A visit to Hawaii’s former leper colony finds a community where many, but not all, wounds have healed.
Patrick JohnstonI am a writer and travel photographer currently living in the United States. My roots are in Africa (a bit), Jamaica (a bit more), and North America (mostly). I began my career in Japan, lived in Hawaii for several years and have been living in the Washington, DC area for more than a decade since then.
Morocco: Calm amidst the storm
Free of distracting turmoil, Morocco offers a glimpse of the best that North Africa has to offer.
What hell is going to feel like
A Death Valley road trip coincided with the anniversary of the hottest air temperature ever reliably recorded.
Traveling on a long leash
When work and travel overlapped, a small Brazilian village offered a chance to finish assignments and get my trip started.
Cool bar, vile drinks
Rick’s Cafe in Negril has a lot going for it, including a ranking as one of the world’s best bars – just steer clear of the mixed drinks.
Swimming Negril’s coral reefs
Taking in Negril’s coral reefs is easy on the stomach and the wallet and a great way to get a taste of what lies beneath the waves.
Something for everyone
Hedonists, stoners, and families all find a place on Negril’s sunny beaches and crystal waters.
Kamakura: A past preserved
A former capital quietly preserves its antique treasures while serving as a refuge from the frenetic world outside its borders.
Faces of India
It is impossible to capture all the color and diversity of India, but it is everywhere and a highlight of any trip to the region.
Have wheelbarrow, will travel
With modern transport all but prohibited, Brazil’s Morro de Sao Paulo let’s you slow down and watch the pushcarts go by.
Cold. Quiet. Perfect.
You may not get a tan, but a winter visit to the National Mall will get you some great images.
Zermatt: All downhill
When the snow melts, two wheels are a great ski substitute at Switzerland’s famed resort.