Asia

    Intrepid Travel is not your garden variety adventure travel tour operator. Not when they can arrange for you to spend 15 days traveling through Uzbekistan for $1,360. Plan a month-long trip for you in the jungle and on the beaches of Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Nigeria and Togo for $2,240.

    Michael Wood, the English historian, writer and documentarian, gives fresh meaning to the term "enthusiasm." Watching him on camera in such notable television series as Art of the Western World, In Search of Shakespeare and In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great is a bit like watching that professor

Reviewed by Bobbie Leigh         Mao outdid the Soviets when it came to socialist-realism.  His dictate, "art for the people," created a kind of dark ages for  artists. From  roughly the 1950's to the1970's, artists were told what they could and could not paint. It's all precisely chronicled in 

  In the competitive world of adventure travel, the small adventure travel companies can sometimes get lost in the shuffle. Which is a shame, because they can provide the ultimate in personalized service — you’re often dealing with owner of the company as you plan your trip. These small companies

-Richard West An automobile is just a mobile box, airliners isolating metal tubes whizzing through space. But a train is its own world with great character: mysterious, romantic, and, yes, also ordinary but where commonplace actions can gain a new perspective. When we travel by rail the train itself, unlike

–Alexander Lobrano Like many Americans, I find myself with a complex set of feelings towards China. At once, I am fascinated by the country, at once admiring of and apprehensive about its rise to power and its impact on the economic well-being of the United States, and slightly befuddled by

With all of the attention on the Olympic Games in Beijing, this seems like a good time to look at some of the other aspects of the enormous country that is China. Specifically, the wilder side of China, the remote places that offer a glimpse into rural life and tribal

  Reviewed by Richard West Sometimes you can tell a book by the cover. One of the many charms of Robbins’ work is a striking cover image/photo of a bright red apple with a Kazakhstan-shaped bite on the fruit’s faintly imposed map of the Russian Federation. Apples, specifically the Aport,

In the world of adventure travel, Myths and Mountains is unusual, a company that aims to get you inside a culture, not merely stop in for a visit. And the destinations include Nepal, Vietnam, Ecuador and Tanzania. It’s the brainchild of Dr. Antonia Neubauer, better known as Toni, a woman

I’ve always wanted to own an island, but I’m surely not alone in that desire. Islands exert a powerful pull, and the idea of having your own little fiefdom in the Caribbean, the South Pacific or in colder climes, (Magic Island, Bora Bora) say Maine or the Hebrides, is fodder