A Death Valley road trip coincided with the anniversary of the hottest air temperature ever reliably recorded.
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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.
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.
Soldiers not forgotten
A century has passed, but countless well-maintained headstones still mark Flanders Field, honoring the fallen and reminding visitors of their loss.
Ipanema: Brazil’s guilty pleasure
Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro is a vibrant, sparkling retreat from a world of trouble.
Fes El Bali
Times Square meets 9th century Maghreb in a heady stew of stern piety and frenetic consumerism.