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Visiting El Yunque: The Only Rainforest in the National Park System

The basics about a visit to El Yunque National Forest – Puerto Rico. Continue reading

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Too much about the tropics?

Travel book review: Tales from The Torrid Zone. Some interesting stories plopped into a book that’s just too long. Continue reading

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Pretty Book, but Pretty Macabre

Travel writer Matthew Stone reviews Judith Schalansky’s Atlas of Remote Islands, a morose collection of tales about paradise destroyed, lives shattered, and utopia extinguished. Continue reading

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The Allure of Islands

A calendar of island pictures reminds me how difficult it is to reach paradise. I love palm trees.  And sandy beaches.  But sometimes it can be difficult for me to enjoy looking at pictures of islands. Some destinations, I am … Continue reading

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Waikiki and What is Left of Paradise

Can Waikiki, the perfect paradise, since covered with concrete, reflect the days of yore? Continue reading

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