| Sep 9, 2012
YUCATÁN PENINSULA, Mexico — What's the Mexican drug-war body count now? 47,000? Ever since the killings began to escalate in late 2006, I've been visiting the country less and choosing spots more carefully.
But the Yucatán Peninsula was an easy...
| Aug 27, 2012
— Time was in short supply when a medical team from Langley Air Force Base touched down in Peru this summer.
They had a self-imposed deadline of 12 hours to erect a tent city that included operating rooms, intensive care units and an emergency...
| Aug 30, 2012
| 3:40 PM
In my husband's country of Peru, many people are poor and many more are poorer still.
When someone in a town or village becomes sick or has an accident, the women will gather, cook meals and assemble an event. The people attend to eat the food and then...
| Sep 1, 2012
I remember the stories -- L.A. chefs renting fast cars and and doing a Michelin three-star restaurant blitz through France. Ten restaurants in five days. Wallowing in foie gras, truffles, baby lamb, Brittany lobsters and newborn vegetables. Not to mention...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:45 AM
It's easier than you think, and you should be able to do it for about $3,000, including a flight from the U.S. and staying at a good ecolodge. You need to be moderately physically fit and be able to climb stairs and walk well on uneven surfaces and...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 10:20 AM
In November, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) celebrates the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, an international treaty ratified by 190 nations that set out to preserve important cultural and...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 3:16 PM
An authentic Indiana Jones is alive and well, right here in town. Baltimore, meet Douglas Comer.
Operating rather inconspicuously from his Charles Village-based firm Cultural Site Research and Management, Comer has overseen some of the region's most...
| Jun 22, 2012
| 4:20 PM
Meet another member of South Florida's many-sided faith community. This week we're talking with the Rev. Noe Juarez of Sunset Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale.
Q: How has the church been doing since you arrived in July?
A: We've done some outreach,...
| Jun 27, 2012
| 1:56 PM
Axel Eaton admitted his trip to South America last summer was an eye-opener.
At the urging of his mom, Eaton, a Newport Harbor High student, joined Waves for Development last year, and was struck by the level of poverty when he took a trip to Lobitos,...
| Jul 11, 2012
| 5:12 PM
Kid Rock will be taking the stage Friday in Illinois, but not in Chicago like he did at the United Center and House of Blues in 2011.
No, the “Cowboy” and “All Summer Long” rocker will be performing on the Illinois Valley Regional...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 12:19 PM
Well, I've actually never been to the city of Pisco, in the Southern coast of Peru. But I have, many times, been around the grapes and the brandy that take their name from that place.
Pisco, in a way, is part of my identity. I wrote a story for the Sun...