Archive for June, 2017

Women’s Travel Gold Winner: In Search of a Shining Moment

Monday, June 26th, 2017

By Anne Sigmon
We all call barbarous anything that is contrary to our own habits.
―Michel de Montaigne, The Compete Essays
We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.
― Martin Luther King Jr., speech in St. Louis, March 22, 1964
The front page pictured a lifeless Syrian child, dusty limbs splayed in the gray [...]

Travel Memoir Gold Winner: Life Sentence

Monday, June 19th, 2017

By Steven Law
Faced with a difficult life decision, he seeks solace in the wilderness.
The air was cold and still, a skin-tightening astringent kiss from mother nature welcoming me back. And nothing moved. The precedent stillness before the storm. Like God pausing to wrap a pull cord around a tornado. It gave me a buggy, spooky [...]

Travel and Food Gold Winner: The Swankiest Rodent in Cartagena

Monday, June 12th, 2017

By Darrin DuFord
For one well-traveled Colombian chef, the culinary intersection of country and city is served with a side of 80s arena rock and a phantom mouthful of water hyacinth.
The structure I’d just entered loosely counted as a building—part indoor, part outdoor, depending on how much light pierced the gaps in the zinc roofing. Several [...]

Men’s Travel Silver Winner: Paddling the Sewershed

Monday, June 5th, 2017

By Brice Particelli
Two friends, a leaky raft, and the Bronx River.
We splurged on the raft. While the picture on the box clearly showed two young kids paddling a placid lake, it also boasted a “motor-mount fitting” for an engine. It was comforting to know that this raft at least pretended to be built for rougher stuff.
My [...]

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