Archive for May, 2016

Elder Travel Gold Winner: Burmese Tea

Monday, May 30th, 2016

By James Michael Dorsey A drink he hates got him his best photo ever. Whenever I look up, the trail mercifully fades into the clouds above, obscuring all distance. The word trail is used loosely here as the term, in my mind at least, usually refers to a walkable surface associated with hiking. This churned […]

Doing Good or the Kindness of Strangers Gold Winner: A Stranger in Jerusalem

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

By Sasha Vasilyuk As she made her way to the Wailing Wall in the middle of her mourning, a shopkeeper stopped her with a question. The hot wind whistled quietly through the row of Jerusalem’s labyrinthine cemetery, built into the dusty yellow mountainside. I would have never found my grandmother’s grave if it weren’t for […]

Funny Travel Winner: Free Willy

Monday, May 16th, 2016

By Tina Koenig What did Michelangelo know about David? My husband Michael is the Goldilocks of travel. A window seat is too claustrophobic. Coach does not have enough legroom. First class is too expensive. There are two ways to get Michael on an airplane. Book him on a flight that is less than three hours, […]

Travel and Food Gold Winner: French Cassoulet

Monday, May 9th, 2016

By Sylvie Bigar An obsession boils over. The minute I breathed in the scent of caramelized sensuality rising from the massive clay cassoulet pot, I was bewitched. It made no sense. Born Jewish to a fashionably thin French mother and an ascetic Swiss father, I was raised on steamed sole and haricots verts. My father […]

Travel and Healing Gold Winner: Passing Through

Monday, May 2nd, 2016

By Carol Smith There are limits to our knowing in the vast atomic wilderness. The road to the Mozumi mine winds up along the Takahari River in the Japanese Alps, a four-hour train ride north of Tokyo up the coast that faces Russia. A blue heron swoops off the riverbank and a hawk floats above […]

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