Ho Tram

Living and working in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam can best be described as an “experience." Formerly known as Saigon, the city retains a great deal of Chinese influence from ancient history and present-day life, as well as imprints of the French occupation combined with American war...

Cornish & Tough

A 3am start. This is the norm for Tom & Dick, two highly experienced Cornish trawler fisherman with over 70 years between them at sea....

Easdale Island, Seaweed Foraging

There are no cars on Easdale; no Tesco or even a newsagent if you run out of milk. Dogs zig zag around your legs as you walk between the blackberry shrubs, proudly showing off their kingdom with their owners nowhere to be seen (fair enough, where are they...

Casco Bay Mailboat

Casco Bay Mailboat

Early last summer, I headed up to Portland, Maine to ride the Casco Bay Mailboat run. The mailboat is the longest running service of its kind, delivering mail and freight to six of the 136 islands just off the coast in Casco Bay. The adventure takes three hours...

Martin Bjørnplass /The Governor of Svalbard

Whalers on Svalbard

Whaling in Svalbard’s oceans was a risky business. When the men returned to land from hunting leviathans on the stormy seas, they still had to battle the cold, a limited diet and the chance polar bear. ...

Krysta Norman

Ponza + Palmarola

As I was at the airport waiting to depart to meet my friend in Rome, she sent me a text saying she booked us an apartment in Ponza for a long weekend, two days after I would arrive. We had barely heard anything about the island, but since...

La Tremblade

Story: Catherine Taralon Photos: Marc Broussard At the port of Tremblade, oysters proudly reflect the label Huîtres Charentes Maritimes, a community of over 1oo oyster growers. After four years of work and know-how, the flavor of these oysters can not be found anywhere else. Just like wine or cheese,...

Hundested Harbor

Hundested is at the tail end of the Danish Riviera, so to speak, but rarely gets mentioned in the guides and articles. In fact, it might give you the most local flavor of all the towns on the Riviera, probably for that reason....

Thailand

I’m not a big fan of camping. Throughout my formative years, my parents dragged me and my three siblings around New England for countless camping trips. Still, memories of damp sleeping bags, eating ash-covered hot dogs and using a less-than-fragrant outhouse were not enough to completely quell the...