Archive for May, 2018

Culture and Ideas Silver Winner: The Last Surviving Sea Silk Seamstress

Monday, May 21st, 2018

By Eliot Stein Byssus, or sea silk, is one of the rarest and most coveted materials in the world. Today, there is only one person left on the planet who knows how to harvest, dye and spin it into elaborate patterns that glisten like gold. Each spring, under the cover of darkness and guarded by […]

Cruise Story Gold Winner: Rogue Wave

Monday, May 14th, 2018

By Tina Dreffin I awakened to someone caressing my foot. It was my husband Peter, announcing my 2 A.M. dogwatch—the time period for me to steer our sailboat at sea, offshore Namibia along the west coast of Africa. When Peter turned around to head back on deck, I luxuriated beneath the covers. A low, eerie […]

Destination Travel Gold Winner: On the Road with the Lady of the Rockies

Monday, May 7th, 2018

By Linda Ballou As I crested the bluff overlooking Estes Park, the summer sun pushed away the gray that had followed me from Denver (an hour’s drive away) to reveal bluebird skies. The sweet mountain town, guarded by 14,000-foot peaks of the Rocky Mountain National Park, rests in a cleft carved by the Big Thompson […]

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