With today’s information onslaught, smartphone appendages and retail profiling, getting off the grid may seem like a uniquely 21st century desire. But the northern New Mexico town of Taos has been a go-to physical and spiritual oasis for people looking to escape since the early 1900s.
"The outfitter calls this the “Everest of sea kayaking,” but as I paddle through a sea cave on the Na Pali coast of Kauai I quickly realize the day’s peak experience will have nothing to do with a high mountain."
The 10th International Salone del Gusto, a fair that runs from Oct. 23-27 at Turin’s Lingotto fairgrounds, aims to spread food culture, promote food quality, protect the environment and help improve the quality of life of small food producers around the world.
In the past, few restaurant outings with the youngest of my family members could be equated with relaxing, no matter how kid-friendly the place. That’s changed now that Bernd’s Blockhaus in Weilerbach, Germany, is part of my life.
At Burger Kings throughout Japan, black is the new brown. It’s also the new yellow and red. On Sept. 19, Burger King brought back the black buns it made famous two years ago. Only this time, the fast-food chain went the extra mile and made the cheese and ketchup black as well.
Just one hour from Tokyo station via the bullet train, Japan’s Canyons Tours offer canyoning, rafting, and nature tours — a perfect way to escape the city and the August heat, all while spending some refreshing time in the woods.
China’s influence lies just beneath the surface in many facets of Okinawan life, with Chinese and Japanese heritage colliding with Ryukyu traditions. The food is no different, and the Plaza House Restaurant is where their culinary styles deliciously collide.
The colors of autumn slowly turned America a little more orange and red as Fall began in September. Associated Press photographers captured the transition with images of sunsets, skylines, boxcar derbies, and other outdoor adventures around the nation.
The images are much like moviegoers saw during the buffalo hunt when "Dances With Wolves" hit the big screen nearly 25 years ago: hundreds of massive animals shaking the prairie as they kick up dust and stream down the hills.
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