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Galápagos Adventure: Our Best Family Trip Ever

In almost four decades as a travel writer and editor, I’ve been blessed to be able to take my wife and two children around the world, from Japan to Jamaica, France to Fiji, Australia to Yosemite. And yet, of all the wonderful destinations we’ve visited...

Art and Nature in New Mexico

I awoke to the “blue mountain” in the distance, framed by wintry cottonwoods, still exuding the presence and power that so captivated O’Keeffe....

Ryoanji: Six Stones

The rock garden at Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto is one of my favorite places in Japan and one of the most sacred places on the planet for me. In its sere simplicity, its stark purity, it’s a place that slows me down, quiets me, leads...

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Baja: Touched by a Whale

Note: Adventure Collection web editor in chief Don George has just published the first collection of his own travel stories and essays, “The Way of Wanderlust: The Best Travel Writing of Don George.” The collection presents 35 pieces, set in 24 countries, from 40 years...

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Building Bridges in Mostar

I have seen the future, and it looks like a bridge. In fact, it is a bridge, the very structure I am admiring right now: the Stari Most, or Old Bridge, in the Old Town of Mostar, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, which spans the Neretva River and...