Egypt

What Lies Beneath

Life, Beauty and Water Scarcity on the Nile

It is a must-do on a visit to Cairo to take a felucca ride on the...

Japan

Forest Bathing

Feeling the force of the forest

My husband Russell and I were on a fertility tour of sorts, traveling Southeast Asia and...

Russia

My Moscow

A writer remembers the city of her youth

Translated by Antonina W. Bouis Five generations of my family have lived in Moscow. Grandfather bought...

Russia

Russian Hip-Hop and Battle Rap

Music mounting a fight for free expression

Last summer at Moscow’s Flacon, a former Soviet crystal factory converted into a hub of hipster...

Global

Can We Hold Hands Here?

Exploring LGBTQ travel safety

That gorgeous ad of a couple holding hands on the beach in the lush, mountainous Caribbean...

Moscow

Dead and Kicking

Writer's haunts—and haunting writers—in Moscow

Moscow is a city of dead writers. No matter where you look, they are everywhere. Over...

Russia

The Renovation of Moscow

While Russia and the West drift further apart, Moscow looks more and more like a western city

The most Western city in Russia has long been considered St. Petersburg, ever since its founding...

India

All That Glitters

The secret life of Indian jewelry

The air smells singed and the exposed brick walls are black with grime. The room on...

Russia

Under God

As Moscow transforms, one corner of the city remains sacred

There are places in Moscow that are directly under God’s protection, places for the sake of...

Canada

At the Bottom of the Lake

A Hidden Piece of Canadian Indigenous History

Driving north from Lake Ontario out Guelph Line road past the telltale markers of suburbia—strip malls,...

Yukon

On the Trail of the Yukon’s Sled Huskies

Some are setting standards for better treatment of mushing dogs

To exercise your authority at the handlebars of a dog sled, our guide showed us, slowly...

Iraq

I Left My Heart in Al Amarah

War doesn’t stop you falling in love with a place.

It was a peaceful afternoon in Al Amarah thanks to the lack of incoming mortars, rockets...
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