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  • Paris Fashion Week: At Loewe, an unsteady start for new designer

    Another day at Paris Fashion Week, another new designer debut at an old house. In Friday's case it was the British designer Jonathan Anderson for the Spanish leather goods house Loewe, which is owned by French luxury conglomerate Louis Vuitton Moet...
  • Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education

    Michelle Obama urges leaders to show courage in fight for girls' education
    NEW YORK - First lady Michelle Obama urged international leaders to show the courage and commitment of girls who make sacrifices to go to school - like the abducted Nigerian schoolgirls - to provide children around the world the quality education they...
  • Recorriendo Guatemala: Tierra de volcanes y mayas

    Recorriendo Guatemala: Tierra de volcanes y mayas
    CIUDAD DE GUATEMALA — Los imponentes volcanes seducen por su belleza y aparente tranquilidad. Lagos como Atitlán cautivan por su tamaño y por los pintorescos poblados que se encuentran a su alrededor. Y ciudades como Antigua impresionan por su...
  • U.N. climate agency reports carbon dioxide growing at alarming rate

    Carbon dioxide accumulation in the atmosphere reached a record high last year and grew at the fastest rate in 30 years, the United Nations' climate agency reported Tuesday. The World Meteorological Organization's latest Greenhouse Gas Bulletin "injected...
  • Off the grid in Taos, N.M.

    Off the grid in Taos, N.M.
    With today's information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to...
  • Ecuador: Take a holiday cruise through the Galapagos Islands

    Ecuador: Take a holiday cruise through the Galapagos Islands
    If you’re looking for an adventurous way to spend the winter holidays, Vaya Adventures is offering a Dec. 23 departure for a cruise on the Beagle through the Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The eight-day itinerary begins on...
  • Lingering in Laos: Mind and spirit in harmony

    I broke my own cardinal rule of travel, which is this: If you're going to visit a country, start in its capital to embrace the cultural customs and nuances of a new destination. For Laos, that would be Vientiane, which sits on a plain that's northeast...
  • Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Botswana's Okavango Delta becomes 1,000th UNESCO World Heritage Site
    UNESCO's World Heritage list hit a milestone of sorts last week when it proclaimed the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana as its 1,000th site. The African delta was among 26 new places on the globe singled out for recognition, including a first one in...
  • Croatia, where water park meets World Heritage Site

    Croatia, where water park meets World Heritage Site
    Some years ago, in the early days of our getting to know each other, my boyfriend told me about one of his most memorable meals, at a restaurant on a rock ledge overlooking the Croatian Adriatic. He had been covering the Bosnian war and had escaped to the...
  • Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability

    Tribeca 2014: Film festival focused on simplicity, stability
    NEW YORK — Since it was founded 12 years ago, the Tribeca Film Festival has sometimes swerved between identities like a barfly at happy hour, exuberant but hardly always clear. The festival looks to change that this time around. Tribeca has...
  • Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'

    Dedicated carvers? Waiters on horseback? Vegan nuns? It's all in 'Beyond Bratwurst'
    A new book on the history of German food arrived in my mailbox the other day. Not exactly the stuff of summer daydreams. Nevertheless, I picked it up, poured a glass of Riesling and started leafing through it. Before long, I was hooked. For example,...