By JoAnn Takasaki “Just don’t tell too many people about this place, okay?” asked a guest hopefully at the Costa Rica Tree House Lodge. Funny he should ask that, since The Guardian named it number one of Five Best Tree Houses in the World in 2005. The word, as they say, is out.
By Erik SchafferVisualize a Caribbean island. Warm sea breezes, an azure sky with cotton candy clouds lazing over the horizon, rustling palm trees, fragrant tropical air. Soothing tones from ceramic wind chimes drift from wooden balconies above blue cobbled streets. We’re in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Atmospheric without a doubt, but staying within the old […]
By Jeanina BartlingIt worked in 1959 when Robert was six years old, and it still works today—a road-side sign that reads, “Robert Is Here.” Today’s sign is larger and more dignified than the first spray-painted red letters that drew crowds to a plywood table set up on a corner in Homestead, Florida.
By Eric Tallberg In a small New England village some 11 miles west of Concord, New Hampshire, over traditional white clapboard houses, country lanes, farms and forests, church steeples still ring parishioners to Sunday services. To visit the town of Henniker is to visit the only Henniker on earth.
By Anita Breland Muscular cows sporting well-worn collars trot into a makeshift arena, where they snort and pummel the ground into roils of dust, bells clanging. When the head-butting begins, she who turns away loses. “Huit, evacuée!”—Number eight, you’re out!