Bali: Exploring Ubud

Escaping reality in this upland town is harder than it seems and the footprints of the Western world have left an impression.

A Trip to London

In London it is possible to walk in the footsteps of kings, queens, princes and princesses.


A Finnish ice hotel and a Santa add flavor to a wild wintry adventure.

Fantasy Islands

They come in many forms and exist all over the planet; here we bring you three of the best island escapes. Journey to the home of a former Hollywood legend, to a surfers’ paradise and to an expansive estate on a once-private island now open to all (who can afford it).

Exploring Ethiopia

Discovering a country of rugged natural beauty, far beyond the typical media portrayals.

Exploring Kyoto

A temple, quaint shops and a cherry blossom festival mark three scenes from a magical place.

Russia's Far East

A rare expedition provides glimpses of Cold War ruins, earthly explosions and extraordinary wildlife.


What a difference a decade makes: a visitor and a city have both grown up.


On the trail of a famous composer, old friends gather in the city of fog for shopping, food and music.


Drinking in the Irish countryside and the Irish whiskey.


While on safari, a Novato resident gets a fresh reminder of her place in the universe.


Amid growing military conflict, a Sausalito adventure tour leader travels to the most unlikely of destinations. Be sure to check out the gallery at the bottom of the page for beautiful photos from Pakistan.


Traveling in a former communist country, a couple creates their own fairy tale as they discover natural and man-made beauty.