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9 Travel Destinations That Will Be Huge in 2019

Finding the right place to put a pin on the map is never an easy task, even if you are a seasoned traveler. Remember when Croatia was having a moment a couple of years ago? And doesn’t it seem like everyone’s been to Cuba this year? It seems each year brings a destination de rigueur, and we’ve got some predictions on […]

How To Travel The World On $1,500 A Month

They left on October 1, 2013. Traveling from west to the east, they started in Panama, spending six months backpacking around Central America. They then flew to Europe, made their way to Morocco and topped off their travel with two years in Asia. Over the course of nearly five years, they saw thirty countries together while dedicating […]

The secret maps used in WWII

The secret maps used in WWII   In World War II, clandestine maps were printed onto cloth handkerchiefs to be used by Allied servicemen in case of capture behind enemy lines.   Treasuring my father-in-law’s old cloth hankies sounds unpleasant. But they hold a secret. They are war-time maps that look like handkerchiefs, depicting old […]

A trip most people wouldn’t dare to do

A trip most people wouldn’t dare to do   Eighty-year-old Julia Albu drove through Africa, breezing her way through notorious borders and military blockades by saying she was going to London to have tea with the Queen.     Eighty-year-old women are supposed to stay at home. The neatly dressed grandmother of our collective imagination […]

The remote road that led to riches

The remote road that led to riches After his grandfather amassed a small fortune (and then lost it all) panning for gold, a young prospector heads to Canada’s Yukon Territory in hopes of striking it rich.   Crouching above the frigid waters that race down Bonanza Creek, one of many streams that feed the mighty […]

The Bosnians who speak medieval Spanish

The Bosnians who speak medieval Spanish When Jews fled Spain during the Inquisition, they carried their language with them. Today, Ladino reflects the trajectories of the Sephardic Jewish diaspora, but can it survive?     On our way to Sarajevo’s Ashkenazi Synagogue for the Friday evening Shabbat (Sabbath) service, my friend Paula Goldman and I […]

The capital city older than Rome

Though a small country of just three million people, Armenia made global waves last spring with its Velvet Revolution – a months-long peaceful protest movement that eventually resulted in the resignation of the long-standing prime minister Serzh Sargsyan and election of Nikol Pashinyan, a former journalist who led the protests with his passionate speeches and civil disobedience campaign. […]

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