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Morocco: Erg Chebbi, Living Beside the Nomads

At Erg Chebbi, an outpost insoutheastern Morocco, we experienced nomad life for several days. When we arrived, we rode camels across top of the dunes in the Sahara Desert. In the distance I saw the extraordinary tan sand, and the pink and blue reflections of the sun on the foothills of the snow capped Atlas Mountains.…

Britain: Stay Overnight in Homes of Famous Writers

Ever had the urge to absorb yourself in a writer’s home so much that you’d not only visit, but also sleep there, hoping that some latent muses might emerge from the pillow? A small number of houses where writers have lived and worked are now offering accommodations. Abbotsford, in the Scottish Highlands, where Sir Walter…

Lima, Peru: An Inviting South American City

If you’re going to Peru to visit Macchu Picchu, or Cuzco, or to catch a plane to Iquitos, the center for travel in the rain forest, don’t ignore Lima, the largest city in Peru, which spreads out over several valleys, and has a population of 10 million. Before the trip we had a list of…