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The Ultimate Nature Adventure? New Zealand

Simone Girner | Posted 11.05.2016 | Travel
Simone Girner

New Zealand is a different type of place. That is not to say that this island country in the southwestern Pacific doesn't have an interesting history, a unique culture or modern-day challenges. But they are not the main experience of your visit.

PHOTOS: A Stunning Tour Of Easter Island

Simone Girner | Posted 06.26.2012 | Travel
Simone Girner

We're living in an era when every morsel of information is just a Google search away. But I recently visited a place -- probably one of the last on earth -- where there are more questions than answers.

PHOTOS: Tips For Visiting Myanmar Now

Simone Girner | Posted 06.01.2012 | Travel
Simone Girner

If things continue to change as fast as they have been, it will be different to visit even six months from now, let alone years when -- predictably, hopefully -- the sanctions will have been lifted and U.S. and European investors will have discovered this culturally rich place.

PHOTOS: Why To Visit Nicaragua Now

Simone Girner | Posted 03.27.2012 | Travel
Simone Girner

Informed about Nicaragua's political issues over the past decades, I definitely had safety concerns before my trip; but I was stunned when I ended up feeling safer there than walking home in Manhattan.

Cuba, The Stranger On Our Doorstep

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 02.12.2012 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

In Cuba, you will see billboards that read "Mas Revolucion, Mejor Socialism" that feature images of Che Guevara on just about every street corner.

PHOTOS: Making A Difference In The Caribbean

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 12.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

The Caribbean islands are some of the most-visited tourism destinations in the world, yet few travelers seem aware of just how threatened the region's incredibly fragile ecosystem is.

Going Off the Beaten Path

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 08.09.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

With all of the political upheaval in the Middle East, it's not surprising that quite a few people questioned my decision to travel to Jordan this spring.

Africa Insider: Liz Gilbert

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Each piece of Liz Gilbert's Shompole Collection, which is crafted in Africa by local artisans, has a story, an adventure and a distinctly African sensibility behind it.

Bringing the Magic Back to Shopping

Melissa Biggs Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Melissa Biggs Bradley

Remember when shopping was special and not a hassle or merely a computer transaction? My earliest memories of shopping jaunts with my mother were cons...