USA

WHAT’S EATING YOU? A Look at Spa Food Treatments
THE HEART OF THE BAYOU
THE BIG GAMBLE
THE GREAT KANSAS CITY BARBECUE MARATHON

OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK (Kansas City)
BEST OF SANTA FE
DRIVING CAJUN COUNTRY (Louisiana)
DRIVING SOUTHERN COLORADO
THE COOLEST DRINK AT THE HOTTEST SPAS IN TUCSON
THE PLUM TEMPLE IN CINCINNATI, OHIO
A controversy and the origins of Reform Judaism are found in this famous Moorish-revival temple.
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE – THERE’S MORE THAN MUSIC IN THE AIR
You’d expect to find country singers and Elvis, but Presidents Andrew Jackson and William Howard Taft? Degas? El Greco? The goddess Athena? Those are the real surprises in “Music City, USA.”
MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE – ‘CUES, BLUES, AND BLUE SUEDE SHOES
This is off-the-beaten track Memphis, from a cruise in a ’55 Pecos Beige Caddy to juke joints to bbq pits to the diner where Elvis ate, Memphis is a city that hasn’t been spoiled by mass tourism.

THE GRUET WINERY IN ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO
New Mexico: Fine wines are being corked and uncorked at New Mexico’s award-winning winery.
WAS ELVIS JEWISH????
Just ask his tailor and his spiritual adviser, and you’ll be surprised by their answer.
LAS VEGAS
Sin City is now the land of luxury. Find out what the hottest restaurants are, where to get the most unusual spa treatments, how to see the finest art and how to go around the world in a long weekend.
ALABAMA
Once a year, the legendary folk and visionary artists of Alabama sell their work to the public. For beginning collectors or outside art mavens, it’s the place to be and to buy.
NEW MEXICO
Articles about Santa Fe, Fort Sumner, spas of Santa Fe, BBQ joints, arguably the country’s best soft serve ice cream and much more from New Mexico-based Fein and Ross

EUROPE

VISITING TWO MOUNTAIN MEN IN ITALY
OFF-THE-BEATEN-TRACK ITALY
THE BRONTE SISTERS’ HOME (England)
THE DELIGHTS OF A LITTLE-KNOWN AREA OF PARIS
MEGACRUISING WITH HOLLAND AMERICAl – ONE CRUISE, MANY PORTS
It’s like a tapas meal, a little taste of everything that leaves you hungry for more,
SOUTH OF ENGLAND – OLD IS BEAUTIFUL
If you are a fan of history, mystery, old stones, famous old churches, authors from the past, and the minuet, this part of England is your cuppa.
WALES: ON THE TRAIL OF KING ARTHUR
He may not have been English at all. There is startling evidence that the legendary king was from Wales, and there are many sites to prove it.
FASTING RETREAT IN THE ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
It’s purported to cure nearly everything, and there’s only one place where you can do it in Europe. The no-frills, famous two-week fasting retreat in the south of Portugal.
NORTHERN ITALY
The Langhe and Roero regions of northern Italy boast the world’s finest white truffles and perhaps the world’s finest truffle dogs. One man runs a university where any pooch can be trained to hunt the great white.
CYPRUS
Aprodite rose out of the sea on this gorgeous island, and Lazarus went to Cyrpus after he rose from the dead. Myth or history? We try to sort it all out.

CANADA

NEWFOUNDLAND–OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
You may have eaten cod, but have you ever pursued it off-the-beaten track through Newfoundland? It is key to uncovering one of the world’s most delightful, friendly, surprising destinations.
LABRADOR–OFF-THE-BEATEN TRACK
There are so few tourists, you keep bumping into each other. From acheological digs to the little-known island where Basque whalers are buried to a ghost fishing village, it’s all in Labrador.
THE CANADIAN ARCTIC
on an Inuit Ship.

CARIBBEAN

THE LITTLE-KNOWN TRADITIONS OF TINY TOBAGO
JEWISH CURACAO
CURACAO CUISINE
BARBECUE SECRET OF THE CARIBBEAN
OFF-THE-BEATEN TRAIL BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
Everyone comes for sun, surf and sand..but now, for the first time, they can tour the BVI’s cultural treasures.
ANGUILLA
Decadent luxury, spectacular beauty and local culture–Anguilla has it all.
BARBADOS
This is where slavery began in the new world, and Africa still throbs in the food, customs and lifestyle of the Bajans. We take you off the beaten path to discover the gems of Barbados, the best places to eat, and a way to have a really authentic island experience.
BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS
There is more to the British Virgin islands than sun, sand and surf. Come with us to the locals’ Tortola, and find out how to meet the inhabits of the BVI and share their food, their history and their living culture.

