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April 6, 2021

Locked in

A traveler in Tuscany gets locked in his apartment, where he witnesses the lives of passersby below his balcony and gets a taste of the Covid-19 lockdowns to come. I…
March 30, 2021

Sleepless in Madagascar

An idyllic beach in Madagascar seemed suspiciously quiet to our writer... and then the locusts arrived! The cloud in the distance was the oddest one I’d ever seen. I furrowed…
South America
March 8, 2021

A Book for a Book

A mugging in the colorful port town of Valparaíso, Chile, helps a traveler understand the country's troubled past and turbulent present. When I was in Chile, I got mugged.  It…