny, 80-year-old Indian yogi was doing his best to suggest ways I might adjust my ample 55-year-old American body into a passable downward dog. I admired his ambition. I’m an enthusiastic but generally bad practitioner of yoga. But here in the darkened yoga hut at Spice Village, a botanically focused resort on 14 organic…