Extended travel – going way beyond the family vacation – is part of a post 9/11, post Eat Pray Love effect. Families sell the house, pull the kids from school and go – looking for more togetherness, an escape from stress, and, a global education.
Part 4 of a Monitor cover story about how families hit by the Eat Pray Love effect finance adventure travel – selling the house, taking the kids out of school and hitting the road.
Tyler, Carol, Stefan and Rainer Jenss with river guide along the Mae Nam Pai River, near Pai, Thailand (November 2008). The Jenss family was on the cusp of a new, growing trend among families: extended travel.
Early-morning voters wait to cast their votes during the South African municipal elections in Cape Town. The race is seen as a barometer of the strength of President Jacob Zuma and his ruling African National Congress.
Cicadas are beginning to swarm in the South for the first time in 13 years.
In 'Cave of Forgotten Dreams,' Werner Herzog takes us on an extraordinary journey to see Earth's first artists and ponder the origins of what it means to be human.
The Earth has many more barrier islands than previously thought, a global survey has found.
Though the above image may resemble a painting straight out of an art gallery in Venice Beach, California, it is in fact a satellite image of the sands and seaweed in the Bahamas. Tides and ocean currents in the Bahamas sculpted the sand and seaweed beds into these multicolored, fluted patterns in much the same way that winds sculpted the vast sand dunes in the Sahara Desert.
Antarctic meteorite: a new mineral has been discovered in a known Antarctic meteorite first discovered in 1969.
After 48 years of happy marriage, Joyce Carol Oates experiences widowhood.