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  • Russia by river

    Russia by river
    SVIRSTROY, Russia — On the bank of the Svir River, about 160 miles northeast of St. Petersburg, lies a remote village that symbolizes this vast nation's struggle to reinvent itself after communism. An 8-year-old named Peter, maybe after the...
  • Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk

     Panama hotel really walks the planet-friendly talk
    PANAMA CITY, Panama — It's easy to be skeptical about whether a hotel that claims to be "green" is really eco-friendly when you hang up your towel to reuse it and the maid replaces it. I was happy to discover that the Tantalo Hotel in Casco Viejo, a...
  • Paella perfection

     Paella perfection
    VALENCIA, Spain — I first tasted paella in an impromptu campground in northern Spain. The evening fog, like a friend with a surprise party up its sleeve, followed my camper down a narrow mountain road, preventing escape. The fog also had brought the...
  • 10 best iconic modern house tours in North America

    10 best iconic modern house tours in North America
    Anyone with a pile of money can build a big pile of a house, and back in the day, that's what you did. (See, for instance, "Downton Abbey.") But during the 20th century, a group of architects staged a controversial revolt. Why, they asked, couldn't less...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: Cartagena, Colombia

    An often visited port on Southern Caribbean and Panama Canal itineraries, Cartagena, Colombia has been able to reverse a reputation of narco-terrorism in its Andean regions and in recent years has experienced a surge in safety, credited to tough...
  • Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda

    Cruise Port Spotlight: St. George and Hamilton, Bermuda
    When it comes to cruise destinations, Bermuda is definitely in the "pink." Best known for its picture-postcard-perfect beaches with fine, pink sands; for its Bermuda shorts; and for its infamous legendary "Triangle," Bermuda began to be developed in the...
  • Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha

    Myanmar's dazzling shrines to Buddha
    As I sat on a high ledge of the 734-year-old Mingalarzedi Temple, looking out over the hundreds of ancient temples around Bagan, I wondered how long it would take a visitor to see them all. Archaeologists say there once were about 5,000 temples, but...
  • Croatia: Seeking shelter in a sobe

    Croatia: Seeking shelter in a <i>sobe</i>
    He was the least aggressive among the dozens of locals waving sobe signs in our faces. My fiancÚ, Jay, and I had just stepped off the ferry onto the Croatian island of Korcula, where the placard-carriers were standing on the dock, competing with one...
  • Apps to use in Europe

    Apps to use in Europe
    Today an app may be mightier than a map and far less cumbersome. Here are some apps to tap for Europe that are good for more than one country. Apps that work on iPhone also work on iPad and iPod Touch just as Android apps operate on phones and tablet...
  • In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas

    In Indonesia, watching the sun rise with 504 Buddhas
    Four a.m. is a terrible time of day, too late for night owls, too early for early risers. The exception is 4 a.m. at Borobudur, waiting for the sun to rise over the Kedu Plain in central Java with 504 figures of Buddha. The temple is one of three great...
  • In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation

    In Kunta Kinte's steps: Village changed by the hero of 'Roots' tries to overcome a shabby reputation
    Carrying little Kunta in his strong arms, he walked to the edge of the village, lifted his baby up with his face to the heavens and said softly, "Behold — the only thing greater than yourself." —Alex Haley, "Roots" ———...