Suitcases, contrary to what you may think, seem to have their own lives and control their own destinies. They make us believe we control where they are going.
The Border Wall That Covid-19 Built Is Keeping Me From My Mom
MIAMI — Every year in early October, I travel to Mexico City to celebrate my mother’s birthday with her. She’s turning 87 this year, so both of us realize we don’t have time to waste.
The Island of Garbage
THILAFUSHI, Maldives — My family wasn’t very happy. It was Christmas and we had flown halfway around the world to spend a few sunny days relaxing on the beach. But all I wanted to do was visit a local landfill that I was curious about.
Swimming With Sharks
JUPITER, Fla. — First, the good news: I swam next to a shark without getting hurt.
Now the bad news: Each year roughly 100 million sharks are killed,..
There Are Things That You Can’t Forget
Sometimes you set out on an adventure simply looking for beauty, but end up finding something much more profound and powerful. That’s exactly what..
A Day of Silence
Youre in Bali, Indonesia, and everything just stops. Everything. The airport is closed. The streets are empty. You cant go outside. Nor can you watch TV, or listen to the radio, or use your cellphone. The lights are off and you cant use any electronic devices. Anyone who dares to break these rules and leave the house is taken back home or otherwise detained.
The Seas Are Trying to Tell Us Something
MAYAN RIVIERA, MEXICO — Our feverish oceans are spitting out hurricanes. They are spewing invasive seaweed onto our beaches. Beneath the water, the coral is turning pale. Something is wrong, very wrong. And the seas are trying to tell us something.
The Modern Safari
SERENGETI NATIONAL PARK, Tanzania — Just a heads up: This column will have a bad ending. Over 100 elephants will …