MEXICO

COPPER CANYON, MEXICO
THE BEST-KEPT SECRET IN MEXICO: CASAS GRANDES (and you can drive there!)
VISITING THE MAYA RUINS IN A PERSONAL, SOULFUL WAY
Forget group bus tours and canned information. There are little-known ruins and customized visits to famed ruins that will turn your visit into a meaningful, spiritual adventure.
SAN MIGUEL ALLENDE
Beautiful San Miguel de Allende is a tourist mecca, but there are fabulous finds outside of San Miguel that most tourists do not know about. Follow us on the road not travelled to find the artists, the shrines, the history, the places that will feed your soul.
THE UNKNOWN YUCATAN
Four hours from martini-soaked Cancun is a whole other world of living Maya and Maya ruins just waiting to be discovered.
DAY OF THE DEAD
in a Zapotec village in the Oaxaca valley.
HOLBOX ISLAND
It’s a fly-fishing paradise almost no one knows about.

PACIFIC

INDIGENOUS CHANUKAH
THE MAORI OF NEW ZEALAND
WEAR YOUR MUU MUU TO THE UMU
THE TUPAPAO (ancestral spirits)
in French Polynesia
VISITING NEW ZEALAND
the Maori Way
LEARNING THE ABC’S OF WINE
in Australian Wine Country

CENTRAL AMERICA

GALAPAGOS VALENTINE or MY FURRY VALENTINE
TWO ANCIENT CULTURES IN HONDURAS
(The Maya and the Garifuna)
GUATEMALA
articles about the Maya, a ceremony with a Maya shaman, Antigua, shopping, Maximon and more.

SOUTH AMERICA

INDIGENOUS VOICES FROM THE END OF THE WORLD
LAND OF FIRE & ICE
PATAGONIA
EASTER ISLAND (Rapa Nui)
All about those ancestral figures

ASIA

EXOTIC THAILAND
ISTANBUL
Istanbul straddles Asia and Europe, and Turkey is one of the most friendly, exotic, affordable destinations for travelers seeking culture, history, archeology, great food and encounters with people. Even if you go with a tour group, you can turn a visit to Turkey into a personalized experience.
TURKEY
Noah’s ark and Mount Ararat

EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN TURKEY
Tracing the Bible
VIETNAM & CAMBODIA*
Everything from food to culture to healers to shopping to ethnic minorities to off-the-beaten track.

 

AFRICA

LA TIMES MAGAZINE TUNISIA
TUNISIA
SOUTH AFRICA: TEN YEARS AFTER APARTHEID
Nelson Mandela was like Moses-he led the South Africans out of slavery to the promised land of democracy. And when you visit South Africa with a Zulu guide, there’s nothing quite like it.
BBQ IN SOWETO
Soweto, which symbolized violent resistance to Apartheid, is now welcoming visitors. And, among other things, it has some fabulous bbq.
THE LEMBA (BLACK JEWS OF SOUTH AFRICA)
They trace their ancestry back to Biblical times, and under colonization they almost lost their religion and heritage, but the black Jews of South Africa know who they are and they are having a religious and cultural revival. They carry knowledge that goes back thousands of years.

MIDDLE EAST

VISITING SYRIA
It’s friendly, welcoming, and the sites are breathtaking
JERUSALEM SYNDROME or
NOT-FOR-PROPHET JERUSALEM
JACOB’S SHEEP: Tracing the Sheep Bred by the Biblical Patriarch
THE SAMARITANS: They are Still Alive Today!
TALES FROM THE TOMBS OF THE RABBIS (Israel)
OFF-THE-BEATEN-PATH (Egypt)
PYRAMID SCHEME (Egypt)
SPIRITUALITY AND ECOLOGY IN ISRAEL
The Israel you don’t know about

OTHER

Yap
Palau
Guatemala
Turkey
Ireland
Portugal
Hungary
Poland
Nova Scotia
Newfoundland
Hong Kong
Taiwan
Rapa Nui (Easter Island)
Macrobiotic cruise
Northern Spain
Scottsdale resale shops
Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico
Richmond, Virginia
Monastery of Christ in the Desert, New Mexico
Las Vegas
Chicago
Montreal

The best monasteries to stay in

Santa Fe (where we live)
Portugal
North Vietnam
Myanmar (Burma)
Canary Islands
Azores
Helsinki
Lapland
Chiapas
Georgia (the country)
Oaxaca Valley
Quintana Roo
Viking River Cruises
Russia
Ukraine
Colombia (Bogota, Medellin, Barranquilla carnival, Villa de Leyva, etc)
Germany
Budapest
Central California Coast
Mexico City
Teotihuacan
Pennsylvania
Ted Turner’s Vermejo Park Ranch
Sioux Falls
Ghost Ranch (New Mexico)
Many other locations.

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