While visiting her hometown of Salisbury a while back, my wife visited an antiquarian bookstore and picked out a book for me: A 1908 volume simply entitled “Burma,” by one R. Talbot Kelly, a veteran of the “British Raj,” a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and commander of the vessel Medjidieh. Kelly’s little book is delightful, part of a series endearingly entitled “Peeps at Many Lands.” Early on, he tells readers that his purpose is “to tell something about Burma, a country, which, though one of the most interesting and beautiful in the world, is comparatively little known to the majority of people.”
There's nothing quite so blue - vibrantly, rivetingly, blindingly blue - as the blue of the lagoon on Tikehau, an hour's flight from Tahiti, in French Polynesia. Unless you're suspended above it, looking down.
With nicer weather finally reaching the frozen tundra that is the Northern United States, many people are looking forward to a change of pace and scenery. While it has been warmer recently, it's not quite "spring" north of most of the Mason-Dixon. This year, why not head to the "Scenic City" of Chattanooga? This fun and funky metropolis located in Southeastern Tennessee is known as such for it's bevvy of outdoor activities and natural beauty.
Have you ever gone scalloping? Personally, I had not, until a recent trip to Gulf County, Fla. I wasn't even sure what the act of "scalloping" was. Yes, getting scallops, surely, but how? And what did that entail? It turns out, it's both fairly simple, and not as easy as you would expect.
I'm standing in front of the Reichstag, the imposing Neo-Baroque building now once again home to Germany's reunified parliament. In a wide-angle photo commemorating the moment, I'm the only one in the frame.
The trip-booker site Jet Setter just released polls that nearly 60 percent of all travelers feel compelled to share their vacations with left-behinds, and that photos are the dominant way of doing that.
A federal lawsuit filed Thursday by a suburban Chicago descendant of Holocaust victims alleged the French national railway confiscated property and belongings from tens of thousands of Jews and other "undesirables" sent to Nazi concentration camps from France.
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