A travel writer treks to Machu Picchu in the footsteps of legendary 19th-century explorer Hiram Bingham III.
Some of this summer's best books will introduce you to Machu Picchu, hippie physicists, Parisian walks, and a serial imposter. And that’s just the nonfiction.
Part 5 of a Monitor cover story about how families hit by the Eat Pray Love effect leave it all behind. But it’s not all paradise, such as when the prom looms larger than Machu Picchu.
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 2 of a Monitor cover story about how families hit by the Eat, Pray, Love effect just do it, pulling up stakes to leave it all behind and embark on extended global global travel.
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.
A poignant animated film from Sylvain Chomet, an album with infectious tunes from Brian Setzer, a show and book about a location with rumored alien sightings, and more recommendations.
“In the age of Oprah and celebrity reality television ... everyone wants to be a spokesperson for some horrible incident or ... tragedy," says one book agent of the "Three Cups of Tea" controversy.
His agent called. The hamster got the part.
Ken Burns's miniseries documentary 'The Civil War,' a Dallas festival dedicated to famed playwright and screenwriter Horton Foote, a mobile phone application to track your tax return, and more recommendations.