If I had to pick a single word to describe the city of Varanasi, India, it might be otherworldly. It is one of the oldest continually inhabited locations in the world and the holiest of the seven sacred cities of Hinduism.
The British pub is a sanctuary from the turmoil and tedium of the modern world. It offers a sense of history and tradition, remarkable hand-crafted beers, traditional food and, increasingly, decent wine.
If an African safari isn’t on your bucket list, it should be. The journey gets you a front-row seat to the most extraordinary wildlife extravaganza on earth.
One of the pivotal turning points in North America’s history is recreated each year through re-enactments of the War of 1812 that take place on Ontario’s Niagara Peninsula. It is known as the Niagara Campaign.
There is a reason that Montana is known as Big Sky Country. From the eastern prairies and badlands to the peaks of Glacier Park, the landscapes of this fourth largest state in the US are eye candy for the soul.
The State of Texas increasingly is defined by large cities like Houston, Dallas, San Antonio and Austin.
Morocco presents a succession of sublime scenery from the seaside town of Essaouria, to the rugged Atlas Mountains, the dunes of Erg Chebbi in Merzouga, the blue town of Chefchaouen and the four imperial cities of Marrakech, Fez, Meknes and Rabat.
Travelers on the Mayan Trail often visit Copán in Honduras, Chichén Itzá in Mexico’s Yucatan and Caracol in Belize. If you want to meet today’s Maya, however, head for Chichicastenango on market days.
The Middle Fork of the Salmon River, one of the original rivers designated as Wild and Scenic, flows for 100 miles through the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness in central Idaho. Over eons of time, the river carved its way through towering granite mountains.
One of the world’s oldest cities, Old Jerusalem is simultaneously sacred, political, and passionate. This is a living city, not a staid museum, and the vibrancy of Old Jerusalem is at times intense, even overwhelming.