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Reviews & Essays

Indonesia, Etc.

A tour through the world's most populous archipelago finds a kaleidoscope of cultures.

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Reviews & Essays

The Nile

Floating down the "great green" and back into Egypt's history.

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Interviews

The 68-Year-Old Thrill Seeker: John Waters

The "Pope of Trash" talks about hitting the road and discovering America in his hitchhiking adventure Carsick.

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Reviews & Essays

The Vanquished Enemy: Everest Above All

An alpine journey of "howling blizzards" and awesome views, from the author of The Steady Running of the Hour.

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A Reading Life

The Broken Road

The long-awaited final volume of an epic memoir of pedestrian travel.

 

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A Reading Life

Italian Ways

Italy by train is "not for beginners."

 

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Interviews

Weaving Time: Anna Badkhen on The World Is a Carpet

The days of ordinary Afghanis, captured in the practice of an ancient craft.

 

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Reviews & Essays

Heads in Beds

Room Service Confidential: a hotelier's tell-all.

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Meander: East to West, Indirectly, Along a Turkish River

Following the lazy twists and turns of a river steeped in history and threatened by corruption.

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Reviews & Essays

A Sense of Direction

Following some well-trodden paths in the quest to discover a life's purpose.

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Reviews & Essays

Beijing Welcomes You: Unveiling the Capital City of the Future

The rise of China's capital city may be the story of a new era.  And it isn't over yet.

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In Brief

On the Road to Babadag: Travels in the Other Europe

A magical ramble through the borderlands of East and West.

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In Brief

Turn Right at Machu Picchu

A modern exploration of the mysterious Incan city, and the history of its rediscovery.

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In Brief

The Tao of Travel

The globe-trotting author celebrates the art of travel writing in a collection aimed to spark the reader's wanderlust.

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Travels in Siberia

A portrait of a vast and little-known region of the globe rendered with affection, insight, and humor.

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