| Apr 27, 2014
The first time I met Gabriel García Márquez, then an unknown writer in Mexico, was on July 6, 1962, in the office of the producer of Luis Buñuel's movie "Viridiana." I remember the date well because after noticing the headline, Gabo asked to borrow the...
| Jan 21, 2013
| 6:21 AM
Remote, exotic, mysterious, mystical, Easter Island is also known as Isla de Pascua –meaning Easter Island in Spanish, as it was annexed by Chile – and as Rapa Nui in its Polynesian culture. It is, well, a Holy Grail type of place among the...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 6:17 AM
Sydney, Australia, starting and ending point of many cruises and a popular port of call on world cruises and other extended voyages, invariably makes the lists of the world’s most scenic harbors –along with the likes of Rio de Janeiro. Brazil,...
| Mar 27, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Portugal and the Douro River were the stars alongside actresses Sharon Stone and Andie MacDowell as competing river cruise companies debuted their newest ships.
At an event on March 22 in Porto in the north of Portugal that also featured the musical...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 6:55 AM
With spring in the air, it's time to get off the couch and get outside. If you need greater motivation, we've found five trails that include outstanding water features, so you'll be inspired to get to the end and either take a dip or spot a rainbow....
| Apr 7, 2013
COLONIA DEL SACRAMENTO, Uruguay — Straddling the crest of a sand dune, my back to the Atlantic Ocean, I watched a Uruguayan boy net fish in a river lagoon. He waded through the chest-high water, dragging behind him the reflection of the setting sun....
| Jan 15, 2013
| 4:16 PM
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...
| Jan 27, 2013
| 3:21 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2013
There's nothing lovelier than getting into a bath and staying there as long as you like. And when that tub has a soul-soaring view, well, heaven. Here are some of the world's finest tubs with a tableau worthy of an amorous splurge.
Post Ranch Inn, Big...
| Jan 13, 2013
THE BEST WAY TO MATA ORTIZ, MEXICO
Train and bus from L.A. are the best options for getting to Mata Ortiz. From L.A.'s Union Station, take Amtrak to San Diego's Santa Fe Depot. Walk across the street to the San Diego Trolley's America Plaza Station...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:07 AM
KATHMANDU (Reuters) - Nepal's capital, Kathmandu, is an ancient town dotted with Hindu and Buddhist temples, a riot of color and dust with clogged streets where stray cows and dogs vie for rotting leftovers beside swanky malls.
The city is ringed by...