I have worked as a freelance writer and a full-time digital editor, and have been published in Travel+Leisure, National Geographic, AFAR, Hemispheres, Monocle, New York Times, and Mic, among others.
Even as ginseng, St. John’s wort, and other herbs grow in popularity, the region is struggling to keep its age-old practice of herbalism alive for a new generation.
A seldom-visited corner of Belize offers writer Alex Schechter a fresh perspective on his battle with cancer.
At Etto, a small pasta shop in Paso Robles, aproned workers pull long strands of fettuccine out of a machine that looks like a Play-Doh Fun Factory made of steel. It’s not exactly like being in Italy, but for travel-starved locals last year, the illusion sufficed.
In a northeast corner of L.A., Eagle Rock Plaza reminds many of home.
In 1894, 25 cents gained you entry to the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park. A lot has changed since then, but the novelty of these serene, pine-and-rock-filled oases hasn’t worn off.
From cage diving with sharks to jumping out of a plane, these adventure vacations are guaranteed to break you out of your comfort zone.
Prague comes by its starry reputation honestly—its history with astronomy and astrology goes back to the 17th century, a time when the two disciplines often blurred together. Under Emperor Rudolf II, a patron of the arts and sciences, Prague became a beacon for astronomers, alchemists, and philosophers.
A few days before Christmas in 2008, Jay Irwin was standing at the top of Ptarmigan Pass, an 11,777-foot peak south of Vail. He was playing a game of rock, paper, scissors with his friend Bill.