Escapes

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Apr 19 - 1:53pm

To simply say that Thailand is unique would be a tremendous understatement if not an outright insult to the kind of surreal experience afforded by a place as rich with splendor and ripe for exploration. From hundreds of pristine islands and bustling modern cities to a wealth of ancient history and...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Mar 29 - 12:43pm

Few activities clear the mind and test the soul like setting out to summit a soaring mountain peak. The clean air and slow pace of one foot in front of the other, the unobstructed panoramas and reassuring reminders that there still exists some scraps of roadless wilderness, and the back-to-nature...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Feb 19 - 10:29am

For centuries religious pilgrims from around the world have been setting a course to the Holy Land. Compelled by their personal beliefs, by their deep-seated convictions and by an incessant curiosity, they come to bear witness to the rich narrative of their faith, to find clarity and inspiration,...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2016 Jan 20 - 5:05pm

Anyone who’s ever listened to his or her favorite band play that one great song in concert understands the raw, unbridled power of live music. There’s just something special about being in the presence of gifted musicians, experiencing their unique art first-hand and sharing those notes...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Dec 28 - 12:08pm

The 9,000-square-mile region between Rochester and Syracuse in Upstate New York known as the Finger Lakes is a stunning landscape of scenic gorges, cascading waterfalls and glacial lakes. Nature enthusiasts will savor the region’s variety of state parks like Watkins Glen State Park, nature...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Nov 16 - 4:18pm

Normally, you devote the bulk of your December days to the kind of unremitting holiday frenzy that leaves you sapped and dispirited. You somehow manage to rout a burgeoning Christmas gift list without overlooking anyone too significant; you successfully navigate your way through a congested...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Oct 21 - 3:37pm

If you were a snowflake descending over the mountains of Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido, then you would be one of the world’s finest snowflakes.

The reason for your greatness is your conception, which would have begun as frigid winds from the plains of Siberia met the moist currents over the Sea of Japan. From the earliest days of your infancy, you and your snowy cohort would soar over a volcanic landscape, longing to settle somewhere near...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Sep 28 - 2:49pm

Cemetery destinations that combine natural beauty, ornate tombstones or crypts and vivid history

Cemeteries can be unnerving, if not utterly frightening, settings to visit. Perhaps a rich imagination influenced by horror movies and ghost story clichés flavored with a dose of trepidation for what lies beyond have formed, for some, enough cause to altogether avoid these fields of...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Aug 31 - 11:10am

In southwestern Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park dominates a 124-square-mile section of the planet in an undulating expanse of rugged, emerald woodland full of fantastic flora and fauna. For some, it’s sufficient just to know that half of the world’s population of...

Posted By Kyle Whitecotton on 2015 Jul 31 - 11:38am

Once upon a time, when a family contemplated embarking on a Disney vacation, they were burdened by only two possibilities — California or Florida. And when you were a kid, you could safely assume that Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Snow White and her Seven Dwarfs, and Peter Pan and Tinker Bell all...

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