Everyone says it’s a small world but sometimes the coincidences that occur as you travel to distant places are just plain weird.
A helicopter pilot working in Sudan argues the scorched earth policy Western media attributed to an oil company should have been called fiction, not fact.
Okay, yes, I’m an Olympic fan in the midst of the two-week event that brings the world together. Despite the worries, financial concerns, protests, and naysayers, I’m having a great time.
Photographing people, especially when traveling, involves ethical and legal issues, so how do photographers handle the dilemma? Travel writer and photographer Sandra Phinney explores this big question.
Welcome to Afghanistan! Nothing is easy here, especially for a bunch of civilian pilots and engineers who didn’t — and still don’t at times — understand the military way.
For photographer Christopher Holt, the sharing of photographs and the stories inherent in them connects us in a mosaic of collective humanity. After all, it’s people who view photos – dogs and cows don’t care.
At 21:45 the loudspeakers crackled and announced “Attention on the FOB, Incoming. Take Cover. That is all.” I laugh every time I hear those last words because it reminds me of the absurdity depicted in the TV comedy “M*A*S*H*.”
In the crypt, we examine one skeleton closely. Its skinny hands clasp upon its breast and two lusterless tufts of hair stick to the skull. Crisp dead eyes watch from deep sockets and the lips shrivel away from yellow teeth.
In his Notes on a Crisis, Steven Erikson, best-selling author of Malazan Book of the Fallen series, writes about moving from Canada to the UK, his archeological adventures in Mongolia, and his dicey encounter with goat’s head soup.
A journey is often repeated in our minds. As travelers, we continue to learn (and experience the journey) well after the trip is over as writer Sandra Phinney learned after her trip to Senegal in Africa.