Experiences

Over the Fence, Through the Gate

By / April 2013

“I was intent on seeing the valley from the viaduct, local laws be damned.” Three travel errors worth making in Glenfinnan, Istanbul, and Paris.

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The Feast in the Trees

By / April 2013

Laurie Smith attends a pre-wedding feast in far northern China: “Tomorrow there will be a line of BMWs parked at the foot of the mountain, but navigating by foot is still essential in the heights.”

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Wonders in the Sand

By / March 2013

Brian McKanna on Cyprus’s Alagadi Beach: “When I think of Cyprus, I don’t think about bank runs or the euro crisis, let alone Russian money laundering. I think, instead, of turtles.”

The World’s Most Inspiring Marathons

By / February 2013

Emily Halonen Bratcher runs down five electrifying races, from the Great Wall Marathon to the Marathon de Paris.

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The Fire Behind the Glass

By / February 2013

Chris Watts encounters the original manuscript of Jack Kerouac’s beat classic: “I pulled myself away. I could not pull myself away. My favorite book had suddenly taken on a very personal tone.”

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Riding Royal

By / December 2012

Writer Ben Liebing goes drag racing with a prince in Jeddah: “Abdullah hits the gas. Tahlia fades behind us. We speed onto the highway that leads out of the city up the Red Sea coast.”

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