Archive for June, 2016

Travel Memoir Gold Winner: Time or the Sahara Wind

Monday, June 27th, 2016

By Marcia DeSanctis Both are relentless, and impossible to stop. In my favorite photograph from my first visit to Morocco, I appear as if on the floor of a canyon. Behind me is a cinematic backdrop: a towering pomegranate-red clay mountainside speckled with clusters of trees. I’m standing on a wide open restaurant terrace, wearing […]

Travel and Sports Gold Winner: A Day in the Sun

Monday, June 20th, 2016

By Bill Grant Running with the bulls in Pamplona and oil wrestling in Istanbul. I vividly remember running through the narrow and winding cobblestone streets of Pamplona that early July 7th summer morning – hearing the thundering hooves of a dozen aggressive bulls getting closer as I approached the funnel-like entrance to the bull ring. […]

Travel and Shopping Gold Winner: Speaking in Hats

Monday, June 13th, 2016

By Darrin DuFord The language of fashion may be difficult to decipher, but in Panama, a fashion accessory may be more difficult to keep on one’s head. After decades of nonreligious life, my churchless streak had been broken. But not for any spontaneous rediscovery of God. Apart from attendance at the occasional wedding or funeral, […]

Family Travel Gold Winner: We Will Always Have Paris

Monday, June 6th, 2016

By Mara Gorman Sharing the City of Light with New Yorker writer Adam Gopnik. The night I met Adam Gopnik, his train from New York to Wilmington, Delaware was delayed. A soft breeze moved across the parking lot as I leaned into the car’s headrest; I sweated even though the door was open. As of […]

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