Emily H. Bratcher's Archive

On the Map: Bran Castle

By / September 2013

This hilltop castle in Romania was the home of Vlad the Impaler.


5 Intriguing Trees

By / June 2013

Looking for shade, incense, or just a beautiful sight? These trees, from India to the Gulf of Aden, will not disappoint.


The World’s Finest Spring Flowers

By / March 2013

Emily H. Bratcher counts down the world’s best spring flowers, from Sweden’s wildflowers to Washington’s cherry blossoms.


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.


5 Mysterious Stone Formations

By / February 2013

Emily Halonen Bratcher runs down her favorite stone ruins, Japan’s Yonaguni Monument included.

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All Aboard

By / December 2011

Is Murder on the Orient Express, which Agatha Christie penned in Istanbul, detective Hercule Poirot's finest hour?