History has a weight, a specific gravity. As travelers, we seek out destinations that feel heavy, that impress us with their endurance and their power.Read More
I was hiking in a wadi in Petra and there came a moment that I realized I was completely and utterly alone.
OK, it was my fault. I’d violated one of those fundamental rules of hiking—the buddy system (and this applies even more so to women). But I’d entered the wadi not too far behind a couple of Spanish backpackers and I’d figured as long as I could hear them, they could probably hear me shouting “ayudame, ayudame, por favor!” if need be.Read More